Is there crossplay and cross progression in The First Descendant? Answered

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✓ At a glance
  • The First Descendant has both crossplay and cross progression features.
  • You need to link your Nexon account to your platforms to ensure cross progression functionality.

The First Descendant is available to players across a range of platforms, including PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. With the game being available to play for free, many players have joined in exploring everything that the looter-shooter has to offer. With such an influx of players from every platform, you’re right to ask if you can play The First Descendant with others through crossplay and if there is a cross progression feature.

Is there crossplay in The First Descendant?

Yes, you can play The First Descendant with players from different platforms through crossplay. You can freely invite friends from any platform to join your party, or you can be invited to join theirs. 

Image of the Social options screen in The First Descendant.
Feel free to invite players from any platform to your party. Captured by VideoGamer

To invite other players and form a party, open the Map screen and click on the Social tab. There, you’ll see the list of nearby players, along with players on your Friends list. Simply pick the ones you want to invite, regardless of platform, and shoes the Party Invitation option.

Does The First Descendant have cross progression?

Yes, The First Descendant has a cross progression feature, also known as cross-save. What this means is that you can play the game across any platform while keeping your characters and progress between them. For example, you can play on your PC for a while, then decide to hop over to play on PlayStation 5. The First Descendant allows you to do that, as long as your Nexon account is connected. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Head over to your Nexon account page.
  2. Click on the icon of your platform between Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox.
  3. Log into the page for that platform and enter the information on the screen.
  4. Then, authorize the linking between your platform and your game account.
  5. Complete the authorization process.

With that done, you will have your platform accounts linked to your Nexon account, allowing you to continue your progress from any platform. If you want to add a new platform later on, just follow the same steps. Your characters and progress will carry on with you.

About the Author

Miljan Truc

Miljan has been into gaming since the days of Sega Mega Drive and Amiga. During his gaming career, he has raided at a high level, coached other players, and written about games since 2016.

The First Descendant

  • Release Date: 2nd July 2024
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, RPG