Does Dying Light 2 have crossplay? That question has been racing through fans' minds since the game launched last week, especially since its multiplayer features are a big part of the title's appeal.


If you've been jumping into Techland's latest horror-stuffed action game, you will have seen the multiplayer options in the menu, encouraging you to team up with your mates for zombie-slashing, rooftop-dashing fun. But what if your mates are on PC, and you're playing on Xbox? What if you're on PlayStation, but your pals are holding out for the Switch version?

If you've been wondering about Dying Light 2 crossplay and whether there's any way to collaborate with players that aren't on the same sort of system as you, keep on reading and we'll break it down for you. Be warned, though - it's not great news for friendship groups that span the console war divide!

Is Dying Light 2 crossplay?

We can confirm that Dying Light 2 is not a crossplay game, so you will only be able to play alongside those who own the game on the same platform/console family that you do. (PlayStation players must play amongst themselves, Xbox players are on their own, and so on.)

MP1st confirmed the news in an interview with lead game designer Simon Smektala but there are a couple of key words in there that give at least a slither of hope for the future - "at launch".

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This could mean that there are plans to open the game up for cross-platform play in the future. While there is nothing concrete on that front and we think it is unlikely, we'll keep our ears to the ground and let you know if we hear of any plans to bring it in.

So while cross-platform is a no, what about cross-gen? Does Dying Light 2 support playing with your pals that have older/newer hardware than you?

There is good news here! Dying Light 2 does support cross-gen play, meaning that as Xbox Series X/S players will be able to play with those on the Xbox One, while PS5 and PS4 players will also be able to battle to survive together - better than nothing then.

Dying Light 2 is out now, sans crossplay, but we'll be be sure to let you know if crossplay gets added in the future. Here's hoping!

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