Does Dying Light 2 have crossplay, and can you play between platforms?

Dying Light 2
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Dying Light 2 crossplay is a bit unclear, as the ability to join fellow players on different consoles - or even within the same platform, like on PC, or PS4 to PS5 crossplay - isn't made apparent. If you're wondering if Dying Light 2 has crossplay or cross-generation play, and what its limitations are, we've got the details. Here's everything you need to know about Dying Light 2 crossplay.

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Does Dying Light 2 have crossplay?

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No, Dying Light 2 does not have crossplay for those interested in Dying Light 2 coop. This news was announced originally a couple of weeks ago in a Twitch Interview with Techland's lead designer Tymon Smektala, explaining that Dying Light 2 will have free cross-gen upgrades but no cross-gen co-op at launch, and that "at this moment it will not be available." There's been no comment on the availability of crossplay since that interview, and it's not currently available within the game itself now that it has launched.

It's also more limited than most crossplay systems. For example, not only can PS4 players not join up with players on Xbox, they can't currently play with those on the PS5 either! You are very much locked into playing with people on the same console as you, which may be frustrating if you and your friends are all exploring Villedor on different platforms.

Will Dying Light 2 get crossplay later?

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There's no official statement saying that Dying Light 2 will get crossplay in the future, so it's probably not wise to assume that it will. That being said, it's important to remember that practically all the official comments about the lack of Dying Light 2 crossplay have been followed by the addendum "at launch," meaning it's possible that we see this changed at some point in the future. 

The reality is that while it has not been promised, nor have the official comments from Techland ruled it out yet. Considering Dying Light 2 "guarantees to expand the world for at least five years post-launch", we know that updates and changes to the game are scheduled for a long time to come, though their content is still unclear. 

However, again, at time of writing there is no way to play Dying Light 2 crossplay and over different platforms.

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