Techland has confirmed that Dying Light 2 will not support crossplay or cross-gen matchmaking. This means if you’re friends are playing on a different platform, you won’t get to jump into their co-op game and slaughter some zombies. As for the lack of cross-gen support, this also means PS4 and PS5 players and Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S players can’t play together across the same ecosystem.
This is definitely not the news we wanted to hear. Especially with so many games these days supporting crossplay across PlayStation, Xbox and PC. Techland says that while they have no plans to enable crossplay on Dying Light 2, they will look into patching in crossgen support at a later date.
Dying Light 2 Crossplay and Co-Op Details
Techland also shared new details on the game’s co-op features and how missions work when playing in a group. While Dying Light 2 does not support crossplay, when you do play co-op with a friend on the same console generation, the game is fully playable with up to four players.
Once players complete the tutorial/opening section of Dying Light 2, they can then jump into co-op straight away. Techland says that when it comes to the mission choices and decisions in the game, only the host of the session will be able to make the decisions that affect the game’s world. These choices will not affect their co-op partner’s worlds either.
Take a look at the latest Dying Light 2 co-op gameplay below to see how players complete a mission together in the game. Dying Light 2 is set to launch on 4 February 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.