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Is Dying Light 2 cross-platform? Cross-play and cross-progression detailed

Will Dying Light 2 have cross-play and cross-progression support? Let's see what we know about cross-platform in Dying Light 2.
Is Dying Light 2 cross-platform? Cross-play and cross-progression detailed

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is available to buy from 4th February 2022, coming to all major platforms -  PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and later even to Nintendo Switch via cloud play.

The game will be a truly humongous experience, with developers promising over 500 hours of gameplay for those who want to complete all the possible endings and explore all areas of The City.

Dying Light 2 is already budling up to become an epic single-player game, but fans of the first game in this parkour horror franchise know that one of the most fun ways to play Dying Light was in the co-op mode with other friends.

The good news is that co-op is back in Dying Light 2, and you will be able to experience the whole campaign with friends or other players online, but one question remains - doesn't Dying Light 2 support cross-platform play?

Is Dying Light 2 cross-platform?

Is Dying Light 2 cross-platform? Cross-play and cross-progression detailed
Dying Light 2 features 4-player co-op play. (Picture: Techland)

As we've already mentioned, Dying Light 2 is set to be released on practically all major platforms simultaneously, excluding cloud-based platforms like Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.

Given that the game will feature four-player cooperative multiplayer, fans are hoping that this means Dying Light 2 will have cross-platform supported from the get-go as well, as people will play the game on different platforms.

Unfortunately, we have some bad news in this regard. Techland has recently confirmed that Dying Light 2 will not support console cross-platform play at launch. This means, for example, if you play Dying Light 2 on the PS5 and your friend has bought the game on the Xbox Series X, you will not be able to play co-op together, because there is no cross-play support.

The same goes for cross-generation co-op play, which also won't be supported at launch. This means that PS5 and PS4 players can not play co-op with each other.

Is Dying Light 2 cross-platform? Cross-play and cross-progression detailed
Dying Light 2 doesn't support cross-platform co-op play on consoles. (Picture: Techland)

The good news here is that all players who buy the game on PS4 and Xbox One consoles will get a free next-gen update for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S once they install the game on these consoles, which means that you don't need to buy the game again once you switch from old to new consoles.

On the other hand, there will be PC cross-play support for Steam and Epic Games Store versions of the game, which means that if you own the game on Steam, you can play co-op with someone who owns the game on the Epic Games Store.

Finally, the game doesn't feature cross-progression, which means that your progress won't carry over to other platforms even if you own the game there.

And that's about all you need to know about Dying Light 2 cross-platform cross-play support. Hopefully, console cross-platform play will arrive at some point, as developers have promised 5 years of support for the game.

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Featured image courtesy of Techland