Dead Island 2 Co-op and Cross-Play: What You Need to Know

As the highly anticipated zombie-slaying action RPG, Dead Island 2, prepares for its April 21st release on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, fans have questions about the game’s co-op and cross-play capabilities. Here’s a comprehensive look at what you can expect when teaming up with friends to survive the undead apocalypse.

Co-op Limitations at Launch

Developer Dambuster Studios has confirmed that while co-op is available in Dead Island 2, there will be some limitations at launch. Due to the game’s graphic requirements, only players on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X will be able to host co-op sessions. Players with base PS4 and Xbox One models can still join co-op sessions hosted by others but won’t be able to create their own sessions. Dambuster Studios has assured fans that they are working on making hosting available on all consoles in the future.

Cross-Gen Co-op, But No Cross-Play

While Dead Island 2 does support cross-gen co-op, meaning that players on different generations of the same console can team up (PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S), cross-play between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC is not supported. Furthermore, the game does not support cross-save, so players will need to commit to a single platform for their zombie-slaying adventures.

Dead Island 2 Co-op Gameplay

Dead Island 2 allows for teams of up to three players, with six unique characters or “Slayers” to choose from. Each character has a distinct starting build and personality, so players can strategize to create a balanced team with complementary strengths and weaknesses.

PC Requirements and Performance

For PC players, Dead Island 2 requires some serious hardware for optimal performance. The minimum requirements for 1080p/30 FPS gameplay include an Intel Core i7-7700HQ or AMD FX-9590, 10 GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480. For the best experience at 4K/60 FPS, players will need a Ryzen 9 7900X or Core i7-13700K with 16 GB of RAM and a Radeon RX 6950 XT or GeForce RTX 3090. Additionally, Windows 10 and 70 GB of free space are required.

With its exciting co-op features, diverse character roster, and next-gen performance, Dead Island 2 is set to be a thrilling experience for fans of the franchise and newcomers alike. Stay tuned for more updates as Dambuster Studios works to expand co-op hosting capabilities and enhance the gaming experience for all players.

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Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

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