How to play Dead Island 2 Co-Op Multiplayer with Friends

Not your typical island paradise...

Welcome back to the zombie apocalypse! Things have been quiet over at the Dead Island franchise for a decade, but that’s all changed with the release of Dead Island 2. The action RPG series has risen from the grave and is coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. For those looking forward to it, there are a few burning questions though, such as how do you play Dead Island 2 co-op multiplayer with your friends?  

Does Dead Island 2 have co-op multiplayer?

The good news is that Dead Island 2 does have co-op multiplayer. You can team up with up to two friends for some small team zombie action by simply checking your Friends list in-game and having one of you invite the others to their game. If your friends aren’t around, you can also play with randoms using the Join a Game feature. There are six characters to choose between, each of which has its own play style, so you’ll have plenty of options.

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Can you play Dead Island 2 cross-platform crossplay?

However, that news is slightly tempered by the fact that Dead Island 2 will not be supporting cross-platform play, and there are currently no plans to make this happen later. This has been confirmed on the game’s official Twitter account. However, players can play together if they’re using different iterations of the same console, such as PS4 and PS5, or all on Xbox One or Series X machines.

Does Dead Island 2 have PVP?

Dead Island 2 can be played alone, with a friend, or as a team of three. However, you’re going to have to work together as there are no PVP options in this zombie ARPG.

Is Dead Island 2 on Xbox Game Pass?

Unfortunately, Dead Island 2 is not part of the Xbox Game Pass at launch. It may well be added to the Xbox subscription service at a later date, but if you want to play it straight away, you’re going to have to purchase it.  

Looking for more on Dead Island 2? Check out Dead Island 2: A series that should have stayed dead here at Pro Game Guides!

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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