How to disable Dead Island 2 crossplay

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Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 20, 2023: If Dead Island 2 ever receives crossplay, we've got all the intel on how to switch it off.

How to disable Dead Island 2 crossplay is a topic that's bound to arise if you plan on joining forces to take on the undead inhabiting Hell A. The long-awaited sequel to Dead Island is right around the corner, much to the excitement of Dead Island 2 fans that have waited since 2011 for another dose of fast-paced zombie-slaying action.

Most games now have the option to play with friends regardless of your platform, but there are times when you may want to switch off the feature for some solo gameplay or to prevent others from stealing your kills.

But, before we take a closer look at how to disable Dead Island 2 crossplay, check out our guides revealing if you can swim and a closer look at all of the characters you can play as.

Does Dead Island 2 have crossplay?

For those wanting to party up and explore Hell A as a squad, it's bad news. Dead Island 2 will not support crossplay at launch and it's unclear if Dambuster Studios plans on adding the feature at a later date.

This means you'll need to choose the same platform as your friends if you plan on working through the storyline together.

Dead Island 2 players hitting zombie with hammer with characters in background
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Credit: Dambuster Studios

How to disable Dead Island 2 crossplay

If crossplay ever comes to Dead Island 2, we expect the process to be extremely straightforward. The options menu contains numerous settings, making it the perfect place to add the ability to enable and disable Dead Island 2 crossplay as and when you need to.


At the time of writing, there's no way to disable crossplay as there's no way of playing the game with players using another platform. We'll be sure to update the guide with all the information you need to know.

Before you return to Hell A and continue slaying the undead, be sure to take a look at our guides revealing the full gun list and the zombie types you'll encounter as you move through Hell A.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Dead Island 2 page.