Is Dead Island 2 multiplayer?

Dead Island 2 players holding weapons
Credit: Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2 players holding weapons
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 21, 2023: Wondering if Dead Island 2 features multiplayer? Take a look at our guide containing everything you need to know.

Is Dead Island 2 multiplayer? That's one question on the minds of zombie-slaying fans looking forward to Dambuster Studios' long-awaited sequel to 2011's Dead Island. Alongside the zombie-slaying action, Dead Island 2 sees you drop into Hell-A in a bid to make it out alive.

With numerous characters to choose from and plenty of undead opposition attempting to halt your progress, the idea of joining forces with other players to increase your chance of survival sounds like a lot of fun.

But, before we take a closer look at whether Dead Island 2 is multiplayer, don't forget to take a look at our other guides showcasing the zombie types you will encounter and whether the game will make its way to Switch.

Is Dead Island 2 multiplayer?

Yes! Dead Island 2 does feature a multiplayer option. When the game launches, you and two friends can work through the main storyline using a combination of characters to maximise your ability to slay any nearby zombies with ease.

However, Dambuster Studios has confirmed the game will not feature any cross-platform play so make sure you're all on the same platform before attempting to smash your way round Hell-A. There's always a chance Dead Island 2 cross-platform play will arrive in the future but for now, multiplayer is fixed for those on the same platform.

Dead Island 2 Crusher zombie swinging arm at player
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Credit: Dambuster Studios

Does Dead Island 2 have split screen?

Split-screen gaming is always entertaining when more than one of you want to try and outlast the undead. Unfortunately, the game will not contain a split-screen option meaning you'll either have to take it in turns or utilise separate playthroughs to experience all Dead Island 2 has to offer.

When does Dead Island 2 launch?

Dead Island 2 launches on April 12 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC via the Epic Games Store. With only a few weeks to go until you unleash your firepower against the undead army, you'll want some early intel on how you can gain an advantage.

Take a look at our other Dead Island 2 guides showcasing a full gun list and our review revealing whether this zombie-slaying series is back from the dead.

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