Does Dead by Daylight Have Crossplay? 

Kill your friends; make new enemies.

by Matthew Kevin Mitchell

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Do you play Dead by Daylight but find yourself paired with survivors who are killed immediately? Do you want to murder your friends but cannot because they play on a different platform than you? Well, rejoice, all you cold-blooded killers and stalwart survivors, because the Entity has implemented crossplay and crossfriends, so your trials are much more enjoyable (at least for the Entity). The only thing keeping you from slaughtering each other is fear itself. Here is everything you need to know about crossplay in Dead by Daylight.

Does Dead by Daylight have Crossplay?

Dead by Daylight has come a long way since its original release of Crossplay in 2020. This includes Crossplay and Crossfriend features, which we will discuss below.

Crossplay

The Dead by Daylight team released crossplay support in August 2020. This means you can play with friends on all platforms, including PC through Steam and the Microsoft store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. Note: mobile players can play with each other but not with players on other platforms. For instance, iOS can play with Android players, not console or PC players.

How to Enable or Disable Crossplay in Dead by Daylight

Here are the easy steps to enable or disable Crossplay:

  1. First, click the Cogwheel Icon labeled Options at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the window that pops up until you find the Online section
  3. Within the Online section, you will find a setting that says Crossplay
  4. You can check or uncheck this setting depending on if you want to Enable or Disable Crossplay

Crossfriends

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Along with general Crossplay, you can invite friends from different platforms, so you don’t have to play with random survivors. Here is how you invite a friend to play with you in Dead by Daylight from another platform:

  1. Open your Friend’s List
  2. Click on the Plus icon on the top right
  3. Type in your friend’s username with the four-digit hashtag number
  4. Select Invite a Friend to send the request
  5. Your friend will be added to your party once they accept

Crossprogression

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Dead by Daylight does have crossprogression, but it is only available between Steam / Epic Games and Stadia. Unfortunately, Stadia will be shut down in January 2023. While this is a step in the right direction, it is less helpful for players. The developers have said they hope to include crossprogression on other platforms but can’t make any promises.

Dead by Daylight is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

- This article was updated on December 26th, 2022