Dead by Daylight crossplay and cross-progression are features that have been a part of the game for a while, and for good reason. Dead by Daylight, being an asymmetrical online multiplayer game, requires a strong base of players to pull from.
Crossplay makes sure that, regardless of which platform you play the game on, there will be plenty of other players to match up with. Here is everything you need to know about Dead by Daylight crossplay, how it works on each platform, and how much cross-progression is included.
Dead By Daylight Crossplay: How To Enable Crossplay
If you would like to make use of the crossplay functionality, you need to enable it. The option will be presented to you when you first launch the game, but can also be activated afterwards. To do so:
- Head to the ‘Options’ menu
- Under the General menu – down at the bottom – you should see an ‘Online’ heading
- Here, you can select to turn crossplay on or off
Having crossplay turned on will mean you can play with friends on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X|S. This means there is a much bigger pool of players for matchmaking. This should lead to quicker matchmaking overall, so crossplay is good news for everyone.
In order to play with friends on other platforms, you will have to add them to your friend list. To do so, go to the friends list and click the friend icon with the plus on it. Here you can search for your friend’s username, including the hashtag and four digits after it. Once added, you and your friend can join up and play games together.
Dead By Daylight Crossplay: Cross-Progression
While the crossplay situation is pretty much perfect, cross-progression is less ideal. There is a degree of cross-progression in the game, but it is not universal.
Currently, you can carry over your progress between Steam and the Epic Games Store. While the hope is to include consoles in cross-progression somewhere down the line, it isn’t yet possible to do.
As regards what cross-progression means, it means that you have access to all your unlocked progress and your purchased content regardless of which platform you play on. So, should you play Dead by Daylight on Epic Game Store and want to move to the Steam version, you can do so with all your content intact.
To do this, you need to create a Behaviour Account on the Behaviour Interactive website. Create your account, then link your accounts from supported platforms. You can link your console accounts this way, but it does not bring any progress across. Hopefully, console cross-progression will be included in the near future.
That is everything there is to know about Dead by Daylight crossplay. To learn more about the game, head to our Dead by Daylight homepage, or check out our up-to-date list of Dead by Daylight codes to get your hands on some free Bloodpoints.