You can now play the survival MMO DayZ on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. So the question arises: Is there actually crossplay for DayZ between the platforms? We’ll get to the bottom of this question.
This is what’s going on? Again and again, players are looking for the topic of crossplay. The interest is there to be able to play with friends across platforms. Reason enough to ask the developer Bohemia.
Does DayZ have crossplay for PC & console? This is the status
Crossplay means playing together on different platforms. PlayStation’s players can thus play together with others who own DayZ for Xbox or vice versa. PC players could likewise play together with console owners.
At the beginning of Early Access, DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall told us his plans for crossplay. Above all, server owners should be able to decide which platforms are allowed to play on their servers. That would at least solve the problem that PC players are too powerful compared to console gamers. Of course, this was just an idea and Dean left the Bohemia Interactive team years ago.
Is crossplay still planned? If you are one of the players hoping for crossplay in DayZ, we have to disappoint you. As of November 2022, there is no crossplay between the platforms and it is not in development. Developer Bohemia Interactive has an internal “list” of features they would like to see in DayZ. Among them are community requests like crossplay. However, this point is far down in priority.
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Does DayZ at least have cross play between PlayStation & Xbox?
Then crossplay could be coming: DayZ is not only available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the next-gen successors also offer the game in their stores. A few years ago, the possibility for crossplay of DayZ on PS5 and Xbox Series was still given. But there is currently no information about this either.
This is what the community thinks: On the topic of crossplay, there is clear interest, but also concerns. Crossplay between PS4 and Xbox One would make sense, but hardly anyone wants it on the PC. PC players have a clear advantage over console players with a more powerful system, mouse and keyboard, and better graphics. But hackers are also more on the move on the PC than on the PS4 or Xbox One.
Unfortunately, it remains to be seen how and when cross-play will be implemented. We will of course keep you up to date on this.