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How to add friends in Dead Island 2

Updated: Apr 21, 2023 4:47 pm
How to add friends in Dead Island 2

What is better than hacking and slashing your way through the streets of zombie-infested L.A.? Zombie killing with a friend, that’s what. Dead Island 2 allows you to play online with your friends in glorious bloody combat as you try to escape Los Angeles. Each of you can pick a survivor and hit the streets, gaining levels and powerful skill cards as you do.

Dead Island 2 gives you the ability to play online with up to three friends, via co-op, so four people including yourself. You can also jump in on public games and help others with their zombie killing. This guide will show you how to add friends and play online in Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 how to play co-op

Firstly, it’s wort noting that there is no split screen in Dead Island 2 – co-op is online only. If you want to join your friends, you can do so from the main menu. After launching the game, select the continue game option. This will bring you to a new screen where you can choose what type of game it is. You can choose whether it is single-player, public, invite-only, or friends-only. This will determine who can join your game once it has been launched.

Dead Island 2 Session Menu

Once the settings have been set, launch the game. After the game has loaded, bring up the menu and you will see the social option near the bottom. Select the social option and then select what friend is online that you would like to invite to your game.

Your friends can also join from the main menu by selecting the join game option. If your game is friends-only, it will appear on the list for them to join. If not, you will need to invite them so they can join in on the zombie killing. Just don’t get in the way of a good dropkick.

How to invite friends to play Dead Island 2

It’s fairly easy to invite pals into the game to play Dead Island 2 in co-op. To make it even easier, here’s a quick step-by-step guide:

  • In the main menu, press continue and select the lobby type
  • There are four lobby types: Single Player, Public, Invite Only, and Friends Only, select one
  • When you’re in-game, pause the game and in the menu select “Social”
  • Press F1, or square on PlayStation and invite your friends through your Epic Games account.

If you’re the one waiting to be invited and want to join a Dead Island 2 co-op lobby, then this is pretty straight forward too:

  • You can join your friends through private invites sent to you
  • To join public lobbies, press “Join” in the main menu.
  • This will put you in a random public lobby to continue doing quests with.

If you enjoy Dead Island 2 or have your eyes set on playing it, have a look at our guides including the best graphic settings for PS5 or tips to make you a stronger zombie slayer!

How do you invite friends to play Dead Island 2?

We’ve got all the details on this very page to tell you how to invite friends to play Dead Island 2. Essentially all you have to do is press continue on the main screen, then select the type of lobby you want to host – and then invite your friends!

How do you unlock co-op in Dead Island 2?

You’ll have to progress the game a little in solo play first – when you get into the Call the Cavalry mission, multiplayer modes will open up for you.

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