Deathloop has finally launched and there’s plenty fans need to know about its PvP multiplayer and the status of co-op and crossplay before starting their adventure on either PS5 or PC.
It’s regarded as an early game of the year contender and many have dubbed it Arkane Studio’s best and most ambitious title yet. And this is quite the feat when their back catalogue includes masterpieces such as the first Dishonored and the chilling prop hunt in space, Prey.
Those looking for a superb story and wicked gameplay should buy the jazzy sci-fi adventure right now even though it lacks cross platform action.
Is Deathloop multiplayer?
Deathloop is a multiplayer title with PvP combat.
While one player controls the main protagonist Colt, the other invades said player’s world as Julianna. The goal of the invader is to kill Colt to stop him from assassinating his target.
Julianna can be controlled by an AI so she is a persistent threat even if you opt out of online gameplay. However, if you don’t mind another actual player shooting at you every now and then, you can choose between Online and Friends Only.
Online means that anyone in the world will be able to fill the role of the curly haired assassin, meanwhile Friends Only will restrict you to people who are on your friend’s list.
There is no co-op in the game as the only multiplayer modes are PvP.
However, although co-op is not officially part of the title, you can essentially have Julianna and Colt act as partners in crime if you so wish. Julianna’s goal is to eliminate Colt, and the player in her shoes can do this as quickly or slowly as they like.
But, if you just want to hang out with someone on your friend’s list, they could invade your world and act as a mate. They could help lead you to your target or they could assist in other ways that are much more helpful than spawning in and just blowing your head to smithereens.
Does Deathloop have cross platform multiplayer?
There is no crossplay or cross platform multiplayer in Deathloop between PS5 and PC.
It’s a bit disappointing that Sony loyalists cannot team-up with friends or fend off enemies on Steam, but the game is still incredible regardless. The online gameplay is unique and limitless, and there’s plenty of incentive to play as Julianna thanks to the offering of rewards.