Is Payday 2 cross-platform?

Last Updated: August 29, 2022 @ 17:14
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Written By Burak Yazar

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Since its first release, Payday 2 has managed to become a game that millions of players open whenever they want to have fun. The fact that it's available on almost all platforms and the quality of its gameplay contribute to this. Because it's especially fun when you play it with friends, we've to ask ourselves the question: Is Payday 2 cross-platform?

Payday 2 was developed by OVERKILL. The publisher of the game is Starbreeze Studios. You can play Payday 2 on PC, PS5, PS4, PS3, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch. Pretty long list, isn't it?

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If you want to share this fun experience with your friends, where you try to commit heists on different maps? This is partially possible, as the game has cross-gen support, but it doesn't have full cross-platform support.

Let's talk about everything we know about Payday 2 cross-platform support.

Payday 2 cross-platform support

Although Payday 2 wasn't officially released for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, it's playable on these platforms thanks to the consoles' backwards compatibility. Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 users can rejoice, because the game is also available in this generation.

If you want to go on crazy heists with your friends, you'll either have to use the same platform as them or use another console from the same family.

To play Payday 2 with your friends, you must be on the same platform.
To play Payday 2 with your friends, you must be on the same platform. / Credits: OVERKILL

Payday 2 cross-platform on PC

Payday 2, which has been on Steam's bestseller list for years, has no cross-platform support at PC. If you want to put on your masks and make money with your friends, they must also be PC gamers.

While it's normal that you can't join the same server with the Nintendo Switch, it's perhaps a bit disappointing that the game doesn't support this for Playstation and Xbox.

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Payday 2 cross-platform support for PC players

Payday 2 cross-platform on Playstation

Payday 2 doesn't have cross-platform support for Playstation. This means that if you play the game on PS5, PS4 or PS3, you can't play with friends who have PC or other consoles.

Payday 2 isn't officially released for Playstation 5, but you can still play it if you have the latest update. Also, the game has cross-gen support on Playstation. So PS5, PS4 and PS3 players can play the game together.

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Payday 2 cross-platform support for Playstation players

Payday 2 cross-platform on Xbox

It's great that Payday 2, which has entertained many players for years, isn't console exclusive. This way, players on all platforms can enjoy the experience. However, Xbox players might be a bit annoyed because the game doesn't have cross-platform support.

Just like Playstation 5, the game hasn't been officially released for Xbox Series X|S. However, with the latest update, you can play the game on the new generation. It offers cross-gen support, which means Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players can play together.

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Payday 2 cross-platform support for Xbox players

Payday 2 cross-platform on Nintendo Switch

If you look at the general style of games coming out for Switch, Payday 2 is a very good alternative. You can still rob with your friends while lying on the sofa. But you can only play with your friends who own a Nintendo Switch, because Payday 2 doesn't offer cross-platform support.

The fact that Nintendo has a completely different infrastructure prevents this situation. Some developers connect Switch players to other consoles, but at the moment there's no such update on OVERKILL's agenda.

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Payday 2 cross-platform support for Nintendo Switch players

Conclusion

That's all about Payday 2 for now, which has incredible funny moments in its core. We hope you don't have any questions about Payday 2 cross-platform support. You can read more cross-platform compatibility articles on games like Dying Light, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, GTA 5 and Minecraft.

Before you go, be sure to check out the best cross-platform games and the best free PC games to play with your friends.