Does Dragon's Dogma 2 have crossplay and cross save?

Dragon's Dogma 2 promotional screenshot
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Does Dragon's Dogma 2 have crossplay?

No, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is primarily a single-player game with no direct online multiplayer features. However, players can hire player-created Pawns online to aid them in their adventures between the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions. Unfortunately, this system is limited by console ecosystems which means Xbox console players can’t hire Pawns created by PlayStation or PC players.

Does Dragon's Dogma 2 have cross saves?

Dragon’s Dogma 2 features no crossplay functionality between platforms, it will not feature cross saves. Therefore, for example, you won’t be able to transfer your save files between Xbox Series X|S version of Dragon’s Dogma 2 to the Steam version.

There will be no cross-platform features for Dragon’s Dogma 2

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Cross-platform play and cross-save progression have become more popular and somewhat invaluable in modern gaming. After all, who doesn’t want to be able to play some of the greatest games alongside their friends regardless of their platform of choice, or carry over their save files to new platforms so they don’t have to start from scratch?

Unfortunately, not every game has these convenient features and one of those unlucky titles is Capcom’s highly anticipated, Dragon’s Dogma 2. Dragon’s Dogma 2 is an action RPG where you play as the Arisen, a cursed warrior who, alongside his Pawn companions, is charged with saving the world by slaying an evil ancient dragon.

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Like its predecessor, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is primarily a single-player title so it will not have direct online multiplayer crossplay or any multiplayer at all. In addition, Dragon’s Dogma 2 does not support cross saves so you can’t transfer your save files from the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions to the PlayStation or Steam versions of the game.

A small misstep on Dragon's Dogma 2 path to glory

While it is sad you won’t be able to play Dragon’s Dogma 2 with your friends online, they can still send you help in the form of Pawns. Pawns are NPCs created by players that you can hire online that will help you out on your adventures. However, it is limited by platform ecosystems, so players on the Xbox Series X|S version of Dragon’s Dogma 2 won’t be able to hire Pawns from the PlayStation 5 or Steam versions.

That being said, Xbox Series X players will be able to hire Pawns from players playing it on the Xbox Series S version. So in the end, Dragon’s Dogma 2 does have a minor form of cross-play compatibility, but not by much.

With all said and done, these unfortunate omissions of cross-play and cross saves should not deter you from getting excited for Dragon’s Dogma 2 as this game is shaping up to be one of the best Xbox titles and best PC games of 2024 with its engrossing open-world, in-depth gameplay systems, and intriguing story.

If you want to learn more about why we are so thrilled about this upcoming PC title, check out our preview of Dragon’s Dogma 2 to find out why.

Dragon's Dogma 2 launches on March 22, 2024, on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and Steam for Windows.

Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2

Step into a grand fantasy world as the cursed Arisen and embark on an epic quest to slay an ancient dragon in Dragon's Dogma 2.

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  • Stephen Blythe
    Will the combat be as difficult as elden ring or dark souls?
  • kjoyner14
    Stephen Blythe said:
    Will the combat be as difficult as elden ring or dark souls?
    No! Not nearly. Combat is meant to encourage experimentation, your pawns will actively support you, defend you, and heal you should something catastrophic happen! While you will rarely be downed by a single blow, each combat encounter has The potential to overwhelm and test you through a wide variety of enemies and that will be tough to effectively combat in a way that feels safe. Your party composition has the ability to make or break you in tough fights. While no longer 1 to 1 with the original game(as new classes and abilities have been added to encourage more of that experimentation) it has a similar flow. Epic moments and last ditch efforts are highly rewarded along side learning what you will face, and the game will adapt to your successes in an intelligent way as to continuously keep you on your toes without being unfair. New enemies may show up where you frequently travel, goblins may bring their leader along for an ambush just around that down the road you frequent. You may find a cyclops there or a pack of wolves. In mid fight a gryphon may come to interrupt a struggle with common bandits. It’s up to you if you let them fight it out, get in the middle or run! I hope this helps! Enjoy the world in DD2, there is rarely a wrong way to go!