Minecraft Dungeons cross-play is one of the major subjects in the player base. Namely, people are wondering where exactly to find cross-play in Minecraft Dungeons; or, for that matter, is there a cross-play option at all. People have friends who play with friends that use a different platform, and would like to be able to do so here, too. That’s what we’ll be discussing in our Crossplay in Minecraft Dungeons article.
Can you Play Minecraft Dungeons in Cross-play?
Unfortunately, no, you cannot play Minecraft Dungeons in cross-play, aka with friends playing on different platforms than you. At least, not at launch, which is when we’re writing this article. There is online multiplayer (as well as local multiplayer), but only with people that are playing on the same platform. Also, saved games and progress in general can’t be moved from platform to platform, which is pretty sucky.
That’s not to say that there isn’t going to be cross-play in the future. In fact, it seems that it’s currently purposefully disabled between platforms that are tailor-made to share games, like Xbox and Windows. Presumably, the developers are staggering the launch of cross-play until they’re able to offer it to everyone, including PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Either way, we know for certain it will be available somewhere down the line. Or, as the Minecraft Dungeons FAQ puts it: “Our goal is to let everyone play together regardless of platform, and we’re looking forward to enabling cross-platform play in a future free game update.”
As it stands right now, though, there is not cross-play in Minecraft Dungeons. Hopefully, you won’t have to wait for too long until the devs add it. In the meantime, feel free to check out some of our other guides for the game. Like, for example, Unable to Verify Game Ownership Error, How to Access Hero Edition Items – Cape & Chicken Pet, and Creepy Crypt Location – Secret Mission.