Minecraft Dungeons cross-platform support: Everything we know about cross platform multiplayer and cross-saves

What form of multiplayer is available in Minecraft Dungeons?

If you're planning on playing Minecraft Dungeons, then you most likely want to know the details about it's cross-platform support.

It is confirmed to support cross-platform multiplayer by the end of 2020, allowing players from different systems to explore the game together.

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Minecraft Dungeons cross-platform release date: When will Minecraft Dungeons have cross-platform multiplayer?

Currently, you can play Minecraft Dungeons with other players using the same platform as you.

There are plans, however, to include cross-platform multiplayer in a later free update to Minecraft Dungeons. The cross-platform multiplayer update will be released on Tuesday, November 17th.

Once this update is released, you'll be able to play alongside other Minecraft Dungeons players on a different platform - from Nintendo Switch to PS4, PC and Xbox One.

What multiplayer options are available in Minecraft Dungeons at launch?

Minecraft Dungeons allows up to four players on the same platform to play together using either online or local multiplayer. This means that, even though the game doesn't support cross-platform multiplayer yet, you can still enjoy the multiplayer aspect of the game.

You can't, however, mix local or online multiplayer at the same time - you've got to pick one.

If you do decide to explore Minecraft Dungeons with other players, then note that the game's difficulty, number of enemies and the loot you receive will be based upon the number of players joining you.

Cross-platform saves restrictions in Minecraft Dungeons explained

Unlike several other Xbox first party games, Minecraft Dungeons will not support cross-platform saves, which means you won't be able to transfer either save files or game progress across platforms.

Xbox Game Studios provided this succinct statement on cross-saves in Minecraft Dungeons: "Save files and game progress do not transfer across platforms."

This means if you do decide to start playing Minecraft Dungeons on a console or PC that you haven't previously played the game on, you're essentially restarting the game from scratch - even if you're moving between an Xbox One and PC.

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