Is Dark Souls 3 Cross Platform? Find Out Now (Before You Die)!

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Dark Souls III (aka Dark Souls 3 aka DS3) is a single-player and multiplayer action role-playing game. It is the last game in the Dark Souls trilogy and the fourth installment in the Souls series.

DS3 is available for both PC and consoles. So is Dark Souls 3 cross platform? That is can you crossplay DS3 if you’re on PC and other players are on Xbox or PlayStation?

Grab your Estus Flask and let’s find out.

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What is Dark Souls 3? – A brief introduction.

  • Game Developer: From Software
  • Game Publisher: Bandai-Namco Entertainment 
  • Genre: Action role-playing game

Dark Souls 3 is the third entry in the popular Dark Souls franchise. The Dark Soul games have a reputation for being rather difficult.

DS3 is an action role-playing game where you’ll be exploring an immersive and dangerous world from a third-person perspective. The game was released in 2016 for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

Story

The story of Dark Souls 3 is set in the Kingdom of Lothric. You’ll discover that the current Age of the Flame is at an end and that the Age of Dark has started. Undead beings and other cursed entities are now roaming the land.

Your task as a player is to restore the First Flame so that you can re-enter the Age of the Flame and stop this chaos from continuing. 

Overall, the dark Gothic setting of the game is going to pull most players in. There is a large world to explore, and you get to decide how you want to approach things.

This game actually has different endings as well, and you could choose to be the hero or to embrace the Age of Dark.

Gameplay

Dark Souls games are very precise in that you need to block, dodge, or parry at the right time to avoid enemy hits.

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Learning enemy patterns will be an essential part of playing through the game. The game is designed in such a way that players are meant to die and keep learning how to get better.

When you die (and you will!), you’ll be able to return to the spot that you died to reclaim your lost souls, which are used as experience points. 

You get stronger as you continue to make progress in the game. The game might be very hard at first, but it will get easier as you go in some ways.

You aren’t given a direct path in this game either, and that means that you get to choose how to proceed. Two players might choose to approach the game in different ways, and this means that they will likely explore different areas at different times.

Expansions

After the initial release of Dark Souls III, the developers have released two DLCs:

  1. Ashes of Ariandal (2016) introduced a dedicated PvP-arena, new enemies and bosses.
  2. The Ringed City (2017) introduced new level design, two new locations (Dreg Heap and Ringed City) and boss fights.

What platforms are Dark Souls 3 available for?

Dark Souls 3 is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)

Is Dark Souls 3 cross platform between PS4 and PC?

No, unfortunately, Dark Souls 3 isn’t cross platform between PS4 and PC.

Is Dark Souls 3 cross platform between PC and Xbox One?

No, unfortunately, Dark Souls 3 isn’t cross platform between Xbox One and PC either.

Is Dark Souls 3 cross platform between Xbox One and PS4?

No, unfortunately, Dark Souls 3 isn’t cross platform between Xbox One and PS4.

Summary: Is Dark Souls 3 cross platform in 2022?

No, unfortunately, Dark Souls 3 isn’t cross platform in 2022. That means that DS3 does not support crossplay between PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In other words, PC players can only play together with other PC players, PS4 players with other PS4 players, and Xbox One players with other Xbox One players.


Dark Souls 3 FAQ:

Here are the answers to some common questions about Dark Souls 3:

Is Dark Souls 3 hard?

Are you kidding me? Yes DS3 is hard!

Is Dark Souls 3 multiplayer?

Yes, Dark Souls 3 is both multiplayer and single-player.

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Is Dark Souls 3 open world?

Dark Souls 3 is level-based, which means that it isn’t open-world from the start. You need to unlock all areas of DS3 first to roam freely in it like an open-world game.

Is Dark Souls 3 co-op?

Yes, DS3 does have a co-op mode. Up to four players can coop in Dark Souls 3.

The co-op mode is called Summoning, and it makes it possible for another player to join your session. But this being Dark Souls 3 after all, means that it’s not available from the get-go, you have to earn it.

You need to buy the White Sign Soapstone from the Shrine Handmaid at the Firelink Shrine for 500 souls. You can now draw a sign on the ground, that will enable other players to summon you.

If you don’t want everyone to be able to summon you, you can add a password before drawing the sigh on the ground. You’ll need to share this password with your friend and vice versa.

To set the password check the options/settings menu.

Note: If you’ve already defeated the boss in a particular area, you can’t summon other players. Also, make sure you’re standing in the same location in the game.

Also note, that if you’re too overpowered (or underpowered) you can’t join another co-op session. Check out the Summon Range Calculator to find out.

If your covenant is hostile to the hosts or vice versa, co-op isn’t possible.

You don’t need Ember to join other players’ sessions, as you’ll earn it after you’ve helped another player out with clearing an area.

Is Dark Souls 3 PvP?

Yes, you can play Dark Souls 3 as PvP. If you place a Red Sign Soapstone (you can find it by killing the worm outside Rosaria’s Bed Chamber in the Cathedral of the Deep) other players can transport you to their world, where you can battle it out.

If you only want to battle friends you’ll need to set a password in the settings menu.

You can also invade a game hosted by another player – and even kill the host. Look for the Cracked Red Eye Orb or the Red Eye Orb by completing the Rosaria’s Fingers covenant Leonard storyline.

Is Dark Souls 3 worth it?

If you’re a bit masochistic and enjoy memorizing moves and dying over and over until you get it right, then yes, Dark Souls 3 is worth it. I don’t mind, since I grew up in the 1980s and basically all games were like this.

However, be aware, that the number of players still playing DS3 has dwindled since its initial release, so you won’t get the same online experience anymore.