Is Don’t Starve Together Cross Platform? Find Out Now!

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Don’t Starve Together (aka DST) started as a multiplayer expansion to the popular indie title Don’t Starve.

Currently, Don’t Starve Together is available as a standalone release. It’s a survival game released on April 21, 2016, and you can play it with up to six players.

So that begs the question, is Don’t Starve Together crossplay?

Don’t Starve Together is cross-platform between PC/Mac/Linux, but not between PC/Mac/Linux and PS4/Xbox One. The game is cross-gen through backward compatibility allowing players within the same console platform to play the game together.

Also, check out the best couch co-op games for Xbox One & Series X/S.


Don’t Starve Together FAQ:

Here are the answers to some other common questions about Don’t Starve Together:

Is Don’t Starve Together local co-op on PS4?

You can play Don’t Starve Together as a local couch co-op split-screen on PS4. You’ll need to be signed into a PSN account from within the PS4’s main menu.

Then from the game’s menu, press the Options button on the second controller to activate the couch’s local co-op split-screen.

See the best couch co-op games for PS4/PS5.

Is Don’t Starve Together local co-op on Xbox One?

You can play Don’t Starve Together as a local couch co-op split-screen on Xbox One.

You’ll need to be signed into an Xbox Live account (you can’t use a guest account!) from within the XB1 main menu. Then from the game’s menu, check which player is already logged in (top right corner of the screen), press the Start button, and log into the second account.

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You can now couch-play DST as a local co-op on Xbox via split-screen.

Is Don’t Starve Together cross-progression?

No, Don’t Starve Together isn’t cross-progession, which means the game doesn’t support cross-save between different platforms.

Is Don’t Starve Together on Switch?

No, at the time of writing this, Don’t Starve Together isn’t available on Nintendo Switch. I doubt the platform will handle the online servers needed to run the game.

Grab your last loaf of bread and see if you can stomach the answer.

What is Don’t Starve Together? – A brief beginners’ overview.

  • Game Developer: Klei Entertainment
  • Game Publisher: Klei Entertainment
  • Genre: Survival, action-adventure, rogue-lite

To fully understand the story of Don’t Starve Together, you will also want to play the original game and its other expansions.

The game has a storyline, but lore elements are also present in other media. For example, there are animated promotional videos that you can find online.

The storyline in DST is a direct continuation of the story from Don’t Starve, and it’s recommended to play that one first. 

Some might call the story of this game absurdist. It has a lot of humor and charm, though. It’s up to you to decide if you wish to play this game for its story or if you’re fine just focusing on the gameplay.

Gameplay

An example of cross-media content that ties into the lore in Don’t Starve Together.

Don’t Starve Together is a survival game that has rogue-lite elements to contend with. At its core, it’s an action-adventure game, and you’ll have standard control over your character.

You explore randomly generated open worlds and need to fight enemies while seeking out items to survive and solve puzzles.

What platforms are Don’t Starve Together available for?

Don’t Starve Together is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Mac (macOS)
  • Linux
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S – through backward compatibility
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5) – through backward compatibility