Do you and your friends have different gaming platforms but want to play the game Left 4 Dead 2 altogether even after knowing that the game does not support cross-platform play? Well, you can stop dreaming about this and start actually implementing it because we have found a way for you.
Left 4 Dead 2 is a popular first-person shooter game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It was released in 2009 as a sequel to the original game. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, and players must work together to survive and complete various objectives.
To play Left 4 Dead 2 across different platforms, the players will be required to make use of a certain third-party application like Parsec, ZeroTier, or Hamachi through which they can connect even from different platforms in the same gameplay, because, originally, the cross-platform feature is not supported for this game.
If you want to know in detail with specified steps how you can easily play the game Left 4 Dead 2 in crossplay mode, you should continue reading this article.
Does Left 4 Dead 2 Support Cross Platform Play?
Although the game Left 4 Dead 2 is a popular game and has been enjoyed by gamers on various platforms including PC, Xbox, and Mac, unfortunately, the game does not natively support cross-platform play, meaning players on different platforms cannot play together by default. However, there is a workaround that allows players to play Left 4 Dead 2 cross platform using third-party software.
How To Play Left 4 Dead 2 Cross Platform?
There is no official or legal method by which the game Left 4 Dead 2 can be played among different gaming platforms, but there is still an indirect method that is not basically approved by the platforms or by the game itself, however, you can still try it out if you desperately want to play this game with your friends and cannot afford to get a new gaming console same as your friends, which you, of course, wouldn’t do.
Here are the steps that can be followed to play Left 4 Dead 2 cross platform.
1. Install The Game On Both Gaming Platforms
To play Left 4 Dead 2 cross-platform, you will first need to make sure that the game is installed on both the platforms you want to play on. For instance, if you want to play on PC and Xbox, you will need to have the game installed on both of them.
2. Install The Third Party Software
There are various third-party software applications available that allow cross-platform play, such as Parsec, Hamachi, and ZeroTier. Choose one of these and install the software on both gaming platforms. We will suggest Parsec according to our experience and thus, explain the further steps in accordance with it, however, all of them are equally good.
3. Set Up A Game Session
Next, the player who wants to host the game should create a session in Left 4 Dead 2, and then launch Parsec. Then invite your friends to join the session.
To create a session in the game, you need to first launch the game Left 4 Dead 2 on your platform. Then click on the “Play Online” button. Select the “Create Game” option from the screen. Next, you can choose the game mode, difficulty, and all the other settings accordingly and then click on the “Create Game” button.
Once you have created the game session, launch Parsec and invite your friends to join by sending them a link or inviting them directly through the Parsec app.
4. Join The Game Session
The other players should now launch Left 4 Dead 2 on their platforms, then launch Parsec and join the game session.
To join a created game session on Parsec, you need to first launch Parsec on your platform and then click on the “Find Hosts” option. Look for the game session created by the host and click on “Connect” follow the prompts to connect to the host’s computer.
5. Start Playing The Game
Once all the players have joined the game session, they can start playing the Left 4 Dead 2 cross-platform. The host will be the one controlling the game, while the other players will be able to play along as if they were in the same room.
We hope that with the help of our guide, you have been successful in playing Left 4 Dead 2 in cross-platform mode with your buddies without facing any difficulties. But, remember, that the cross-platform play using third-party software may not be as reliable as native cross-platform play and it may also introduce additional latency and other issues. Plus, remember that doing this may violate the terms of service of the game or platform, so proceed at your own risk.