How Do You Fix Dying Light Co-Op Not Working? Answered

How to fix the co-op for Dying Light when it isn't working.

Although Dying Light has been out since 2016, fans still play cooperatively. But where there are online features, there’s the possibility of something going wrong. If you’re having issues connecting with friends, here’s how you can fix Dying Light if co-op is not working.

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It’s difficult to determine where everything went wrong, so the best approach is the process of elimination. We’ll give you several methods to fix Dying Light’s co-op, listed from the easiest solution to the hardest.

How to Fix Dying Light’s Co-Op if it isn’t Working

Before you fiddle with anything, double-check that the servers are actually running. More often than not the problems stems from the servers for PlayStation or Xbox are simply down at the moment. You can check over at PlayStation Network or Xbox Live are simply down.

Reset Your Internet Connection

Modems experience errors multiple times over as time goes on. This can affect the performance of your modem and, in turn, the strength of your internet connection. You can perform a hard reset by unplugging the modem, waiting 60 seconds, and plugging it back in.

Change the NAT Type

Every platform Dying Light is affected by NAT type. A more restrictive NAT type can make something as simple as voice chat incompatible with other players. Some NAT types cannot interact with one another, such as NAT 3 connecting to NAT 1, but not NAT 2 or NAT 3.

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On Xbox consoles:

  1. Open the guide and choose System (the gear icon.)
  2. Select Network Settings from the General tab. If NAT Type is set to Open, you’re good to go. If not, move on.
  3. Within Advanced Settings, choose Alternate MAC Address. Clear it.
  4. If that doesn’t work, perform Step 3 but choose Alternate Port Selection instead. Pick Manual.
  5. Select a different port until NAT Type is set to Open.

For PlayStation consoles:

  1. Log into your router’s network settings.
  2. Locate “UPnP” or “Universal Plug and Play” and enable the option.
  3. Assign a static IP address to your PlayStation and alter the port forwarding rules.
  4. Add TCP ports 80, 443, 3478, 3479, 3480 or UDP ports 3478, and 3479.

On PC:

  1. Launch the Command Prompt and type ipconfg. Copy the IPv4 Address.
  2. Open Control Panel. Navigate to Network and Sharing Center and open your PC’s activate network.
  3. Go to Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Type the IPv4 Address into the IP Address field. Close everything.
  4. Access your router’s network settings. Locate the DMZ Server option and type in the same IPv4 Address.

Out of the two options available, the reason Dying Light’s co-op isn’t working may very well be what your NAT type is set to. If the NAT type of your friend is incompatible with yours it will refuse to work.

When you’ve had your fill of Dying Light, try taking on its sequel, Dying Light 2 or read up on our interview with Techland’s Lead Game Designer.

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Brady is a Freelance Writer at Twinfinite. Though he's been at the site for only a year, Brady has been covering video games, and the industry itself, for the past three years. He focuses on new releases, Diablo 4, Roblox, and every RPG he can get his hands on. When Brady isn't focused on gaming, he's toiling away on another short story.