Techland’s Dead Island is a game where up to four players can play simultaneously and help each other out as they fight zombies and tackle quests on the Paradise Island of Banoi. While playing co-op with friends may sound easy, there are a few things that you need to know first.
Having played Dead Island on both the single player and co-op mode, I prefer to play by myself. Why? Simply because I get to enjoy exploring Banoi with no interruption and all of the loot is mine.
If you just picked up Dead Island and are wondering if playing co-op is worth it, try it out. However, here are the details you should know about the co-op.
What You Should Know on Co-Op
– Strong Enemies
Depending on the amount of players in the party, the enemies that the group will encounter will have more health and do more damage. For a group of four players in a party, the enemy’s health will be multiplied by 2.25, three players will be by 1.75 and two will be by 1.25.
– Can Jump in and Out
If you are playing with random people online, you will most likely find it annoying that the majority of them jump in and out. This can get very frustrating if the player is tackling a quest and a party member jumps out, leaving you in an area where a horde of zombies are attacking the group.
– First Come, First Served
When enemies drop loot, it will be a free-for-all among party members to claim it.
– Enemy Levels Depend on Host
If the host’s level is at 30 and the player is at 15, it will be a disadvantage for the player who has a level 15 character, as the enemies will be much higher in rank.
– You Can’t Pick that Up!
For five minutes, any weapons that a player throws can’t be picked up.
– That Item is Mine
When a player opens a chest, five minutes will be given for the player to pick it up. If it’s not picked up when five minutes run out, other players in the group can pick it up.
TIPS FOR PLAYING CO-OP
Here are a few tips for players who wish to play the game co-op:
– Don’t Be Greedy
Share the loot. Just because an enemy drops a super awesome weapon, doesn’t mean you should be greedy and take it without asking permission.
– Work as a Group
Because enemies are a lot stronger when playing in groups, it would be wise if all players in the party teamed up when tackling objectives. The more teamwork, the better outcome the group will have when playing the game.
– Say Bye
Don’t just randomly leave the game without telling your group. It’s just rude to drop out while doing a quest and not say a word.
– Share the Items
To make a successful team, whenever a player is heavily injured, share your med packs or energy drinks.