We’re super excited to announce that the next Stranded Deep update containing Online Co-op is rolling out tomorrow – 28th of September, on Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation and Xbox! You will now be able to invite a friend to join you on your island and share your Stranded Deep adventure. We’re thrilled to bring this widely requested feature to players and can’t wait to see how you tackle the islands together!
The release varies by region and platform so don’t worry if you don’t see it right away. The number in the bottom left of the main menu will change to 0.90.00 for PC versions and 2071 for console versions once the update is installed.
Single player and Multiplayer are two different save types so you will need to start a new save for Multiplayer. However, if you start a new Multiplayer save alone it is the same as single player. You will then have the option to invite people at a later stage. You will also have the option to set the Multiplayer save to Private, meaning only friends can join or Non Private meaning random survivors can join your adventure.
I believe PS5 is included in the title of the Sony trailer because Stranded Deep is available on the PS4 and PS5. While I know some fixes have been included in this update alongside the addition of the Online Co-Op feature, I do not believe there are specific PS5 upgrades.
Update applied to my PS4 today. Items now dropping through the sand and disappearing, annoying beeps every time my inventory is full and I point to a crate into which I’m going to deposit items (I don’t want to pick it up…I don’t need a warning message just because I’m looking at an item and my inventory is full). Worst of all, I’ve had 3 crashes (never had a crash before today in over a month of play). Every crash occurs while I’m trying to save and each time on a new island I’m exploring, so I’ve lost a lot of game time already.
And the lag…the lag is WAY worse than it ever was before. Even on islands without any builds yet. Simply turning my character to the side and I get lots of lag.