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Diablo 4 Co-Op: Can You Slay Demons with Friends?

Explore Sanctuary with friends for the ultimate roadtrip

Diablo 4 offers players a huge sprawling world filled to the brim with blood-soaked action and loot-filled chests that are perfect for friends to experience in co-op.

So, it’s no surprise that fans may be wondering if they can explore the visceral world of Sanctuary with their friends.

Is Online & Couch Co-Op in Diablo 4?

Yes, much like the previous games in the Diablo series, you can play the entirety of Diablo 4 with your friends.

There are two co-op modes in Diablo 4. These include:

  • 4-player online co-op mode
  • 2-player split-screen couch co-op mode

Keep reading to learn the requirements for playing in both the couch co-op mode and online co-op mode.

How to Play Diablo 4 Couch Co-Op

To play Diablo 4 in couch co-op mode, both players must have their and console accounts linked.

Once linked, connect two controllers to your console and have player 1 select their character. Player 2 simply needs to press Start on their controller to join.

It’s worth noting that Player 1 needs to have completed the Prologue first (reach Kyovashad) before Player 2 can join.

To link your and console accounts, follow these simple steps:

  • Login to your account on the website.
  • Select your name on the top right and then Account Settings.
  • Choose Connections from the menu on the left.
  • Pick the console you wish to link to and follow the steps on their website.
a guide to linking your and console accounts

Troubleshooting Diablo 4 Couch Co-Op

Some players have reported issues with the second player taking a long time to join the session and remaining in an invisible queue for a while. If you encounter this problem, troubleshoot with these steps:

  • Ensure that both players’ accounts are linked to their respective accounts.
  • Double-check both controllers are correctly connected to the console.
  • Player 2 will not be able to join the session until Player 1 has successfully finished the prologue by reaching Kyovashad, so make sure this condition is met.
  • Some players have reported successful couch co-op sessions by adding their Player 2 to a clan. This can be achieved from the Social Tab on the game’s menu.
  • Be patient and wait a short while. In most cases, Player 2 will join the session a few minutes later.
  • If none of the above works, closing the game and relaunching it tends to resolve most minor issues.

How to Play Diablo 4 Online Co-Op

To play Diablo 4 in online co-op, follow these steps:

  • In Diablo 4, open the main menu and select the “Social” tab.
  • Next, either choose your friend or click Add a Friend.
    • To add a friend, simply insert their BattleTag and have them accept the request on their end.
  • Finally, select Invite to Party. The other player must accept the invite before you can start playing together.

You can have up to three other players join your online party in Diablo 4.

A co-op lobby in Diablo 4

Is Diablo 4 Cross Platform?

Yes, Diablo 4 is cross-platform. This means that players on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation will be able to join each other’s online games.

This applies to all generations of consoles. This means that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can play with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC players.

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