How to Play Couch Co-Op | Local Multiplayer | Minecraft Dungeons

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Couch? Check! Enough controllers? Check! Get ready for Minecraft Dungeons' local coop games and offline dungeon fun with this guide on local multiplayer!

How to Play with Others
Local Co-op Online Multiplayer

How to Play Local Coop

Starting Local Co-op Play

Hosting Process
1 Select Offline Game on the top Menu screen
OR
Bring up the Friends menu in-game.
Note: Use shoulder buttons (L, R) to switch between online and offline on the Menu screen!
2 Connect the amount of controllers you need.
3 Press the button shown on screen to join.
If you're still on the Menu screen, press "Start Game".
4 You'll either be on the Camp screen or be moved there when you press "Start Game".
5 Select a Mission to go.
Any player can invite others to their unlocked Missions, even if that player hasn't made it that far yet.

Is Local Coop Split Screen?

There is No Split Screen in MC Dungeons

The short and simple answer is no!

Like seen on the screenshot above, all health bars are displayed on the screen and you will be forced to stay in the same area as your friends.

You'll be teleported to eachother if you go too far apart

Popping in local multiplayer

With a function the game calles Popping, you'll automatically be teleported to the leading player if you stray too far from each other.

Local Multiplayer - Features and Limitations

Loot for Everyone - Reserved Drops

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When you play together, everyone will get loot reserved specifically to them.

You don't have to worry about that cousin who always hoards the rewards while you do all the hard work!

Scaling Difficulty

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The difficulty will scale depending on the size of your party. You can see the suggested Team Power when you select Missions, so find that sweet spot between challenge and punishment together!

For all other confirmed features, check this guide:
List of Confirmed Features

Other Multiplayer Options

Online Multiplayer

While it requires Online subscriptions, Online will make it easier to play with friends who live far from your or are in different timezones.

Check out our guide on Online Multiplay here:

How to Play Online Co-op with Friends

Cross-Platform Online Multiplayer

Crossplay isn't currently available for Minecraft Dungeons, but it will be added in a free update set to be released later.

You can read the details here:

Is Cross-Platform Multiplayer Possible?

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4 Anonymous3 months

Love this feature, me and my kids have been playing this game a ton since release, and they're not getting tired of it yet!

3 Anonymous4 months

It's always fun to play local coop with your brothers and cousins. Most of the time we just laugh and not play the game properly. haha

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