Multiplayer is available in Divinity: Original Sin 2 in both online and offline versions. Players may enjoy split-screen "couch co-op" or join online sessions from other players, or any combination therein.

Please note there's no cross-platform multiplayer: Those playing on PC cannot play with PS4 or Xbox One Players, and PS4 and Xbox One cannot cross-play across platforms either.


Offline Multiplayer in DOS:2

  • Local co-op (Couch co-op) is capped at 2 players.
  • In order to play split-screen, players will need to have two controllers, as you cannot play with keyboard/mouse for one person and controller for another person.
  • Launch the game on the host account, and have the secondary controller press start to begin playing.
  • The host account makes progress, and the second account plays a Custom character (not a companion) but does not make progress on their own campaign.
  • Cooperative play has competitive elements, such as distribution of gold and loot not being automatic, and disagreements on quest progression triggering an in-game dispute.


Online Multiplayer in DOS:2

  • Local co-op (couch co-op) is capped at 2 players. So 2 players can share the same screen, and a further 2 players can join them via Online.
  • In order to play online, players will have to create or join a lobby hosted by another player (or player group)
  • As with split-screen, progress is made in the host campaign and not in the local campaign of the character.
  • To join another player's party, simply have someone host the game and find their unique Lobby Name on the Multiplayer screen.
  • As with keyboard/mouse players, split screen co-op players may also host and join online multiplayer games. (you can play split screen and join online multiplayer)



    • Anonymous

      13 May 2020 05:56  

      Can i play split screen with my friend and have 2 other players join in 2 different pcs?? Basically 2 players in 1 pc and the other 2 in 2 different pcs??

      • Anonymous

        03 Apr 2020 18:01  

        Can I play local split screen coop and have another 2 people join, who are playing local split screen coop as well?

        • Anonymous

          16 Dec 2019 20:22  

          This co-op is even worse than dark souls 3... How hard can it be to make an co-op where both players can save and continue to progress on their own if they want? Shame...

          • Anonymous

            24 Oct 2019 00:52  

            Switch does not have split screen co-op unfortunately, it does have a multi player in the arena mode, you only need one controller regardless of the number of players.

            • Anonymous

              22 Oct 2019 00:12  

              How many online games can one switch system host. For example, I have an online game with one friend, can I host another different game with another friend without overwriting the pre-existing game? Or can I only host one game at a time.

              • Anonymous

                20 Apr 2019 23:42  

                Omg auto correct. Can I make a split screen character then not use split screen so I can have two characters to start off with?

                • Anonymous

                  20 Apr 2019 23:41  

                  Can I create a split screen character but then most not use split screen to have two people in my party of the bat?

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Nov 2018 15:08  

                    If i started a game with a friend online can i use that saved game and convert it to split screen and continue where we left off?

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Sep 2018 16:43  

                      Our split screen coop game has a glitch on the left screen. It keep flickering. Can you guys fix that with a update?

                      • Anonymous

                        06 Feb 2018 13:43  

                        If i want to play multiplayer with 2 of my friends, will we have to do the story missions once for each player?

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Sep 2017 04:39  

                          Can someone utilize the split-screen co-op feature AND play on an online multiplayer server? I have yet to get a straight answer.

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Sep 2017 18:15  

                            If me and a friend already create a game and create custom characters, will an other friend be able to create a custom character after we start? or will he only be able to be the ones with back stories?

                            • Anonymous

                              19 Sep 2017 22:09  

                              Multiplayer is hosted by one player, and the characters are determined by the savegame being loaded. It is not possible to use one character between different saves. Only the characters created for the save are available. Created characters cannot be kicked in the same way as NPC companions, meaning a full player created party has no ability to swap out characters at all.
                              As such the best means of enabling character switching for drop in drop out multiplayer is to not create a full party at the start of the game, instead using the NPC companions as vessels for the temporary players' characters.

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