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)



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    • Anonymous

      20 Sep 2020 07:25  

      to the question right below, any friends characters are when no one is online is controlled by the host of the game and act as a typical npc companion with no dialogue interaction.

      Make whoever plays the game the most the host.

      • Anonymous

        15 Sep 2020 01:36  

        Question: We have 4 Players who want to play the game, but all 4 rarely can play at the same time. Can we create a save with 4 custom characters (one for each player) and still play with only 3 people sometimes? What happens with the 4th character, is it not loaded, standing around like "afk" or can it be controlled by the other players?

        • Anonymous

          25 Jul 2020 09:36  

          Is this game region locked? Im asking because I am based in Europe, but want to buy it so i can play with some friends who live in the USA. So yeah is it possible for me and my friends who are not in the same country to play this game team co op trough steam ? Thank you in advance :) <3

          • Anonymous

            07 Jul 2020 08:05  

            if i play online with a friend, can we have two AI companions or do we need to have another two players to join us if we want a full party?

            • 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?

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