Multiplayer and co-op – that’s what you need to know

When it comes to the most important search queries related to Dragon’s Dogma 2, the topics of multiplayer and co-op are not far away. In fact, there is a way to influence other players’ experience in the Capcom RPG. But it works differently than you might think.

Does Dragon’s Dogma 2 have multiplayer? No, Dragon’s Dogma 2 doesn’t have multiplayer and doesn’t let you play in co-op. It is a single player role-playing game.

There is also no way to invade other players’ sessions – as is possible in From Software games like Elden Ring or Dark Souls.

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Do I always play Dragon’s Dogma 2 alone? Here too the answer is a clear “no”. In Dragon’s Dogma 2 you are always accompanied by a main minion, which you create alongside your alter ego during character creation.

You can also take two auxiliary vassals with you on your adventure. These three NPC warriors support you in battle, collect items, offer storage space and many other advantages.

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In the first Dragon’s Dogma from 2012, players were accompanied by AI vassals. This is certainly why many fans want to experience the new adventure together with real friends this time.

What are the chances of a co-op mod? The desire for such a modification is definitely there, as this community thread on Steam shows. In addition: For other popular single-player games from the recent past, such as Hogwarts Legacy, co-op and multiplayer mods came from the community quite quickly after their release.

If such an expansion goes live after the launch of Dragon’s Dogma 2 and works properly, we will of course keep you updated.

No co-op, but gifts from the heart

How then do I affect other players’ experience? You can take other players’ main vassals with you as auxiliary vassals. It is also possible for other players to pack your main vassal as support.

As soon as you and your auxiliary vassal part ways again at some point, you can rate them. It is also possible to give the helpful warrior a gift, which the player who created the vassal then receives.

Nicknames or monikers: What does this have to do with multiplayer?

In Dragon’s Dogma 2, you can choose a nickname or moniker when creating your character. This is there to take your name if the name you choose is offensive and against the guidelines.

This is especially important if one of your friends or strangers wants to take over one of your vassals. So if you want to add a new vassal to your squad and the name seems generic, it could be because the developers have activated the vassal’s nickname.

Everything else you should know about the game can be found here: Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Everything about the release, character creation and classes