Read this Borderlands 3 guide to know the differences between Cooperation vs. Coopetition Group Modes. Including recommended to choose in multiplayer, loot drops, and more!Guide & Tips for Beginners
About Choosing Group Mode
One Of First Choices When Starting The Game
Group Mode can be chosen when you first start the game. You'll get this choice right after choosing your difficulty mode.
Can Be Switched Mid-Game
Players can switch between Cooperation & Coopetition Group Modes in the middle of the game. Make sure to tweak this mode when you're playing solo or multiplayer.
Pros & Cons Of Cooperation Group Mode
Loot Drops Are Unique Per Vault Hunter
In Cooperation, loot drops are "instanced" and will be unique per Vault Hunter. This means that loot is not shared between players and the random factor only affects you.
Recommended For Solo Or Playing With PUGs
Cooperation is recommended when playing solo mode as you really won't share loot with other players. It's also recommended for online multiplayer so players you're in a match with won't be able to steal or hog any of the loot.
Can Play With Players Of Other Levels
In Cooperation Group Mode, you're not level locked when it comes to multiplayer. You can play with anyone of any level at any time. However, take note that matches are locked to the level of the player who is hosting.
Pros & Cons Of Coopetition Group Mode
Loot Drops Are Shared Between Players
In Coopetition, loot is shared between all players in the same match. They are free to see what kind of loot has dropped and also free to pick whichever they want. Therefore, coordination & communication is key.
Recommended When Playing With Friends
This Group Mode is highly recommended when playing with friends. This way, coordination isn't done between strangers and players will be more comfortable talking about who gets what loot. This is also great in helping boost up friends who need better gear.
Can Up Drop Rarity In Multiplayer
When playing in multiplayer, the rarity of drops goes up. And if you play with a friend whose level is higher than yours, the loot levels will scale to that player's level. Sharing loot will make it easier for everyone to get geared better & faster.