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Multiplayer / Coop - How To Unlock

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Find out how to play multiplayer / coop in Genshin Impact. This includes how to unlock multiplayer / coop, how to multiplay, benefit, difference, loot and more.

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Multiplayer / Coop - How To Unlock

Unlocked At Adventure Rank 16

Unlocked In Adventure Rank 16

Multiplayer is unlocked once you've reached Adventure Rank 16. The icon for the Multiplayer option will show up on your menu and can then be selected to start multiplayer.

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Multiplayer / Coop - How To Host & Join

How To Join Multiplayer Session

1Select the multiplayer option on your menu
2Send a request to join session
3Select characters to bring in session

Multiplayer Icon Can Be Found In Menu

Multiplayer Icon Can Be Found In Menu

You can find the Multiplayer button in your menu. This is the same across all platforms. You can also choose multiplayer when enterin a domain or a dungeon.

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Send Request To User

Send Request To User

Once the multiplayer option is pressed, you will see a list of players that you can join up with. Even if you're not friends in game, you can join the session listed here, but you won't be able to join sessions where the hosts have a higher world level than you.

Select Character To Bring

Select Two Characters To Bring

There's a limit to how many characters you can bring to a session. If there are only two players in a session you can bring two chracters, but if you have a party of 3 or more, you can each only bring one character.

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Can't Join Higher World Leveled Sessions

You won't be able to join sessions where the host has a higher world level. You can join sessions with players that have a higher Adventure Rank though.

How To Host Multiplayer Session

1Give your friends your UID
2Approve their requests to join

Requires Friends To Know Your UID

Requires Friends To Know Your UID

Share your UID with the people you want to play with. You can check your UID from your menu. This is not your user name, it's the digits you can find under your icon.

Approve Their Requests

Approve Their Requests

You will get an alert when someone sends you a request. Remember to set the two party members you want to use as the first 2 in your current party before accepting the request. You cannot change this after accepting.

Remember To Change Setting After Multiplayer

Once you're done with playing coop, remember to change your settings back to solo so you can play without people going into your session.

Crossplay Available

Play together with friends regardless of the platform they play Genshin Impact on. You can play together whether you're using PS4, PC, or Mobile. Do note that you need PS Plus to play online on the PS4.

What To Do In Multiplayer

Rush Through Dungeons

Rush Through Dungeons

Playing in a team makes running dungeons much faster. This will increase efficiency in collecting rewards, materials, and chests.

Defeat Bosses Together

Defeat Bosses Together

With a team, fighting the region's bosses should be much easier. You can run them multiple times a day and they give rare rewards and materials.

Clear Daily Quests

Clear Daily Quests

You can help out the host by joining them as they do their daily quests. However, this will not count with your daily quest.

Do Specific Events Together

There are events that you can play together with your friends. Do mind not all events can be played in Coop and if you can coop the events, the rewards are separated per player!

Check Out The Event List Here

What You Can't Do In Multiplayer

Can't Do Story / Side Quests


Playing Story and Side missions are prohibited in multiplayer sessions for both hosts and participants. These can only be done in solo missions.

Can Only Have 4 Members In A Session

Can Only Have 4 Members In A Session

Sessions can only hold up to 4 players at a time. You cannot play with other players beyond that and your session will be closed off for any further join requests.

Can Only Use Waypoints Unlocked By Host

Can Only Use Waypoints Unlocked By Host

Waypoints are limited to those that are unlocked by the hosts. You cannot use waypoints you've unlocked in your own game when joining a session.

Only Same Server Players Can Play

Unfortunately, multiplayer can only be done by players within the same server. You can create another save to another server, but your progress, items, and characters will not be shared to it.

Materials Are Limited

Gathering materials can be a bit of a problem in coop, as materials are limited and gathering them in someone's world means you will effectively be taking them away from the host. Each material has a specific spawn cooldown, so be mindful when looting.

Finding It Hard To Progress?

Try Matchmaking With Other Players

Check out the forum linked below to meet up and play with other Genshin Impact players. Remember to also post your UID & Server so other players can add you.

Check Out The Genshin Impact Forum

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