Diablo 4 couch co-op is an expected feature after decades of the series’ existence and the fact that the game lends itself naturally to the future. But, what has Blizzard said about the feature in Diablo 4 and how exactly does it work?
That is where this article comes in to talk you through the feature and how you can join up locally to create teams of the various Diablo 4 classes. Playing locally will also offer you a nice bonus as you are teaming up with another person, which is a nice boon for engaging in jolly cooperation in Diablo 4.
Does Diablo 4 have couch co-op?
Diablo 4 does have couch co-op for up to two people, available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Unfortunately, Diablo 4 couch co-op is not available on PC.
Couch co-op can be done at any time from the menu and all you need to do is have another controller connected to the console and activated in the game.
Couch co-op can also be merged with two other players online to party up with a team of four. This will be great for taking on other players in the Diablo 4 Fields of Hatred PvP zone to earn some powerful rewards from defeating other players. Having couch co-op will also be helpful for taking down the Diablo 4 world bosses, as this will require other players. Having a group of geared and coordinated friends will make the challenge much easier.
Diablo 4 couch co-op bonus XP explained
When playing in couch co-op in Diablo 4, or regular co-op, you will get a 5% bonus to XP gain when near a player, and a 10% bonus XP gain when near a party member.
This was confirmed in a Diablo 4 developer live stream where the team dived in deep on the game.
As such, playing alongside friends and other players in co-op will be a small but noticeable boost in XP gains that will help you reach the Diablo 4 max level faster.
That is what you need to know about Diablo 4 couch co-op. For even more on the game take a read through our Diablo 4 walkthrough for other tips and tricks, including an overview of the Diablo 4 map and an explanation of how Diablo 4 crossplay works if you have friends on other platforms.