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The open beta for Diablo 4 is quickly approaching, with the pre-order weekend beginning on March 17. This is the first time that the public will be able to play the new addition in the famed RPG franchise. While many players might be wanting to go at the game alone or with a group of friends alone, it doesn’t have to be that way. Recently, Blizzard announced that Diablo 4 will support full Multiplayer Couch Co-op.

Fans of the Diablo franchise or games like it might immediately know what Couch Co-op refers to. However, others might be confused as to what that phrase exactly means. In this guide, we will fully explain what Multiplayer Couch Co-op is and how you can take advantage of it in Diablo 4.

Diablo 4 Multiplayer Couch Co-op

Diablo 4 Multiplayer Couch Co-Op
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Essentially, Multiplayer Couch Co-op refers to the ability to play with a friend on the same console. So, if you have a second controller, all you need to do is plug it into your console, give it to a friend in the same room, and you will both be able to play Diablo 4 at the same time on the same screen.

If you’re looking to try out Couch Co-op during Diablo 4’s beta weekends, there are some requirements you need to meet. For players looking to play on March 17 during the pre-order weekend, only one player needs to pre-order Diablo 4. Then, you can add a second player without having to pre-order the game a second time. Those who want to wait until March 24 during the free beta weekend, one player will at least need an active Battle.Net account linked to their console account.

If you meet those requirements, you will have no issue playing Diablo 4 in Multiplayer Couch Co-op. In addition to playing with a second person on the same account, you can also invite up to two other online players to your party. This could be important for players looking to level up quickly in Diablo 4, as Blizzard is offering a 5% XP boost for those in a party and a 10% XP boost for being close to your party member(s) in-game.

The Diablo 4 beta weekend will begin on March 17 and conclude on March 26.