Diablo 4 crossplay and how to play co-op with your friends

Diablo 4 crossplay multiplayer two players partied up in Kyovashad
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Thanks to Diablo 4 crossplay, you can play the game and slay Lilith's legions with friends in co-op, regardless of platform. Having a party of fellow heroes venturing across Sanctuary, taking down waves of demons and onquering those dungeons in Diablo 4 is going to be more fun when you have friends at your side, so you'll definitely want to know about multiplayer and crossplay. The good news is that crossplay is available on all platforms, but if you're looking for more details on Diablo 4 crossplay, cross progression, plus online and couch co-op, then here's everything you need to know.

How does Diablo 4 crossplay work?

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Diablo 4 crossplay is available for all platforms - that's PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and Xbox One - so you can party up with other players as long as you're friends on Battle.net. You should easily be able to join each other through the in-game friends list, though you'll need to ensure that you're on the same Diablo 4 World Tier first.

Diablo 4 cross progression is also available, so your progress carries over between platforms, so long as your Battle.net account is linked to those platform accounts. This means that you can easily move between PS4 and PS5, or Xbox One and Xbox Series X, but bear in mind that if you want to switch between PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms then you'll need to purchase a version of the game on each system as that entitlement doesn't carry across.

How to start online co-op in Diablo 4

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To start online co-op in Diablo 4, you need to open the map screen and then move across to the Social tab. Here you'll see a list of your Battle.net friends, with consoles having a separate tab for friends on their network. If you can't find the person you want to connect with, it's probably because you aren't Battle.net friends yet, but by following the Add a Friend prompt at the bottom of the screen you can enter their email address or BattleTag and add them directly from the game without having to visit the website.

Once they appear on your friend list, you can begin Diablo 4 co-op with them by selecting their name and then choosing Invite to Party or Request to Join Party. After the invite or request is accepted the other player will appear next to you on screen, and you can then return to the game world to meet up. Note that you don't automatically teleport to your co-op partner's location, so open the map to see where they are and then use Diablo 4 fast travel to get to the same area.

Does Diablo 4 have couch co-op?

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Diablo 4 couch co-op is another feature included in the game on PlayStation and Xbox, so you can hack and slash your way through dungeons with a buddy in local co-op on the same console. You only need one copy of Diablo 4 to do this, though each player will require their own Battle.net account to join the session. Unfortunately, couch co-op is not available for PC players, due to technical issues preventing two Battle.net accounts being signed in at the same time on the same computer, so this feature is limited to consoles only.

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Iain Wilson
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