Does Dragon’s Dogma 2 have multiplayer?

Tyler Constable
An image of keyart from Dragon's Dogma 2.

Now that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is available, the burning question remains: does this sequel feature multiplayer functionality? Here’s everything you need to know about multiplayer in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Capcom’s original Dragon’s Dogma proved to be a success, offering an exhilarating action RPG experience. With its expansive open world, diverse array of enemies, and engaging combat mechanics reminiscent of a blend between Dark Souls and Monster Hunter, it quickly became a fan favorite.

The sequel has finally hit the shelves but does it have multiplayer? Well, here’s everything you need to know about whether or not Dragon’s Dogma 2 includes multiplayer.

A screenshot from Dragon's Dogma 2.
The long-awaited sequel does not have multiplayer.

Does Dragon’s Dogma 2 have multiplayer or co-op?

No, Dragon’s Dogma 2 does not have multiplayer. The sequel is a single-player game but it feels like co-op due to the Pawn system.

The Pawn mechanic, which was pioneered in the original Dragon’s Dogma, allows players to fully customize a second AI-controlled character, who would journey alongside them and assist during combat. Two more Support Pawns can also be added to create a 4 person party.

The additional Support Pawns can be borrowed from other players who have created their main Pawns and allowed them to be shared online, so in this sense, there will be an online community aspect to the game, but multiplayer itself isn’t a function that is included.

There is potentially a small chance that multiplayer could be added in the form of a DLC mode, but as the Pawn system was clearly designed with single-player gameplay in mind — it’s rather unlikely to happen. However, we’ll be sure to update this page if any news of multiplayer or co-op coming to the sequel is revealed.

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