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

We’ve got official word on Dragon’s Dogma 2 multiplayer, so find out if there’s a co-op mode to join forces with Arisen from other worlds.

A blonde elf wearing a heavy cloak smiles as she observes new life growing in the Sacred Arbor.

Can you play Dragon’s Dogma 2 multiplayer in co-op? When a dragon shows up out of nowhere to steal your heart, you’re probably in dire need of a friend to rely upon while you recover – and to help you get your internal organs back. If you’re a fresh Arisen just setting off into the wide world of Dragon’s Dogma 2, we understand that a companion or two (or three) is all you need.

Developer Capcom also understands. After all, the classic RPG game series already has a co-op element to it in the form of the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Pawn system, which lets you recruit AI companions created by other players on the Dragon’s Dogma 2 online network. However, we don’t blame you if you’d rather traverse the expansive Dragon’s Dogma 2 map with a real-life friend in tow, so we’re here to give you the definitive answer on Dragon’s Dogma 2 multiplayer.

Does Dragon’s Dogma 2 have multiplayer?

No, Dragon’s Dogma 2 does not have multiplayer. This was confirmed by Capcom on the game’s official website, which describes Dragon’s Dogma 2 as a “single-player experience.”

Capcom goes on to explain that Pawns “lend a sense of multiplayer community” to the single-player game. New and improved features such as advanced AI, an extensive character creator, and Dragon’s Dogma 2 Pawn specializations all work to make Pawns even more unique and lifelike than in the previous game, while Dragon’s Dogma 2 Dragonsplague lends Pawn recruitment a risk-reward factor.

Pawn inclinations also make a return, allowing you to shape the personality of your NPC companion while also tailoring their behavior to your preference. Regardless of whether they’re meek or hot-tempered, Pawns will remain reactive to their surroundings as you explore the open-world game – and given that Dragon’s Dogma 2 fast travel is limited, their helpful observations should lend you a semblance of companionship that you’d otherwise find in Dragon’s Dogma 2 multiplayer co-op.

If the lack of Dragon’s Dogma 2 multiplayer is a deal breaker, check out our top picks for the best multiplayer games and co-op games out there. Our Dragon’s Dogma 2 preview can also give you a taste of what to expect following your date with a dragon.