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Can you play Dragon’s Dogma 2 offline?

Capcom's Dragon's Dogma 2 has plenty of online features to enjoy, but could you play the RPG in offline mode if you really wanted to?

Dragon's Dogma 2 offline mode: the Arisen fights a large stone head with red glowing eyes

Does Dragon’s Dogma 2 have an offline mode? Capcom’s 2012 epic has finally got its sequel more than 12 years on, but many of us have been wondering how essential an internet connection is, in this constantly online world. While DD2 has some fun online features, the ability to disconnect and immerse in its world is more than appealing.

With the Dragon’s Dogma 2 release date finally here, brush up on the DD2 system requirements so you’re not caught out when you launch the game. It can be quite taxing on your rig, so make sure you’re set to enjoy Dragon’s Dogma 2 and the story of the Arisen.

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Can you play Dragon’s Dogma 2 in offline mode?

Yes, you can play Dragon’s Dogma 2 offline. DD2 will require an internet connection when you first start the game, but for any subsequent launches you can play in offline mode with no problems.

If you do want to play Dragon’s Dogma 2 online, you can enjoy browsing and recruiting other players’ DD2 pawns who will join your party, taking experience and riftstones back to the original player that created them.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 multiplayer isn’t something that exists, with Capcom marketing its sequel as a “single-player experience”. So, while you can play alongside your friends’ Pawns, they’ll be controlled by AI just as they are in the main game.

If you can’t get enough of Dragon’s Dogma 2, check out our guides to the Dragon’s Dogma 2 map so you can familiarize yourself with the key areas and environments you’ll be exploring. We’ve also got all you need to know on all of the Dragon’s Dogma 2 vocations, including the new ones introduced with the second installment in the series.