Minecraft Dungeons Guide – How to Play with Friends

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When played together, Minecraft Dungeons is a lot more fun, albeit more difficult. Teaming up with other players is easy, whether you’re playing with friends online or with your family from the same home. To set up multiplayer, you will need to follow a few simple steps, but after them you can immediately start exploring the levels with friends or family. Don’t forget to cover each other – the monsters are much stronger when playing together.

In this Minecraft Dungeons multiplayer guide, we will teach you how to set up local and online multiplayer, as well as explain how multiplayer mode works in principle. In addition, we will present some details about crossplay in Minecraft Dungeons.

A Brief Overview of Multiplayer in Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons can be played alone, but the game becomes much more fun if you make your way through hordes of skeletons and creepers with friends. For both story quests and secret missions in search of the best loot, you can take up to three other heroes with you.

Here are some key points to keep in mind in multiplayer:

  • When explored by multiple people, dungeons tend to be more difficult;
  • Players can use simple commands to communicate with each other;
  • You can quickly teleport to another player using Ender Pearls. Once a target is selected, the process is fairly quick;
  • In the levels you can find monster respawn cubes. To stop respawning, hit them a few times;
  • If an ally falls in combat, you have 30 seconds to revive them or both of you will lose a life. To revive a player, click on it and wait a few seconds.;
  • If an ally has fallen, the night begins. Monsters begin to randomly appear on the territory and approach the deceased hero;
  • After being revived, the player has very little health. Be sure to use the potion to immediately restore full health;
  • Loot and emeralds cannot be traded, but arrows and consumables can.

Is crossplay supported?

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Minecraft Dungeons is available on Windows 10, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, so going forward it should be possible to play with up to three other players on any combination of these platforms. Unfortunately, at the moment, crossplay in Minecraft Dungeons is not yet available, although it will probably appear over time.

Crossplay should appear in a free update later this year. So you will definitely be able to play together with all your friends, no matter what platform they prefer. As soon as this add-on is released, we will provide you with all the information you need to connect with your friends.

How to set up local multiplayer

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Multiple controllers are required to play Minecraft Dungeons with friends in the same room. This is because the PC version cannot support connecting multiple keyboards and mice to one PC. One person can play the keyboard and mouse while the rest play controllers.

To set up local multiplayer, select the item in the main menu offline game. Up to three other players can join your game here. Before appearing in the camp, each of them will be able to choose skins from a limited set.

How to connect with friends in online multiplayer

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Chances are, most people will play online multiplayer with friends. Compared to local, it has two advantages: firstly, in each level you will only watch your character, as you will not be constrained by a split screen or limited space, and secondly, you can use any desired control scheme.

To connect with other players, they must be your friends – so make sure you add your friend to the list before starting the game. After that, head to Minecraft Dungeons. To create an online multiplayer game, select from the main menu Online game. After entering the menu, you can see who is online and who is offline. To go to the camp, click Start online game. There, open the friends tab, from where you can invite up to three other players to the game.

If you have a family account, and some Xbox accounts are linked to it, then Minecraft Dungeons can be played online on separate devices. It’s not so easy – the first of our shared accounts had problems, and only the second one was able to start normally. Instructions on how to do this are provided by Microsoft here.

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