How does multiplayer work on consoles?

There are two ways to enjoy multiplayer games.


The first is local split-screen play for two players. In order to play this way a single player game must first be selected and started and then the second player can join by connecting a second controller.

Peer-to-Peer Online

The second is online peer-to-peer play for up to four players. In order to play this way one person must create a game and then others may join that game. The world will only be active as long as the host is playing. Once the host quits all other players will be kicked from the game and will not be able to rejoin until the host is playing again.



Split-screen will not work with online multiplayer. They are separate modes.

Online play is best enjoyed with friends so that game sessions can be coordinated. If you join a stranger's game you have no idea or control over when or if they will continue that world. Many hours of progress can be lost if that host decides to delete that game.


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    William Henderson

    This is not explained when you buy the game on the psn thanks again this would have been a great game I know I won't be telling my friends to buy this

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    Curtis Willis

    Won't let me play online and hasn't done for the past few months

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    Deej Drew

    Every time I hit either multiplayer modes or join a game it says error patch is required for multiplayer modes. Wtf does that mean I have it for PS4 btw.

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    michael abernathy

    Man this is a cool game for ps4, but you should make it clear that it is 7 days to Die LITE. The online play is BEYOND DISAPPOINTING. At the very least there should be an option for the host to allow the game to continue when they are offline. This absolutely ruins the game. A game like this in splitscreen is like playing while looking through a keyhole at your tv from another room. If you don’t change this I an done with your games. The Forest looks way better btw.

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