How to play co-op in Wild Hearts

How to play co-op in Wild Hearts
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Written by 

Lloyd Coombes


13th Feb 2023 12:39

Wild Hearts is an action RPG that pits players against huge monsters called Kemono, but you don’t have to go it alone.

That’s because Wild Hearts multiplayer supports up to three players online, and there are various ways to team up with other players. Here’s everything you need to know about multiplayer in the game.

Is Wild Hearts multiplayer?

Yes! Players can form groups of three to tackle all of the Kemono Azuma has to offer, and it uses a drop-in, drop-out system where players can join hunts in progress or simply roam the various biomes together.

How to play co-op in multiplayer

There are several ways to team up with friends in Wild Hearts.


Once you craft a campfire, you can rest next to it. Doing so opens a menu that lets you pick your next hunt and upgrade your adorable Tsukomo companion, but it also features a “Play Online” option to start a new session or join an existing one.

Hunters Gates

While wandering Azuma’s regions, you can find glowing gates that act as portals to other players' worlds.

These Hunters Gates can take you to join another player’s quest.

Request Assistance

When you start a quest in Wild Hearts, you can request assistance with the button prompt on the screen.

It’ll match with other players in the same quest, meaning you can both progress the campaign – particularly helpful for the Kingtusk quest early on which can be tricky.

Is Wild Hearts co-op crossplay?

Wild Hearts screenshot showing a character wielding a weapon
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Wild Hearts is much more fun in co-op

Yes, players can team up across PC, Xbox Series S & X, and PlayStation 5. For more, be sure to check out our guide to crossplay and cross-progression.

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For more on the game, check out all we know about a potential Steam Deck release, as well as all the information about crossplay and cross-progression.

Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.

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