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Diablo 4 Couch Co-Op Explained: Requirements, Bonus XP & More

We explain how Diablo 4's couch co-op play works, the bonus XP you can earn, and the requirements for Season 2.
Diablo 4 Couch Co-Op Explained: Requirements, Bonus XP & More

Want to know more about the couch Co-Op requirements in Diablo 4 and which types of bonuses players can earn?

This guide explains how couch co-op works in Diablo 4, the requirements for players in Diablo 4, and the XP bonus received from playing with others.

Update on 16 October 2023: We've updated this article with all the latest details about Diablo 4's couch co-op multiplayer feature on consoles.

Diablo 4 Couch Co-Op Requirements

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Pick a class and join a friend for some couch co-op Diablo 4 multiplayer action. (Picture: Blizzard)

On all consoles (PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Xbox Series X/S), you can get another player to join you in Diablo 4 via couch co-op play. Yes, you can start up your console, give a second controller to a like-minded demon slayer, and fight the hordes of the Burning Hells on one screen.

You will, of course, need a Battle.net account with the console account linked, but no other access is required.

Diablo 4 Co-Op Bonus XP

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Get bonus XP in Diablo 4 just by being close to another player or a party member, in couch co-op or online multiplayer. (Picture: Blizzard)

Diablo 4 will offer players bonus experience (XP) for banding together. While in couch co-op, you will obviously be in a party with a friend, and players will be close to one another. If you are near any player, you will receive 5% bonus experience gain, and if you are near a party member, you will receive 10% bonus experience.

Those in couch co-op will also be able to meet and invite other online players to their party, stacking up to four players total and some sweet bonus XP along with it. 

In case you missed it, check out the Diablo 4 live-action launch trailer below, and get ready to have fun with friends!

So there you have it, all the details available thus far for couch co-op in Diablo 4. We will endeavor to update this article if/when more information becomes available. 

For more Diablo 4, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:

Diablo 4 Season 2 Guides
Class Builds & Tier Lists


Tech Guides & Fixes
World, Maps & Locations
Diablo 4 Items & Slots
Legendary Aspects
Gameplay Systems
The Story, Lore & Characters
Diablo 4 Season Guides

Our section keeps growing, so check for new guides daily! Don't forget to pick up one of the Diablo 4 Editions and join the fight to save Sanctuary soon.