Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Multiplayer - How to Play Co-Op

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Houses co-op in action.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has a dizzying number of characters to pad out your troupe. But you can only play as one at a time. To give them all their fair chance of fame on the battlefield, though, you might want to drag a friend into the fray. Here's how to play co-op in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

Though it's fairly limited in use - and will degrade the surprisingly stellar performance of the game on your system - multiplayer in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes can certainly help speed things along. If your friend knows what they're doing at least.

For more on the game, check out our guides on how to assign an adjutant. That's an important action you can use to abuse the special attack system. And if you're in trouble, knowing how to make an AI heal you can really help. Lastly, learn how to change classes before you end up going in at a disadvantage.

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Is Fire Emblem Warriors Multiplayer?

Yes, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is technically a multiplayer game. Though they won't have any direct control over the story - or have much to do during cutscenes and base camp management, a friend can pitch in with the actual fighting.

Is Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Online?

Though Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is technically a multiplayer title, you won't be able to invite your buddies from across the pond (or street) to play online. It's not an online game. Multiplayer is restricted to splitscreen co-op only.

How to enable co-op splitscreen multiplayer in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.
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How to Play Co-Op in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes - Multiplayer Explained

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Firstly, you can't access Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes multiplayer through the main menu like you would virtually any other game. Instead, you need enable it on a per-battle basis. Don't worry: it's really easy.

Whenever you're on the battle map, go ahead and select the fight you want to get into.

Once it loads in and presents you with the tactical map and all the other bits you can tweak and change before gaining control of your characters, have your friend press the button shown in the top-right of the screen on their own paired Joy-Con, Pro Controller, or whatever they're using to control the game.

Once that's done, just hop into the battle. You should get a splitscreen view, with your friend controlling any character you're not currently using yourself.

And that's that! As mentioned earlier, you'll generally need to repeat these steps with each new battle you start. While you work through your base camp management, though, your friend is free to grab some snacks and drinks to keep you going. Real ones, that is.

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