How to play co-op multiplayer with friends in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

It’s time to draw swords and awkwardly dodge blows together.

A group of riders in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty

Image Via Koei Tecmo

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty can be an incredibly challenging game, but players don’t have to face it alone, as it’s possible to call on friends to help battle the foes that roam ancient China. In Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, it’s possible to bring in two other players for aid, but this option isn’t available straight away, and the player has to jump through a few annoying hoops to call for help.

Related: Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty’s fast-paced and cutting-edge fighting can’t save it from flat gameplay — Review

How to use co-op multiplayer in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

One thing to remember is that co-op multiplayer isn’t available at the beginning of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. To be able to play multiplayer with friends, the player has to defeat the first boss in the game, Zhang Liang, who can be brutally difficult, especially as it’s not possible to call in some human allies to help with his two difficult phases. Once Zhang Liang is defeated, the co-op multiplayer option will become available.

To play co-op multiplayer in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, rest at one of the banners throughout the stage. After Zhang Liang has been beaten, a new option called “Online Lobby” should be available on the menu, which is where the multiplayer options for Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty are kept.

Online menu in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty
Screenshot Via Gamepur

Select Online Lobby, which will bring up three options; ‘Recruit,’ ‘Co-Op,’ and ‘Invade.’ From this menu, select ‘Co-Op’ and this will bring up two more menus; ‘Recruit Allies’ or ‘Join co-op by set password.’ If another player has created a game, then use the second option and input the password they gave you to enter their instance.

Related: How the five Virtues work in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Co-Op Menu in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty
Screenshot Via Gamepur

To bring friends into your game, select ‘Recruit,’ which will remove any computer-controlled NPCs from the stage. This will bring up a new menu, where people can either be sent an invite directly from the current friend list or by creating a password that can be sent to people. The player can also change their loadout from this menu before their friends arrive, which includes changing equipment, Wizardry spells, and setting a Divine Beast.