Dragon Quest Builders 2 Multiplayer - How to Unlock on PS4 and Switch

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Multiplayer - How to Unlock on PS4 and Switch

Here's how Multiplayer works in Dragon Quest Builders 2. Our guide to unlocking multiplayer in Dragon Quest Builders 2 and what options are available.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is finally here, bringing the building/RPG goodness from the original with a few new bells and whistles thrown in for good measure. The world is larger this time, and there’s also some pretty robust multiplayer options to enjoy as well. Unlocking the multiplayer in Dragon Quest Builders 2 does take a little bit of time, however, and you’ll need to complete a specific quest before jumping in with your friends. In this Dragon Quest Builders 2 Multiplayer Guide, we’ll take a look at how to unlock multiplayer in Dragon Quest Builders 2, and see whether or not there is splitscreen co-op as well.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Multiplayer Explained

There are numerous ways to play multiplayer in Dragon Quest Heroes 2, plus the game separates multiplayer off from the core game. In this guide to multiplayer in Dragon Quest Builders 2 we'll detail exactly what you need to do in order to unlock multiplayer (whether playing online or using local wireless), plus explain how you start the multiplayer mode in Dragon Quest Builders 2.

How to Play With Friends in Dragon Quest Builders 2

In order to unlock the multiplayer features of Dragon Quest Builders 2, you’ll first need to have completed the first island in the game. Once Furrowfield has been cleared, you can head back to the island you started out on. Look for a quest involving a Stone Tablet, there are 4 objectives to clear. You’ll need to make a meadow, a river, a forest, and bring a chicken back to the quest giver. Once you’ve done so, you will unlock Explorer’s Shores, where you can access a portal down on the beach to head into Online Multiplayer.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Cross Play

Dragon Quest Builders is currently available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and luckily Square Enix is letting the two groups play together. You’ll need a PS Plus subscription if you’re a PS4 player, and a Nintendo Online sub if you’re on Switch.

What Areas Can be Played in Multiplayer?

Multiplayer in Dragon Quest Builders 2 can be a lot of fun, but don’t go in expecting to be able to play through the whole game in co-op. Remember Explorer’s Island that we mentioned earlier? Well, this is an island where you can build and create to your heart’s content. This is also the area where you can play multiplayer, essentially starting an island with your friends. You can either host three friends on your own island, or hop over to a friend’s world.

Dragon Quest Builders 2: Is There Local Co-Op?

If you were hoping to jump into Dragon Quest Builders 2 with a pal on one system, you’re out of luck. You can only play Dragon Quest Builders 2 Multiplayer online. This means that each player will need their own system and copy of the game to play. You can invite your friends via each system’s Friend List feature.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Nintendo Switch Wireless Multiplayer

One thing to keep in mind if you’re a Nintendo Switch player is that you can link up systems via wireless. This means you can play with friends in the same room if each has their own Switch. You can access this feature from the portal on Explorer’s Shores.

If it's more Dragon Quest Builders 2 content you're after, then USG has you sorted. You can check out our Dragon Quest Builders 2 Multiplayer guide, our Dragon Quest Builders 2 materials guide, our list of Dragon Quest Builders 2 recipes and Dragon Quest Builders 2 Room recipes, our Dragon Quest Builders 2 water guide, and our Dragon Quest Builders 2 soil guide, and more.

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Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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