Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has a co op multiplayer mode, but fans are wondering whether this will be available for online play in addition to a local split-screen mode.

Set a hundred years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Age of Calamity challenges players to take part in large scale battles against thousands of enemies in a bid to stop the rise of Calamity Ganon.

While this can be played two-player, there are limitations placed on how it can be used.

Does Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity feature online multiplayer?

While Age of Calamity can be played in multiplayer co op mode, it cannot be played online. Players will only be able to enjoy the game together in a local multiplayer mode.

Nintendo has yet to show off much of the multiplayer mode in action, but it’s believed that it will work very similarly to the splitscreen co op that is present in the previous Hyrule Warriors game.

If so, this will involve each player in Age of Calamity’s multiplayer taking half the screen as they co-operate in large-scale battles across wide maps filled with enemies.

How does Hyrule Warriors’ co op work?

Nintendo hasn’t yet revealed very much in relation to Age of Calamity’s co op multiplayer mode. Everything known about the co op mode comes from a cryptic line on the game’s website:

“Pass a Joy-Con™ to a friend and take on Calamity Ganon as a team in local co-op multiplayer. Fight side-by-side or divide your efforts to cover more ground, complete objectives, or defeat the forces of darkness!”

This sounds very similar to the split-screen mode available in the first Hyrule Warriors. Here’s hoping that Age of Calamity’s multiplayer will run smoothly with thousands of enemies on-screen, regardless of what this mode may involve.

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