How To Play Local Multiplayer In MultiVersus (The Easy Way)

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Local multiplayer or local play is the couch co-op in MultiVersus. It allows you to play in 2V2, 1V1, or free for all modes.

The following guide helps you create a local party and join the game with 2, 3, or 4 players locally (on one device).  

How to Do Local Multiplayer?

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In the game’s main menu:

1. Select “Play.”

2. Click “Custom” and then “Local Play.”

3. Press any button on other controllers to join.

4. Choose a character, outfit, and taunt.

5. Finalize your signature and secondary perks.

6. Select a map.

7. Press the X button to start playing local multiplayer.  

What Game Modes Are Available in Local Play?

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The local multiplayer has three game modes: Player versus player, team versus team, and one against all. 

1 VS 1: You must fight another player.

Teams (2 VS 2): You and one other player must compete against two other players.

Free For All: You must defeat all the other three players.  

What Are the Match Settings?

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The customizable options are mode, time, rounds, and hazards.

Game Mode determines whether you want to play solo or as a team.

Ringouts identify how many rounds the game should last. (The maximum ringout is 4).

Time limits the match duration, but you can set it to “Unlimited.”

Hazards are random obstacles that show up on the platform. 

What Characters Are Playable in Local Multiplayer?


Unlike online multiplayer, the local couch co-op has 20 unlocked heroes.

Here’s the list of characters available in local play:

Arya StarkAssassin
Harley QuinnAssassin
LeBron JamesBruiser
Tom & JerryMage
Bugs BunnyMage

How to Add Second Player or Controller?

Connect the controller to the Xbox, PlayStation, or PC. Go to the “Local Play” section in the “Custom” menu. And press a button to join the lobby. 

Note: For a 2-player game, open the match settings, and change the mode to 1VS1. Otherwise, the multiplayer won’t work.

Can you play with a controller and keyboard?

Local multiplayer in MultiVersus requires at least two controllers. You cannot play the game with one keyboard and one controller on a PC.

How to 1VS1 in MultiVersus Local Multiplayer?

Once in the Local Play section, open the match settings (the book icon), and change the Game Mode to 1 VS 1. 

If you want to play as teams, change it to 2 VS 2 and Free for All to play against 2 or 3 opponents.

How to Add Bots?

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You cannot add bots in MultiVersus local multiplayer. The mode is only available for 2 to 4 players. 

If you want to play with a friend against AI or bots, create an online lobby or select Co-Op VS AI in the main menu. Just remember to learn how to block in Multiversus, it will help.

Suggested: Learn How to Add Bots in Custom Game Lobby.