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Bloodborne Cooperative: How to Play Coop with Other Players

Like its Dark Souls and Demon Souls predecessors, Bloodborne coop isn’t the easiest feat to accomplish. How to play coop in this game with your friends or with total strangers isn’t explained super well in the game. Because of that, giving your friend a hand or getting some help yourself can be tougher than you’d expect.

That isn’t to say it’s impossible to play Bloodborne coop, as we will show you how to play coop with anyone online. Of course, there are a few prerequisites that you will need to know. First, you definitely need PlayStation Plus in order to play online with someone and you must select “play online” from the starting menu. Let’s get started.

Bloodborne Coop: How to Play Coop with Other Players

With those requirements out of the way, there are a few steps that must be taken to play Bloodborne coop. You must have the Beckoning Bell item in your possession to start a coop match, which is received by getting your first Insight point. Using the Beckoning Bell in an area where you haven’t defeated the boss will allow up to two other players to join you and help.

Conversely, you need the Small Resonant Bell if you want to play Bloodborne coop and help someone else out there or join up with your friends. You must be within 10 levels plus 10% of your current level in order to be able to play with someone. For example, a level 20 player can only play with people ranging from level eight to 32.

You can set up a password by going to the settings, then network, then password matching so you can join your friends privately online. Make sure to be in the same area as each other when you use your bells to ensure you can join each other’s game. That is how you play Bloodborne coop. Good luck!