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Does Genshin Impact Have Multiplayer? | How to play with friends

Does Genshin Impact have multiplayer? Gamers getting into this new adventure game might want to play it with friends, but it doesn’t appear to be easy to get started. It is possible to play Genshin Impact with friends, but players will have to complete some tasks first — and they won’t be able to play with everyone around the world.

How to play Genshin Impact multiplayer co-op

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Genshin Impact does have multiplayer gameplay. Players can team up together to tackle the game’s many challenges, but that’s not something that can be done right from the beginning of the game. Instead, the player will need to reach Adventure Rank 16 before multiplayer is unlocked.

Follow these easy steps to unlock multiplayer in Genshin Impact:

  1. Download and install Genshin Impact.
  2. Start playing the game.
  3. Continue to play until reaching Adventure Rank 16. (Adventure Rank is the account-wide level and not the individual character level.)
  4. Access Genshin Impact multiplayer.

It will take approximately 6–10 hours of gameplay to get access to Genshin Impact multiplayer. Some players who tested the game before launch noted that the Adventure Rank 16 requirement could be met in as little as 6 hours, although it may take a couple of hours longer if gamers are taking their time.

Genshin Impact does not have PVP. Although the game features a robust anti-cheat system, the developer has emphatically stated that it has “no plans” to add player vs. player combat into the game at any point in the future.

Is Genshin Impact multiplayer region-locked?

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It’s important to note that not everyone will be able to play Genshin Impact together. Yes, the game is cross-platform — it’s likely coming to the Nintendo Switch at some future point, although an Xbox release isn’t quite certain and mobile players will face challenges trying to play with a controller. The game is region-locked — this means that gamers on different servers cannot play together.