The Host Game choice enables you to staff with an ally utilizing one in all your regular marketing campaign saves. Once you’ve chosen that mode, merely select the save file you wish to use, and Saints Row will load you into it, prepared for some co-op motion. From there, you possibly can simply play as regular and watch for a pal or random stranger to hitch your recreation, or you possibly can choose and select who can be part of your crew.
While taking part in a co-op marketing campaign, go to the pause menu and choose the “Co-op” choice, which brings up three extra selections: Join Friend, Invite Friend, and Co-op Settings. “Invite Friend” will convey up your whole associates who’re at present on-line and taking part in the sport. Simply choose the individual you wish to play with, and the sport will ship them an invite. If they settle for, a popup will ask you if you’d like your pal to hitch your recreation (regardless that you simply despatched them an invite stating you need them to). Confirm the notification, and your pal is now part of your in-game world.
If you don’t wish to host a recreation and would relatively be part of another person’s world, you should use the “Join Friend” choice both from the principle menu or whereas in a co-op marketing campaign. The course of principally works the identical as inviting a pal however capabilities in reverse since you’re asking a pal permission to staff up. If you’d want to staff up with a random gamer, the “Matchmaking” choice is correct up your alley. That setting works so much like “Join Friend” besides as a substitute of choosing from an inventory of associates, it pulls a random participant’s title out of a hat and tries to pair them with you. You don’t should ship them an invitation because the recreation mechanically does that for you, however the randomly chosen participant nonetheless has to allow you to in
While these are all the fundamental multiplayer modes accessible in Saints Row, you possibly can nonetheless tweak your expertise by deciding on “Co-op Settings” from both the choices menu or the co-op menu. You can change a session’s privateness settings to let anybody be part of through matchmaking (Open to All), solely let associates be part of (Friends Only), or solely let gamers you invite in (Invite Only). You may activate pleasant hearth and tweak its injury output, decide whether or not visiting company can customise your HQ, and even activate the power to prank your ally.
Of course, the multiplayer mode has a number of limitations. For starters, if you happen to don’t have an energetic Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription, you possibly can’t take part in multiplayer it doesn’t matter what. Also, crossplay isn’t carried out as of writing, so if you’re taking part in on Xbox Series X and wish to invite somebody on PlayStation 5, you’re at present out of luck. And as a last warning, even if you happen to activate the choice to prank allies, you possibly can’t achieve this until additionally they activate that choice. It would hardly be honest if you happen to might flip your pal right into a strolling merchandising machine however they couldn’t return the favor.