Fans of Vampire Survivors have been eagerly awaiting the release of the co-op mode, and today, developer poncle has provided an in-depth look at how this highly anticipated multiplayer feature will work. During the ID@Xbox event, poncle unveiled the details, shedding light on the exciting additions that will enhance the gameplay experience. The co-op mode will be available as a free update and supports local play for up to four players. It includes all the content from the base game, including maps, characters, weapons, and more.
In Vampire Survivors’ co-op mode, every character is playable, but with one restriction: players cannot choose the same character as their friends. While the reason behind this limitation remains unclear, poncle humorously suggests that having four of the same character would cause the universe to implode. Although this restriction may seem minor, the addition of co-op gameplay far outweighs this limitation.
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An intriguing aspect of the update is the shared XP system. Instead of each player having their own XP bar, all players will share one. This means that levels will be traded among the group, fostering a sense of teamwork and cooperation. In the event of a player’s death, they will find themselves locked in a coffin but will have the chance to respawn and continue playing. However, poncle warns that enemies may immediately swarm the resurrected player, adding an element of challenge and urgency to the gameplay.
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The co-op update also introduces scaled weapon mechanics, dynamically adjusting weapon strength based on the number of players. With gameplay limited to a single screen, players will need to closely collaborate and strategize to overcome the game’s challenges. Furthermore, poncle has included a range of customization options, allowing players to tailor the experience to their preferences.
Additionally, the co-op update brings a new item called The Friendship Amulet. This item provides players with the ability to grant a random level-up to everyone or select a specific level-up for themselves, offering further customization and progression options.
Vampire Survivors is currently available on mobile, Xbox, and PC platforms. The highly anticipated co-op update will launch alongside the game’s release on Nintendo Switch on August 17. Get ready to join forces with friends and embark on thrilling vampire adventures together in this immersive multiplayer experience.