Vampire Survivors Couch Co-op FAQ
Vampire Survivors Couch Co-op FAQ

Vampire Survivors Couch Co-op FAQ

Why are you adding couch co-op to Vampire Survivors?

Because it’s fun (we hope!) and couch co-op is one of the most requested community features.

How much does the couch co-op update cost?

Nothing. The co-op update will be completely free.

When does the couch co-op update launch?

17th August!

How does the couch co-op update change the gameplay?

While we can’t go into too many details here, we can already say that the gameplay stays largely the same (more chaos aside), though adding more players changes a few gameplay systems of course. For example, you will share the “level up” bar with the experience points with your friends and level up in turns, all players will always be visible on the same screen (so no splitscreen) and there will also be a few ways to sabotage each other: just, you know, pick Gatti Amari.

Which platforms will the couch co-op update be available for?

All platforms Vampire Survivors is available for, so: PC, Mac, Steam Deck, Xbox, iOS, Android and SECRET (when it launches). On every platform you will need one controller input device (controller, keyboard etc.) per player to play.

Can multiple people play on one keyboard on PC?

Unfortunately we hit some technical limitations, so for now you will need one controller input device (keyboard, controller etc.) per player.

With how many people can I play Vampire Survivors once the couch co-op update hits?

Up to 4 players in total in local couch co-op. Be the bullet hell with your besties! Or on your own by using 4 controllers at once! (jk please don't do that to yourself 🙏)

Can I also play co-op online?

Not officially! When the co-op update lands, it will allow local couch co-op for up to 4 players but does not support online play.

That being said, there are online gaming solutions like Steam Remote Play Together that work with every game, so you will be able to play online with those workarounds of course.

Is there only a couch co-op mode or can I also play against my friends?

There's no versus mode, but we're sure some of you will find a way or two to test how good your friendships are in the co-op.

Will there be specific couch co-op multiplayer levels?

Nope! We designed the co-op mode in a way that you can play through all of Vampire Survivors with friends, but there won’t be co-op specific levels.

Will there be couch co-op focused achievements?

Also nope! We don’t want anyone to feel like they HAVE to play co-op to unlock and see everything in the game. You will be able to play the whole of Vampire Survivors with friends, foes or your favourite creatures of the night but it’s fully optional.

Can I also play the DLCs in couch co-op?

Of course! As long as you own a DLC you will be able to play it in local co-op.

Do I need to start from the beginning to play the couch co-op?

You can seamlessly switch between co-op and single player before every run. No need to start a new game, and all the unlocks you get during a co-op play session will carry over to your singleplayer save.

Can I select the same character as my friends? We all want to play as Poe!

Multiple Poes would tip the balance of the universe, so for now every character can only be selected by one player per run.

Will there be future single-player updates for the game?

Yes! We will continue to support the game with free updates and paid DLCs, but moving forward you will be able to play everything solo (as usual) or in co-op if you prefer.

Will there be a Steam beta test?

If you're on the new-engine branch, you'll be able to test couch co-op some time before the official release on Steam, but we don't have a specific date for that yet.


We’ll see.