playing co-op multiplayer in return to Moria

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Play with the lads.

Whether you hail from the Iron Hills or The Lonely Mountain, when you step into the shoes of a dwarf in Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, every journey, every battle, has one ultimate goal: to reclaim the legendary city of Moria. But doing it alone is no easy challenge, and playing with your buddies is way more fun anyway. Here’s how to play co-op in Return to Moria so you join forces with fellow dwarves and fight side by side in the depths of Moria.

How to Play Co-Op in Return to Moria

Return to Moria can be played solo or in cooperative multiplayer mode, accommodating up to eight players online

Hosting a game in Return to Moria is a straightforward process. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Navigate to the game’s main menu.
  2. Click on “Play.”
  3. Choose the Dwarf you’d like to play as and click on them.
  4. To host, select the “Load or Create World” option.
  5. Once you’ve selected the world, choose the “Host Online” option.
  6. Copy the invite code and send it to your friends.
  7. Alternatively, pressShift + F3 to open your Epic Games panel and invite your friends directly.

How to Join a Game

Joining a game requires a similar process with a few minor changes:

  1. Navigate to the game’s main menu.
  2. Click on “Play.”
  3. Choose the Dwarf you’d like to play as and click on them.
  4. Click on “Join Other World.”
  5. Input the host world’s code.
  6. If you’re playing on Epic Games, you can join via the panel’s invitation without needing a code.

Co-op multiplayer offers players the opportunity to join a friend’s game, host their own server, or join a public server. Once you’re in a multiplayer game, you can work with your friends to explore, mine resources, craft, build, and fight, sharing resources and trading items along the way.

Return to Moria seems to favor group play in terms of battle difficulty and the breadth of exploration, making the multiplayer modes a core component of the gaming experience.

If you’re wondering about crossplay and platforms in the game, we have a detailed guide here. Long story short: future updates will bring this functionality to Moria.

All Return to Moria Multiplayer Modes, Explained

It’s important to note that Return to Moria doesn’t offer local or split-screen multiplayer options. The game is designed to support online multiplayer for up to eight players, ensuring a level of cooperation and coordination that local or split-screen play might not provide. Although there are no other unique multiplayer modes at the moment, the developers have indicated their openness to introducing new multiplayer features in the future.

For now, then, gather your buddies and take on the depths. But don’t do so without having read our beginner guide, and our detailed overview of all resources in the game.