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How to play co-op in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is one of the biggest Lego games ever made. Along with giving you access to hundreds of playable characters, you'll get to work your way through key moments from across the nine Skywalker saga films — each brought to life with a new dose of Lego-inspired humor. It'll take dozens of hours to unlock everything it has to offer, and there's no denying the journey is much more enjoyable with a friend.




5 minutes

What You Need

  • Two Joy-Cons or Pro Controllers

Like its predecessors, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is built around multiplayer. However, it's not immediately clear how co-op works upon launching the game. But once you know where to look, getting a cooperative session up and running takes just a few seconds.

Here's a complete guide on how to play co-op in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, including details on whether you can play co-op online or if it's relegated to just local play.

Lego Obi-wan and qui-gon fight droids.
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How to play co-op in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Unlike some other games, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga doesn't let you choose to play co-op via a menu option before you begin. This can lead to some confusion as to how you can play co-op, or if it's even an option. Here's a step by step guide on letting you and your partner begin a new journey in the Star Wars universe.

Step 1: Go to the Episode Select screen. Here you will be able to pick which of the three trilogies of films you want to start playing, either at Episode I, IV, or VII. Pick whichever one you like and begin the game.

Step 2: Once the introduction cinematic is finished and you can start playing, have the second player press Start on their controller.

Step 3: The game will automatically split the screen, and the second player will immediately join you in your game.

Step 4: Play for as long, or as little, as you like! The second player can even hit Start a second time and select Drop Out from the menu to instantly go back to a single-player game. You can only play with a maximum of two players, though.

Lego Obi-wan has a bad feeling.
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Can you play co-op online?

The sad answer is no, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga does not support any online multiplayer, meaning you have to be in the same house, and have two controllers, to properly play in co-op. No Lego title has had online co-op before, so it's a shame that this newest, and most ambitious, game doesn't allow for people to join up against the Sith from different locations.

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