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How to Play Party Animals in Couch Co-op

You can play Party Animals with only multiplayer, we'll go over how in this guide.

Party Animals boasts some amazing co-op and PvP fun for all ages. You can grab, toss, and annoy total strangers, or you could do just that to friends and family. You don’t have to do so with a bunch of random players in your lobby, either. Here’s what you need to know about Party Animals‘ couch co-op.

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Party Animals Couch Co-op Explained

There’s a big caveat to couch co-op in Party Animals. The game must be played online even if you’re just playing locally. However, you don’t have to play with randoms if you just want to play local multiplayer.

How to Play Local Multiplayer in Party Animals

You need to create or join a lobby to play any Party Animals match, and that stands with local multiplayer. Luckily, it’s very easy to do, and you can immediately lock online players out of the lobby. Here are the steps:

  • Choose “Custom Game” from the main menu.
  • Click the “Create” button at the top right.
  • Choose the mode and map you want to play first.
  • Click the lock icon at the top right and lock in a password. (Note: The password doesn’t matter when playing locally).
  • Connect the second player’s controller.
  • A prompt will pop up saying, “New controller detected. Add new local player?”
  • Choose “Yes.”

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After you’ve done this and gotten your friend or family member into your lobby, select the robot icons over each team to add bots. Just start the match when you’re all set to play only with your local multiplayer companion(s) and bots, or just duke it out against each other. Whatever you want to do!

That’s all you need to know about the couch co-op in Party Animals on both PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and Series S. Look for more guides to the game coming here on GameSkinny.

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