Wondering how to play 2-player co-op multiplayer in Luigi's Mansion 3? This guide shows you how to beat the first mission and unlock the mode.

Luigi’s Mansion 3: How to Play 2-Player Co-Op Multiplayer

Wondering how to play 2-player co-op multiplayer in Luigi's Mansion 3? This guide shows you how to beat the first mission and unlock the mode.

If you’re wondering how to play Luigi’s Mansion 3 co-op multiplayer but can’t find the option, don’t worry. The option for the mode is locked behind the game’s first mission. The Luigi’s Mansion 3 guide below will help you figure out how to play a 2-player co-op with a friend in no time.

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It’s traditional for Nintendo to hide co-op multiplayer features in their games, but after following a few simple steps below, you will be able to play as Luigi and Gooigi without any problems.

How to Play 2-Player Co-Op in Luigi’s Mansion 3

Step 1: Complete the First Mission in Luigi’s Mansion 3

Here’s a step-by-step walkthrough on how to complete the first mission. This is how you can quickly to unlock co-op and Gooigi.

First, watch the intro cutscene. Then run away from King Boo and follow Polterpup. When you arrive at the locked door on the second floor, find the key behind the front desk. 

Unlock the door and enter. After the cutscene, go to your left and enter another door. Go past the locked metal door. Find another key behind the first door in the hall on your right. 

Direct the light of your flashlight at the mirror, and the key will appear. Go back to the metal door and unlock it. Open the vault using your flashlight. Foloow Professor E. Gadd’s instructions. 

Now take the elevator to the underground garage in B1. Defeat the ghost in the garage and go back to the elevator. Activate the E. Gadd hotline in the game’s menu, and press the F5 button. 

Follow the marker on the map, and defeat another ghost before going back to E. Gadd in the garage. 

Step 2: Activate 2-Player Co-op

After completing the first mission, you can finally play co-op with a friend. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press the “Plus” button on your controller
  2. Select “Co-op” in the menu
  3. Confirm Co-op game by pressing “A”

Now you can play together either on two different gamepads or by using the two halves of the Nintendo Switch controller.

That’s it on how to play 2-player co-op multiplayer in Luigi’s Mansion 3, and if you were wondering how to catch the Polterkitty, then head straight to this guide.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Luigi’s Mansion 3 guides, including how to find every gem in the game, as well as how to uncover every boo. 


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