Sacred 3 is out now, and while the game isn't like the traditional open world Action/RPGs before it, it's still a pretty fun arcade co-op experience. It's an extremely co-op flexible game with quite a few options for players to maximize their teamwork. Here's some of the common questions answered for you.
- How many players can play Sacred 3 locally (couch co-op)?
- How many players can play Sacred 3 via system link or LAN?
- How many players can play Sacred 3 online?
- How many players are supported in combo co-op?
- Is a Gold Membership required for the second player in combo co-op on the 360?
- How do you begin a co-op session in Sacred 3?
- How does save game progress work for co-op play in Sacred 3?
- Can I join a game if the host is further along than me in Sacred 3?
- What co-op abilities are there for the characters in Sacred 3?
- What other co-op abilities are there?
- How do I choose Malakhim as a character to play?
How many players can play Sacred 3 locally (couch co-op)?
Two players are supported in couch co-op.
How many players can play Sacred 3 via system link or LAN?
The game doesn't support LAN play, you'll need to use Steam, Xbox Live or PSN to connect.
How many players can play Sacred 3 online?
Up to four players can play in online co-op.
How many players are supported in combo co-op?
Two players per console are supported in Sacred 3 for combo co-op, for a total of four players.
Is a Gold Membership required for the second player in combo co-op on the 360?
TBD - Awaiting Confirmation
How do you begin a co-op session in Sacred 3?
You can keep your game open to the public or friends only, inviting players to join during missions or while in a lobby. If a session starts in a lobby, all player progress is viewed on a map and players can vote for which mission they'd like to play next.
How does save game progress work for co-op play in Sacred 3?
All progress is saved back to your character including missions, weapons, gold, and items. In local/combo co-op it appears only guests characters are allowed to play. As of now this is for the PC version only, we've yet to confirm on consoles.
Can I join a game if the host is further along than me in Sacred 3?
Yup. Player progress does not matter, though the game has certain recommendations on player level per mission.
What co-op abilities are there for the characters in Sacred 3?
The four starting characters each of a co-op buff that is charged during and then used by pressing the right trigger.
- Seraphim - Lightning Buff (electrocute enemies)
- Ancarian - Healing Buff (heal over time)
- Khukuri - Ice Buff (freeze enemies on hits)
- Safiri - Fire Buff (burn enemies on hits)
- Malakhim - ???
What other co-op abilities are there?
As you play Sacred 3 you'll unlock weapon spirits. These spirits provide buffs not only to you, but the whole team. Different combinatons of weapon spirits will prove the most effective, so make sure you choose different spirits for each character depending on their role. Here's a list of some of the weapon spirits at level 1 (there are 5 levels for each spirit).
|Weapon Spirit||Team Buff||Your Penalty|
|Battlemage||Attacks have a 20% chance to trigger chain lightning that jumps 4 times and inflicts 50% of the damage of an Attack Chain||Energy Orbs grant you 25% less energy|
|Elf||Health Orbs grant party members 10% more health||Health orbs grant YOU 10% less health|
|Demoness||Attacks set enemies aflame, inflicting 50% of the damage of an Attack Chain per second while the enemy is being attacked||Damage taken is increased 10%|
|Possessed Human||Energy Orbs grant party members 10% more energy||Energy orbs grant YOU 10% less energy|
|Dragon||Attacks have a 15% chance to trigger a damage shileld for 5s which absorbs damage equal to up to 10% of your maximum health||Attacks that trigger a shield cause you to lose energy|
|Dryad||Attacks weaken the enemy reducing the damage inflicted by its attacks by 10% for 3 seconds.||Critical hit damage is reduced by 15%.|
|Gladiator||All damage is increased 100% while health is low.||Low health threshold is 30% health|
|Dark Elf||Charged Bash shockwave causes super interruption, super shield break and super knockout. Deals 40% of the damage of an attack chain.||Lose 15% of your health when performing a charged bash.|
How do I choose Malakhim as a character to play in Sacred 3?
Malakhim was available as a pre-order bonus. He'll likely be a part of paid DLC post launch.