Resident Evil 6

  • Online Co-Op: 2 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
  • + Combo Co-Op
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Resident Evil 6 Co-Op FAQ

All the details for the biggest co-op Resident Evil game to date

Resident Evil 6 has been a polarizing release for the series, but one thing is for certain - it's loaded with co-op goodness. We've compiled a handy FAQ as a compendium to our database entries.  This is everything you need to know about Resident Evil 6's cooperative experience spelled out in plain English.

 

  1. How many players can play Resident Evil 6 locally (couch co-op)?
  2. How many players can play Resident Evil 6 via system link or LAN?
  3. How many players can play Resident Evil 6 online?
  4. What direction is the screen split in couch co-op?
  5. How do you begin a co-op session?
  6. Can I drop out of a split-screen co-op game?
  7. Can I drop into a split-screen co-op game?
  8. What are the network options of Resident Evil 6?
  9. How does dropped item and ammo work for co-op play in Resident Evil 6?
  10. How does story progression work?
  11. What is the crossover feature?
  12. Can I invite specific players to cross over into my game for four player co-op?
  13. What are the differences between split-screen co-op and online co-op?
  14. How many maps are available in Mercenaries Mode?  How many players are supported?

 

 

How many players can play Resident Evil 6 locally (couch co-op)?

Two players can play split screen co-op on one system through the campaigns or Mercenaries.

 

How many players can play Resident Evil 6 via system link or LAN?

Two players can play via LAN or system link through any of the game's campaigns or Mercenaries.

 

How many players can play Resident Evil 6 online?

Four players can play online together, though the sections in which four players are available are limited to the crossover sections

 

What direction is the screen split in couch co-op?

The game uses a staggered box view for split-screen play to retain the 16:9 aspect ratio.

 

How do you begin a co-op session?

You can choose to invite a player from the start of a game, or leave the game open to friends who can then join via the network options.

 

Can I drop out from a split screen co-op game?

No, you'll need to quit and restart the chapter.

 

Can I drop in to a split screen co-op game?

No, you can only start a split-screen game from the menu.

 

What are the network options of Resident Evil 6?

Friends Only, Invite Only, Open, System Link

 

How does dropped loot and ammo work for co-op play in Resident Evil 6?

All drops individualized for online co-op games but split-screen co-op games the drops are shared.

 

How does game progress work?

Players are able to join and leave any game, even if they haven't completed the previous sections in their own game.  Story progress is only saved at the chapter level though as a guest player, so you'll need to play through an entire chapter to get credit back in your own game for it.  Host player's progress is saved at a checkpoint level.

 

What is the crossover feature?

The crossover feature is triggered at certain points in the story when players from one campaign meet players in another.  Resident Evil 6 automatically matches players up during a 60 second loading screen to play four player co-op in these sections which usually include larger boss battles.

 

Can I invite specific players to cross over into my game for four player co-op?

No.  This is a completely open feature.  You can disable it though before starting a game if you do not want random players joining your campaign.

 

What are the differences between split-screen co-op and online co-op?

There are several differences to the camera style when reviving a player.  Ammo and item drops are shared in split-screen co-op while they are individualized for online play.

 

How many maps are available in Mercenaries Mode?  How many players are supported?

There are three maps available, with two that must be unlocked. Additional maps are available as DLC.   Two players may team up and choose from 4 characters - Helena, Chris, Jake, and Leon.  

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