Hollow Knight is known for its brutal difficulty, deep story, and beautiful aesthetics. With such a challenging game, you may be wondering if you can play through it co-op with a friend to make it easier, i.e., if there's multiplayer in Hollow Knight.
Is there multiplayer in Hollow Knight?
Technically, Hollow Knight does not have multiplayer, but fans have created a multiplayer mod for the title. This mod allows you to play multiplayer in Hollow Knight and enjoy the thrilling gameplay together. You can join the Hollow Knight Multiplayer Discord to find other players and helpful tips about the mod.
The multiplayer mod for Hollow Knight is still a work in progress, so there are some issues with it at the time of writing. Currently, only the players' positions are synchronized across the game, meaning enemy location, health, and more are desynched.
How to download the Hollow Knight Multiplayer Mod
NOTE: Use and download mods at your own risk. While modding is typically safe, be careful to verify you are getting the files from an official source and not downloading any hidden virus or malware.
To download the Hollow Knight Multiplayer Mod, head to Scarab and download the necessary files. You can only use this mod and play co-op on PC, as the console versions of Hollow Knight do not support mods.
Here is how to download and install the Hollow Knight Multiplayer Mod.
- Make sure Hollow Knight is closed.
- Download and install Scarab.
- Open Scarab and select the Hollow Knight folder.
- Steam: Right-click Hollow Knight in your library. Select Manage, then Browse local files.
- Microsoft Windows: Click the three dots next to the play button. Select Manage, Files, then Browse.
- GOG: Click the symbol beside the play button. Select Manage Installation and then Show Folder.
- Find HKMP in your folder and install it.
- Open Hollow Knight and make sure you see the mod in the top-left corner.
How to play the Hollow Knight Multiplayer Mod
There are two ways to play Hollow Knight multiplayer—you can either host your own server or join another player's server. Once in-game with the mod installed, simply pause Hollow Knight. The multiplayer menu will be in the top-right of the pause menu. Here, you can host a server or join another server by entering the details and connecting to it. You can use the Discord link above to find other players for the Hollow Knight Multiplayer Mod or get your friends to dive into Hallownest with you.
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