Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Co-Op Multiplayer Guide

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes features a complex Multiplayer a Co-Op & our guide lists everything you should know about it.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three hope feels is a spinoff game that feels like a proper full-fledged sequel. The demo for the game is also available. The game has a pleasant surprise for the fans, and that is that Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes features a multiplayer mode. 

The game does not feature the turn-based tactical gameplay that the series is mainly known for, but everything else is the same. The game instead goes for the Dynasty-Warriors-like formula and has the player chopping up thousands of troops.

This should be no surprise for the fans as they know about Koei Tecmo’s involvement in the franchise. Other than the absence of the turn-based tactical combat system, everything else feels exactly like what you would want from a Fire Emblem game.

The franchise had a leak recently, and it only ensured the fans that there was no need for concern, and they were getting a very promising Fire Emblem game even after this one. Developer Omega Force knows what they are doing; they have captured the franchise’s essence very well.

Now let us discuss the new Multiplayer mode that has had fans curious from the start.

Key Takeaways
  • Cooperative multiplayer mode allows players to team up and take on enemy troops together.
  • The co-op mode is only available for local play, requiring players to be physically present and using a single device to play.
  • We don’t know if online multiplayer will be implemented in the game.
  • Cooperative games, or co-op games, focus on players working together to reach a common goal rather than competing against each other.
  • Three Hopes become available in the fourth chapter of the game and can be accessed by pressing a button on the top of the screen.

What is The Multiplayer Mode in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes?

When you initially hear the word Multiplayer you might think that it’s some sort of a PvP mode. Now a PvP mode in Fire Emblem could be a piece of concerning news for most people or a delightful one for others. 

Though the Multiplayer mode that Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes offers is a cooperative one. That means now you and your friend can team up together to take on hordes of enemy troops. 

In addition, sadly, you will have to work a little before you can jump in to unlock the Co-op mode, and there are some drawbacks to it.

What is Co-Op Mode in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes?

Shez and Edelgard Characters Fire Emblem
Shez and Edelgard in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hope

Unlike most games, you can’t play the Multiplayer Co-Op from the start of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three hopes. This might as well be the first drawback to the mode, but there are far worse ones.

The Co-Op mode in the game is only available for Local Co-Op only. Most games that feature Co-Op mode implement it both locally and online. It means that if you and your friend both own a copy of the game, you won’t be able to play it in Co-Op unless you are sitting together.

Moreover, a local Co-Op mode is no doubt a very fun time, but if you want to play the Multiplayer Co-Op mode with your friend who lives far away or overseas, that simply isn’t possible. The game also has to be played on a single device for local Co-Op.

Even though the developers have not yet confirmed that there won’t be any online Multiplayer feature in the game, it is very unlikely because of the series’s track record. But there is a first time for everything, so you never know.

Co-Op games or Cooperative games are a form of games where players work together and help each other reach a common goal.

The main purpose of a Co-Op game is to put the emphasis on cooperation instead of competition. These games provide a relaxing environment where you and your friend can fight against the enemy together instead of competing for a higher score or kills. 

Co-Op games are very popular, and they are widely enjoyed by friends and even families. Some of the most popular Co-Op games include the Halo Franchise, Resident Evil 5, last year’s It Takes Two, and many more charming, engaging, and extremely fun adventures.

How To Play Co-Op Multiplayer in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes?

2 Player Co-Op Joining Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes
Player 2 Can Join Prompt

The split-screen Co-Op Multiplayer in the game will be available to play once you reach the Fourth Chapter of the game. Once you reach this chapter, you will see a button on the top of the screen that will indicate that another player can join in.

The second player will be able to control one of the other characters in the game, and the screen will be shifted into a split-screen view. Then both of you can proceed to destroy hordes of enemies together as you please.

Press the – button as the game is asking you to do so for player 2 to join. When you press the button, the game will take you to a screen that will show you all the connected controllers. You can connect another control, but you will have to go to the menu screen to do so.

When you complete all of these steps, the game will take you to a screen that will ask you to pick your character. Here you can pick the one who you think suits you or the one whose appearance you like. 

This is all you need to do to play the Co-Op Multiplayer in Fire Emblem Warrior: Three Hopes. It is pretty simple but, as mentioned earlier, has some nasty drawbacks. So if you are only getting the game to play its Multiplayer with a friend who isn’t near you, you should reconsider.

Game Overview

If you have played the previous Fire Emblem Warriors game that came out back in 2017, you might be expecting very little from the installment. That game was a straight-up clone of Dynasty Warriors, and it didn’t feel like a Fire Emblem game whatsoever.

This one just has a similar combat system to Dynasty Warriors and nothing else. It is through and through a Fire Emblem game, and it absolutely makes you feel like a badass general commanding their troops to war.

In addition, something that for sure will be offputting for some people is the repetitiveness of the combat system. No matter how fun they might feel for the initial hour or so, these types of games can wear out and get boring very soon for certain individuals. 

There is one thing for certain the game is yet another successful spinoff for a Nintendo franchise, and it pretty much redeems 2017’s Fire Emblem Warriors.

The game retains a lot of the core features of the franchise, such as training troops, cooking meals, forging weapons, and a lot more than veteran fans of the franchise should experience themselves.


That is pretty much all you need to know about the Multiplayer Co-Op mode. The game is a proper Fire Emblem title that you should definitely check out if you are a long-time fan of the franchise.

The drawbacks of the Co-Op mode are definitely very disappointing, but if you are a veteran fan, you weren’t expecting the new feature at all. So the rest of the title should still very much be appealing to you.

The game is also filled with content. If you are a completionist, a gamer who strives to see and do all there is in a game, then you will likely spend around 200 hundred hours doing all there is to do in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

In addition, an average playthrough of the game’s main story should take around 50 hours if you don’t do any extra optional quests. That is still a lot of content for your buck. 

We would love to hear what you think about the game. Do you find it to be very repetitive, or are you having a blast with the fast-paced action the game features? Let us know in the comments section below.

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