The Lords of the Fallen franchise returns in 2022, sporting a new coat of medieval paint. While many players will be quick to draw FromSoftware comparisons, developer CI Games isn’t afraid to take Elden Ring head on – and bring players together in the process. Co-Op mode in The Lords of the Fallen will be a straightforward process. Forget about using furled fingers, Hexworks has got your back.
According to a recent interview with Edge Magazine, Hexworks’ creative director Cezar Virtosu outlines that co-op mode will be “seamless and untethered.” Rather than use several in-game items to spawn other players, each session will co-op participants together for as long as they desire. Whereas dying in Elden Ring would send you back to your own world, The Lords of the Fallen places fallen friends into spectator mode. You’ll be able to join the battle again if your ally can safely resurrect you.
Playing with your friends will come at some cost, though. Co-op mode “aligns you with the radiant church”, an in-game faction which will call upon PvP invaders. Virtosu recommends serving “Umbral itself” which will task players with avenging the deaths of other players. However, you’ll have to fight a supremely powerful AI foe to do that.