Minecraft Dungeons can be played offline, online, solo, and co-operatively. However not all functions are available offline as they are in online play. Below will list the methods of how players can enjoy Minecraft Dungeons and to what extent with each playstyle.
Minecraft Dungeons can be played online with 2 - 4 players. The game’s difficulty will change based on how many players are within the game, scaling to be more difficult the more friends that join. You can also start a multiplayer game by yourself and have others join your quest for glory while your game is in progress.
At launch, online players can not join someone who is playing local co-op. However, in the future you will be able to play with a friend next to you and have your friends online join in on your adventures.
You can play offline by yourself or locally with up to four players. Getting some practice in offline will not hinder your progress either! All experience and gear earned with your hero can be used when you join an online lobby.
NOTE: An active internet connection is required to play the game on Windows PCs.
The game’s difficulty can be changed before you start a mission. You have 3 choices in total but can only start at “Default” when you play for the first time. Other difficulties like “Adventure” and “Apocalypse” can be unlocked after you beat the full game a first and then second time.
As you go through each mission you can further change your experience by changing the specifics of the difficulty.
As you change your experience you can change the exact risks you are willing to take for the rewards you want to walk away with.
At launch, cross-platform play is not supported in Minecraft Dungeons. If you have friends on different platforms and wish to play with them, you need to purchase Minecraft Dungeons for that specific platform. Our goal is to let everyone play together regardless of platform, and we’re looking forward to enabling cross-platform play in a future free game update.