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Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) multiplayer guide: How to play co-op with friends

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The stylized gameplay of Zenless Zone Zero can look better if you run it with a friend or two. However, you might need a guide to play multiplayer and co-op Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) with friends.

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Does Zenless Zone Zero have multiplayer co-op?

Zenless Zone Zero does have multiplayer, but it’s more limited than you’d think. Since ZZZ isn’t open world, you can’t run around New Eridu with your friends like you could in Genshin Impact.

How to play co-op PvE in Zenless Zone Zero

You can do the Arcade Mode which acts as the mini-game part of ZZZ. To do this, head to the Random Play Store. This will be your starting location and will be the spot you’re going to visit most. Next, look for the VR Device. It should be beside the Workbench.

When you interact with the device, you’ll get a few options for mini-games to pick from. The one you want is the Reckless Challenge. To unlock this mini-game, you have to progress the story of ZZZ. Currently, this seems to be the only mini-game that lets you play with up to two more players if you press the Multiplayer Challenge option. 

Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) multiplayer guide: How to play co-op with friends
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The Reckless Challenge is primarily boss battles that can help you farm the many currencies available in ZZZ. They can be hard but with other players, things could get easier.

Note, that at the time of writing this, it seems co-op play is only available through this method. Additionally, at the moment it seems like it can’t be done with friends. In other words, for the time being, you can only match-make with other players

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There are also Arcade games at Godfinger Arcade which is located on Sixth Street. Just like the Reckless Challenge, you won’t be able to access the Arcade until you’re somewhat deep in the story. Once you’re able to access the Godfinger Arcade, you can play the various games either alone or with another player.

How to play PvP in Zenless Zone Zero

Currently, the only way to play multiplayer is to play the Reckless Challenge mini-game or the Arcade. So, if you want to play PvP in ZZZ, that option isn’t available. However, since the game is still early in its life, we might see a form of PVP in the future.

Will multiplayer be expanded on in ZZZ?

If this game goes the way of HoYoVeres like Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, you should expect the multiplayer element to grow. To confirm this statement, the developer has stated that they plan on bringing more to this feature as they’ve done with the other two titles.

Once co-op and multiplayer functions are fully fleshed out, learning the differences between four and five-star characters in ZZZ might be easier to grasp.

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Raza is a Contributing Writer who's been at PC Invasion since March 2023. After he earned his Media Arts degree at Niagara College, he went on to grow his portfolio by working at such publications as GameRant. While he plays a wide array of different types of games, Raza enjoys discussing open-world games, shooters, and live service games. Some of his favorite series include Assassin's Creed, God of War, and the Diablo series. On the side, he enjoys editing videos, and creating content for his side project Marching Into Madness.