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Hydroneer Multiplayer Guide

May 8, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

This Hydroneer Multiplayer Guide will tell you how to play this sandbox crafting game with your friends, either with online multiplayer or local multiplayer.

How Hydroneer Multiplayer Works

Hydroneer multiplayer works using split-screen multiplayer and Steam Remote Play. There is no need for renting a server or anything like that.

 

How to Play Local Multiplayer

You can play Hydroneer in local multiplayer by clicking the button on the top-right of the screen and selecting "Add Local Player." From there, you can (and should) customize the appearance of both characters to give them a distinct visual look. Once you're all done, you can get right into playing!

How Hydroneer Local Multiplayer Controls Work

Unfortunately, there are not yet distinct keyboard options for a second local player. I can confirm that a gamepad will automatically be detected as Player 2; there is no other option built into the menus.

 
 

How to Play Hydroneer Online

You can play online Hydroneer multiplayer using Steam Remote Play. Clicking "Invite Player" on the top-right screen of the menu will open up the Remote Play interface and allow you to invite someone else to play along. The second player will not need to own a copy of the game to play with you.

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You can access either local multiplayer or online multiplayer on the top-right of the main menu.

Do You Have to Use Splitscreen in Hydroneer?

Yes, unfortunately, you have to use Splitscreen in Hydroneer Multiplayer. This may change at a later date if a better physics engine is discovered by the developer.

 
 

Will Hydroneer Ever Get Better Multiplayer?

As its developer explains in this video, the game's physics engine would have too many problems with online play and with the development resources at hand. However, that could change in the future. For now, there is at least some kind of multiplayer that will let you play together with your friends.


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More Info About This Game
Developer
Foulball Hangover
Publisher
Foulball Hangover
Platforms
PC
Release Date
May 08,2020 (Calendar)
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