Decenders Multiplayer allows you to play in multiplayer mode.
Is Decenders Crossplay: History
Descenders did not launch in Early Access with multiplayer. It was a solo experience that included online leaderboards. But, multiplayer requests led to it being developed and added to the game when it launched from Early Access.
- Players who do not enable offline mode will be automatically put into a lobby. This lobby has 8 players (on Xbox Series X/S and PC). For the Xbox One, PS4, Switch and Switch versions, this limit is reduced to 4.
- You can also create dedicated multiplayer lobbies for players to ride together in private sessions or open up sessions that allow anyone to join.
- Multiplayer does not allow collision with other players.
- It is Limited to cross-platform multiplayer. These are the details:
- Steam players can play cross-platform only with Xbox Series X/S players and those on the Microsoft Store version.
- Cross-platform multiplayer works only if all versions of the game are the same build. It is easier to update the Steam version than on the other platforms. However, in some cases, the Steam version may not cross-play with the Microsoft Store or Xbox Series X/S versions.
- Each console’s player base can only be used by one person, except for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
You can create a multiplayer lobby by pausing the game and selecting Ride, then Multiplayer Lobby. A list of lobbies will appear, with their player counts, separated by those that haven’t started and those that have. Click on the Create a New Lobby button and then enter the name of your lobby.
There are four options available: Ride, Settings and Join As Spectator. You can also set a password. Selecting Settings will bring up a screen that allows you to change the Game Mode. There are five options available: Casual Session (or Career Session), Seed List, Bike Park, Single Environment, and Bike Park. You can cycle between these options by pressing the left or right buttons on your keyboard or the directional pad on your controller.
All lobbies allow players to vote for the next track. In Career Lobby, they can also vote for Crew Member. However, it is ultimately up to the host to decide which track/crew member will be played. The lobby will not close if the host disconnects from a game; instead, a random host will be chosen.
A Casual Session allows players and their friends to ride together without fear or consequences. There are no chances of items dropping. The player doesn’t have to worry about their lives. They can either relax and race with friends or try to get the most rep/flow. The lobby host can choose to play Career or Job-Plus. The track is completed when a player crosses the finish gate. All other players have 30 seconds for completion.
A Career Session was added on July 12, 2019, and is basically Career mode in a multiplayer format. The player can still earn items upon the session’s end based on the average reputation value earned by all players in this lobby. This mode allows only one person to complete a track. Rekt players are unable to be revived if they get rekt. The host can choose Career or Career+.
You cannot join a Career Lobby that has already begun; it will be marked with a lock sign in the lobby list.
Instead, the host can choose to play a list of Seeds. You can change the seeds by selecting the “Set Seed List” option and entering them using the syntax shown.
This setting was introduced on October 28, 2021. It makes it easier for the host and his friends to set up private lobbies at Bike Parks. Before this setting, the host had to use the Seed List function to refer to the Bike Park seeds.
The host can choose to play through one environment from Career or Career Plus instead of all of the above. This option is in accordance with Casual Session rules.
- Sometimes, a single-player run in Career or Career Plus can cause a player to suddenly disappear when another player loads into their lobby. As the game is soft locked, the player will need to force kill it.
- This is due to an issue in the Photon multiplayer framework. This can be circumvented by switching off Offline Mode in your in-game settings. Or, you can try to minimize the risk by choosing more yellow Crew Members.