LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is best experienced with a friend in co-op multiplayer, but the game doesn’t have any official online support. It’s 2022, so that’s a huge shame. However, it’s 2022, which means there’s absolutely a way around this arbitrary limitation. If you’re playing the game on PS4, PS5, or PC, then there is a way to unofficially play with someone else online. It’s not ideal, but it works. Xbox and Switch players are sadly left out of this, though. There is a lot to enjoy throughout the game and whether you are trying to get a Kyber Brick in the Outlander Club or otherwise, you shouldn’t feel like you have to do it alone. Here’s how to get online multiplayer working in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
How to Play LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Online
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga only supports local split-screen multiplayer, but you can make use of Steam Remote Play Together or PlayStation Share Play to pass a virtual controller to an online friend. You’ll need a decent internet connection, but only one person needs to own the game for this to work.
If you’re playing on Steam, then start LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and then open the Steam Overlay. Find the friend that you want to play with and then right-click their name. Then, select the option to invite that person to a remote play session. You can then assign them control of a controller, your keyboard, or your mouse. They can then join the game normally as if they were sitting next to you for split-screen.
This method also works on PS4 and PS5 thanks to PlayStation’s Share Play feature. You need to be a PlayStation Plus member for this to work. Invite your friend to a PlayStation party and then select Share Play from the party menu. Then, select “Play With the Visitor” to assign your friend to the second controller. They can then join your game normally as if they were right next to you for local co-op.
Sadly, these methods aren’t ideal, but they’re the only working method to play LEGO Star Wars online. Thankfully, the game doesn’t require any twitch shooting or fast-paced reactions, thanks to the fact you can disable target lock on, so you should be fine if there’s a bit of input delay. It’s better than nothing.
Will Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Ever Have Online Multiplayer?
It has been confirmed by the developers that the game will only have local split-screen functionality so it is highly likely that the game will remain to have this feature instead of adding any Online Multiplayer on top of the split-screen.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
- This article was updated on January 18th, 2023