Multiplayer modes for Nioh 2 are covered on this page. The game features several different options for interacting with other players, both directly and indirectly. In addition to the below in-game modes listed, there is a Clans feature that allows players to give allegiance to one of the warring clans and improve your online ranking to earn points for the clan. You will be able to obtain special rewards by participating on this.
You need PlayStation Plus for Multiplayer in NioH 2.
If you're having trouble finding your friends, see How to Play with a Friend Using a Password in Nioh 2
Bloody Graves, or red graves, can be found in your NIOH 2 world and you can interact with them to summon the Revenant of other players (You can view the level of the player, the player's ID, how they died and when, the rarity of the items held and the Guardian Spirits it has. Once summoned, they become AI-controlled specters) for loot and experience. Farm Revenant is also a good way to acquire Ochoko Cups, which can be used to interact with Benevolent Graves.
Benevolent Graves or Blue Graves in Nioh 2 are a mechanic similar to summoning other players to help in Dark Souls and Bloodborne. However, insdead of summoning the actual players coming to your aid, you summoned their characters controlled by the AI.
To interact with the Benevolent graves in Nioh 2 and summon help, approach them first, then a pop-up will show you everything you need to know about the character you're about to summon. You'll see their name, their level, as well as how many Ochoko Cups you'll need to call them. The wheel on the left shows you all the gear they have, and the icons below are the Soul Cores they have equipped.
To summon help, press and hold Circle. The character will appear after a bit.
To get Ochoko Cups in Nioh 2, the best thing to do is farm the Bloody Graves, aka the red graves. They can also be found as hidden items on map.
You can place Benevolent Graves in NioH 2 with Righteous Jasper item. You get these from completing certain missions, or crafting. You'll get special rewards of Ochoko Cups and glory proportionate to the number of times other people have used that particular grave.
Co-op mode in Nioh 2 is a mechanic that allows you to invite a friend into the game to help you tackle difficult challenges.
To play Nioh 2 in co-op with friends, the first step is to go to Starting Point on the world map. Then, select Torii Gate, and from there, you should have the option to create a custom lobby. Make the lobby private, and your friend will be able to search for it on their side so they can join in on the fun. Naturally, if you have more friends that are playing the game, you’ll have to set a password to link with the exact person you want.
When playing in co-op mode, you can resurrect mid-fight to avoid losing a life, however, there won't be any checkpoints anywhere. For example, if you and your friend spend all of your lives while fighting a boss, you’ll have to start the whole mission over. On top of that, you lose one bar per each player death, so you don’t have separate life counters to lean back on.
There are currently no PvP modes in NioH 2 and the developers have no plan of implementing it.
Clan Battles are a unique Online event in which players join clans that are randomly grouped into two sides and compete for the total amount of Glory obtained from clearing stages. Players can trade Glory points for various items.