Multiplayer cooperative fundamentally changes the mechanics of SnowRunner game. What used to be a big and scary problem, becomes a common joy thanks to the cooperative mode of the game. However, some SnowRunner players have difficulties with multiplayer and saving their trucks when switching between game modes. Here is a quick guide to multiplayer in SnowRunner.
The most important thing to know about the multiplayer in SnowRunner.
The first thing you need to know is that you can’t just start the game and join the multiplayer. You need to start the single player game and complete the first contract to unlock the garage – this will allow you to get your own car.
The first contract can be found by heading west along the main road and past The Place Beyond The Spruces to the bridge that connects to the sawmill area. Once you complete this contract, you will open your first garage.
The SnowRunner multiplayer allows you to combine up to 4 players to share contracts. You can explore the huge open world with three of your friends, thinking about the beauty of the game when you’re not struggling with its incredibly harsh and deadly weather conditions.
Unfortunately, you will be limited to your platform when it comes to who you play with. That is, if your friend Xbox, and you PC, you won’t be able to play together in SnowRunner.
SnowRunner: how to save and recover vehicles
At the moment, in order to play online, you need to save your vehicle. One way is to restore the car while you’re still driving around the city – you can do this by clicking up on the D-pad (Xbox) and clicking the “Restore” button. You can also press X when you’re in the garage (gamers on PS4 and PC will have to check their controls on the settings tab). This will put your vehicles in storage.
Remember that your garage will fully refuel your truck and will repair any damage you have suffered from your wilderness adventures.
Also, keep in mind which region you choose when entering the multiplayer, as there is no easy way to switch. So if you want to change the environment, you will have to go back to single player mode.
How not to lose your car when playing together in SnowRunner?
Instead of running one truck to and from the checkpoint, you can ask your friends to accompany you on routes. If they are not carrying cargo for you, they can scout the road ahead and even pull you out together with a winch, which will speed up the journey significantly. In addition, progress in cooperative mode is transferred to single mode as well. So whether you are playing as a host or joining someone else’s game, the game will carry over any money and experience points you earned with your friends.
Most importantly, keep in mind that the SnowRunner multiplayer works so that you can leave your truck in a cooperative copy of your card. Make sure you get it back in the garage and save it before you log out, otherwise you’ll have to go looking for it when you want to play solo.
Repair the tracks before contracts are made
The idea of immediately taking contracts in SnowRunner looks quite tempting. But you won’t be able to fulfill them if the card keeps blocking your progress. Before you start working on a list of contracts, study the map and get an idea about it. And then repair any bridges or eliminate stone mudslides, otherwise you may not be able to even deliver the cargo you have picked up.