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How to play for two on PS4

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How to play for two on PS4: You bought a game for yours PlayStation 4 and, with great joy, you noticed that it provides the possibility of playing in two, even on the same console. Enthusiastic, you immediately called your best friend for a good game but, when you got to the concrete, you realized that things are not as simple as you thought: after connecting the second controller to the console, contrary to what you expected, it does not was automatically associated with the second player. The problem is that, having never performed this operation before, you don’t know where to put your hands and are afraid of making a disaster that you would not know how to fix.

How do you say? Did I hit the spot exactly? Then I am happy to inform you that you are in the right place, at a moment that could not have been better: in fact, below I intend to explain to you in detail. how to play in two on PS4, both in offline mode (ie from the console itself), by associating the pad with a “guest” account to be created on the PlayStation, and via the Internet, upon subscription to the PlayStation Plus service.

So, without further ado, go ahead and read my guide: I’m sure that, in a few minutes, you will be able to reach the goal you have set for yourself, to spend a few hours in total carefree, playing with whoever you are. desires. At this point, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!

How to play two on PS4 in offline mode

As for the games they provide for the possibility of play in two in offline modethat is, using two controllers connected to the same console, it is not necessary to subscribe to any kind of subscription: all you have to do, in practice, is to register the second controller appropriately, activating a guest account to be assigned to your playmate .

How? Very simple: first, connect the second DualShock 4 to the console via the USB cable to automatically associate it with the console. Once this step is complete, you can disconnect the cable and use the pad wirelessly if you wish.

Once paired, press the button PS on the second controller to access the appropriate user association menu, choose the button New userthen presses the button Play as a guest (to create a user that will be deleted automatically after the console is turned off) and repeat the operation with the button Do not log in.

At this point, all you have to do is exit the settings menu, start the game you want and enter the local multiplayer mode, selecting the settings that best suit your case.

If, on the other hand, your playmate wants to record the progress on his PSN account, you can act in two different ways: you can go to Settings> New User> Create a User to pair the new user with the system (after logging in to PlayStation Network) and keep their game data after the console is turned off, or in Settings> New User> Play as Guest> Login.

How to play two on PS4 online

You recently purchased a game that provides the option to play online with friends, through the Internet connection, but are you worried because you fear that you will have to pay a subscription to take advantage of this feature?

Unfortunately yes, I must tell you right away that in order to play online you need to subscribe to the service PlayStation Plus (or PS Plus), which can be used free of charge for the first 14 days, after which it is necessary to join one of the available plans (with prices starting from € 7.99 / month).

Also, in order to avoid slowdowns and delays during the games played, make sure you have a sufficiently fast Internet connection, with a good ping (i.e. with relatively low latency) and a sufficiently high upload bandwidth.

At this point, as you can easily imagine, there are three basic requirements for two to play online: the PlayStation 4 must be connected to the Internetyou must have a PSN account (subsequently setting the console as primary) and, above all, you must subscribe to the PlayStation Plus service. Below I will show you how to proceed.

Internet connection

When needed, you can connect your PS4 to the internet in two different ways: either by using the cable Etherneteither by leveraging a connection Wifi. However, if you’ve already connected to the Internet, you can skip right to next section of this guide.

Otherwise, if you intend to make a cable connection Ethernetall you have to do is insert the first end of the cable into the appropriate port on the console, and the other into a free port on the router: after a few moments, the connection should be active, without the need for further configurations.

If, on the other hand, you want to connect the PS4 to your home Wi-Fi, turn on the console, log in to Settings of the same (by pressing the icon in the shape of toolbox) and go to the sections Net And Set up Internet connection. At this point, choose your options Use Wi-Fi And Typical, click on the name of your wireless connection and enter the access password. That’s all!

PSN membership

The next step needed to be able to use online multiplayer is to create a free account on the PlayStation Networkor PSN. If you’ve done this in the past, you can skip the next steps and head straight to the next sectionotherwise keep reading.

To create a PSN account, log in to Settings of the console by clicking on the icon in the shape of toolbox placed at the top, select the item PlayStation Network / Account Management from the next screen and presses the button Log into PlayStation Network.

At this point, choose the item New PSN user? Create an accountpress the button subscribe now and fill out the form that is proposed to you with the requested information (Country of Residence, language And date of birth), then pressing the button Forward.

Then, provide the other requested data (city, province And Postal code), then press the button again Forward and indicates a Login ID (i.e. a valid email address) and one password to access the service later, leaving the boxes for information on Sony products and services unchecked. When you are done, press the button again Forward.

At this point, choose a Online ID (ie a nickname by which you will be recognized by other users of the network), indicates yours name and surname real in the appropriate fields and, after pressing the button Forwardadjust the privacy settings for trophies, friend requests, activities, and so on.

Once this is done, click on the button Accept to accept the Sony Enterntainment Network (SEN) terms of use and wait to receive the confirmation email from Sony to validate your account and finalize your PSN subscription. Once you have received the message, open it through your PC, smartphone, tablet or any other device at your disposal and press the button in it to confirm your identity.

At this point, go back to the PS4 and press the button Already verified: once you have received the verification confirmation (it may take a few more seconds), press the button Go onchoose whether to immediately link the PSN account to Facebook and skip the procedure to subscribe to PlayStation Plus immediately (we’ll talk about it in a few moments); finally, confirm the willingness to activate the console as main PS4 system and press on OK: the registration procedure is completed!

PS Plus subscription

At this point, the only thing that separates you from being able to play online with the PlayStation 4 is a subscription to PlayStation Plus: as I already mentioned, this service, available for free for 14 days, allows you to activate the online multiplayer features and get other benefits, such as the preview of full games and dedicated discounts, just to name a couple.

To subscribe to PS Plus, access the main menu of your console and press the icon PlayStation Store (the one in the shape of shopping bag with PlayStation symbol). Then select the item PlayStation Plus from the left sidebar, go to the menu Sign up or renew your membership and choose one of the available options (14 days to activate the free trial, 1 month if you want to subscribe for € 7.99, 3 months if you want to subscribe to a quarterly plan at the price of € 24.99 And 12 months to subscribe annually at the cost of € 59.99).

Once your choice has been made, confirm your desire to associate a valid payment method by pressing the button Yup and enter the data of the credit card (or the chosen payment method) in the form proposed later; when you are done, press the button OK and then on Accept and continue to activate your subscription immediately.

Finally here we are: from now on you are free to play for two on PS4 through the Internet! All you have to do is start the game of your interest and enter the online multiplayer mode, then follow the on-screen instructions to start a game or game session (also in co-op, if any).

Note: if you have activated the free mode of PS Plus and do not intend to renew the subscription at the next expiry (by default, you will be charged for a monthly subscription), again from the console, go to Settings> Account Information> Service List> PlayStation Plusselect the item relating to the account you have subscribed to (eg. PlayStation Plus 1 month subscription) and press on Cancel automatic renewalconfirming the warning that appears later.

If you need additional information on the steps listed above, I recommend that you take a look at my guide on how to play PS4 online, in which I have covered the subject in even more depth.

If, on the other hand, you managed to subscribe to PS Plus, but you encounter problems starting the online multiplayer on the title of your choice (caused, for example, by a network error), then you may need to open specific ports on your router, thus allowing the PlayStation to use the latter: I have explained to you in detail how to do it in the tutorial on how to open PS4 ports, which I created specifically to solve your problem.