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Slime Rancher multiplayer - is it possible?

It's not easy to access Slime Rancher multiplayer, but there are some workarounds if you’re desperate, and who knows what the sequel will bring

Two screenshots set up to show Slime Rancher multiplayer. The left one showing the weapon and some slimes, the right one showing the weapon and some greenery

The wonderful thing about Slime Rancher is the strangeness of it all. You set out to become a rancher of slimes, herding and corralling them to get their plorts. You play the game in first-person, it includes various different mechanics, and at the centre of it all are adorable slimes. These cute, quirky creatures are the reason you’re doing any of it.

This quirky aspect of the game means it would be lovely to experience it with a friend. But there isn’t any Slime Rancher multiplayer, sadly. There’s a way to get multiplayer, although it’s not completely ideal. But if you’re truly desperate, read on to find out how to do it.

If not, maybe the next game in the series will have a multiplayer option. If you’re after more simulation games, check out our best Switch simulation games list, or our best games like Civilization list, some of which feature multiplayer options, so you can get strategic with a friend or a loved one.

Can you play Slime Rancher multiplayer?

No, as Slime Rancher is single-player only. However, there’s a solution that we detail below. And keep your eyes peeled for more info on Slime Rancher 2, who knows what it’ll bring.

A screenshot from Slime Rancher showing various slimes enclosed in a pen.

How do you play Slime Rancher multiplayer?

While I don’t recommend taking this route, there are multiplayer mods available. The most popular one is the Slime Rancher multiplayer mod by Saty. As they make clear, there are bound to be lots of bugs, so dive in at your own risk!

Will there be multiplayer in Slime Rancher 2?

If you’re hoping for some Slime Rancher 2 multiplayer, there’s still hope. The developer hasn’t come out and said either way whether there will be multiplayer or not, so keep your ear to the ground for any slimy news in the future. You can check out the Slime Rancher 2 trailer below.

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That’s all the info we have on Slime Rancher multiplayer. If you’re hungry for more slimy goodness why not check out our Slime Isekai tier list? It has slime in the name, so it must be up any ranchers’ street.