Code of Conduct when joining a coop game


Here are a few simple “rules” (do’s and dont’s) that people really should consider when they join others.

Edit: List rewritten. Added things from contributors in the thread.


  • greet the host and the other players when you join a game
  • primarily check what the host is up to, and help him/her out (unless the person tells you otherwise)
  • be polite and mind you language


  • cheat!
  • go after and kill rivals on your hosts game unless the host has given permission
  • cheat!
  • run around finishing missions that your host hasn’t been able to even take a look at
  • cheat!
  • run ahead revealing everything in the game ahead of the host, unless asked to
  • blow up cars and other things just because you want to try and hurt your teammates on purpose


  • Watch out for cheaters. If you stumble upon anyone cheating, you can ask the host to kick them out. Some hosts will kick you instead of the cheater - so be it. Report cheaters on your gaming platform.
  • If the host is cheating, leave the game, report.

Feel free to add to this topic. Most of the things on this list of course also applies when you are the host.


Main thing i do when joining MP is sticking with the host and following his/hers lead. Since i joined his/hers game, my purpose there is to give host a better gaming experience.
If i’d want to lead the pack, i’d open up my own game for others to join and follow me.

Another thing is politeness. Every time i join, even before moving at all, i always say this line 1st:“Hi, can i join?”. I find greeting and asking for host’s permission to be in his/hers game a nice thing to do.
Also, it goes vice-versa. If someone joins my game and doesn’t bother to even say “Hi” or “Hello”, i’ll monitor his/hers movements on the map and when player has moved quite a bit, i’ll state his/her rudeness in the chat, followed by kick from my game.

3rd thing i do is checking out Team tab just after i say my greetings and question or when someone joined my game. Quite a bit of good info is in there, including if anyone is a cheater.


I stoped playing with randoms as a lot of them where clear cheaters, NO I dont want a pile of exp weapons with more ammo that can be possible carried by one person.

Why do ppl wanna ruin coop games were looting for better and better gear is part of the game. It´s like buying the “win the game” DLC for Burnout paradice on PS3. There is no point in it is it?..

un-said rules would be:

  • Be polite
  • help the host do his things
  • Don´t be there to kill there rivals as you are to lazt to farm
    your own.
  • it would be nice to defult to eng unless host specifies


Would like to add watch your language you never know it may be a kid, wife, Nun or priest. Remember just because you have a right to say something it does not make it right to say…