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Four players in a multiplayer session.

Satisfactory can be played in multiplayer, with up to four players officially supported, but with no hard player-limit see below.[1] The game is co-op only and there will be no PvP elements, although pioneers can damage each other.[2] This means that HUB, MAM and Space Elevator progress as well as AWESOME Shop unlocks are shared among all players.

Cross-platform multiplayer is available across Steam and Epic Games.

Hosting a session[]

Currently there are 2 ways to play multiplayer. A player can host a session or a dedicated server can be used.

To start a player-hosted multiplayer session, the host has to start an online session (a normal session like when playing in single-player, as long as the host has internet access and authentication servers are working normally) and then allow other players to join, or to invite those players (see sections below).

Session privacy[]

The following session privacy settings are available:

  • Friends Only - Allows anyone in the host's friend list to join the hosted session from the Join Game menu without invitation. This also allows Session ID to be used, regardless of friend list status.
  • Private - Clients can only join the hosted session if invited using in-game invites. Attempting to join the session via Session ID will result in it not being found.

There are no plans for a "Public" option, due to griefing concerns.[1]

Network configuration[]

It might be necessary to configure the network in some scenarios, notably on NAT: Strict, which disallows hosting sessions and allows joining sessions only on NAT: Open. Should both the host and client/s have NAT: Moderate or Open, joining sessions should be normally possible.

The game uses the following ports:

Additionally, ensure Windows Firewall rules weren't refused when asked for permission.

Sessions with more than 4 players[]

For more than four players to be able to play in one session simultaneously, the game's config has to be edited.

The host has to navigate to %localappdata%\FactoryGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\Game.ini and add the following lines to the end of that file:


where X corresponds to the desired maximum amount of players. Up to 127 players are theoretically possible, but not practically.

Dedicated servers[]

Dedicated servers are available on Windows and Linux. They can be installed only through Steam or SteamCMD, with or without a Steam account. It is not required to own Satisfactory on Steam to install the server; Epic players can join the server normally.

For more information, see the Dedicated Servers article.

Joining a session[]

Join Game menu[]

Players can join online sessions of players in their friend list from the Join Game menu. As mentioned above, an invitation may or may not be required based on the session privacy setting. It is easy to join players on the same platform this way, to crossplay, Steam players must have linked their Epic account upon prompted.

Session ID[]

Every online session has a set Session ID. Anyone who has access to this ID can join the session, as long as its privacy is set to Friends Only (despite the name, neither user does actually have to be in each other's friend list on either Epic or Steam).

This ID is unique to each session and is reset once the game is quit to the main menu or entirely.

The Session ID can be found by doing the following:

  • Press Esc.
  • In the menu, click on 'Manage Session', then click on 'Session Settings'.
  • Here, the session ID can be edited or copied to the clipboard.

The host of the session can then share this Session ID for both Epic and Steam players to be able to join the session.

Join Rented Servers[]

In case you opted to rent a server for your Satisfactory session, you can run into various issues depending on your service of choice. Therefore here is a list of different resources helping you with different issues you may face.

Other options[]

Performance improvements[]

  • Have the host and all clients choose Network Quality: Ultra in the options.
  • If experiencing high latency, try unchecking Send Gameplay Data in the options.

Temporary lag solution[]

Please read this section thoroughly to avoid improperly editing the config files.
This section may not be applicable for dedicated servers.

There is a way to decrease rubber-banding at the cost of increasing bandwidth by adding the following lines to the game's config files found in %localappdata%\FactoryGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.[4] Before adding the lines to the config files, ensure they aren't already in place but with different values if so, replace them instead of having duplicates.

By default, the game's maximum bandwidth appears to be throttled at 64 KB/s. By editing the config files, this limit is increased to 800 Mbit/s.
At lower-end machines or internet connections, use 480000 everywhere there is 104857600, this sets the limit to 480 KB/s or ~3.66 Mbit/s.

This has to be done by all players (both the host and client/s) to have an effect. The increased bandwidth can be even five times as much as it was before, therefore a stable internet connection is required.


This file should be set as 'read only' to prevent the game from overwriting it.





This file should be set as 'read only' to prevent the game from overwriting it.


Note: If increasing the bandwitdh to 480 kbit/s, set MinDynamicBandwidth to 200000


This file will be initially blank and has to be set as 'read only' to prevent the game from overwriting it.


Note: If increasing the bandwitdh to 480 kbit/s, set MinDynamicBandwidth to 200000


  • Logged off player ghost

    note the lack of a compass marker for the player

    Sometimes player characters can appear despite the user logging off. the game treats them as if they were a normal player using the mug.


  • A total of 128 session participants is currently possible as a signed byte is used to track sessions, but Snutt had remarked that switching to an unsigned byte would enable up to 255 participants.[citation needed]


Due to the extensive length of multiplayer history, it was moved to a separate page.