Glossary:LAN play

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Key points

Router for Local Network required
Easy communication
Slightly complicated setup


LAN play is a form of multiplayer which is played over a local network, so no internet connection is required. This way every player has their own computer which is connected to the others via the router.


The players have to connect (wired/wireless) their PCs to the router and one of them starts a LAN game as a host. After a virtual server has been created, the others are able to join the lobby.