Phasmophobia: How to Play with More Than 4

We explained how to play Phasmophobia with more than 4 players by increasing the lobby size.

In this article, we explain how to play Phasmophobia with more than 4 players. To put it briefly, you can play Phasmophobia with more than four players by following our visual guide below, with the help of a small mod.

How to Increase Lobby Size Phasmophobia

Yes you might have googled on how to play phasmophobia with more than 4 players. Well i didnt do so… So i started to go to work and change the game a bit.

After i made the modification i started to google who had already made such a modification, (this was because i noticed a couple lobbies with more than 4 players). After finding someone else’s project on github i was able to see what they made their mod do. I personally wasn’t really a fan of it. Their mod changed the core of the game (by being able to add more ghost’s, change your name & colour, hunting delays etc.) This is quite funny ofcourse, but that defeats the spooky purpose of this game.

My mod is basically vanilla + 8 players and no cheats 😉 With more then 8 players the game becomes unstable and no fun anymore. i wouldnt even recconmend more then 6 tbh.

it was quite easy to mod, like any other unity game. Thank you developer for using photon! like i do in my games.

Phasmophobia More than 4 Players Mod

Let’s go and start hunting ghost with all of your mates. Phasmophobia is still in development and will receive more updates. So lets first check if you have the same version as the modified file.

For this start phasmophobia. in the main menu you should see a server version on the bottem-left.

This version should be 0.174 like shown in the picture:

Phasmophobia – More Than 4 Player Co op

If all is good then you may go to through with the installation process. just make sure you dont install the mod if your version differates from the one in the picture (0.174). Ill update the guide when the game updates.

People have reported that mods for phasmaphobia could corrupt/damage your save-file. My mod doesn’t touch the save-file handler. Use it with caution and at your own risk

Please also note that the loading time increases when starting the game with more then 4 players. Please be patient, even though your game looks like it’s not responding.

Installation & Download Link

Installing the mod is really simple. so lets go!

Right click Phasmophobia in your steam library and go to properties

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Go to “local files” and click on “browse local files”

Phasmophobia – More Than 4 Player Co op

Note: if you messed up your game install then just click “verify the integrity of the game”.

An explorer window with the local game files will now open.
Now navigate to the “Phasmophobia_Data” folder

Phasmophobia – More Than 4 Player Co op

Now navigate to the “managed” folder

Phasmophobia – More Than 4 Player Co op

Here you can replace the “Assembly-CSharp.dll” with the modded file you’ve downloaded from the link

Phasmophobia – More Than 4 Player Co op

!! Be sure to backup your original “Assembly-CSharp.dll” file by copying it to another location or changing the name extension like i did!!

Note: i also added the one that comes with the game, just so you have an second backup.

Download

Download link: “https://community.diodematrix.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=219”

Dont worries, the download button looks like a scam lol. I’ll get that changed soon

Phasmophobia – More Than 4 Player Co op

You will have to extract “phasmomod.rar” with winrar/7zip or any other archiving software.

Then extract the contents to the folder i mentioned above (“..\Phasmophobia_Data\Managed”)

Phasmophobia – More Than 4 Player Co op

Starting a Lobby and Checking If It Works

You can find a sign on the main menu showing you that the mod works. This is a simple text next to the server version. This also works as a reminder you still have the mod installed.

Phasmophobia – More Than 4 Player Co op

Please don’t try to join 4 player lobbys that arent modded and full. It wont work..
It might show like there is place for 8 players, but the server will decide that you are not allowed to join.

When starting a lobby make sure to select a map first then invite your friends with the code. (or when the lobby is open to the public make sure you change the map before you have more than 4 players).
this is just to prevent your game from crashing, this was the only bug i could find that would crash the game

What also could happen is that the lobby screen glitches (visually), so again first set everything up (items,map) and then invite your friends.

Kicking players is laggy. the board only has place for 4 entitys so kicking player 5 is close to impossible…

the ready and start buttons are a bit bugged. They should still work

Issues

Ok so the core of the game is not designed for more then 4 playes. some things work better then others.

A funny glitch is that you can make a picture of one of your friends (that is not fully registered to the game) and it will become evidence as a dead body.

I tried to change the lobby to add more items, but after that try the item spawner pooped it’s pants. I dont want to change everything to make that work correctly. It’s not my game and i already think it’s not very nice of me for releasing this mod.

I didnt put allot of work in this mod, there are allot more talented modders then me so keep your eyes out for other options.

I hope we will soon see more updates of this great game! And (maybe) even upping the players size for asylum. Since that map is great to play with 6 gamers.

My friend contacted the developer via discord and this was his response:

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My friend didnt ask anything about sharing it. I will contact him too. Probably going to be a bit hard since his inbox is pretty full i guess…

Updates

Discord Update

A new post appeared on the discord server of Phasmophobia:

We are aware that there has been a number of games that have been using third party tools (cheats) to modify the game.
This includes changes such as increasing player limits, changing AI behaviour and simply increasing money or level.
We cannot support this as it is causing a number of issues across the game, including the corruption of saved games and destabilizing the servers for other players.

We strongly advise you to not join any of these games as they can harm your save or game files, as well as disrupt the game for others.

The easiest way to determine if a lobby is a “modded” is, if it has more than 4 players. Other signs can also be unusual AI behaviour, teleporting, or even multiple ghosts.
Some of these users have been claiming to be developers with access to tools. No member of staff will be using such tools in the public branch of the game and all testing is done on private beta and developer branches.
Anyone using such cheats are not developers or members of staff.

We are currently looking into ways to combat this but until then please avoid joining such games so your files are not corrupted and the servers can function normally!

Im just sharing the information, to give you an indication. Please note that savegame corruptions mainly happens when save-game information is being edited. My mod only changes the way the server and (clients) work.

Im still waiting for a reply from the developer, as it is not my intention to ruin anything. The only reason i made this mod was that my 5 friends can play this game with me on the bigger maps.

And i wanted to share it with others who walk against this limitation…

7 thoughts on “Phasmophobia: How to Play with More Than 4”

  1. Hi, I really enjoy using this mod, it’s fantastic. I had a few questions though. Do you know if there is any work around for the problem where you can no longer change or select contracts once there are more than 4 people in the lobby? Additionally, do you plan to update your mod to the new update for phasmaphobia?

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