Can You Play Phasmophobia By Yourself?

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Can You Play Phasmophobia By Yourself
Can You Play Phasmophobia By Yourself

The only instance where we played Phasmophobia by ourselves was the initial training missions where we tested our mettle against a non-violent ghost. However, as we found out very quickly once we started teaming with other players, the ghosts in Phasmophobia can kill us really quickly if we’re not careful.

When we join a public game, we have to wait until we have four players to start the game. It can get annoying sometimes waiting for a game to fill because people jump in and leave if they don’t like the stage, the items, or don’t want to play with low-level people. Some people have social anxiety and don’t want to play with their microphones on. However, Phasmophobia isn’t the type of game where you can quietly walk around a house. You need your microphone to coordinate with other players and the ghosts themselves. Since the ghost can hear you without pushing your local push to talk key, you don’t necessarily need teammates, as long as you’re willing to play with yourself in Phasmophobia.

This makes people wonder if you can play Phasmophobia by yourself.

The short answer is: yes.

You can play Phasmophobia by yourself.

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I don’t know why you would want to, especially if you’re using VR (you don’t need VR to play Phasmophobia). Imagine exploring a large school on your own with no one outside in the truck to track your sanity, watch for movement on the cameras, or look for ghost orbs. Playing Phasmophobia alone is also very risky because once you’re dead, you’re dead. There’s no one else to finish the mission, there’s no one to talk to on the radio, you’re a dead body, and another ghost added to the stage. Walking around as a ghost is kind of cool in Phasmophobia, but it’s not very fun if no progress is being made to finish the level.

However, it is understandable why someone would want to play Phasmophobia alone and take that risk. It is one of the scariest games ever made, after all. Some of the Phasmophobia lobbies can get pretty toxic, especially with the number of people who are either modding their lobbies or are generally toxic people. It can make someone want to find ways to play solo. Some people on YouTube or Twitch are crazy enough to want to play alone. It definitely is a challenge.

How To Play Phasmophobia By Yourself

It is possible to play Phasmophobia alone by following these steps:

  1. Launch Phasmophobia
  2. Walk to the whiteboard
  3. Select “Play” from the menu
  4. Select “Create Private” at the top

This creates a private lobby where you can select your items and your stage. You would have to click “Ready Up” before you’re able to select “Play” to start your solo adventure.

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Bryan Havoc

I cover console video games like Crossfire, Minecraft, Apex Legends, Counter-Strike, Valorant, PUBG, Grand Theft Auto V, Destiny 2, Phasmophobia and everything in between.
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