Upon starting a new game or loading a save, you’re allocated to a 32-person squad. You can team up with friends and strangers to take down Mira’s beasts, or in singleplayer mode others will appear as recruitable NPCs, joining you in battle for a limited time. Post-battle rewards can be shared with other players, and achievement popups show the progress of your squad members, together with the criteria for unlocking the same yourself. Periodically, your squad will be set optional, time-limited tasks – essentially, a list of creatures to kill and items to locate – and there are further prizes for the best-performing divisions. None of this amounts to anything special, but it contributes to the appealing notion of everyone pulling together for a common cause.