Diablo 3 followers are single player only
June 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm by Ruibo
We’re a bit late on this but Blizzard’s community manager “Micah Whipple has revealed that the Diablo 3 mercenaries are intended for the single-player experience only and will be unavailable in the multiplayer mode.
Micah mentions that the “followers are essentially a flavor bonus” for beginners on their first playthrough and will provide some story elements and helps players get accustomed to playing with another person. The followers will be available from Act 1 and through out the entire game and are not required to beat the game on Normal.
Additionally, Micah has also said the the followers will become very weak in Nightmare and almost useless in Hell where they will get killed in one shot back to back and will not be available if you’re playing with a friend.
For those who missed out on the followers trailer, you can check it out again above.