Not too much of a problem, just watch out for alphas. I was playing splitscreen with my brother the other day on Xbox, and one jumped out and slaughtered him (He was very new. I had given him some gear, but not any bolas, and he wasn't good at fighting yet.). I had only brought my raptor. I whistled for my raptor to attack, and he eventually killed it. However, the alpha brought him down to about 37% health, and I was shooting the thing with my crossbiw the whole time (I ran out of bullets earlier in the trip). He was a level 100 at the time, and the alpha was a level 15. They aren't a joke in combat.
When i was a newbie i got my first raptor and decided to go to swamp since i wanna explore the map, I'm newbie that time, i didn't know that there's so many titanoboa and sarco in that swamp we were just walking in the water when there's a sudden attack from a titano, we run fast and thought that we lost them but then a sarco came in front of my face i try to run but my raptor got bitten by titanoboa many time and fell unconscious i ran as fast as i could leaving him behind, i try to look back but i saw that there's so many following me, i decided to fight back since my raptor died without having a chance to fight, i used my metal spear then stab those fkin sarco and titanoboa in the head and their face I've made it back in my base safe