How to Join a Friend’s Game in Warframe

Warframe is a very popular online third-person shooting action RPG game that’s available on multiple platforms. Whether you’re on PC, the PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch, you can enjoy the fast-paced action that the game offers its players.

How to Join a Friend's Game in Warframe

One of the advantages of playing the game online is the opportunity to play Warframe’s various missions along with your friends. Two or more players can go through the gauntlet of enemies, running and gunning all the way. In this article, we’ll show you how to join Friends in a game of Warframe for all platforms.

Before We Begin

It’s important to note that although Warframe is a cross-platform game, it doesn’t support Crossplay. This means that if you’re playing on PC, you can only play with people on PC. Console users are also limited to people on their friends’ list that are using the same console. Xbox users can’t play with PlayStation or Nintendo Switch users.

The game does allow one small workaround though. You can transfer your account once from one platform to another. This doesn’t delete your account from the original platform but instead copies it to the new one. In essence, you create a second account with similar game progress.

How to Join a Friends Game in Warframe

To join a friend on a mission, first, you’ll need to know how to add them to your friend’s list. The option won’t be available until you finish the first two missions of the game. The first mission is the tutorial that gives you access to your ship, while the second mission enables the navigation menu.

Once done you can finally add friends to the list. There are several ways to do this:

  1. Through the Navigation Menu
    • Open the menu by either pressing ‘’Esc,’’ or the Start button on a controller.
    • Open Communications from the menu.
    • Open Friends.
    • Open Add Friend on the tabs to the right.
    • Type in your friend’s in-game name. Add a message if you wish, then click on ‘’Confirm.’’
    • If your friend accepts, their name will show up on the friends’ list.
  2. Through the chat window
    • Open the chat window. You can do this by pressing ‘’T’’ on your keyboard, or by pressing Start, then ‘’L2’’ on a controller.
    • Hover your cursor on a player’s name.
    • Left-click on your mouse, or press the Jump button on the controller.
    • From the popup menu, choose ‘’Add Friend.’’
  3. From the Player Invite List
    • Open the menu by pressing ‘’Esc’’ or by pressing Start on the controller
    • Click on the + button on the upper-left corner of the screen. If you’re using a console, you can hover the cursor on the icon then press the jump button.
    • Type in the name of the person on the Player Name text box.
    • Click on ‘’Invite.’’
    • Once the player joins your squad, you can right-click on their name, or hover your icon and press the jump button.
    • Choose ‘’Add Friend’’ from the dropdown menu.

Once you have added friends, joining them on a mission simply means receiving an invite. Of course, you’ll need to make sure that you can be invited to a game in the first place.

Open the navigation menu and look at the icon to the right of your game name. If you click on it, you’ll get the option to choose one of the following:

  1. Public – This means that your game is public. Everyone can invite you, and you can invite anyone to a mission.
  2. Friends Only – This means that only friends can join your game.
  3. Invite Only – This means that only people to who you send invitations can join a game.
  4. Solo – No one can invite you to a game. Any invites will be automatically ignored.

Make sure that your game is set to Public, Friends Only, or Invite Only, otherwise, no one will be able to join you in-game.

If someone invites you to a game, joining them is as simple as accepting the invite when it appears on your screen. You’ll then be in a squad with them and will be able to play with them on their assigned missions.

As for inviting friends to your game, it will differ from platform to platform. These options are detailed below.

How to Join a Friends Game in Warframe on PC

To invite a friend to a game on PC, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Through the main menu
    • Open the navigation menu. This can be done by pressing ‘’ESC.’’
    • On the upper-left corner of the screen click on the + icon. It’s to the right of your profile name.
    • Choose a name from your friends’ list then click on it. Note that if the player isn’t your friend, you can input their name in the Player Name text box.
    • Click on ‘’Invite.’’
    • Once the player accepts, they’ll join your squad. You can repeat steps one to three for up to four players in normal missions, and eight players for Trials and Conclave missions.
    • Go to the Navigation Console at the front of your ship, then press ‘’X’’.
    • Choose your mission. You and your friends can now play together.
  2. Through the Navigation Console
    • Head to the front of your ship and open the Navigation Console by pressing ‘’X.’’
    • Click on the + icon on the top-left corner of the screen.
    • Choose a friend’s name or type in a name to invite.
    • Wait for the person to accept.
    • Head to the mission.

How to Join a Friends Game in Warframe on PS4

When you’re playing on PlayStation, you can join friends in-game by doing the following:

How to Join a Friends Game in Warframe on Xbox

If you’re playing Warframe on an Xbox console, then you can add friends by doing the following.

  1. Via the main menu
    • Press the Menu button on your controller.
    • Hover over the + icon on the upper left corner of your screen.
    • Press the ‘’A’’ button.
    • Choose a name then press ‘’X.’’ You can also type in a name in the Player Name text box.
    • Wait for the invitation to be accepted.
    • Head to the front of your ship then open the Navigation Console.
    • Proceed to your mission.
  2. Via the Navigation Console
    • Open the Navigation Console on the front of your ship.
    • Hover on the + icon on the upper left corner of the screen, then press ‘’A’’. Alternatively, you can press the right trigger.
    • Choose a name from the list or enter a name in the Player Name text box. Once done, press ‘’X.’’
    • Proceed to your mission.

How to Join a Friends Game in Warframe on Switch

If you’re playing Warframe on the Nintendo Switch, you can easily add friends by following the steps given below.

  1. From the main menu.
    • Press the menu button.
    • Use the joystick to hove over the + icon on the upper-left side of the screen.
    • Press ‘’B’’ on your controller.
    • Pick a friend’s name then press ‘’Y.’’ You can also type in a name if you want to.
    • Wait for the invite to be accepted.
    • Once your squad is complete, head to a mission by going to the Navigation Console at the front of your ship.
  2. Via the Navigation Console
    • Go to the front of your ship and open the Navigation Console by pressing ‘’Y’’ on the controller.
    • Hover over the + icon on the upper left corner of the screen, then press ‘’B’’. Alternatively, you can press ‘’ZR.’’
    • Choose a player name then press ‘’Y.’’
    • Go to your mission.

Additional FAQs

When Can You Play With Friends in Warframe?

Friend invites are available early on in Warframe. In fact, you can be invited to a game immediately after you first finish the tutorial mission.

Inviting others, however, means you need access to the Navigation console.

The Navigation Console will become available after the second mission. Once that’s done, you can invite friends on your own.

How Do You Join a Warframe Clan?

You can join a clan either by being invited to one or creating one of your own. Invites are usually handed out by clans via the recruiting window in chat. Alternatively, you can make your own clan via the Communication option in the main menu.

Why Can’t I Join My Friend in Warframe?

If you’re having trouble trying to join a friend’s game, it may be because of one of several reasons. Check for each one and see if this is the cause of your problem.

• Your friend is on a different platform – Warframe doesn’t support Crossplay. If they’re on a different game platform, you can’t play together.

• Your friend is in Solo mode – You can’t invite someone playing in Solo mode.

• You’re in Solo mode – You can’t be invited to a game when you’re in Solo mode.

• You haven’t finished the tutorial – You need to finish the first mission to be able to be invited to a friend’s game.

• You haven’t fixed your ship’s Navigation Console– You need to finish the second mission then fix the Navigation Console to be able to invite friends to missions.

• Game glitch – Try to restart your game and see if the error persists

Is Warframe a Game?

Warframe is an online third-person shooter game of the action RPG genre. Playing the game is free, but it does have microtransactions for various cosmetic items.

How Do I Join My Friend in Warframe?

This depends on which platform you’re in. The steps for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch are given above.

Can I Add a Friend to Warframe?

Yes. The steps for doing so are given in the instructions above.

A Great Way to Level

With the popularity of Warframe, it’s rather easy to find people to play with whether you’re playing on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch. Joining friends in-game not only makes it easier to complete missions, it a great way to level your character quickly.

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