How to invite friends in Warzone 2

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Those dropping into the action wonder how to invite friends in Warzone 2. Call of Duty's latest battle royale offering comes with a brand-new UI that's rather difficult to navigate.

Season One is officially underway and although there's a wealth of new content available to try, many players are struggling to join forces with their friends as they attempt to become the last squad standing. After investigating further, it appears there are issues with the invitation system within the Warzone 2 menus.

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Before we reveal how to invite friends in Warzone 2, check out our guides highlighting the best Warzone 2 guns to use and all there is to know about the Warzone 2 gulag.

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How to invite friends in Warzone 2

Typically, the process of inviting friends in Warzone 2 is very straightforward. Head to the Social tab to bring up the friends list and invite anyone you wish to join the squad.

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However, a bug continuing to impact the game is preventing players from accessing their friend list. Thankfully, we've discovered a workaround that allows you to play with anyone on your list. Here's what you need to do:

  • Access the menus in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Scroll across to the "Channels" tab.
  • Create a channel with the friends you wish to play with.
  • Highlight the username of the player you want to invite.
  • Press "invite to party."

It's a convoluted process but until Infinity Ward applies a friend list fix, there's no way of teaming up with your mates.

Warzone 2 players in boat
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How to fix Warzone 2 friends list

The first method that has worked for some players is a simple restart of Warzone 2. Exit the game and relaunch it and the Friends List should reappear, allowing you to invite and message friends. If it doesn't work, repeat the process once more, and if it's still not appearing, it might be time to attempt another fix.

Method two is just as straightforward as restarting the game. Rather than completely rebooting Warzone, turning off crossplay can cause the Friends List to appear. To turn it off, head into the settings and disable crossplay.

As a last resort, waiting for the developer to apply a fix might be the only option you have if the issue is affecting several players at any one time.

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At the time of writing, there's no official fix to restore your Warzone 2 friends list but Infinity Ward and Raven Software are aware of the problem and are working on a fix. In the meantime, utilising channels is the only way to squad up.

That's all there is to know about how to invite friends in Warzone 2. For more, take a look at our guides highlighting the best Warzone 2 SMG and the latest information on upcoming Warzone 2 double XP events.