How to Invite or Join Friends on PC - Game Rant

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Remnant: From the Ashes, the third-person souls-like shooter from Gunfire Games, released to a warm reception in 2019. While the game was praised for its snappy shooting and full co-op, critics were less impressed by the so-so story and buggy systems. Now Remnant: From the Ashes may be about to receive a second lease of life, as it's free on the Epic Store for the next week.

While the Soulsborne games have never embraced true campaign co-op, a lot of the titles they inspired have. Games like Code Vein and Remnant: From the Ashes prove that punishing difficulty is just as fun with a few pals, if not more so. Joining up with other players to battle the Root on PC isn't as simple as it sounds, however, and has run into a few problems since the game's Epic Store launch.

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Teaming Up

During its time on Steam, Remnant: From the Ashes has made use of Steam's server and friend system for its multiplayer requirements. Now the game has arrived on the Epic Store, and the new boy on the PC block is having to match up to the existing system.

The first thing new players should know is that they won't be able to invite friends until after they've completed the tutorial. In practice, this means fighting through Ward 13, activating the reactor, and interacting with the first Crystal. Once that's done, all the host needs to do is make sure their game is set to Public or Friends mode when they load it. Other players can then be invited through the friends network of whichever platform the game is on. For Steam players, this is opened with Shift+Tab and for Epic players it's Shift+F3.

Teething Troubles

Since Remnant: From the Ashes first launched on the Epic Store, there have been some reports that players are having trouble connecting to co-op games. Some players on the game's subreddit have reported timing-out while trying to connect, or simply getting a black screen.

One possible fix for this issue is to try connecting through the Join Game button on the game's main menu, rather than through a friend invite. Another is to allow the game to update to the latest patch. It seems that some copies of Remnant: From the Ashes on the Epic Store may not be updating properly. Players who are having difficulty should restart both the game and store, then give the launcher time to search for updates before starting the game again.

Remnant: From the Ashes is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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