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Can't add friends to squad/party

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  • Can't add friends to squad/party

    It's basically what the title says. I go to the "create party" on the in-game screen. I click on the box with the + sign under my name. Nothing happens. I've tried to invite my friends through party chat (Play Together) & still nothing happens. One of my friends can invite us, but the rest of us can't. Please help.


  • #2
    Does this happen consistently, whenever you boot up the game or is it more sporadic in its occurrences? If it's inconsistent, can you remember any of the circumstances leading up to this happening for you? Additionally, what might also be relevant is what was also going on with your account and system. For instance, do you have more than 100+ friends on your friends list, are multiple account signed into your system, or is your PlayStation Plus account up to date? Any and all additional information will help us better understand the root of the issue.


    • #3
      This has been happening since the PS4 launch. I do have 100+ friends. No multiple accounts on system. My account is up to date.


      • #4
        I run into this problem occasionally. The overlay simply just doesn't launch. I found that resetting sometimes fixes it. But actually launching the game lets say privately, so you can then invite in the pre-game lobby works everytime I couldn't launch the overlay.


        • #5
          I've tried that. Even spammed the corresponding button & waited a few minutes to try it again. I can't even invite my friends through the chat party. I'm just tempted to uninstall & reinstall it to see if that will fix the issue.


          • #6
            When you say you can't invite players through the chat party, do you mean the party menu on the PS4 XMB or one of the in game lobbies?


            • #7
              This happens to me and my friend as well, we have our PS Plus up to date, no multiple accounts, and we don't have over 100 friends.
              This started happening a couple weeks after launch so we stopped playing because of it, we were hoping the "Tropical Bash" update would fix it and it didn't.


              • #8
                Yeah, I'm also having this problem, I now can't even join friends games, I have no clue, I just hope you guys can help.


                • #9
                  The PS4 chat party(Play Together) & In-Game chat. I can't invite my friends through either.


                  • #10
                    Yeah same.


                    • #11
                      I just bought this game a few days ago, me and my buddy both got it, but we are both having this exact issue and even if we get it to pop up to attempt to invite it just says the session or game has already ended, there are 0 fixes or solutions yet to be found so it is ringing the only reason we got this game.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Odyca94 View Post
                        I just bought this game a few days ago, me and my buddy both got it, but we are both having this exact issue and even if we get it to pop up to attempt to invite it just says the session or game has already ended, there are 0 fixes or solutions yet to be found so it is ringing the only reason we got this game.
                        Is this issue still occurring for you after Patch 1.05?


                        • #13
                          The patch didn't fix it.


                          • #14
                            I've found a temporary solution. I was clicking like 20+ times on the box with the + in order to pop-up window appeared. Fix the bug Tripwire!


                            • #15
                              Same issue but mine is more of a major bug! After creating a party for friends to join and attempting to add them, instead of starting the ps4 invitation screen my net for my entire house drops and gives me 10 minutes plus of dns errors before even a single device can connect, we need a hotfix asap! A minor bug unassociated with this is when I buy a winchester, instead of giving me the gun I choose it gives me a shovel and if I have a shovel it gives me a katana rather then the Winchester, a pretty annoying bug seeing as the winchesters a favorite cheap gun for waves 1 through 4.