The For Honor Open Beta is going on this weekend and a lot of people are wondering how to invite friends to play multiplayer. This article covers how to send a friend invite in For Honor so you can play Dominion, Brawl or Elimination matches. While the game is still in Beta there are instances in which inviting friends may not work properly, but just try again and it should work fine.
Note: If you're just joining us in February, the For Honor beta the weekend of the 9th is an open beta. You don't need to worry about inviting friends to the beta, just access Uplay, XBL Marketplace or the PS Store and download the For Honor beta to play.
How to Invite Friends for Multiplayer
To invite a friend to play multiplayer with you in For Honor, from the main menu press Triangle (PS4) or Y (Xbox One) to access the Social menu or simply tab over to it. From here you can use the Left Analog Stick or d-pad to move the cursor over to the party area where you'll see at least your name at the top with three open slots below it. Move to any of the open slots and press X (PS4) or A (Xbox) to open your friends list. Scroll down to the friend you wish to invite and press X (PS4) or A (Xbox), then press it again on the "Invite to Group" option. Once they accept your invite you will see their emblem appear at the top of the screen to the right of the NAT icon.
Occasionally it will show you with zero friends online. This is a glitch that usually gets resolved if you wait a few minutes and try again. This happens most often right after you've started the game, but other than waiting there isn't a solution for this glitch at the moment.
How to Invite Friends to the Closed Beta
If you received an invite via email from Ubisoft then you can invite up to three of your friends on Ubisoft’s Uplay service. If you got an invite from a third-party site or you were invited by a friend, then you will not have the ability to invite anyone else. Only people who were invited directly from Ubisoft have the option to invite more people.
Once you’ve confirmed you have friend invites, log into the For Honor website and look for the “Invite Friends” tab. From here you can invite other players on your Uplay friends list. If you’re playing on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 your friend will receive an email with a code to download the game via their respective console marketplace (PS Store or XBL). Playing on the PC, your friend will not get a direct email invite. Instead, the Beta will be added to their Uplay library where they can download and install it.
You can double check your Beta permissions at the official Ubisoft site.
How to Receive an Invite in the Closed Beta
When looking for an Xbox or PS4 invite, you will receive an email on whatever email account is associated with your Uplay account. If the email is blank, the person inviting you did not actually have any invites. There’s also a bug that will send blank emails even when invites are available, but Ubisoft is aware of that issue. If you encounter the bug, send an email to Ubisoft explaining the situation and generally they will send over a code.
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