Escape From Tarkov: How to Play With Friends

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Escape From Tarkov may have released a few years ago, but it has only recently become popular following some events on Twitch this past weekend. The first-person shooter is pretty hardcore, but it can be a lot of fun with friends. So that you can jump into the intense action with some buddies, here’s everything you need to know about how to play with friends in Escape From Tarkov.

Adding Friends

The first thing that you’ll need to do is actually add your friends. Start off by asking them what their usernames are in the game and then click on Messenger at the bottom of the screen on the Escape From Tarkov main menu.

Then, you’ll see a little box appear that has a search bar in it. Type the names of the friends you want to add in there and send off invites to them once you’ve found them.

Once they’ve accepted you, you can begin the process of actually joining up with them in game.

How to Play With Friends in Escape From Tarkov

Start the process of entering a game as you usually would, selecting your PMC and loadout.

Then, you need to make sure that you and all the friends you want to play with opt to enter a game on the same map and in the same time phase.

Once you’ve made sure that you’ve done that right, you should see the names of your friends appear in the lobby once you reach the Prepare For Escape screen.

Then, right click on their names, select invite to group, and wait for them to accept. Then, once they’ve all readied up, enter the game and you should all spawn in the same area as a squad. Now, all that’s left to do is get stuck into the Escape From Tarkov action.

In short, here’s how to play with friends in Escape From Tarkov.

  1. Hit Messenger in the main menu, search for your friends, and add them.

  2. Enter a game, selecting the same map and time phase.

  3. In the lobby, right click on their name and invite them to your group. Then start the game.

That’s everything you need to know about how to play with friends in Escape From Tarkov. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to search for Twinfinite. We have also listed some other helpful guides on the game down below.

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Tom Hopkins

Tom was Twinfinite's former Deputy Guides Editor having written for the site from 2015 through until 2021 when he left to continue his video games writing elsewhere in the industry. Tom is a Film and English graduate from London who plays far too much FIFA. Tom's been playing games since 1999 and his favorite genres are third-person action, racing, and narrative-driven experiences.