If you want to enjoy Payday 3 with your friends, you must know how to create and join a party.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of Payday 3 is the ability to establish and join parties with your friends as you prepare for a heist. To accomplish this, you can extend an invitation to your friend to join your lobby, enabling you to embark on missions and partake in cooperative gameplay.
Nonetheless, early on in the game, you might encounter difficulties in creating and joining a party, possibly due to errors. If you happen to be a novice player, there’s no need for concern, as I’ll be here to guide you through the process of playing Payday 3 with your friends.
How to Create and Join a Payday 3 Party
Payday 3 offers the choice to establish either public or private lobbies. Nevertheless, when it comes to including your friends, you’ll likely lean toward creating private lobbies. However, the process of adding your friends to these private lobbies may initially appear somewhat cumbersome.
Inviting Friends to Join Your Party
To create and join a party in Payday 3 with your friends, you can simply follow the following steps:
Step 1: Access the Social Tab in the Payday 3 menu by pressing the key O. Players using consoles (Xbox/ PS) can press the Menu Button on their controllers to see the tab on the left.
Step 2: Scroll the setting in this specific tab; this way, you can spot the Friend list on the bottom left side. Bring your cursor towards it and click on it to see the friend available.
You can pass on the player invites if you don’t have any. Once your friend accepts it, his name tag will be displayed in the Friend section in Payday 3.
Similarly, you can also check this tab to see if you have a pending friend invite. This way, you can also be added to your friend’s list.
Step 3: Once you see that your friend is online, you can click on the add symbol to invite him to join your party in Payday 3. This process can be done when you press the designated key, P. Similarly, if you are playing Payday 3 on your console (Xbox or PS), you can press the Right Stick to invite your friend.
On the other hand, if you want to add friends from other platforms such as Steam, Xbox, and Nebula, you can search for their User ID (Name).
For Steam users, the process involves adding your friends as separate contacts within your Steam account and subsequently sending them a request through your Steam inbox. Alternatively, you can achieve this by searching for your friend’s username in the Steam Friends section of Payday 3. Once connected, you can include your Steam Friends in your lobby or join theirs within the Payday 3 game.
If you’re enjoying Payday 3 on Xbox, you can locate your friends on the same platform by navigating to the Xbox Friends section. Inviting them to join your team will be a straightforward process from there.
Alternatively, for Nebula Platform users, you should start by accessing the social tab list. Then, scroll down to the bottom of this specific tab, where you’ll find the option to add your friends to the party you’ve recently established in Payday 3.
How to Fix Payday 3’s “Party Not Working” Error
If you are getting the message “Party Not Working” in Payday 3, this issue is due to an error in the game itself. This issue, however, can be resolved by a few solutions:
1. You can try to invite your friends multiple times, and sometimes this trick might work, and you might successfully add them or join their party in Payday 3.
2. Check your internet connection and ensure a stable ping.
3. Try joining an empty lobby first instead of making a new one, and then message your friends to join it. This may work most of the time, and you may be able to fix the error.
4. If none of the solutions above are working, you can restart Payday 3 and try again to add your Friends.
Remember that the “Party Not Working” error is currently linked with the Payday 3 online servers. The game developers will indeed have it fixed any time soon.