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How To Play With Friends In Escape From Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov is best when you play with your friends, providing you know how!
How To Play With Friends In Escape From Tarkov

Playing with friends on Escape from Tarkov is one of the greatest gifts life provides. Running around Streets of Tarkov causing mayhem with friends, slaughtering scavs, looting buildings, and challenging other groups to battle. On the contrary, Escape from Tarkov is also one of the greatest ways to ruin friendships, stealing each other's loot, shooting each other in the legs because "it's funny," and throwing grenades at each other. Regardless, Escape from Tarkov is a barrel of laughs with friends and arguably one of the greatest cooperative experiences in gaming history. 

Escape from Tarkov provides a daunting experience to beginners, appearing to have complex menus, weapons, mechanics, and interfaces, players tend to resort to Google to research necessities like playing with friends. Within this guide, we're going to teach you how to play with friends and the limitations of playing within a group.


How to Play with Friends in Escape from Tarkov

Before continuing, here's the process simplified:

  • Add a friend by their Tarkov name (in-game name) 
  • Invite them to your "group" 
  • Select a raid
  • Enter raids with friends 

Firstly, you're going to want to add your friend/s to your account, and to do that follow these instructions:

  1. Enter the main menu
  2. Click "Messenger" in the bottom right of the screen
  3. Select "Friends" in the top right of the messenger menu
  4. Search for your friend/s Tarkov's name in the search bar 
  5. Add them 

To accept a friend request, enter the friend's menu as previously instructed and select "Pending Requests" where you should see your friend's name; simply accept them.

To add them to your group, complete the following:

  1. Enter the main menu 
  2. In the bottom left, you'll see four "+" bars, click one 
  3. Select the name of your friend 
  4. Click "Invite to group" 

They will now join the group and you'll be ready to play. In order to progress into a raid, simply select the raid you want to play and wait for them to be ready, once all players are ready the match will start and you'll begin searching for a raid. 

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