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Age Of Empires 4: How To Add & Play With Friends (Multiplayer Mode)

Here's how to invite and add friends to play Age Of Empires 4 multiplayer mode (PVP or Co-op) with them.

AoE 4 is an RTS game where you relive history and create your own too. Players can enjoy this game with friends too. This title offers PVP and PVE multiplayer modes with up to 7 of your companions. If this is something you are looking forward to doing, here’s how to invite/add and play with friends in Age Of Empires 4 multiplayer.

How to Invite & Add friends to Play Age Of Empires 4 Multiplayer Mode


Here are the simple steps to invite and add friends in AoE 4 and play the multiplayer Co-op or PVP mode.

  1. Launch Age of Empires 4.
  2. Go to the main menu and click on the PLAY tab.
  3. Click on the + icon at the bottom-left section of the screen.
  4. Check the My Group tab.
  5. Select an + Empty slot.
  6. Click on Invite to Group.
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  7. You will see your Friends list here including friend requests, requests sent, online and offline friends etc.
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  8. To invite friends, click on the Add button.
  9. In the Search Players window, type your friend’s profile name (the one they are using in AoE IV)
  10. This will make the game search for the player and their profile will show up.
  11. Send the friend request.
  12. Once your friend accepts it, they will get added to your group.
  13. Do this similarly for other friends and add them to your party/squad.
  14. When you are all set and ready, start an online multiplayer match. Now, go ahead and play Age of Empires 4 with friends right away.

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Does Age of Empires 4 have Crossplay?

Yes, there is a crossplay feature in AoE 4 so you can easily play the game with your friends who have the game on Steam and Xbox Live. If you want to play with your friends on other platforms, ensure that they have all enabled crossplay from the game settings.

For players who are using Steam, you can check out which friends from your list are playing this particular game and find a time to play together. Similarly, if you are playing AoE 4 via Xbox Live, you can find out who is playing it as well and team up whenever you want.


This is basically how you can invite/add and play with friends in Age of Empires 4 to experience the online PVP/Co-op mode of the game. In case you come across a black screen while playing or encounter crashing, lagging or FPS drop, then check out our other guides to know how you can fix these issues.