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Can’t Invite Friends To Group/Party In Overwatch 2 Fix

Unable to invite friends to join your group/team to play OW2? Try these fixes.

Overwatch 2, like most team-based online multiplayer games, is best played and enjoyed with friends. But, many players who are trying to play the game with friends are facing issues while inviting their friends to the group. There can be multiple reasons why this is happening – let’s take a look at all the causes and how to fix the error where you can’t invite friends in Overwatch 2.

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Invite Friends to Group Not Working in Overwatch 2 Fix

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If you are unable to invite friends due to the “different version” error, here are the troubleshooting tips for that. But if this isn’t the error you are facing, these are the potential reasons:

  • The servers are overloaded.
  • It’s a bug or a glitch.

Whenever the servers are overloaded, players will encounter various problems related to logging in, long queue times, friends list not showing up, disconnection errors, and more. The hype for the game is massive which has translated into the major server issues for OW2, so all you can do during this time is to wait until the servers are more stable. You can try joining games during non-peak hours or change your server region to see if you are able to get in.

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If it’s a bug, the fix that has worked for me and many other players is to simply restart the game. Close the Battle.net client on PC or the Game on your console and relaunch it. Open up the social tab and see if you are able to invite friends now.

And if this doesn’t work, check if it’s your internet connection. Also, make sure that you and your friends are on the latest patch of the game. That’s because they provide hotfixes for bugs and glitches often.

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Last but not the least, one workaround that has worked is to find the friend from your “Recent Players” tab under Social. From here, highlight their name and right-click to invite them to the group. Usually, this works if you are not able to add friends via the + button.

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These were the potential fixes for the error where players can’t invite friends in Overwatch 2. If you face more bugs during your gaming sessions, you can send a bug report to Blizzard from this page.

For more related to Overwatch 2, check out our guides here.