Helldivers 2 Unable To Join Friends Fix – Friends List Not Working

Trying to play with your friends but are unable to join them because the list isn’t working in Helldivers 2? Well, worry not there is a workaround that could help you out.

Helldivers 2 is a game best enjoyed when played with your squad but recently many players have been unable to join their friends and are looking for a fix. If your friend list is also not working then worry not you aren’t alone in facing this issue. The good news is the developers have acknowledged this bug and have even suggested a workaround. So below is the trick that you can use to add and resume playing with your friends:

How to Fix Can’t Play with Friends in Helldivers 2

How To Fix Cant Join Friends In Helldivers 2
Image Credits: Pilestedt on Helldivers 2 Discord. Workaround to fix the Unable to Join Friends error.

Use the Friend Code to Join them rather than adding them directly. Basically, when you try to join your friends directly from your Steam or PSN friends list you get this error. So in order to get around it you need to add them using their Friend Code. This is how it works:

  1. Open the game’s menu and go to the Social Tab.
  2. Here you can find 4 options:
    • Friends
    • Recent Players
    • Friend Requests
    • Blocked Players
  3. Aside from that, there are two main things to see here:
    • Search Bar: Here you can enter the code that your friends generate and share with you.
    • Your Friend Code: You can use this to get your code and share it with them.
  4. Add your friends from here and now you can normally invite them to your squad or join them from the Friends tab.

In case this all feels like too much of a hassle then for now you don’t have much of an option but to wait for the developers to fix it for good and release an update patch. So in the meantime, you could either join a public game to play with random strangers or play Solo.

That is all for how you can fix the unable to play with friends error in Helldivers 2. For more help on this game also check out our guides on how to get the Anti-Materiel Rifle, how the AFK timer works, and why Major Order isn’t progressing.