How to join a game on PlayStation®5 consoles

Find out how to join a game with your friends on a PS5™ console.

For certain games, you need to be a PlayStation®Plus member for online multiplayer. Check PlayStation™Store for more information. 

Join a game on a PS5 console

When you have a friend in a session you can join, find it on their profile or the control centre. Select the card and then select Join. There may be times where you need to request to join the session, so when this happens, select Request to Join.

You can also invite a player or players to your current game, or you can start a new game.

Send a game invite on PS5 consoles

Send game invites to other players in the following ways:

  • Go to a player's profile and select Invite to Game. Select one of the options and follow the on-screen instructions.
    This method works only for PS5 games.
  • Go to the control centre and select Game Base. Select either an online friend or a party and select Invite to Game. Select one of the options and follow the on-screen instructions. If you select a party, an invitation is sent to all the members of the party.
    This method works only for PS5 games.
  • For some games, you can invite a player from within the game. The way you invite a player might be different for each game.
    This method works for both PS5 and PS4 games.

When you're invited by another player to play a game, you'll receive a notification. Open the notification and select Join

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