Games are sometimes better when you play with friends, and Genshin Impact is no exception. There are a few requirements to complete first, but after that, joining friend worlds can be a great way to progress in the game.
In Genshin Impact, joining a world of friends takes a bit of time. However, you will learn how to do it here and how to do it quickly. We will also answer some of your questions about Genshin Impact.
How to join the world of friends in Genshin Impact?
Before you can access it to start playing with others, you'll need to complete a bunch of missions and main quests. Unlocking takes a while, so don't worry. You will soon be able to play with others.
How to unlock multiplayer and cooperative game modes?
To unlock multiplayer and co-op, you must play alone until you reach Adventure Rank 16. There are several ways to reach Adventure Rank 16, namely:
- Complete the main Archon quests in the Prologue.
First, you will reach the town of Monstadt, and visiting it is part of the main quests. Next, you'll find yourself clearing three wind temples around town. Main quests reward you with a lot of EXP, and the more you get, the faster you can play with others.
- Visit the Adventurers' Guild in Monstadt.
After accessing the Adventurer's Handbook, you can start getting more EXP. The Experience tab of the manual gives you a lot of Adventure Rank EXP when you start exploring. Cooking, opening chests, and activating waypoints will award EXP.
There's a long way to go, so you can get a lot of EXP this way. Waypoints, chests, dungeons, and statues of the seven will expand your map. Take your time, many adventures await you.
- Daily missions at rank 12.
Upon reaching Adventure Rank 12, you can begin Daily Missions. They are quite easy to complete and reset every day. This is one of the best ways to earn Adventure Rank EXP and many other rewards.
By the time you start doing all of this, you'll be somewhat decent at Genshin Impact. It is possible that the developers only allow you to unlock multiplayer after a certain amount of time in the game because nobody likes weak teammates. Either way, you can play with others after reaching Adventure Rank 16.
How to play with friends?
At Adventure Rank 16, you can start adding friends. Without friends, you won't have anyone to play with. Your friends must also be at least Adventure Rank 16, otherwise you will not be able to join their world or vice versa.
Here's how to add friends:
- Open the Pause menu.
- Select "Friends".
- Go to the second tab of the Friends menu.
- Enter the nine-digit UID number your friend gave you.
- Submit the friend request.
- Once accepted, you can begin joining their worlds.
- To join, open the menu and select "Cooperative Mode".
- Find a friend you want to play with.
- Select "Request Membership".
- If accepted, you can start playing with your friends.
To host sessions, follow these steps after adding friends:
- Open the menu and select "Cooperative Mode".
- Select "My Multiplayer" in the lower right corner.
- Choose from "Allow direct connection" or "Join after approval".
- Wait for a friend to join your world.
You can also reject membership requests altogether if you want to play alone. Since direct join requests allow all friends to join at any time, you can turn it on if you need to focus on the main quests.
Does Genshin Impact support console crossplay?
Yes, Genshin Impact is completely cross-platform. Crossplay is very good, allowing all platforms to play with each other, including consoles and PC. Even mobile players can join your party and start farming bosses.
Currently, you can play Genshin Impact on these platforms:
These platforms can freely host and join worlds. As long as the multiplayer requirements are met, there should be no problem playing with others.
There is a problem, however. Although the game is fully cross-platform, it is not fully cross-save. This means PC and mobile players can access their accounts on their respective devices, but PS4 and PS5 players cannot. Their accounts are blocked on their PlayStations until further notice.
Sony has been rather reluctant to let games be cross-platform. While Sony and miHoYo, the developers of Genshin Impact, have negotiated cross-platform play, cross-save has yet to be implemented on the former's consoles.
Maybe in the future, all platforms will be transferable between them, including PS4 and PS5 accounts.
miHoYo also announced that a Nintendo Switch version is in the works. This was announced in January 2022, but there are rumors that Switch has substandard hardware.
Previous rumors also cite "microtransaction implementations" and a host of other issues as the reasons why Genshin Impact for Switch is continuously delayed. Some even think that if a "Switch Pro" ever comes out, Genshin Impact will only be available on that console instead.
Despite this, Genshin Impact on the Switch will likely be cross-platform.
Multiplayer not working?
There are several possible reasons why you can't join a friend's world or they can't join yours. These are all fixable, but there is no guarantee that we can list all problems. Here are the most common ones you might encounter:
- A player is not at adventure rank 16.
If a player is not at Adventure Rank 16, you cannot play with them at all. There are no exceptions to this rule, so one of you has to start ranking up. Until both of you are at Adventure Rank 16, multiplayer is not possible.
Sometimes poor internet connections can prevent players from playing in co-op mode. A host must have a strong connection to enable smooth gameplay. If you know someone has terrible internet access, chances are the connection won't allow them to host properly.
Sometimes the problems are not your fault, but the game makes your life difficult. In this blog post, a Genshin Impact player suffered from a strange bug that did not allow co-op play. Fortunately, it was fixed after a lot of help from the developers.
If something is seriously wrong, you should contact the developers for help. It may take some time, but your efforts may also help others with the same problem. It's worth waiting for the fix to arrive.
Multiplayer restrictions in Genshin Impact
There are some restrictions when playing in co-op mode. Most importantly, you won't be able to play Archon Quests and Story Quests in co-op mode. If you are currently actively playing one or a world-manipulating quest, you are forced to play solo.
After completing the quest, you will have to wait a bit before co-op becomes available again. One way to speed up the process is to log out and log back in. This should allow you to play with friends again.
If an activity requires entering the co-op mode screen, even if you are playing one of the quest types above, you must re-enable it even if you are in single player mode.
You can also join players whose World Levels and Adventure Rank ranges are less than or equal to yours.
In co-op mode with a friend, both of you can trade between two characters in the party. For three players, the host gets two to trade between characters while the others get one each. In a full party, each person is stuck with one character.
You can freely change your out-of-combat deployed characters through the party configuration menu. This allows you to adapt to new missions on the fly.
The number of players in your party directly affects enemy numbers and variations via scaling. Be prepared for tougher battles.
How do you check your adventure rank?
You can find your current adventure rank next to your world level, character name, and date of birth. It won't change like the other two stats until you rank up.
How to quickly increase your adventure rank?
Some of the things you can do to increase your Adventure Rank are:
• Daily Commissions
• Farm bosses
• Clear Domains
• Adventurer's Handbook Experience
• Complete quests
• Explore the map
In Genshin Impact, joining a world of friends comes with certain restrictions. As long as you meet all the requirements, you can start hunting bosses together. There is always strength in numbers, but the game also becomes more difficult with more players in a group.
Do you like to play Genshin Impact with friends or alone? Who do you like to play with when you're at a party? Tell us in the comments section below.