How to add and invite friends in Modern Warfare 2

Squad up!

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is finally here, and fans have been jumping into the game since its launch with a few questions. Call of Duty games are best played with friends, whether it be online multiplayer or split-screen multiplayer. With so much crossplay featured in MW2 Multiplayer, it can be confusing trying to figure out how to add friends, especially ones on different platforms.

How to add friends on the same platform

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Adding friends on the same platform is the easiest way to play multiplayer in Modern Warfare 2. To add friends to your game, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Options button to go to the menu for the game.
  2. Navigate to the Social button and click on it.
  3. Go to the Friends tab.
  4. Select the friends you want to add and then Invite to Party.

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How to add friends on a different platform

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Adding friends on a different platform can be more confusing, but it can be accomplished by figuring out your friends' Activision ID. Follow these steps to add friends using their ID:

  1. Press the Options button to go to the menu for the game.
  2. Navigate to the Social button and click on it.
  3. Find the Friends tab and then click the Add Friends button.
  4. From here, players can input the Activision ID of their friends and add them to a list of players that can be invited to the game.

How to find your Activision Account info

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For friends to add you to their game, they will need your Activision ID, especially if they are on a different platform. These steps can help you find your Activision ID:

  1. Press the Options button to go to the menu for the game.
  2. Navigate over to the Settings tab.
  3. Find the Account & Network section of the Settings menu.
  4. Find the option that says Activision Account and click on it.
  5. This page will give the info players need to be added by friends.

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How to add and invite friends in Modern Warfare 2

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  1. Hi, as my friends are added (as well ons PS network as on activision network), I still can’t invite them in to a party or join them. Do you guys have a solution? Thanks!

    1. If you have restarted and tried again, then it may be a bug, try uninstalling and reinstalling the game. If that doesn’t help then you may need to wait for an update from Activision