Torchlight 3 has finally be released, and no doubt, you are raring to go on a loot-filled adventure! What makes gaming more fun is playing with friends, and up to 4 people can join your game, so you can all go on a journey together! For those playing on PC, finding how to connect to other people or how to join friends is a bit jarring and is not straightforward at all. No worries, we've got you covered. Here's how to play with friends in Torchlight 3!
How to invite friends
The process isn't super clear on how to do this within the game, especially if you've been playing solo from the get-go. Even more annoying is that there isn't a way to join a multiplayer game or invite friends via the single-player interface. If you are playing single-player and want to play with friends, you have to go back to the main menu, which is weird. Just follow these steps, and you'll be golden:
- First, go back to the main menu and select Multiplayer
- Choose your existing characters or create a new one
- Once the game has loaded, open up the Social menu by pressing the P key
- If playing on Steam, choose the Friends tab
- Find whomever you want to join
- Then lastly, click the Party button, next to their name, and this will send out the invite.
Sometimes the Steam Friends list in Torchlight 3 doesn't work properly, and if a friend's name isn't appearing for some reason or another, use the Party tab and search for their name instead. To get to the Party tab, it's the tab to the left of Steam Friends. Type in your friend's name as it appears on Steam, and click Party once more, and they should receive the invite.
How to accept a friends invite
If you are the one receiving the invite, don't worry, we'll tell you how to accept it. Follow the instructions above and get back to the Social Tab and under Party, you should have a Pending Invitation. Just click Accept to join your friends game!
However, it's worth noting that you'll be joining your friend's game, at their current level. If you are a lower level than them, you're going to be in for a rough time, as you can only receive experience if you are alive. If you are dead, then you won't gain any EXP at all to level up; it's not a good system to try and level up a friend's under-leveled character. Also, you can't make story progress with a friend unless you are both up to the same part of the story.
To make things less annoying, it's best to start new characters with friends and begin your journey anew!