Skip to main content

How to play Lost Ark with friends

As an MMO, Lost Ark is undoubtedly better with a few teammates by your side. Finding companions in-game is rather straightforward — with more than 1 million players, there's always someone tackling the same quest as you. If you're looking to play with a few friends, however, Lost Ark makes things even easier.




5 minutes

What You Need

  • Lost Ark

  • Friends

Here's everything you need to know about inviting friends to your Lost Ark party.

Play Lost Ark with friends

Like all online games, Lost Ark gives you an easy-to-access Friends menu. This is where you'll find recent players, friend requests, and invite friends to join your group. Here's a closer look at how the Friends menu works:

Step 1: To access the Friends menu, simply press U on your keyboard. You can also find the Community tab on the bottom of your screen and open the Friends submenu.

lost ark play with friends menu
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Step 2: Once you've opened the Friends menu, you'll find multiple tabs that offer information about current friends online, recent players, or incoming friend requests.

Step 3: To invite an online friend to your game, simply click on their name and select the Invite button.

Step 4: Keep in mind that you'll need to be on the same server as your friend to play together, so be sure to coordinate before jumping into the game.

How to add friends in Lost Ark

Lost Ark gives you a few ways to add players to your friends list. Here's how it works:

Step 1: If a player is nearby, simply hold down the Ctrl key and right-click on them. This will open up a menu that contains options to add them as a friend or invite them to your group.

Step 2: If a player isn't nearby, you'll need to know their in-game name. With that info in hand, head back to the Friends menu and send a friend request using their info.

That's all there is to it! As long as you're on the same server as your friend and you know their in-game name, you'll be able to tackle every Lost Ark challenge as a team. Of course, you can always team up with random adventurers if none of your friends are online — which makes it easy to complete some of the game's most difficult content without needing to coordinate with a group.

Editors' Recommendations

Jon Bitner
Jon Bitner is a writer covering consumer electronics, technology, and gaming. His work has been published on various websites…
How to get into the Lost Woods in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
zelda tears of the kingdom lost woods

The Lost Woods return in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, though the strategy for getting through them is much different than in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Instead of using the wind to guide you, you'll have to utilize a different approach this time around. In this guide, we'll show you exactly how to get into the Lost Woods in Tears of the Kingdom.
How to get through the Lost Woods

Unfortunately, you can't walk through the Lost Woods from the main entrance -- or any entrance on the surface, for that matter. Instead, you must head to the Minishi Woods Chasm, which is located just southeast of the Lost Woods. Here, you'll need to drop down below into the depths, using your paraglider.

Read more
How many games featured in Xbox’s 2022 showcase actually launched within 12 months?
Players approach a vampire in Redfall.

At Microsoft's June 2022 Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, the publisher made a lofty promise. It said that every game shown off would be released within a year of the showcase.

That's not exactly how things panned out, though. During a May 4 interview on Kinda Funny's XCast podcast, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer admitted that Xbox "didn't deliver" when that promise was mentioned. Though there are still a few weeks left for Xbox to make good on its promise, it seems unlikely that every game shown at its 2022 presentation will indeed launch as planned.

Read more
How to play Redfall co-op
A Redfall squad fights through the streets.

The best way to experience the vampire-infested world of Redfall is to bring along a couple of friends. This first-person shooter title was designed with co-op in mind, but has a few quirks to the system that you will want to know about before sharpening your stakes and loading your shotguns. These details can be a major setback in your fight against the vampiric forces in Redfall, so check out everything you need to know about co-op before diving in.

Read more