Fall Guys Invite Not Working: Here’s How To Fix It

Fall Guys Invite Not Working: Here's How To Fix It

Fall Guys amassed a pretty sizeable fanbase after its launch back in 2020, quickly climbing the charts and trending on numerous platforms. But, errors and bugs are nothing new, and like many other games in modern times, Fall Guys is no exception.

Plenty of players have being struggling with the invites in Fall Guys, which has led to a flood of frustration. Stick around to find out about the error and its cause in Fall Guys, as well as how you can fix it.

Fall Guys Overview

This fun and quirky multiplayer game had a massive and rather hyped-up launch, and it is now one of the most popular free games to date. Fall Guys made its debut for Nintendo Switch and Xbox, but it’s available on all major gaming platforms, namely:

  • Xbox Series X/S
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PC
  • PS5
  • PS4

Fall Guys lets 64 concurrent players battle against each other across numerous levels, and the last one standing is the winner. It may seem simple, but the game features tons of colorful and bright yet complex hurdles for players to face.

Fall Guys Invite Not Working: Here's How To Fix It

Considering the fact that the game’s design relies on multiple players taking on the same challenges at the same time, crossplay has been an integral component of gameplay. But, invites haven’t been working as they were intended for each player, which has caused some major issues within the Fall Guys community.

Fall Guys: Invites Not Working

Generally, accepting invites in Fall Guys will depend on a few factors. Invites will typically pop up on the player’s screen and players will be able to accept them at any point.

However, the launch was plagued by errors and network issues, not a rare occurrence for any new game. Still, one of the most challenging and perplexing issues for players thus far is the potential inability to play together.

Fall Guys Invite Not Working: Here's How To Fix It

The actual error is in fact a bug in Fall Guys that prevents sending or receiving invites, and it has the chance of occurring randomly. While the specific bug has been officially acknowledged and will need to be fixed by the developers (potentially in an upcoming patch), players can try out a few methods to temporarily resolve the issue on different platforms.

All Platforms Fix: Epic Games Account

Invites can be accepted from any platform if the player has already linked up their Epic Games account. But, players will only be able to accept invites from the same platform if their Epic Games account has not been linked.

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This is a fairly simple and quite a common reason for the error occurring. Although, in these cases, the error is more of an intentional thing than the actual error.

PlayStation Fix

There are quite a few ways to resolve the issue on PlayStation 5, at least momentarily. Most of the players experiencing the issue with invites in Fall Guys tend to be on PlayStation platforms at the moment, and there may be a few causes. Try out the steps below to temporarily fix the error:

Install The PS4 Version

At the moment, installing the PS4 version of Fall Guys seems to be the best way to work around the issue. Apparently, the Social Hub feature on Sony’s front-running console is out of order for Fall Guys specifically at the moment.

This means that having the PS5 version will not allow you to play with others. But, running Fall Guys using the PS4 launcher seems to allow players to invite others. Players on PS5 should follow these steps to download the PS4 version:

  1. Start your PS5.
  2. Head into the PS Store.
  3. Open the Fall Guys page.
  4. Click the “…” icon next to the download.
  5. Choose the PS4 version and download it.

Test Internet Connection

Another possibility is that your connectivity may be insufficient. Follow the steps below to check the internet connection on your PS4 console:

  1. Shut down Fall Guys completely.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Settings’ tab.
  3. Scroll down until you reach the ‘Network’ tab and select it.
  4. Select ‘Test Internet Connection’. This will automatically begin checking the strength and speed of your internet.
  5. Wait until the results pop up.

Other than this method, PS players can also try a hard reset. This will clear any cache that may potentially be causing the problem.

PC Fix

There are a couple of reasons why players may be experiencing the issue on PC, although it’s currently not as frequent as PS5 players. Classic tricks like restarting your PC or checking your internet speed may work for some players.

But, there are a few methods that seem to be working quite well for Fall Guys players experiencing the error. Try out the following approaches to get the invite system in Fall Guys up and running:

Play After a Clean Boot

Some players may have the issue resolved if they play Fall Guys after a clean boot. This is since, in some cases, the cause may be due to a third-party application.

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A clean boot will disable all third-party applications in most instances which may fix the problem. Start up the necessary applications manually and try playing fall Guys after the system boots back up.

Epic Games Launcher

A quick and simple trick that can work is to launch the game through an invite notification, rather than launching the actual game.

  1. Stay on the home screen (do not launch Fall Guys), and tell your friend to send the invite.
  2. Wait for the invite to get through and the notification to popup.
  3. Use the dedicated button to launch the game through the notification.
  4. This should take you straight to the squad that’s already present.

Check for Corrupted Game Files

It is possible that Fall Guys may have become corrupted on your PC, although the odds of this happening are somewhat low. Thankfully, the Epic Games Launcher comprises a unique and handy feature that will let users fix issues with games.

Fall Guys Invite Not Working: Here's How To Fix It

The feature works similarly to the ‘Verify integrity of game files’ feature granted on Steam. Follow the steps below to check for corrupted Fall Guys game files:

  1. Open the game launcher.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Library’ section.
  3. Double-click on Fall Guys.
  4. Several options will pop up for the game. Select ‘Verify’.
  5. This will automatically check the locally stored files with the ones on official servers.
  6. Try launching Fall Guys again to see if the invite system is working.

Provide Admin Privileges for Fall Guys

Most games run much more efficiently when you give them administrator privileges, and Fall Guys is no exception. The simplest way to do this is to double-click on the Fall Guys icon on your PC and select “Run as Administrator”.

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It is also possible to secure a more solid way to execute this functionality on your PC. Open up the “Properties” of the “Fall Guys_client_game” file and tick “Run this program and an administrator”.

Remove FRAPS From The Background

Based on community posts on forums, disabling the FRAPS utility (if you have it running) can also help resolve the issue. This should not take more than a couple of minutes, especially considering that players can also head to the “Add or remove programs” section on their PC to get the job done.

Disable MSI Afterburner/ RivaTuner

This is a near-certain fix for any PC player experiencing the issue in Fall Guys. Disable MSI Afterburner or RivaTuner if you have it installed and running on your PC. While both of these have great uses, disabling them temporarily can be quite effective for fixing the issue.

Xbox Fix

There is an age-old method for possibly fixing the issue on Xbox – specifically Xbox One. Accepting the invitation without launching Fall Guys may seem odd, but it can work in quite a few cases. Follow the steps below to accept an invite while experiencing the issue on Xbox One:

  1. Stay on the home screen of your console (do not launch Fall Guys), and tell your friend to send the invite.
  2. Wait for the invite to get through and the notification to popup.
  3. Use the dedicated button to launch the game through the notification.
  4. This should take you straight to the squad that’s already present.

Other than this method, Xbox players can also try a hard reset. This will clear any cache that may potentially be causing the problem.

Nintendo Switch Fix

The simplest and most effective method for fixing the issue in Fall Guys on Nintendo Switch at the moment is to restart your handheld. Start up Fall Guys again after that point, and select the right stick in the main menu. This should launch the party menu, and you should be able to send or receive invites.

Last Resorts

If none of these methods worked for you, the only other method would be to reinstall Fall Guys and hope that the issue resolves itself. All of the above methods are based on trial and error – there is no certainty in any of them.

Still, the actual error is not on the payer’s end, and these fixes are only temporary. If these fixes still do not work in your case, the last resort would be to wait for a patch since the developers are actively working on an official fix for all platforms.

Although Fall Guys does experience some issues and errors every now and then, pretty much all games run into some hiccups from time to time. Thankfully, the issue with invites not working in Fall Guys is typically simple to resolve.