Gamers have been flocking to Lost Ark‘s servers with immense hype, itching to play with their friends and explore the legendary Arkesia. But, since no official tutorial had been provided, many players have been struggling to get the hang of the process.
Click on the ‘Community’ tab and ‘Invite Friends’ to create a party, or join a party using an invitation from the party leader. Players can leave a party by holding ‘Control+Right-Click’ and clicking on their ‘Name’, after which a dialogue box will provide a ‘Leave Party’ option.
While it can be frustrating for new players, playing with friends can be quite simple if you know the process. Stick around to find out how you can join and leave a party in Lost Ark so you can get back to the epic gaming night you’d hoped for.
How To Join A Party In Lost Ark
Lost Ark can be enjoyable if you’re playing solo, simply wandering around Arkesia as a lone-wolf. But, there are many instances where you will need to team up with other enthusiastic players, whether it be to partake in raids, boss fights, duels, and much more.
When playing Lost Ark, players have the option to either join an existing party or create a new party. Either of these options can be great choices, depending on your mood, your needs, and the teammates you’d like to have.
How To Join An Existing Party
Teaming up with strangers can be a great way to keep things interesting and even make new Lost Ark friends. If you’d like to join an existing party, you will need an invitation. An invitation can be received after requesting it from the party leader.
How To Create A New Party
Although teaming up with players in an existing party can be fun, many gamers prefer to stick to their inner circle. Creating a new party will likely be the better option in these cases.
To create a party in Lost Ark, you’ll need to follow some very specific steps:
- Locate the ‘Community’ tab, which should be located at the bottom right side of the screen.
- Click on the ‘Community’ tab to create a party.
- Invite friends to the party by clicking on it and choosing ‘Invite to Party’.
- If the players you have invited choose to accept, the party will automatically be created.
How To Leave A Party In Lost Ark
So, you’ve had your fun and feel it’s time to leave the party – now what? Regardless of the reason for leaving, many players can get stuck in a party since the process for leaving is not similar to joining. Still, leaving a party is quite straightforward once you know the process.
Follow these steps to leave a party in Lost Ark:
- Locate your ‘name’ and ‘health bar’, which should be situated at the very side of the screen.
- Hold ‘Control’ and ‘Right-click’ your name, which will open up a dialogue box.
- Select the ‘Leave Party’ option.
How To Kick Players from A Party In Lost Ark
There may be times when having a certain someone in your party is more problematic than expected – this is all part of online gaming, and one of the main reasons why many gamers prefer to only play with their friends. If you have joined the party, the choice will generally be restricted to tolerating the party’s dynamic or leaving in order to find another party.
However, if you have created a party and then invited your friends to join the party or handed out requested invitations, the managing process will be slightly different since party leaders can kick members from the party.
Follow these steps to kick members from a party in Lost Ark:
- Locate the ‘name’ of the player you’d like to kick, which should be situated at the very side of the screen.
- Hold ‘Control’ and ‘Right-click’ the name, which will open up a dialogue box.
- From this point, you will be able to kick the player from the party.
How To Play Lost Ark With Friends
Lost Ark was designed with the intention of players being able to enjoy the journey with their friends. But, gamers have found that the process was not exactly outlined from the very beginning, leading to plenty of questions. While one may be able to join or leave a party quite easily, playing with friends is slightly more complex.
There are a few things to consider if you’d like to play with your friends, and skipping out on these factors can lead to a variety of frustrating issues. Consider the following factors before attempting to play with friends in Lost Ark.
Although Lost Ark is a multi-player game, the devs have designed the game so that players cannot simply create an account and start playing with friends. You will need to continue the campaign mode and reach a specific point in Loghill before you’ll be eligible to add friends in-game.
Once you are eligible to send out friend requests, you will see a ‘Ch. X(number)’ box on the top right corner of the screen. This box indicates a Channel, and this number should be the same on both your and your friend’s screen before you can start playing together.
Worlds and Servers
Although you can send a friend request from any world or server, this does not necessarily mean that you’ll be able to start gaming with your friend after they accept. Players will need to make sure that they are in the same world and server as the friend they’d like to play with.
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Can You Invite Steam Friends To A Party In Lost Ark?
Some online games link your ‘friends list’ on Steam to the game itself, but Lost Ark operates slightly differently. This does not mean you cannot play with your friends on Steam – after all, what would any online game be without group play?
You can play Lost Ark with the friends you have on Steam, it will just take a few extra steps. You will first need to add the friends you have on Steam in Lost Ark, the same way you would add any other friend.
Follow these steps to play Lost Ark with your Steam friends:
- Locate the ‘Community’ tab, situated at the bottom right of the screen.
- Click on the ‘Friends’ option.
- Go to the ‘Request’ tab.
- Input your friend’s name in Lost Ark and send the friend request. The character name will need to be 100% accurate when sending requests, as the system is case sensitive.
- Wait for the friend to accept the request.
After this point, you will be able to interact with them just like any other Lost Ark friend. You’ll be able to create parties with them, join existing parties, and much more.
While you may be tempted to play Lost Ark solo, playing with others takes the entire gaming experience to a whole new level. Thankfully, provided that you follow these simple steps, joining, leaving, creating, and managing parties is as easy as it should be.