Destiny 2: How to Play Co-op and With Friends

Destiny 2


Destiny 2 is the newest FPS from developer Bungie and it’s aiming to deliver on all the promises that players had for the first game. While you can play many activities alone, it’s highly recommended that you complete missions with a fireteam. This typically consists of 3 people (6 in a raid) and they can be either random players or friends. Some types of missions like the campaign mode require you to invite others, while Strikes can pair you with two random people.

However, you won’t be able to invite your friends to a game right off the bat, as Destiny 2 requires you to finish a few levels first. In order to actually unlock the co-op feature, players will need to complete the Prologue mission and an additional level afterward. Once you actually arrive at the social hub, speak with Hawthorne to gain the “Spark” mission. Finish this level and you will unlock the ability to invite friends to play with you.

To actually join or invite someone to a fireteam, simply hit Triangle (PS4) / Y (Xbox One) to bring up your friends list. This will allow you to select a friend’s name which will cause another menu to pop up. From here you can join a fireteam, invite people to yours, inspect their gear, or view their actual console profile. Destiny 2 will also show what clan members are currently online if you only want to play with those that are apart of your group.  For those already on a planet just bring up the world menu and scroll over to Roster to bring up your friends list.

For those hosting a fireteam you can go to the Friends menu and then scroll up to the “Game” tab. Players can then decide on a variety of privacy settings that include:

  • Public
  • Clan and Friend Only
  • Friends Only
  • Invite Only
  • Closed

Remember you can invite players to a fireteam both in and out of activities for PvE and PvP.  We highly recommend that you play with friends during your Destiny 2 playthrough, as the game is clearly designed to be experienced with others.

PC Version

The menu system and interacting with players is largely the same, however, you will need to actually have that player’s Tag. This is a name along with a series of numbers afterward, all of which needs to be input to add this person as a friend. Then it’s just a matter of either opening up their profile in-game or going to the Director > Roster > and then select their name from your list.

To actually interact with a player hit the G key to highlight them with a small white box. After this press F1 to bring up that player’s menu which allows you to inspect their loadout, invite them to a fireteam, block, report them, or send a friend request.

For more guides, tips, and tricks make sure to visit our Destiny 2 page.

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