Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: How to Invite Friends to Play


In Red Dead Redemption 2, you can invite friends and other players to your session. What this means, is that they will join your game world and be able to interact with you & complete missions together.

It’s a lot like how it works in GTA V Online. Team up, explore the world, do some robberies or just have races. Although as well as having normal game sessions, you can now form posses, which is similar to a gang.

In this guide, we’re going to show you how you can invite your friends to your game world in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online. If you want to check out some more guides for the game, check out our dedicated area here.

Inviting Friends

Start by opening up the Player menu in Red Dead Redemption 2. You can do this by pressing the Left D-Pad button on your controller. From there, choose the ‘Players’ option.

open the players menu
Open the Players Menu

You will be shown a list of players in the game world. You can invite someone here to join your session. If you want to invite friends, use L1/R1 (LB/RB) to navigate through the different lists, until you get to ‘Friends’. Find your friend and select them.

select the player you want to invite to your game
Find the player you want to invite and select them

From there, choose ‘Invite to Session’. If they accept, they will join your game world.

invite or join the session
Choose to Invite them to your session, or join theirs

You may also wish to invite them to your Posse so that you can team up even more. If your friend won’t accept the invite or doesn’t know how, you can also choose the ‘Join Session’ option from the same menu.

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