Genshin Impact is an immensely popular gacha game, developed by Shanghai-based developer HoYoverse. Given Genshin Impact’s sheer popularity, you likely have a friend or two who plays the game. And you’ll be pleased to know that you can actually play with friends in Genshin – up to four, including yourself. Here’s how you can play with friends in Genshin Impact.
How do you unlock Co-Op mode?
Unfortunately, you can’t play in Co-Op right-away after starting the game. You’ll have to reach Adventure Rank 16, which will take you a few hours of playing the game. To reach Adventure Rank 16, you’ll need to explore Mondstadt and complete quests, which will both increase your Adventure Rank. After this initial hitch, you’ll be able to enter Co-Op mode almost whenever you’d like.
How do you play with friends?
Once you’re at least Adventure Rank 16, you’ll be able to join your friends’ worlds from the Friends menu, found within the Paimon menu. Simply click the button on your friend’s icon which reads “Request to Join,” and you’ll be transported to their world so long as they accept your request.
However, instead of the “Request to Join” button, you might see that it says something along the lines of “Minimum World Level” followed by a number. This occurs when the person you wish to join has a higher World Level than you. This mechanic prevents players of a lower World Level accessing materials that they otherwise can’t in their own worlds. However, players who are above another player’s World Level can join them without an issue.
You should also take note that you cannot join a friend who is on a different server to you. For example, players in the EU server can only join other players in the EU server. They cannot join players in the US or Asia servers.
How do you add friends?
To add a specific friend in Genshin Impact, you’ll need to obtain their UID. The UID is a string of numbers you’ll see at the bottom right of your screen while the game is open. You can send and accept Friend Requests from the Friend section of the Paimon menu, with the option to add friends by searching their UID.
Does Genshin Impact have crossplay?
Very simply, yes! You’ll be able to join your friends on other consoles, so long as they are on the same Genshin Impact server as you.