Fall Guys players unable to invite or join friends on Nintendo Switch & PS5

Here’s the crux of the article in video form:

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on June 22, 2022) follows:

Fall Guys is one of the most fun Battle Royale titles to come out in the last few years. Developed by Mediatonic, the game was released in August of 2020.

And after Epic Games’ recent acquisition of Devolver Digital, the game went free-to-play and was released on Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One, bringing support for crossplay.

Fall-Guys-Ultimate-Knockout-inline

But many Fall Guys players on Nintendo Switch and PS5 are now unable to join or invite their friends (1,2,3,4,5). Since it is a game best played with friends, the issue seems to be frustrating many.

Some tried switching from Wi-Fi to Ethernet connection and restarting the game but nothing seems to help. Below are a few reports from Fall Guys players who are unable to invite or join their friends on the Nintendo Switch and PS5.

Fall-Guys-unable-to-join-invite-players
Source

Unable to invite friends cross platform. Is there a fix to this? I have friends across the entire spectrum of systems. Switch, PS5, Xbox and PC and I can send invites but nothing happens. Is there any known resolution or does anyone have any ideas? Details: I can see my friends online and I can hit the invite button but none of my friends see anything.
(Source)

Fall Guys not inviting. I downloaded Fall Guys on Ps5 recently but when I open my friends list all the names are gray bars and I just see a color bubble with a letter. When I click invite it doesn’t say sent like others and I can’t receive any invites either. My cross-platform is turned on, but there isn’t anything about it on their website and I don’t know what else to do.
(Source)

While Fall Guys developers are yet to acknowledge the problem, we came across some potential workarounds that might help you invite or join players.

If you happen to play the game on PS5, try downloading the PS4 version to see if it helps.

Exact same issue, epic friend list glitched, invite not working. Download the PS4 version instead and it all worked fine.
(Source)

Nintendo Switch players can try restarting the game to see if the invites appear since it seems to be helping some.

Fall-Guys-unable-to-join-invite-players-workaround-Nintendo-Switch
Source

We hope Fall Guys developers soon find out the reason why this is happening and fix it in a coming update.

Rest assured, we will be keeping an eye out for more information and update this space as and when required so make sure you stay tuned.

Update 1 (June 23)

01:40 p.m. (IST): Here’s another potential workaround that might help you resolve this issue.

Workaround:

– Make sure you have added your friend and your friend has added you. Like each of you search for eachother’s names and add eachother.

– Restart your game if the button doesn’t appear. You might have to do this a couple of times.

– Try inviting both ways. If one of you invited and you can’t join, make the other person invite.

– It’s temperamental to say the least. (Source)

Update 2 (June 24)

04:54 p.m. (IST): A Redditor has suggested a workaround that might help you fix this issue. You can check it out below.

Workaround:

There’s a workaround for Ps5 invites. Push your ps button then a ‘card’ should pop up next to where your party is if you are in one. It will say fall guys 1/4. Click on this then click invite. It should send the standard invite you are used to (Source)

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Gaming Section so be sure to follow them as well.

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.

Leave a Comment