Can’t Join Modern Warfare 3 Friend’s Party: How to Fix

Mahir Faisal
By Mahir Faisal
3 Min Read

If you are facing issues joining your friend’s party in Modern Warfare 3, here is how to fix it.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has just been released on November 10, 2023. The newest entry continues from the previous Modern Warfare 2. Along with the campaign, it also offers a ton of new content, including a new Warzone map, open-world PVE Zombies mode, and the exciting Multiplayer mode. However, the game also comes with many errors and game-breaking issues.

Call of Duty games that release with lots of bugs and issues are nothing new. Even the previous Modern Warfare 2 experienced the same. The latest release is no exception. Players are reporting to face issues even to launch correctly. Some players faced problems at startup, while some reported crashing mid-game, losing all their progress. Even if you are lucky not to experience any of these, it is possible you might face problems while joining your friend’s lobby.

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Why Can’t I Join Friend’s Party?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a live service title. So you may want to play with your friends. However, players have reported that trying to join a friend’s party in multiplayer mode does nothing. The problem is mainly found in the PC version of the game.

The problem is supposedly a bug, and many players have reported to face this on multiple Steam and Reddit Threads.

Possible Workaround

Mainly, the PC players are experiencing this issue while joining a friend’s party. Some players have reported that this problem is related to specific Steam or accounts. For some players, changing accounts on the same hardware has been proven to work.

Why Can’t I Join Friend’s Party?

However, if this does not work in your case, you may try Verifying your game files.

Also, if your friend cannot join your party, try the other way around. Let your friend host the party while you try to join.

However, all of these solutions are just possible workarounds and not a fix. So it might or might not work for you. If it doesn’t, let’s just hope that the developers will soon look into these and get a permanent fix for the problem.

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Mahir, an Electrical Engineering student currently working as an FPS writer at GameRiv, prefers to introduce himself as a video game enthusiast. Mostly keen on competitive FPS titles like VALORANT and CS: GO, he also enjoys exploring casual story games.