In this guide, we will show you various nifty workarounds to fix the Overwatch 2 Join Group/Invite not working on PS4/PS5. This first-person shooter game comes with a player-versus-player (PvP) mode but at the same time, tends to add the elements of persistent cooperative modes as well. Moreover, it comes with support for full-cross platform play, however, it doesn’t seem to be working along the expected lines.
Numerous Overwatch 2 users have voiced their concern that the Join Group/Invite feature is not working along the expected lines on their PS4/PS5 consoles. If a PS5 user sends an invite to a PS4 user, then the Join Group or Invite option simply takes them back to the home menu of the game. if you are also getting bugged by this issue, then this guide will help you out. Follow along for the fixes.
Overwatch 2 Join Group/Invite not working on PS4/PS5
It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success for you. So with that in mind, let’s get started.
FIX 1: Using Spectate and Social Menu
As of now, the best workaround is to start a solo game, have your friend join the game through the social menu, and then vote to stay as a group after the game. In this regard, it is better to join an arcade game where people are always leaving like Zero Gravity, Mayhem, No Limits, etc where people are always leaving.
Then tell your friend to spectate you via the Join Game option from the Social menu until someone left. Once that happens, both of you should select the Stay as team option, and then you will be able to continue playing ranked or any other one of your choices. So try out this tweak and it should help you fix the Overwatch 2 Join Group/Invite not working issue on your PS4/PS5.
FIX 2: Using the PS4 Version
Some users were able to rectify this issue by downloading the PS4 version of Overwatch 2 on their PS5 console. However, if you opt for this method, then make sure that if the Rest Mode is enabled while the game is running, then you will have to close and re-open it to make it function properly.
That’s it. These were the two different methods that shall help you fix the Overwatch 2 Join Group/Invite not working on PS4/PS5. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are aware of this issue, but they haven’t given out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when that happens, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.
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