How to use multiplayer in Xbox Live games on Windows 10 PC

Multiplayer games are something which we all enjoy. Be it PUBG or Fortnite, we all have this innate craving to play with our friends. It can very well be a place where you can show off your competitive skills or have the bragging rights when you do something spectacular. Either way, multiplayer games have come a long way or it is definitely not constricted to console-console/PC-PC anymore. So, if you are a PC gamer who wants to play the games which are Microsoft Store exclusive, then you are likely to face some hurdles. Setting up might prove to be a bit tricky for beginners but we are here to help.

Xbox Live games which support multiplayer function need integration with the Xbox platform to connect with players online. Here’s a guide to help users set up that account and integrate it with their Xbox Live.

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Use multiplayer in Xbox Live games on PC

In order to get the multiplayer access or cross play options (which is exclusive to some of the Microsoft titles), one first requires an Xbox live account. The Xbox live access helps the users with multiplayer matchmaking and any additional multiplayer feature. For those who are very new to this, here’s a guide that will help you play with your friends without any major issues:

Starting with Xbox Live Games For Windows 10 PC

First of all, you will need an Xbox Live account from where you can store your game achievements or progresses that you make in-game. In case you are wondering how to know if your game is Xbox Live enabled, look for a log that says “Xbox Live”. You can also find the Xbox Live app in the Microsoft store. A related feature called “Xbox Anywhere” lets you play your copy of game either on Windows or Xbox.

Steps to start multiplayer on any Windows 10 Xbox Game

1] Start by opening the Xbox App from your start menu

2] Make sure you are signed in. You can now see a list of players that you have added as friends.

3] Now, you can open the game which you want to play.

4] Go on to press alt + tab to open the Xbox Live overlay.

5] Even though each game has respective features when it comes to inviting friends in-game, all of them use the Xbox Live overlay to do so.

6] Look for the multiplayer option in-game and then you can invite the players you want to.

7] Click on their names and send them the invite.

There is an alternative way to invite your friends as well

1] Open the Xbox Live app, then go search for your friends’ Gamertag.

2] Then open their profile and click on invite.

3] But in order to invite any player, make sure that they are already on your friend list.

4] Now invite them to your game.

5] Your friend is likely to receive a pop-up notification which will directly link them to the game lobby you are in.

These are some of the most convenient ways to get hold of the multiplayer game feature in Xbox-Live enabled Windows 10 PC games.

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Karan Khanna is a passionate Windows 10 user who loves troubleshooting Windows problems in specific and writing about Microsoft technologies in general.