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CoD Modern Warfare 3: How to play with friends? Invite, add, cooperate...

 We show you how you can play CoD: Modern Warfare 3 (2023) multiplayer with your friends, even on split screen. Find out how to add new friends, create private games, and more.

CoD Modern Warfare 3: How to play with friends? Invite, add, cooperate...

Playing Activision's CoD saga in multiplayer has always been one of its watchwords and in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 things couldn't be different. We are sure that thousands of players will want to jump onto the battlefield accompanied by their friends now that the title is available, but at first, newcomers may get a little confused between so many options available to the FPS and its multiple menus... If this is your case, don't worry.

Below in this entry of our guide, you will find all the details related to how to play this installment of CoD with your friends; from how to invite them to your group, collaborate together in cooperatives, add new ones, or even create private games and more.

How to play with friends?

To play Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2023) with your friends, you just have to follow a few simple steps that we indicate below:

  • From any mode menu in CoD Modern Warfare 3 you can access the global panel menu and enter the "Social" function (by default you find this by pressing the "Options" button ).
  • Once in the Social menu, go above your current group and in the box that says "Invite players".
  • Press X (on PS) or A (on Xbox) to invite players who are online.
  • This will open a list of your friends so you can send them an invite to your group.
  • Send the invitations to your friends and wait for them to join.

Of course, there are many more ways to invite friends to your group. Alternatively, from the "Social" menu you can go down to the "Friends" section and search one by one for the files of your friends whom you want to invite to your group. You'll just have to select them and invite them to join by selecting "Invite group"; an option only allowed if your friend is connected (although keep in mind that the method we described above is more convenient and faster).

On the other hand, from the global panel you can go to the "Channels" tab to access the channel of your current game and, from there, invite other friends to the group.

Additionally, from the "Channels" tab you can configure the settings of your current group to determine the level of privacy, that is, if you want only friends to be able to join the group, or if it is open to any player in the world, for example.

Finally, remember that in the PlayStation or Xbox console versions of CoD Modern Warfare 3, you will need to have an active subscription to PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold to be able to play online (on PC, having an internet connection will be more than enough).

What happens if your friends play from another platform?

If your friends play CoD Modern Warfare 3 from another platform other than yours, you can still play together without any problem. This is because the game has active cross-play for all its platforms; PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. That is, it has cross-platform support.

How to add new friends?

Adding new friends to your Activision account is very easy and can be done directly from within CoD Modern Warfare 3 (2023), following the same steps as in previous games in the series.

For example, if you play on consoles you will be able to see the list of friends from your PlayStation or Xbox account, but you can also add more friends with your associated Activision account.

To do this, do the following:

  • Once in the game go to the "Social" menu through the global panel.
  • In this default menu, you will see as the first option the box that says "Add friend" .
  • You will need to enter your friends' account ID and tag in order to add them.
  • Activision IDs include a hash number followed by several numbers, such as "VisibleName#1234567".
After adding your friend you will have to wait for them to accept your friend request. Once he does, he will be available on your friends list so you can invite him whenever you want.

How to create private games?

To create your own private games in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2023) and play with your friends in them, follow these steps:

  • Go to the CoD Modern Warfare 3 HUD menu.
  • In the "Modern Warfare III" playlist you will see the "Private Match" option.
  • Select this menu and choose the "Create private game" option.
  • Now choose which game mode you want to play privately.
Remember to invite your friends to the private room to enjoy with them. You can also adjust certain game options to modify and customize its parameters as you like. Don't be afraid to experiment.

Can you play split screen?

If you are wondering if it is possible to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2023) on split screen, yes, this is possible. But in case you don't know how to set up a split-screen for two players locally, then take a look at the related article in our guide where we explain more details about the matter.