How to Join Allies in a Friend’s Mission in Warframe

Warframe is a free-to-play online multiplayer third-person shooter video game. It allows players to team up in squads of up to 4 to complete various missions across the solar system. Joining allies in a friend’s mission can provide several benefits:

Prerequisites for Joining a Friend’s Mission

Before you can join a friend’s mission, there are a few prerequisites:

  • Both you and your friend must have completed the initial Vor’s Prize quest to unlock the Navigation console and multiplayer functionality. This is typically done within the first hour of gameplay.
  • Your friend needs to have their game session set to either Public, Friends Only, or Invite Only in the matchmaking settings. If it is set to Solo, you cannot join them.
  • You both need to be on the same gaming platform, as Warframe does not currently have cross-platform multiplayer.

Benefits of Playing Missions Together

There are several major benefits to completing missions with allies rather than solo:

  • Increased firepower – Having more players provides more damage output to quickly defeat large groups of enemies. Certain mission types like Defense can be very difficult solo.
  • Shared affinity – All affinity (XP) from kills is shared between squad members, allowing for faster leveling of gear.
  • Revives – Allies can revive each other, preventing an immediate mission failure if you die.
  • Special abilities – Many Warframes provide buffs, heals, or other abilities that can aid the whole squad. Trinity and Wisp are great support frames.
  • Higher rewards – Having more players increases spawn rates and often the quality of rewards at the end of missions.

How to Join a Friend’s Mission

The process to join a friend’s mission depends on which gaming platform you are using:

On PC:

  • Press ESC to open the Main Menu
  • Click the “+” icon next to the matchmaking settings
  • Select your friend’s name (or enter it manually)
  • Click “Invite” and have them accept

On PlayStation:

  • Go to the Navigation console and press ▲
  • Select the “+” icon
  • Pick your friend and press ◯ to invite them

On Xbox:

  • Go to the Navigation console and press Y
  • Choose the “+” icon
  • Pick your friend and press A to invite them

On Nintendo Switch:

  • From the Main Menu, press “+”
  • Select the “+” icon
  • Choose your friend and press Y to invite them

Once your friend accepts the invite, you will join their squad and can then embark on the mission together!

Tips for Playing in a Squad

When playing in a squad, keep these tips in mind:

  • Communicate – Use voice chat or text chat to coordinate with your team. Call out threats, objectives, or items of interest.
  • Share pickups – Mark health, energy, and ammo pickups with the context action so your whole team can benefit.
  • Stick together – Stay near your allies whenever possible, but don’t block shots. Spread out when needed.
  • Use team buffs – If you have abilities that can aid your squad, use them frequently to support your allies.
  • Revive teammates – Make reviving allies a priority, as it allows the team to keep fighting at full strength.


Joining friends in Warframe can provide huge advantages over tackling missions alone. Playing together allows you to progress faster, take on harder challenges, and have more fun. Pay attention to mission prerequisites, coordinate with your squad, and support each other to get the most out of playing with allies!