How to kick out PS4 party

During your online play sessions on PlayStation 4 you like to create parties to talk to friends and other players you meet in the match. Unfortunately, however, it also happens that you meet unpleasant players or people who cannot play the game: in these cases you would prefer to be able to expel these hecklers from the party, however you recently realized that, even following the updates of the PS4 system, party is not as practical as you would like.

That’s why you’ve decided to research and learn how to kick unwanted players out of the PS4 party . Good idea! Then let me give you a hand. Below, I will in fact illustrate the Party and Groups functions of the PS4 (following the firmware update 8.00, which changed the way groups are managed and the procedure for expelling players from parties, as well as the tools to prevent the ‘entrance to all unwanted).

So what do you think about getting to work right away and learning how to kick players who misbehave out of your party? You will see that, with little effort, you will greatly improve the quality of your online gaming sessions. Remember that a healthy play environment is the first, indispensable, requirement for a fulfilling and fun experience. Without further ado, I wish you good reading and a lot of fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to kick people out of the PS4 party
    • How to kick players out of the private party
    • How to prevent other players from entering
    • How to ban players on PS4

Preliminary information

Before going into the specific procedure for kicking players out of the Party, I think it’s important to remember which PS4 features allow you to converse and connect with other people.

An important distinction is precisely that between Groups and Parties . In fact, if the first is useful for exchanging messages and invitations to parties between players who are part of it (you can only be part of a group if you are invited or you are the creator of the same), the second is a chat tool ( text and voice) with friends and other players which limits the participants to the maximum number of 16 (at least at the time of writing this guide).

Following the 8.00 firmware update for PS4 , Sony has further integrated Party functions with those of Groups. This means that in order to expel a user from a party, it has become necessary to act on the group.

Furthermore, it is important to consider that it is possible to expel a user from a group – and therefore from the party – only if you are the creator of the same. In other words, if you have been invited to a group / party, you can ask the creator of the group to expel someone who is bothering you, but you cannot act yourself.

I remind you that the Groups and Party tools are those built into the PS4 operating system, but each online game has its own chat and party management functions. When you meet an unwelcome player in a game group, for example while talking about Fortnite , expulsion from the party may not be the solution. In cases like this you can intervene directly from the game.

A final observation to make, before starting with the actual ejection procedure, concerns the fact that the PS4 party function is closely linked to the console firmware update , in the sense that if you do not keep the console updated, access to the function is denied. Bottom line: Remember to always update your PS4 if you want to play online!

How to kick people out of the PS4 party

Having made the necessary premises of the case, now that you have deepened the functioning of Party and Groups, you are ready to go into the details of the procedure on how to expel people from the PS4 Party .

In the next chapter, it will therefore be my concern to show you the specific steps to take control of your multiplayer games.

How to kick players out of the private party

Are you playing online on PS4 and need to kick a jammer out of the party, maybe a friend who has become too nervous or a player you met online and with whom you have not had much to do yet?

Well, since the PS4 firmware update 8.00 , the distinction between public and private party has disappeared. The reason is simple: now each party is now tied to the group and each of them is considered private. Therefore, the party is always considered private.

This means that you can ban anyone who is bothering you using the Messages menu and the Groups function . How? I’ll explain it to you immediately. From the PS4 main menu, move to the toolbar by pressing the up directional arrow on the controller, then move to the Messages icon and confirm the selection with the X button on the pad.

Now you can move to the list of Groups on the right side (the one just below the Create Message button ), enter the group in which the person you want to expel participates and, from the screen of messages exchanged with the group. moved to the menu on the left, to select the Party item .

Then proceed by moving to the list of players in the group that are part of the party and positioned on the player to be expelled and then press the Options button on the controller and confirm the expulsion, selecting the item Expel from the group from the menu that opens.

Seen? It wasn’t that difficult. Expelled the jammer from the group, you also sent him away from the party and you can finally enjoy your game session with newfound serenity.

How to prevent other players from entering

If your interest is to understand how to prevent other players from entering your parties, know that with the PS4 firmware 8.00 (and higher) adding people to a party is linked to the choice of the group.

The new procedure, in fact, first provides for the creation of a group. To do this, go to the PS4 main menu, move up and enter the Party section ; then choose the item Start Party , select a currently existing group or create a new one, selecting Create group . Finally, choose the members to invite from the list and, when done, press the X button of the pad on the Create group item .

Remember that in a group with three or more people , it is the creator who becomes the moderator / owner and therefore the one who can remove the participants with the procedure I described above .

By doing so, you have effectively blocked access to your Party for all players not present in the group.

Another method of preventing unwanted players from entering is to block a player .

By blocking a player, you prevent him from any kind of interaction with you, including his participation in your parties. How to do? Very simple: from the main screen of PS4, enter the Friends menu located in the top bar and select the item All friends from the left sidebar.

Therefore, scroll through the list of friends and find the person with whom you want to cut each interaction (to help you, you can also use the Search function and write the name of the user of your interest): after positioning yourself above their name , press the X key of the pad, then press the […] key on the screen and choose the Lock option from the proposed menu.

You have thus prevented the selected user from taking part in your parties and groups. If you change your mind, you can always unblock the person by repeating the procedure I just described, but selecting the Unblock option . Very simple, right?

How to ban players on PS4

If during a party a player uses abusive terms or uses a profile picture / nickname that is not in line with the terms of use of the PlayStation Network , it is possible to proceed with a request to ban their profile .

The ban is not something you can do yourself, but you can send a report to Sony so that the company evaluates the case and decides whether to ban the user.

To proceed with the ban request of a person who has taken part in your party or group, go to the main menu of the PS4, move to the upper toolbar and select the Friends menu . Then, choose All friends (or Search ) from the left side menu.

When you have found the jammer from the list, press the X button on his name and, from his profile page, press the Options button on the controller and then press the Report item on the screen.

In the proposed new screen you can indicate the reason for the report: Behavior during the game or things created or shared within the game , Something created or shared outside the game (in the case of inappropriate messages, photos or comments) or Something in the profile (in the case of using inappropriate or offensive images, names or profile information).

I want to specify that sending a ban request does not mean that the user will definitely be banned by Sony. In fact, in this way you have simply opened a report, which, after a verification by the PlayStation team, can be accepted or rejected. If you have multiple types of reports to make about a player, repeat the procedure I described to you, indicating the violation you encountered from time to time.

This is what you need to know about a player’s ban, but if you want to deepen and get more details, even on the possibility of requesting a ban from PC, smartphone and tablet, feel free to consult my dedicated article .


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