Multiplayer games are what we all love. Whether it’s PUBG or Fortnite, we all have this innate desire to play with our friends.This can be a place where you can showcase your competitive edge, or have the right to show off when you’re doing something impressive. Either way, multiplayer games have come a long way, or it’s definitely not limited to console-to-console / PC-to-PC anymore. So, if you’re a PC gamer who wants to play games exclusively for the Microsoft Store, then you’re likely to run into some hurdles. Setting up can be a little tricky for beginners, but we’re here to help.
Xbox Live games that support multiplayer require integration with the Xbox platform to connect with players online. Here’s a guide to help users set up this account and integrate it with Xbox Live.
Enjoy multiplayer with Xbox Live games on PC
To access multiplayer or cross-play (which is exclusive to some Microsoft games), you first need to have a real Xbox account. Xbox Direct Access helps users with multiplayer play and any additional multiplayer feature. For those who are completely new to this, here’s a guide to help you play with your friends without any major problems:
Starting with Xbox Live Games on Windows 10 PC
First of all, you will need an Xbox Live account from which you can store your game achievements or the progress you make in the game. If you’re wondering how to find out if your game is on Xbox Live, look for a magazine that says “Xbox Live.” You can also find the Xbox Live app on the Microsoft store. A related feature called “Xbox Anywhere” lets you play your copy of the game on Windows or Xbox.
Steps to start multiplayer in any Windows 10 Xbox game
1] Start by opening the Xbox app from the Start menu.
2] Make sure you are signed in. Now you can see the list of players you have added as friends.
3] You can now open the game you want to play.
4] Press Alt + Tab to open the Xbox Live overlay.
5] While every game is different when it comes to inviting friends to play, they all use the Xbox Live overlay to do so.
6] Look for the multiplayer option in the game and then you can invite the players you want.
7] Click on their names and send them an invitation.
There is also an alternative way to invite friends
1] Open the Xbox Live app, then go to find your friends gamertag.
2] Then open their profile and click on the invitation.
3] But to invite any player, make sure they are already on your friends list.
4] Now invite them to your game.
5] Your friend will most likely receive a pop-up notification that will link them directly to the game lobby you are in.