How to add & play with friends in Tekken 8

Joseph Pascoulis
tekken 8 azucena with leo

Tekken 8 allows players to fight against their friends and compete, but how do you add them? Here’s how to add your friends on Tekken 8 and play with them.

Tekken 8 is the competitive new installment for the iconic fighting franchise from Bandai Namco. The game features over 30 characters, with many stages and modes to enjoy, including an exhilarating Story mode that pushes the Mishima storyline to the very edge.

A major aspect of Tekken 8 is the online play, which you can even enjoy with your friends across multiple platforms. With that said, you may be wondering how to invite and add your friends in Tekken 8, so here’s everything you need to know.

How to add friends in Tekken 8

You can add your friends in Tekken 8 by following these simple steps:

  1. Boot up Tekken 8.
  2. From the main menu, head into the Tekken Fight Lounge.
  3. Make sure you and your friend(s) select the same region.
  4. Once in the Lounge, press the menu button and select the ‘Community’ option at the bottom of the screen.
  5. From here, select ‘Players in the Lounge.’
  6. Find the profile of your friend(s) and select them to bring up some options.
  7. Press ‘TEKKEN 8 Friend Request and select ‘Yes.’
  8. They will then need to accept the request in the ‘Waiting for approval’ section of the Friend List tab also found in ‘Community.’
  9. Once they accept, you will then be friends on Tekken 8.
hwoarang with jin in tekken 8
Inviting your friends in Tekken 8 is a simple process.

If you’re on PlayStation or Xbox, you can also send a request via the ‘Friend List’ section of the ‘Community’ tab, as here you’ll find all your console friends. Those adding each other across different platforms will be under the ‘TEKKEN 8 Friends’ section.

How to play with friends in Tekken 8

To play invite and play with your friends in Tekken 8, follow these steps:

  1. From the main menu, select ‘Player Match’ under Online.
  2. Select ‘Create a Session.’
  3. If you wish the session to be private, add a code in the ‘Advanced Settings.’
  4. Once in the session, press the ‘Sub-Menu’ button (prompt at the bottom left of the screen).
  5. Press ‘Invite Friend.’
  6. Select a friend and invite them.
  7. Once they accept, you will be able to play against each other.

Well, there you have it, that was how to add and invite your friends in Tekken 8 so that you can play against them. For more guides, check out:

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About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].