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How to Play With Friends in Icarus

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The newest smash-hit survival game on Steam is making a lot of waves. The concept of exploring a dangerous and realistic world is a lot of fun in video games. It’s even more fun with friends. Icarus being a survival game, lends itself pretty well to multiplayer. The drop-in, drop-out mission structure also makes modular play styles much more appealing. And yes, you can play with friends in Icarus.

One of the things to remember is that because of the way the game is designed, some Perks won’t work in multiplayer. There is an entire section of the perk tree designed for Solo play. These Perks provide no benefit in multiplayer and are effectively disabled. This means that your Talents are stuck this way when in multiplayer. Unfortunately, you cannot reset your Talents and skills in Icarus as of right now but we are hoping to see it being added to the game sometime later. Because of this, it might be a good idea to make new characters to play in dedicated multiplayer games, if you can.

With that out of the way, let’s talk about the actual process of playing multiplayer. You have two options when doing multiplayer games here, either a private or public match. You can easily create and join existing games on Steam. Icarus supports up to eight players in co-op.

How to Play With Friends in Icarus

When you want to play with friends in Icarus, here’s what to do. First, let’s talk about making a new game. We’re going to assume you’re making a private match.

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Here’s how to play with friends in Icarus in a new game:

  1. Launch Icarus
  2. Create or choose an existing character
  3. Choose New Prospect
  4. Set the Prospect privacy setting to Friends Only
  5. Choose your desired mission
  6. Open the steam overlay by pressing Shift+Tab
  7. Right-click your friend’s name within the Friends list
  8. Select Invite

Here’s how to play with friends in Icarus in an already running game:

  1. Launch Icarus
  2. Create or choose an existing character
  3. Open the Steam overlay by pressing Shift+Tab
  4. Right-click your friend’s name within the Friends list
  5. Select Join Game

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