When it comes to playing games in VR, some of the best are better with friends. When you know the person playing with you it's easier to trust their judgement, and be sure that your teammate actually has your back. That thought definitely carries over when it comes to playing Ubisoft's Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
While you certainly can jump into a random multiplayer and hope for the best, you can also hook up with your friends and have a real crew to set out with. All you really need is a compatible VR headset and these quick details on how to jump in with friends.
How to add friends
When it comes to playing with friends on different platforms, for once you've got some options. That's because thanks to Ubisoft Club you'll be able to play with your friends no matter which compatible VR headset they are playing on. This of course means that you can play on PlayStation VR with your best friend who is running an HTC Vive at their own house. Oculus Rift users can come chill too, there are no borders here.
To add friends you'll need an Ubisoft Club account, and from there you can add your friends by their username. You can also link up with your PlayStation friends and Steam friends, so that anybody you might want to play with is listed there. This is best done in the browser with your headset off, so when you're in VR you can focus on playing the game.
Once friends have accepted your request, you'll be able to find them easily when you want to play.
How to create a friends-only crew
While you certainly can play with random denizens of the internet, you're here because you want to play with your friends. If you want to create a crew only your friends can access, or ensure you don't get random passers by, then you'll want to create a private match.
When you choose a game mode at the beginning of play, you have four different options to choose from. If you want a friends-only crew then you'll want to select private match, which will ensure that only the folks that you invite in will be able to play with you during that session.
Private matches are limited to the people you, the room creator, invite. Friends can see you are online, but will not be able to join the room you create unless you specifically invite them. From inside a Private match, if you decide not enough of your friends are online, you can open the match to the public.
How to invite friends to an existing crew
There may come a time when one friend has to jump off from playing and another is going to replace them, or you may have a friend joining you later in the game. In any case, when the time comes that you want to add another player to your existing crew, all you need to do is open up the options menu.
You'll see a screen on the list with all of the friends that you are connected to. Just select the friend that you want to invite, and they'll be able to join you on the Command Bridge in just a few moments time as long as there's a space open on the Crew to join.
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