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How to play Genshin Impact with friends

Need some help with domains, defeating bosses, or puzzles? Check out this guide on how to play Genshin Impact with your friends.

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Two Xingqius in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact can be played alone but many mechanics of the game allow players to team up with others. Here’s how to enable the Co-Op mode in Genshin Impact and play with friends.

Genshin Impact is largely an action role-playing game where you take up the role of a sibling and go around Teyvat in search of your brother/sister. A handful of tasks like completing quests, completing daily commissions, and opening chests can only be executed in single-player mode.

Having said that, Genshin Impact also has a Co-Op mode that allows its massive community to make friends and enter each other’s world. Together, players can grind domains for artifacts and materials, take on weekly bosses, and complete puzzles.

Here’s how to enable Co-Op in Genshin Impact and enter your friends’ world.

Dvalin attacking Genshin Impact characters

How to make friends in Genshin Impact

You can make new friends in Genshin Impact with the help of their UID (user ID). Every user has a unique nine-digit long UID that is displayed under their name in the Paimon menu and the bottom right corner of the screen.

Follow these steps to make friends in Genshin Impact:

  1. Open the Paimon menu by pausing the game.
  2. Head over to the Friends section.
  3. Open the second tab and carefully enter your friend’s UID on the search bar.
  4. Send a friend request and wait for the other player to accept it.

You can chat, share items during events, and enter the world of your friends in the game.

Areas where UID of a player in Genshin Impact is shown

How to enter your friends’ world in Genshin Impact

You unlock the Co-Op mode in Genshin Impact at Adventure Rank 16 and it allows you to enter another player’s world.

Follow these steps to enter your friend’s world in Genshin Impact:

  1. Open the Paimon menu and select Friends. The list will display the name of all your friends and highlight the ones who are online.
  2. Find the friend you want to play with, and click on the Request to Join option. The friend must be online for you to do so.
  3. Your friend will get a prompt to allow you into their world. Wait until they approve the request.
A list of online and offline friends in Genshin Impact

How to use Co-Op mode in Genshin Impact

One of the best ways to make friends in Genshin Impact is playing the Co-Op mode. You can either be the host or enter the worlds of other players and interact through messages.

Here’s how to use Co-Op mode in Genshin Impact:

  1. Open the Paimon menu and select Co-Op mode.
  2. Look for like-minded players and request to enter their world. You can also search for them directly through the UID.
  3. Wait for them to accept.

To be a host, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Paimon menu and select Co-Op mode.
  2. From the bottom-left corner, change the World Permissions setting to Allow Direct Join or Join After Approval depending on your needs.
  3. Wait for a player to enter your world.
Genshin Impact settings to be a host in Co-Op mode

It is worth noting that you cannot enter the world of a player whose World Level is higher than yours. However, a player with a higher world level can still enter your world and carry you through the toughest bosses and domains.

Also, you can enjoy Co-Op only with players on the same server. This means that players from the Europe server cannot team with the ones playing on the Asia server.


This was everything to know about making and playing with friends in Genshin Impact. For more content on the action RPG, check out these guides on how to reroll, best Claymores, and Elemental Mastery.

Image Credits: miHoYo