Project Zomboid – How to Find Your Friends in Multiplayer

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In Project Zomboid, you need to reunite with your friends to build and survive together. However, this can be challenging, and not all players know how to do it.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to find your friends in multiplayer in Project Zomboid.

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In Project Zomboid, the most basic way to find your friend in multiplayer is to ask them where they are by pressing “Enter” or “T”. Secondly, you can use the teleport feature to instantly move to your friends’ location or have them teleport to you. Finally, you can find your friends by adjusting the “MapRemotePlayerVisibility” server setting and finding their location in the in-game map.

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How to Find Your Friends in Multiplayer in Project Zomboid

The best part of playing in multiplayer mode is that you can survive, loot, build a safe base, and do other activities with your teammates. However, due to the default spawning mechanics, all players on the server are chosen to spawn in random places.

That said, learning how to find your friends is necessary.

In Project Zomboid, there are 3 ways to find your friends in multiplayer. Let’s see each of them!

1. Communicate Through Chat

Communicating is essential to transfer information. If you want to figure out where your friends are, just press “Enter” or “T” to enable the box chat, then start the conversation.

Based on the surrounding area, the structure style, or a specific building, your friend can tell you which starting location they’re currently in. With this information, you and your friends can close the distance and will eventually find each other.

The map of Project Zomboid is massive, so finding each other’s location by chatting may not be the most efficient way. Instead, read on for other solutions!

2. Use the Teleport Feature

The most common way to find your friends in the game is to teleport them to you. (or vice versa)

To teleport, ensure you’re an admin on the server. If you host the server, then you can easily set yourself as an admin by typing the command: /setaccesslevel “yourSteamname” admin (for example, “/setaccesslevel GamerEmpire admin “).

On the other hand, ask the server’s admin to grant your permission.

Next, press “Enter” or “T” to open the chatbox, then type “/teleport [Player1] [Player2]”. This command teleports Player 1 to Player 2’s location.

3. Adjust The Server Setting

Finally, changing the server setting lets you locate your friend’s positions.

From the main screen, click “Host” to create the server as usual. Next, select “Manage Settings”, then find the “Players” tab.

At the bottom of that tab, find the option “MapRemotePlayerVisibility” with a field where you can enter the numbers 1, 2, or 3. This option allows you to control the display of players on the in-game map as the following:

  • MapRemotePlayerVisibility = 1: hidden.
  • MapRemotePlayerVisibility = 2: friends.
  • MapRemotePlayerVisibility = 3: everyone.

In this case, you can set the value to 2 or 3 to see all your friends on the map.

Once done, hit the “Save” button at the bottom and start the host as usual. This method can be applied to both the new and existing worlds.

Moreover, you and your friends can spawn in the same place if you change the setting before setting up the server, and check out this post to learn how to do it.

That’s how to find your friends in multiplayer in Project Zomboid.

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Binh Tran

As a game writer, my goal is to craft engaging, informative, and concise articles. Whether it's diving into the latest gaming trends or writing game guides, I'm always excited to share my insights with others.

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