[Updated] Here's why Chivalry 2 party or invite system is not working; Missing Special Edition or pre-order items/currency glitch being investigated
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on June 10, 2021) follows:
The multiplayer action game is gaining a lot of popularity, however, some issues have been spoiling the user experience.
Multiple reports suggest that the Chivalry 2 cross-platform/cross-generation feature known as party or invite system is not working.
This is further preventing those on different platforms or even different console generations to play Chivalry 2 together as the said functionality is currently not enabled in the stable release.
However, it is unclear how long it will take to fix the issue where the Chivalry 2 party or invite system is not working.
Apart from that, players have also been reporting about the missing Special Edition or pre-order items/currency glitch.
This issue has also been acknowledged officially but similar to the previous issue, no ETA for a fix has been provided.
Since Chivalry 2 came out quite recently, it is only natural for some bugs and issues to occur as long as they are being taken care of.
The Chivalry 2 team is also aware of an issue where the Matchmaking/Quick Play options are not working along with login issues.
However, it is still good to see that all the said issues have been acknowledged and are being looked into.
Hopefully, Torn Banner Studios addresses all major issues with Chivalry 2 so that users can play the game without any hassle.
That said, we will report back with more details as and when we get new information to share so stay tuned.
Update 1 (June 11)
The developers have acknowledged a bunch of bugs and issues in Chivalry 2 post the official launch and are actively working to iron out these issues according to the official blog post.
Here’s a list of the bugs and issues that the team is currently aware of:
– Some PlayStation 5 users having matchmaking difficulties
– Missing Special Edition and pre-order items
– PlayStation 5 and Xbox users not receiving purchased crowns
– XBox Series S not running at 60 FPS
– Some keybind changes not saving
– Selected weapon not remaining selected
– Customization not saving in some cases
– Decreased server performance on full matchmaking servers
– Not receiving gold after completing the tutorial
– Player feedback surrounding bots and their presence in certain match-types
Apart from that, the team has confirmed that Xbox cross-generation party support is live and PS4 – PS5 cross-gen support is on their immediate to-do list.
However, cross-play support may still be far off as the feature is still being evaluated by the team.
Update 2 (June 12)
The Chivalry 2 team has now also acknowledged the glitch that continuously awards in-game currency to people who have purchased the Special Edition version of Chivalry 2 on consoles and are working on resolving it.
The team will be making backend changes and will remove all the extra currency rewarded to players due to the glitch. In case players spent more than they were supposed to get, the value will be zeroed out rather than going into a negative value.
Further, players who made purchases with this over-awarded currency will retain ownership of those items and they will not be revoked. Apart from that, the team has confirmed that missing Special Edition perks should now be properly sent out.
In case you’re still missing the Special Edition perks, then you should fill up this form so that the team can look into the matter.
Update 3 (June 14)
Incoming are a few workarounds for the Matchmaking glitch that you can try hands-on. Firstly, while automatic matchmaking is broken, one can manually choose a server and play on it. Here’s how this can be done on PC:
Select the Server Browser button on the main screen> You’ll see the list of available servers to play on> Filter out the servers that are full and those that are empty> Select any of the available servers and you should be able to play.
Secondly, you can play Offline practice (that allows playing versus bots) until the devs resolve the glitches. And lastly, a fix for consoles is to disable crossplay (Settings> Select the game tab in the settings> Scroll all the way down to the bottom to the crossplay option and disable it.
Update 4 (June 15)
Regarding the matchmaking issues faced by some, trying different modes is what appears to be helping some users, so you can give it a try. Apart from that, using the PS4 version on your PS5 is another trick that should help.
Here’s what Torn Banner says:
Matchmaking appears to now be functioning as intended in Chivalry 2. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you all on the battlefield. We are keeping our eyes on this should other issues arrive.
**TIP from Torn banner:**While we work to resolve our Chivalry 2 launch matchmaking issues, we are getting reports that some players are having more success by trying different modes if the current mode they are trying to matchmake on is unsuccessful.
Use the ps4 version of the game on your ps5. When you bought it you got both versions.
Additionally, while cross-platform parties aren’t in the game, as of now, they’ll be added soon. Also there ain’t any info regarding the broken party invited as yet. A lot of other known issues have also been disclosed (head here for the details).
Update 5 (June 16)
The issue where the Special Edition items are missing is still being investigated but an official workaround is to install the PS4 version of Chivalry 2 and logging in. Doing so will add the Special Edition items to the account and players can revert to the PS5 version afterwards.
To PS5 users missing Special Edition items: while we continue to investigate this issue a temp workaround for this is to install the PS4 version of Chivalry 2 and log-in. Doing this will add your Special Edition items to your account and you can switch back to the PS5 version.
Update 6 (June 17)
The developers of the game have shared their take on cross-party while responding to a user-query. Here’s what they say:
Crossplay is 100% in the game, cross party is something the team is investigating for the future. Current plans have a server browser being added to the console versions so players can more easily find and join their friends on other platforms.
Additionally, the Trello issue board includes the ‘Party invite issues’ in patch 1, so the players can expect a solution soon.
Update 7 (June 18)
One of our readers has offered up an excellent overview of the situation. Here’s what they have to say:
There are 2 types of party issues that are intentionally being confused by Torn Banner to avoid having a real discussion about what crossplay means to gamers. There are same platform party problem that they are referring too and working to fix asap.
Then apparently there’s a “new feature” that is crossplay PARTIES (the ability to join a group with your different platform friends and queue into games together). Apparently when this game was released Crossplay didnt include the ability to play with friends, only join games with randoms on other consoles.
The developers have only officially stated that they will resolve the same platform party issues and have said nothing about including crossplay Parties; that is considered an additional “feature” and currently has no scheduled release date.
Many thanks for sharing the information, Chris Pateridis!
Update 8 (June 19)
Chivalry 2 Trello board has now been updated saying the patch 2 will be coming by June end or July beginning and will bring friends on other platforms.
Additionally, PS4 to PS5 cross-gen Party support is also being worked on, but there is no ETA for arrival as yet. Following are the details:
Phase 2 (imminent):
We are working to provide immediate solutions for you to play Chivalry 2 with friends on other platforms.
– A console Server Browser will arrive with Patch 2 (ETA: Late June or early July). Players on different platforms will be able to find and join the same server together, but not by using a Party system.
– Further improvements to the Server Browser will come in the planned Content Update 1 and future updates. Players on consoles will have better filtering and server search options.
Phase 3 (in progress)
– PS4 to PS5 cross generation Party support is currently being worked on, however a release timeline is not yet established
Phase 4 (timeline unknown):
We know that players are frustrated by the lack of cross-platform Parties and we hear your concerns. Cross-platform Parties were not a planned feature for launch.
– The implementation of full cross-platform Parties is still being evaluated before any further details can be provided. This cannot be resolved immediately. We hope to give transparent updates to the community whenever possible.
Update 9 (June 21)
Going by the information coming from Chivalry 2, for those of you encountering matchmaking failed errors, restarting the game may help.
If you’re having matchmaking failed errors on PlayStation try restarting the game. It’s an issue we are aware of but a game restart should fix it in the mean time.
Update 10 (June 25)
Chivalry 2 has now shared about the upcoming update, which is expected to bring along some bug fixes and improvements.
Our first cross platform patch, including many bug fixes & improvements, is in QA & going through a process of verification & validation.
While we can’t give an exact date, we want to assure players that we are hard at work, we hear your concerns, & improvements are coming soon!
Update 11 (June 26)
The Chivalry 2 team has shared an update on the missing Special Edition or pre-order items/currency glitch via Twitter and has also confirmed that once this issue is resolved, the items will be granted automatically to those who are missing them.
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