The Payday 3 invite only not working function is preventing players from finding a match even though they just want to play the game by themselves. Those trying to enter the heist in single-player are still not finding a match, having to wait 30 minutes or longer for the matchmaking servers to get them into a game. Trying to get into a match leads to the game continually loading for what seems to be forever. Unfortunately, developer Starbreeze Studios has had to contend with server issues since early access. Here’s why selecting the invite-only option is not working for Payday 3.
Why is Payday 3 invite only not working?
The invite only option for Payday 3 is not working because the game is online-only and the online servers are still experiencing issues.
This means that even though player are attempting to play the game solo or with friends-only, starting a game still requires that it goes through matchmaking. Regrettably, there is no offline mode, though one user on Github is personally trying to get an offline server mod to work given how pressing the issue has become. Matchmaking issues continue to impact Payday 3 since launch.
On September 22, Starbreeze Studios stated on Twitter that it was “slowly but surely getting the services working” for every player and that servers would be “gradually getting back online.” In fact, at 6:20 am PDT, the official Twitter for Payday 3 was confident that the servers would be “back to full force.”
But then just three hours later at 9:11 AM PDT, the developer reported an “increase in matchmaking issues” and that they are now “seeing all platforms unable to matchmake.” The technical team seems to be all hands on deck at the time of this writing so that they can restore the online servers. We can only hope that these issues will be addressed soon, so that players can get into the game, solo or otherwise.
Payday 3 invite only not working FAQ
A: The invite only function in Payday 3 is currently not working due to ongoing issues with the online servers. Despite players attempting to play solo, starting a game still necessitates going through matchmaking, which has been problematic since launch.
A: Yes, Starbreeze Studios has acknowledged the server issues. On September 22, they mentioned on Twitter that they were making progress in getting the services working for every player and that servers were gradually coming back online. However, they later reported an increase in matchmaking issues, affecting all platforms.
A: Currently, Payday 3 does not offer an official offline mode. However, a user on Github is in the process of developing an offline server mod, which could potentially provide a workaround for players looking to play solo due to the ongoing online issues.