Warzone 2.0 is a good time once you get past the clunky, obtuse, glitchy, and not even remotely helpful UI.
It makes you think you need to buy Modern Warfare II to play the battle royale.
Modern Warfare II, Warzone 2.0 and the DMZ mode are all accessed from the same launcher, which can be confusing if you haven't paid for MWII.
How to join friends in Warzone 2.0 without buying Modern Warfare II?
If you haven't paid for MWII, you need to navigate to the Battle Royale menu to avoid getting the prompt that says 'Purchase Modern Warfare II to have access to everything'.
If you accept a squad invite in the menu that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II launcher dumps you in, the game will badger you to buy Modern Warfare II.
How to join friends via crossplay and on PC?
Once you know the Activision ID of the person you want to friend, click on the Friends tab and enter the ID.
If you haven't purchased Modern Warfare II, you need to enter the battle royale menu to accept a party invite from someone.
You can send and accept invites with players who don't own Modern Warfare II from here and only ever here.
It's 2022 and menus are officially harder than the games they launch. Now squad up and cause problems on purpose.
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