A very simple guide that covers how to join coop games if Steam Friends doesn’t work, and EA’s app is required.
This helps beginners who are unsure of how to do either.
Creating an Account/Logging In to your Account
Dead Space 3 is hosted on Steam’s platform, and is available to buy from the Steam store.
However, upon opening the game, it’ll require your EA account to be registered for co-op gameplay.
If you don’t have an EA account, you’ll need to create one. There will be a blue box that prompts you to sign in or login.
Onwards, it’ll guide you through if you don’t have an account or if you forgot your password.
Once you’re signed into your EA account, you can choose of whether you want to link it to your Steam account or not. I recommend linking it to your Steam account so the sign-in or forgot password process is easier.
After that, you should come across the EA app’s home page. On there, you should see your copy of Dead Space 3. This is why it’s required for you to have an EA account first and foremost prior to opening the game.
Without an EA login, you won’t be able to access the co-op feature.
Proceed to the next step when completed.
Adding Friends on the EA Desktop App
Before commencing this step, you should have an EA account. This makes finding your friends easier.
Once you’re logged into the EA desktop app, navigate to the right sidebar.
The right sidebar should open a little more. Look underneath the section called Friends, and click on the User Icon with a Plus mark.
Assuming that your friends have made an EA account, search for your friends’ usernames when it prompts you to find your friends.
Once you and your friend have added each other, open up Dead Space 3 from either EA’s Library or Steam Library.
Joining Your Friend’s Co-Op Game in Dead Space 3
Before beginning this step:
- – You and your friends should have EA accounts
- – Added each other
- – Both must have a copy of Dead Space 3 for PC (through Steam or EA but eventually, co-op matches are hosted on EA).
You and your friend must open your copies of Dead Space 3.
After the title screen, you both should be on the menu where it asks you to choose a save state.
- – If you want to start a new game with your friend, choose an empty slot.
- – If you want to continue where you left off, choose the save state that has the place where you last left off.
Keep in mind that the game will not detect which slot that you and your friend had played on. It won’t say something like, “You and Friend were last at the Terminal.”
You might want to discuss with your friend at how you’ll keep track of which save slots to save, and which ones contains your progress, and all that jazz.
Once you both agreed on which save slot to use, continue into main menu where you should see SIngle-Player and Co-op Mode.
Choose Co-op Mode.
Once you’ve gone into Co-op mode, there are two options you can choose from.
You can choose to Browse Friends’ Games (left menu) or choose the Friends’ List underneath a section that mentions Quick Match (bottom right).
Eventually, I chose Browse Friends’ Games because it was less difficult than the bottom right option. You should choose that one too.
Context: Choosing Friends’ List brings up the EA Friends List (similar bringing up Steam Friends with Shift + Tab while playing a game), and that didn’t have the option where you can click Invite a Friend.
If no friends are online, you will not see anything in the menu when it brings up the Co-Op Friends’ matches. If there is a friend online, you’ll see their information.
If you do see friends online, and they have available slots for you to join – Click on the slot to join.
Eventually, you and your friend will be in the same lobby, or you may be able to join them while they’re playing.
Now that all steps are completed, you and your friends should be able to play Dead Space 3 together.