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How do I play a multiplayer game of Tomb Raider on Steam?

Playing a multiplayer game of Tomb Raider is slightly different depending on whether you wish to host the game, or simply join it.

To host:

  1. From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer.

  2. Select Create Private Match.

  3. The Game Mode window will appear. Select the game mode you wish to play.

  4. The Map dialog will appear. Select the map you wish to play.

  5. The Lobby will appear. From here, you can customise your game using the menu options on the left-hand side of the screen.

  6. To invite friends to join the game, select Invite Friends.

  7. A list of your Steam friends will appear. Click the Invite button next to each friend that you wish to invite to the game.

  8. Select Return to Game to close your friends list and return to the Lobby.

  9. When you are happy with your settings and the other players have joined the game, select Start Game.

  10. The game will begin after a short countdown.


To join:

To join a private match, you must be signed in to Steam and wait to be invited by the host.

  1. When the invitation arrives, a Steam pop-up will appear. Press Shift (⇧) + Tab (⇥) to view the invitation.

  2. A chat window will appear, showing the invitation. Click the invitation to join the game.

  3. You will be taken to the Lobby. From here, you can customise your game using the menu options on the left-hand side of the screen.

  4. When you are happy with your settings, select Ready.

  5. Once the host has chosen to start the game, it will begin after a short countdown.