A Way Out guide: How a friend can play for free

As we previously detailed, two players can enjoy A Way Out using just one copy of the game.

Now that the feature’s live, here’s how it works:

  1. The player who owns a copy of A Way Out must launch the game.
  2. In the menu system, choose Play Online option, then Invite A Friend.
  3. Next, you can choose a second player to join in, using the platform you’re currently on (you can choose between OriginXbox One or PS4).
  4. The second player will then get a prompt to download the A Way Out Free Trial from that respective store.
  5. After the trial has downloaded, the first player can invite the second player to his or her game.

The trial player cannot launch a game themselves; they’re reliant on invitations from those with a full copy of the game. That said, the player on the trial can play through the game at any point, provided the first player has a checkpoint or save.

A Way Out is available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. We reviewed it here.

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