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Looking for Group (LFG)

Another Way to Unlock XP 

Starting today, you might notice a new mission available to you on the Missions Page. To make gaming fun, safe and accessible for everyone, we are introducing another way to reward Xbox Ambassadors, this time for using the LFG feature on consoles and PC. 

We understand that members of the Xbox Ambassador community want to help in different ways. One of the most requested additions from the community is to incorporate more game-focused activities, and so as of today you’ll be able to self-report any LFG groups you join or create, and then complete!

Humanoid deer with antlers and beard reading an Xbox Ambassador branded scroll

An example of a “complete” selfreported LFG could mean you help finish a raid in Destiny 2, go on a short expedition in Sea of Thieves, or even offer someone help in a single-player game like Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Once you’ve finished your LFG, head back to the Missions Page and complete the one-click activity to unlock your XP reward.

For now, the LFG Mission will run as a trial. This means that we’ll be looking for your feedback as we wrap up the first iteration of the mission. Much like the GG and Friending Missions, our goal is to make your participation in the Xbox Ambassador program as natural as possible, so we’ll be working towards automating this LFG activity. 

How to join an LFG on Xbox 

There are several ways you can use Looking for Group to find players and clubs on Xbox Live with the same goals and interests as yours. 

  •  From Anywhere: Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide, and then select Multiplayer, and then Looking for Group. 
  • From the official club: Highlight an item, press the Menu button on your controller, select Official club, and then select Multiplayer. 
  • From a club that you’re a member of: Press the Xbox button to open the guide, select People > Clubs, choose a club from the list, choose Multiplayer, and then select Looking for Group. 
  • From a club that you’re visiting: Press the Xbox button to open the guide, select Home, select Community, and then select Clubs on Xbox. Browse the featured clubs or search by selecting Find a club. Select a club, and then select Multiplayer. 

How to create an LFG on Xbox 

  • Press the Xbox button to open the guide, select Multiplayer, and then select Looking for Group. 
  • Select Search or create posts, and then select a game from the list (this takes you to its official club). 
  • Select a recently played game from the populated list, or search for a game by name. 
  • Select Create post. 
  • Add tags and a description, and then adjust the details, such as the number of players needed. You can schedule a time to gather by adjusting Day and Party start time, or if you want to gather people into a party right away, select Now. 
  • When you’re done, select Post. 

How to join an LFG on a Windows 10 PC 

  • From anywhere on your desktop: Press Windows Key + G (you may need to enable the Game Bar from your PC’s System Settings) 
  • An overlay will appear: Click the Widget Menu and select “Looking for Group” 
  • Select a compatible PC Title you would like to play 
  • Search through posts for a group you would like to play with 

Xbox widget menu in Windows 10 highlighting LFG

How to create an LFG on a Windows 10 PC 

  • From anywhere on your desktop: Press Windows Key + G (you may need to enable the Game Bar from your PC’s System Settings) 
  • An overlay will appear: Click the Widget Menu and select “Looking for Group” 
  • Select a compatible PC Title you would like to play 
  • Select “Create a Post” 
  • Add tags and a description, and then adjust the details, such as the number of players needed. You can schedule a time to gather by adjusting Day and Party start time, or if you want to gather people into a party right away, select Now. 
  • When you’re done, select “Create post.” 

Leveling Up Your LFG Experience 

Sometimes jumping into games with new people can be a bit nerve wracking,. If you’re new to the LFG feature these tips will help you  make the most out of LFG and make new friends.

Utilizing Tags

No gamer is the same; we all have our interests, personality traits, and style of gameplay. By using the Tagging feature with LFGs, you can let other gamers know what type of group you’re looking for. Try starting out using the “Xbox Ambassador” tag along with a few extra tags such as “No Swearing”, “Be Chill”, and “All Skill Levels”.

The LFG feature lets you create and join groups that best fit your playstyle, so try experimenting with tags that best suit who you are.

Using Xbox Safety Features 

While tagging can help restrict the types of people you play with, there may be an instance where someone you play with is toxic. There’s nothing wrong with ending an LFG early if you feel that the person in your group isn’t what you were looking for. 

If you’re not already, be sure to use all the features available to you through Xbox Family Settings. If a player is harassing you, you can mute or block the person. If that player is bullying you or displaying bad online behavior, you can also file a complaint

We never want to put you in a situation where you feel uncomfortable, so be sure to use these features when it feels right to you.  

Gamer Empathy

Understanding where another gamer is coming from can make your LFG even more fun and impactful. Take the time to offer help when it is asked for while also providing some positive feedback when other players do well. 

If someone is frustrated, try offering alternative solutions or even go as far as offering to try something else. 

The LFG feature is an awesome tool to connect gamers from all over to meet a common goal. We hope you find this activity as exciting as we do. We’re excited to see what the Ambassador Community can bring to LFGs!