The social overlay is a panel that players can use to connect with friends in games on the Epic Games store. The default shortcut to open the social overlay is Shift + F3. Players can also access it from the social menu in the launcher or the Game Bar.
The Social Overlay allows gamers to see their Friends List and their friends’ player presence. In addition, it provides gaming management and crossplay integration. Games that integrate the Social Overlay can allow players to invite their Epic friends and their native platform friends into a game session. In addition, games can enable a new Lobbies Interface or Sessions Interface for crossplay across platforms.
Using the Social Overlay requires a Windows PC or console with an Internet connection. The overlay is not available for Mac, iOS, or Android devices.
If you’re having trouble with your Darkest Dungeon 2 game crashing or not launching at all, try uninstalling and reinstalling the game through the Epic Games launcher. Then, make sure that your GeForce experience is up-to-date. To do this, go to the Settings page in the GeForce Experience app and check if the “In-Game Overlay” option is enabled. If it is, then you can launch the game through the Epic Games launcher without having to wait for your Ubisoft account to verify.
In the next few weeks, Epic will release updates to resolve issues with the in-game overlay and game crashes on some computers. These updates will include improvements to performance, stability, and feature availability. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to the support team.