If you’ve created lasting memories of playing games and watching videos with some of your closest friends on Discord, it’s about to get way easier to recreate those moments. Now announcing Activities: a way to instantly enjoy shared experiences with friends, such as games and media, on Discord itself.
Anyone in a Voice channel on desktop or web can jump in on Activities; just hit the tantalizing new Rocket Ship button and you’re a part of the action.
Starting this week, everyone will be able to access two Activities: Putt Party and Watch Together. Discord Nitro subscribers can access even more Activities, and their friends can join in even if they aren’t subscribed to Nitro themselves.
How to Start or Join Activities on Discord
Next time you’re hanging out in Voice chat, you’ll see a new Rocket Ship icon right next to your Video and Screenshare buttons. Picking it will present you with all the Activities on offer. Just pick one to get started!
If a friend has already started an Activity you’d like to join, hover over the Voice channel they’re in and you’ll see a new “Join Activity” option.
Each game has its own participant count, with some even having an unlimited number of participants. Ever wanted to throw a massive Chess tournament in your server? Then don’t en passant on this feature.
Of course, you don’t all have to be doing the same Activity together. You can all enjoy different Activities in the same Voice channel, or, depending on a particular Activity’s participant cap, everyone can join the same Activity — anything goes. It’s the internet. It’s not like there’s a shortage of virtual chess boards.
So there you have it: if you just want to chill and play games with your server, you don’t have to make a spreadsheet of game libraries and schedule things out six months in advance. And if you want to watch a video with everybody, you don’t have to all hit “play” at the same time like you’re doing the world’s lowest-stakes heist.
Now, if you want to kill some time relaxing with your server buds, you can just hop into Voice and instantly enjoy an Activity with anyone and @everyone who’s free.
So let’s talk options...
What Games and Activities are Available?
Right now, everyone will be able to launch and enjoy these two Activities:
Watch Together: Enjoy the same YouTube video at the same time.
Putt Party: Mini golf, mega drama.
If you have Discord Nitro, you’ll be able to start a session of these additional Activities for anyone in your server to join:
Poker Night: Give your Voice channel that Vegas high-roller vibe.
Sketch Heads: Okay, so they’re either drawing a snake or a sandwich.
Chess in the Park: One of the world’s classiest board games.
Checkers in the Park: More laid-back than chess, and even more kings.
Land-io: Claim territory and become outstanding in your field(s).
Letter League: Wow, that’s a real word? That’s a lot of points.
Blazing 8s: Get rid of your hand first or cry trying.
[NEW] SpellCast: Wow, that’s a real word? Also, you’re a wizard.
[NEW] Bobble League: Score goals as the coach of the world’s bobble-est team ever.
For the full low-down on how Activities work, repeat after me: “The Help Center article can be found here.” (Good job!)
Finally, Chat for Gamers
These nine activities are just the beginning of Activities in Discord — stay tuned for more Activities coming to Discord in the future.
Alongside the main Help Center article for Activities, most Activities have their own Help Center articles. If you’re looking for guidance, take a peek at these support pages: