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- 1 General Questions
- 2 Wayfarers and behavior
- 2.1 Q: Are other Wayfarers real people?
- 2.2 Q: Where is the first point to meet a Companion?
- 2.3 Q: My companion just sat and turned into dust/disappeared. What happened?
- 2.4 Q: Why does my companion have a white cloak? Can I change mine, too?
- 2.5 Q: How do you know who you're playing with?
- 2.6 Q: How can I thank my Companion?
- 2.7 Q: Can I play with my friend?
- 2.8 Q: Мy companion got attacked, but their scarf grew back. How is this possible?
- 3 Environment and gameplay
- 4 Wayfarers and Skills
- 4.1 Q: Another Wayfarer has just whooshed up into the sky in front of me. Are they cheating?
- 4.2 Q: My Companion lays on the ground and doesn't get up/I found a sleeping companion, what is this?
- 4.3 Q: I saw someone sit while landing after flying, how?
- 4.4 Q: I saw someone jump and flop forwards at the same time, how do I do that?
- 4.5 Q: I got a Companion stuck to me and doing the same things I'm doing. What's going on?
- 4.6 Q: My companion running on the ground really fast, how is that possible?
- 5 Community
Q: Does Journey support cross platform playing?
A: No, Only PS4 and PS5 connect to each other. Playing via PS Now connects to PS3 players.
Q: Do I need PS+ to play Journey "online"?
A: No. (In the shop it says it's required, but it's not).
Q: I have technical difficulties with the PC version.
Wayfarers and behavior
Q: Are other Wayfarers real people?
A: Yes, if you have met another Wayfarer in the game - it isn't AI. Companions are human players. Please treat them as such!
Read more: Companions
Q: Where is the first point to meet a Companion?
A: In the second level, where you build a bridge. Once you jumped down the first ledge, matchmaking is enabled.
Q: My companion just sat and turned into dust/disappeared. What happened?
A: This happens when the connection between your Companion and yourself failed abruptly, or they just had to leave the game - there are so many reasons for so-called "Dusting" behavior. Just remember: “There are no mean companions!”
Q: Why does my companion have a white cloak? Can I change mine, too?
|A: The answer can be found after the first Journey. Try to complete the Transcendence Trophy/Achievement.|
|Yes, there is a White Robe --> Trophies#Transcendence.
After getting this Trophy, check out the Wardrobe in the first level!
|Spoilers end here.|
Q: How do you know who you're playing with?
A: The names will appear after the game credits end.
The names of your Companions appear in the same order that you met them along your journey. It lists a maximum of eight Symbols and names. The Symbol is the same Symbol that shines on their chest and appears in their Chirp. That's why, if you meet a Companion whose name you want to know, it's crucial to memorise their symbol to recognise their name amongst all other names in the list.
Read more: Companions Met Along the Way
Q: How can I thank my Companion?
A: After a particularly enjoyable Journey you may choose to get in touch with the Companion you played with. Usually players write thank you messages in Official Discord or at the forum of the platform they played on.
Find out more: CMATW Getting in touch afterwards
Q: Can I play with my friend?
A: Journey does not support play with friend option. The intention of the game is to connect to someone who you do not know and to travel together with that person. To get attached to that person can be a unique experience.
But you could possibly connect to a particular player in the same platform. Just be accurate and respect other players.
Find out more: Guide to arranging a meetup
Q: Мy companion got attacked, but their scarf grew back. How is this possible?
A: Your Companion did not get attacked on their screen. Sometimes the game needs to divide what each player sees. It had to show an attack, but since your Companion was not attacked, the game lets the Scarf grow back; they never lost it on their screen.
Sometimes it shows a Companion being thrown through the air where no War Machine attacked, often the Machine appears some seconds later for the attack animation.
Environment and gameplay
Q: I want to know more about things in the game.
Q: Where do I find all the Symbols and Glyphs?
Q: Where do the War Machines / Stone Snakes go?
A: They move Out of Bounds and wait there for the moment you touch a trigger in the level to appear again.
Q: Where I can find out more about Trophies/Achievements?
A: Right here: Trophies
Q: Sometimes a white glow appears in the corner of my screen, what is this?
A: When you see a white glow at the edge of your screen, it means there is a Companion nearby. Try to turn your camera and find them.
Read more: Companions
Wayfarers and Skills
Q: Another Wayfarer has just whooshed up into the sky in front of me. Are they cheating?
A: No, it’s not a cheat. What you have seen was a special technique of flying called Fancy Flying.
Read more: Fancy Flying
Q: My Companion lays on the ground and doesn't get up/I found a sleeping companion, what is this?
A: Your companion just did a Faceplant, a trick commonly used by advanced players. It's often used as a sign to identify experienced players, but it could have other meanings in different circumstances. The wind or an attack can make you fall too, but Faceplants are usually deliberate.
Find out more: Faceplant
Q: I saw someone sit while landing after flying, how?
A: Pressing the screensaver button or menu button makes you sit. When someone jumps and sits at the same time, it's called a Zen jump (works with screensaver only).
Read more: Zen Jump
Q: I saw someone jump and flop forwards at the same time, how do I do that?
A: Timing a jump right when Faceplanting is how to Faceplant Jump, another trick commonly used by advanced players. It can be used to Faceplant in places where normal Faceplanting isn't usually possible.
Find out more: Faceplant Jump
Q: I got a Companion stuck to me and doing the same things I'm doing. What's going on?
A: You got the Steam version of the Infinite Flight (IF) glitch, please report it on the page for the glitch, or on the wiki Discord.
For hints on how to keep it, behavior, etc. see: Infinite Flight (IF)
Q: My companion running on the ground really fast, how is that possible?
A: This skill is called Dropshoot.
Read more: Dropshoot
Q: Could I chat with other players somewhere?
A: Yes! You could join Official Journey Fan Discord, you are very welcome there!
Q: Can someone explain all the terms to me?
Q: Where do the names and terms like "Carpet" on this Wiki come from? Who decided on them?
A: When Journey was released in 2012 on PS3, a community formed on the ThatGameCompany forum. They needed to name things to talk about them and over time, some terms became more popular than others. Almost everything on the Wiki is based on the knowledge of those people, and it felt right to keep those names (and not make contests to name further things).
Other terms for things are not wrong! It's just easier to communicate when people use/know the same names.
Q: I cannot find my question here
A: Other players might be able to help you. Just pick one of the options below:
Thatgamecompany Forum - abandoned, but still much good info there about glitches and such