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PSA: Rocket League’s new cross-platform voice chat is enabled by default

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Free to play titles from Psyonix rocket league has received a new update and made “Voice Chat” available on all platforms.

While this type of update is usually welcomed in many online communities, in the case of Rocket League, not everyone is overjoyed with this new update. Some members of the community worry that the toxicity could now be spread through voice chat. Fortunately, you can disable this option…

This new audio option is enabled by default, so you’ll need to head into the game settings if you want to disable it. Another catch is that voice chat communication (including cross-platform communication) is limited to “party chat” and “team chat” and there is no voice communication with opposing teams.

Despite the restrictions in place, some players are still “scared” by the dialogues that could cheer on teammates in the game. Here are just some of the reactions to this update (via social media):

Below are the voice chat patch notes (via Rocket League). You can see the latest update in full on the official game website.

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  • Voice chat is now available for players on all platforms
    • With the release of v2.15, Voice Chat on by default for all players
    • Voice chat is completely cross-platform
  • Voice chat options are party chat and team chat. You cannot speak to opposing teams in voice chat
  • When voice chat is enabled, you will see a voice channel tab (with a small headset icon) will appear in your friends list. This tab allows you to join, leave, or switch voice channels.
    • Joining a team in a game puts you in a team voice channel
    • When you join or create a party, you will be placed in a party voice channel. This channel shows everyone in your group who has voice chat enabled
  • Voice Chat Settings found under Settings -> Chat -> Voice Chat Settings
    • Activate voice chat: Enabled by default; Uncheck the box to disable voice chat
    • [PC Only] Voice chat input device: Choose which microphone or other input device you want to use.
    • [PC Only] Voice chat output device: Choose which output (speakers, headphones, etc.) you want to use.
    • Press to speak: Check this box to use an assigned key to activate your input device. You can change your binding under Settings -> Controls -> View/Change Bindings -> Scroll down to Voice Chat (Push To Talk)
    • Preferred voice channel: Choose whether to use party chat or team chat by default when both are available
    • Main Menu Notifications: Shows the names of the speaking players in the main menu
    • game notifications: Displays the names of speaking players during a game
    • Text Chat Notifications: Displays notifications in text chat when players join or join voice chat
  • You can adjust the incoming voice chat volume in Settings -> Audio -> Voice Chat

What do you think of this new voice chat feature? Will you make use of it? Are you still playing Rocket League? Leave a comment below.

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