How to Use Voice Chat in Rocket League
Psyonix removed voice chat from Rocket League last year and players were forced to rely on the in-game communication wheel, which was quite frustrating for many. Voice chat is finally returning to the game with a few tweaks to make the feature better than ever before. The new Rocket League Voice Chat update is set to go live on 9th May at 4 pm PDT (11 pm UTC). Here is everything you need to know about using voice chat in Rocket League.
Rocket League Voice Chat: How to Use
Voice Chat is enabled by default, so players will only need to plug in a headset to be ready to chat. Players will see all available Voice Channels from the new Voice Chat tab in the Friends List. From here players can Join, Switch or Leave channels from the Main Menu or in-match from the Pause menu.
Here are all of the chat options that are available in the game.
Party Chat: Players with Voice Chat enabled will enter the Party Voice Channel when they create or join a Party. Players will be able to communicate both in and out of matches as the connection persists between games.
Team Chat: For those who want to talk with their team! Players with Voice Chat enabled will enter the Team Voice Channel when they join a team in a match. This connection will end automatically as the game finishes, then begin anew when you join a new match.
Voice Input/Output: These device options are available on PC and let players easily change audio sources whether you’re rocking the streamer mic or the controller headset.
Voice Chat Method: Open Mic is the default Voice Chat setting so that players need not press unnecessary buttons when trying to communicate whilst hitting those double flip resets. Players who prefer to use Push-to-Talk (PTT) can enable it in the Settings menu. These players will need to bind the PTT button to something that suits them from the Controls tab.
Mute: We also know everyone uses Voice Chat in different ways, so players will also be able to Mute individuals in their Voice Channel. This can be done by selecting their names in the Voice Chat tab and choosing Mute.
Rocket League Voice Chat States
When active in a Voice Channel, Players will appear on the Voice Chat tab in one of the following states:
Speaking: This state is displayed by a green speaker icon when a player is actively speaking.
Muted Mic: This state is displayed by a speaker with an X beside it when you have muted a player, or the player does not have a valid speaking device.