10 days ago - /u/Psyonix_Ted - Direct link

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Blog: http://www.rocketleague.com/news/yakety-yak-voice-chat-is-back/

BRINGING PLAYERS THE GIFT OF GAB

No matter how good your mechanical skill level, solid teamwork is essential. The ability to talk with your teammates offers the chance to coordinate powerful offensive attacks and celebrate insane plays with your team. Communication remains key all the way up to the pro level, with Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) teams developing their own extensive comms strategies.

Now with a new system behind the scenes, Rocket League players will once again be able to join Team and Party voice chat channels with ease. It’s the glorious return of Voice Chat!

HOW IT WORKS

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. Not everyone plays Rocket League the same way, so we’re offering options to fine-tune your Voice Chat experience. Players will be able to customize their options in the Settings Menu. 

Party Chat - The perfect way to talk with friends! 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 change audio sources easily 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 do not need to press unnecessary buttons when trying to communicate when hitting those double flip resets. Players who prefer to use Push-to-Talk can enable that 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.

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. 

Expect the Voice Chat update to go live on May 9 at 4 pm PDT (11 pm UTC) (pending first party certification). Good luck, have fun, and be nice!

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10 days ago - /u/Psyonix_Ted - Direct link

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Blog: http://www.rocketleague.com/news/yakety-yak-voice-chat-is-back/

BRINGING PLAYERS THE GIFT OF GAB

No matter how good your mechanical skill level, solid teamwork is essential. The ability to talk with your teammates offers the chance to coordinate powerful offensive attacks and celebrate insane plays with your team. Communication remains key all the way up to the pro level, with Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) teams developing their own extensive comms strategies.

Now with a new system behind the scenes, Rocket League players will once again be able to join Team and Party voice chat channels with ease. It’s the glorious return of Voice Chat!

HOW IT WORKS

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. Not everyone plays Rocket League the same way, so we’re offering options to fine-tune your Voice Chat experience. Players will be able to customize their options in the Settings Menu. 

Party Chat - The perfect way to talk with friends! 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 change audio sources easily 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 do not need to press unnecessary buttons when trying to communicate when hitting those double flip resets. Players who prefer to use Push-to-Talk can enable that 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.

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. 

Expect the Voice Chat update to go live on May 9 at 4 pm PDT (11 pm UTC) (pending first party certification). Good luck, have fun, and be nice!

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Originally posted by stevenmu

Will voice chat work in Knockout?

I know there's only one day of overlap but voice chat including the whole lobby in Knockout would be epic

Will voice chat work in Knockout?

I know there's only one day of overlap but voice chat including the whole lobby in Knockout would be epic

VC in Knockout would be Party only since there are no teams.

Originally posted by Peakmountain266

Let’s goooooo thanks duvon and Ted

Let’s goooooo thanks duvon and Ted

Sorry but that's Duvon to you!

Originally posted by Mukir

Can't wait for more toxicity this will bring with it

Can't wait for more toxicity this will bring with it

With that mindset, anything is possible!

Originally posted by youngmostafa

Now I can hear what a save! blasting into my headset. Nice !

Now I can hear what a save! blasting into my headset. Nice !

Dang, we gotta add an integrated text-to-speech feature now!

Originally posted by willief

It says vc is enabled by default, but which variant? Party?

It says vc is enabled by default, but which variant? Party?

This will all be in the patch notes, but you will be able to choose which (Party or Team) takes priority by default via "Preferred Voice Channel" in Settings.

Originally posted by theonlyjuan123

Is the audio quality better than the original?

Is it cross platform?

Is the audio quality better than the original?

Is it cross platform?

Yes to both questions!

Originally posted by iggyiggz1999

That's awesome news!

I do wonder, will the voice chat work crossplatform?

I do wonder, will the voice chat work crossplatform?

Yes indeed!

10 days ago - /u/Psyonix_Ted - Direct link

Originally posted by _WhenInFrance_

So will we able to have the option to hear opponents or only our team/party?

So will we able to have the option to hear opponents or only our team/party?

No, this will only be your team/party

Originally posted by ajdavis8

How will voice chat be moderated?

How will voice chat be moderated?

Won't be getting into details, but it will be! We'll also have this tied to Text Chat bans post-release.

10 days ago - /u/Psyonix_Ted - Direct link

Originally posted by shrop21

Is this available cross platform? Would be nice to talk to my Xbox and PlayStation friends in game.

Is this available cross-platform? Would be nice to talk to my Xbox and PlayStation friends in-game.

Yes! You will be able to talk to friends cross-platform

Originally posted by GeorgeAgdgdgwngoSah

Any plans for a full Open mic experience, i.e. being able to hear and speak to the opposing team?

Any plans for a full Open mic experience, i.e. being able to hear and speak to the opposing team?

Negative, Ghost Rider.

Originally posted by Zsnakejake

Also I obviously understand these being only to talk with your team, but will there be a full open mic after the game ends (so you can talk to the other team)? Or will it always be locked to just being your team/party?

but will there be a full open-mic after the game ends

No, there will not

Originally posted by Iwtroutx07

Will this allow cross- text to be viewable across all platforms now? Example: console players will see what PC players type and vice-versa?

Will this allow cross- text to be viewable across all platforms now? Example: console players will see what PC players type and vice-versa?

No, this is specifically an update to the voice component