Rocket League Season 6 is out and while most of the new content is often saved for those start-of-season updates, we occasionally get patches that add new features and functionality and that is the case with Patch V2.15 which has made it so that voice chat is available on all platforms.
Voice chat has had a bumpy ride in Rocket League. It had to be removed in September of last year after it was causing players to lag unexpectedly, forcing voice comms onto third-party tools like Discord.
Voice chat's return is not the same as the voice chat of old though, as players can now talk to teammates on different platforms where previously it was platform dependent.
The update is live as of May 9 and is available on all platforms.
Rocket League Update V2.15 – Patch Notes
Rocket League's voice chat will be enabled by default. There will also be a number of options players can tweak to fine-tune the experience.
You will be able to keep voice chat "Party Chat" only, or switch it to "Team Chat". By default, voice chat will be voice-activated, though you can make it push-to-talk. Toxic players can be silenced with the mute function.
The full voice chat patch notes can be seen here:
- Voice Chat is now available to players on all platforms
- With the release of v2.15, Voice Chat is on by default for all players
- Voice Chat is fully cross-platform
- Voice Chat options are Party Chat and Team Chat. You cannot speak with opposing teams in Voice Chat
- When Voice Chat is enabled, you will see a Voice Channel tab (with a little headset icon) appear in your Friends List. You can join, leave or switch Voice Channels from this tab.
- When you join a team in a match, you will be placed into a Team Voice Channel
- When you join or form a party, you will be placed into a Party Voice Channel. This Channel shows everyone in your party that has Voice Chat enabled
- Voice Chat settings can be found by going to Settings -> Chat -> Voice Chat Settings
- Enable Voice Chat: Checked by default; uncheck the box to disable Voice Chat
- [PC Only] Voice Chat Input Device: Select which microphone or other input device you want to use.
- [PC Only] Voice Chat Output Device: Select which output (speakers, headphones, etc.) you want to use.
- Push To Talk: Check this box to use an assigned key to enable 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 default to Party Chat or Team Chat when both are available
- Main Menu Notifications: Displays names of speaking players while in the Main Menu
- Match Notifications: Displays names of speaking players while in a match
- Text Chat Notifications: Displays notifications in text chat when players leave or join Voice Chat
- You can adjust incoming Voice Chat volume under Settings -> Audio -> Voice Chat
Rocket League Update V2.15 - Bug Fixes and Known Issues
- Display of ping to game servers has been fixed
- Fixed a visual bug with Spectator names in Private Matches
- Fixed appearance of scoreboard from Spectator point of view in Private Matches
- [PC Only] Fixed a rare bug that allowed spectators into some online matches and would place them on the field
- This will be fixed on consoles in our next planned update
- Fixed a bug preventing the “LTM” badge from appearing on the Casual Playlist til
- Voice Chat match notifications overlap Quick Chat options when they’re toggled on
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