Fallout 76: How The In-Game Chat Works
The change from singleplayer only to an online multiplayer experience will alter the way players interact with the world in Fallout 76. Bethesda has revealed a few more details on the game’s in-game chat features that will hopefully be the driving force between player communication.
While party chat will be able to be used without issue as many players will no doubt do, Bethesda has confirmed in a recent press event that Fallout 76 will have an in-game “area chat” available from Day One. Of course some players will want to play as a “strong silent type” which they’ll absolutely be able to do as the area chat will be completely optional. Servers will only have a maximum of 24 players so abuse of the in-game chat shouldn’t be too bad, however the team at Bethesda didn’t want the feature to feel mandatory either.
Essentially, mute is always an option! You can have the chat on, you can turn it off completely, or you can mute it when you see fit – it’s totally up to you!
Another recent reveal indicates that there will be no radio DJ in the game which is a major change from previous titles. Without being able to hear the wonderful voice of the famous Three Dog of Fallout 3 or any of the other wonderful radio show hosts of other titles in the franchise, the Wasteland is sure to get lonely. Might as well hop on into the game’s area chat and see about making some friends to hunt down beasts, explore with, maybe even make some irradiated sandwiches to enjoy. Besides, friends don’t blow friends up with nukes, right?
Fallout 76 is set to release on November 14th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 with open an Beta arriving on October 23rd for Xbox One followed by PC and PlayStation 4 with Betas beginning on October 30th. Are you ready to step into the wasteland of an irradiated West Virginia? Let us know your thoughts on Fallout 76’s game chat and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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