Fallout 76 Text Chat Being Explored By Bethesda

Fallout 76

Now that the Break-it-Early-Test-Application (B.E.T.A.) is officially over with, players have to wait until next week to get their wasteland fix. Fallout 76 fans who took part in the testing seemed to enjoy their experience, despite any bugs that may have popped up. That said, Bethesda will surely be hard at work going over all of the feedback and implementing any changes they deem necessary.

This, of course, includes adding features to the upcoming title, including the likes of chat options. Bethesda already confirmed that they will be adding Push-to-Talk in the near future, but it would appear that other configurations are also being explored. In an email to PC Gamer, a representative of the studio said, “We know players want more options to communicate with each other. We’re committed to implementing push-to-talk and the team is currently looking into text chat.”

Adding text chat to Fallout 76 would likely benefit a host of players. Whether they are deaf or hard of hearing, or simply don’t have a microphone, it’s definitely a feature that should not be overlooked. Same goes for Push-to-Talk, as many players might not be in the quietest of environments, which would make communication a bit difficult. This is what Bethesda had to say about adding that to the chat options:

While we aim to create a consistent experience no matter what platform you’re on, we understand that some of you on PC would like the option for Push-to-Talk. Our goal with voice chat being on by default is to highlight that the world is alive with real people, other players like you. We like to start with encouraging player interaction and will be adding this in the near future.”

Fallout 76 is set to arrive on November 14th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

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Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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