With Fallout 76 being a massively multiplayer online game, voice chat was incorporated for you to communicate with other players. Whilst the system isn’t perfect (yet), it works.
Currently, you can talk to other players near you, whether they are an ally or enemy. The game uses an open microphone system, meaning that you can be heard at all times. Players have been requesting that a push to talk feature be implemented, so it’s likely that we’ll see one soon.
Below, we have a quick guide showing how to configure the voice chat options that we currently have in Fallout 76. If you want to check out some more guides for the game, you can see our dedicated section here.
Using Voice Chat
Right now, you can only choose to enable or disable voice chat in Fallout 76. If it’s enabled, then everything you say will be spoken into the game world to other players near you. Whilst if it’s disabled, you can’t be heard, nor can you hear other players.
If you want to hear other players but not let them hear you, leave voice chat enabled but mute your microphone (if you have one).
Open the Settings menu in Fallout 76. You can do this from the home screen, or in game. Open the map, then press the ‘Menu’ button. From there, choose Settings and then Audio.
The only option you can change is ‘Voice Chat Mode’, which can be set to on or off. You can choose this yourself. Whilst you can also change the volume setting below it for ‘Voice’.
Right now, the voice chat options for Fallout 76 are very bare-bones. Players have been requesting a push to talk option constantly, so we should hopefully see that integrated soon.