How to activate voice chat on Rocket League

You recently started playing Rocket Leaguethe well-known title developed by Psyonix where you can try your hand at various sports using cars. Much of the play experience of this production focuses on online modes and, therefore, dialogue with your teammates is of particular importance. The problem is that you haven’t quite figured out how to do it yet.

How do you say? Is this exactly the case? Then don’t worry: in the course of this guide I’ll explain it to you how to activate voice chat on Rocket League illustrating all the requirements necessary to play online from the various platforms and the in-game features to converse with others, without forgetting to mention the third-party services that allow you to perform a similar operation.

What do you say? Are you going to enjoy Rocket League properly? In my opinion, yes and you can’t wait to coordinate with your teammates to create breathtaking matches online. Come on then, below you can find all the useful information to reach your goal. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!



Preliminary operations

Generic Rocket League

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to activate voice chat on Rocket LeagueI think you might be interested in learning more about the requirements necessary to carry out this operation.

Well, to use the Psyonix game’s voice chat functionality you need the appropriate accessories, that is headphones and microphone. If you don’t have one yet, I recommend you take a look at my guide to the best gaming headsets, which almost always include a microphone.

For the rest, on PC just one is enough Internet connection. On consoles, a subscription may be required to use the voice chat functionality: it depends on the platform used, as Rocket League in 2020 became free to play and this has changed several things.

Eg, on PlayStation you no longer need a PlayStation Plus membership to play Rocket League onlinewhile access to the free PlayStation Network service is clearly still required.

Rocket League headphones

On Xbox Oneinstead, you must have a Live Gold subscription to be able to play online. As for Nintendo Switch, Psyonix, or the software house behind the title, confirmed through the official website that a Nintendo Switch Online subscription is not required to play since Rocket League became free to play.

For the rest, for the avoidance of doubt, I tell you right away that, as you can read on the official website of the game, cross platform voice chat is not available. Put simply, if you and your friends play from different platforms, you will have to go through the text chat or use third-party services to talk.

How to activate voice chat on Rocket League PC

Rocket League PC menu

After having illustrated the general situation, I would say that it is time to explain to you how to activate voice chat on Rocket League in Italian (or even other languages) with all the necessary information.

As for the version PC of the game, it’s all very simple. In fact, you just need to connect headphones and microphone to your computer, start the game and press the button SETTINGSpresent at the bottom left of the main screen.

At this point, go to the tab AUDIO and try to uncheck the box DISABLE MICROPHONE WITH STATUS NOT ACTIVE. This is the only voice chat option in the PC version of the game, so if you can’t use the microphone the problem probably lies here.

For the rest, you might be interested in setting the option AUDIO OUT on Headphones and if you have any problems, try changing the setting DYNAMIC INTERVAL. Also note that there may be some divergences regarding the options available, depending on whether the game was downloaded from the Epic Games Store or from Steam. Either way, you shouldn’t have any particular problems reaching your goal by following the directions in this guide.

How to activate voice chat on Rocket League PC

If, on the other hand, you want to rely on external platformsI remind you that there are services such as Discord, which allow you to go beyond the in-game chat and talk to your friends in a “free” way from individual games.

In that case, you don’t need to be in the same game or playing at the same title. If you want advice, if you intend to talk only with people you knowit is better to use services such as Discord, as they are more comfortable and complete than the in-game functionality.

If you are having difficulty using voice chat in the game and / or on Discora, there may be some problems configuring the microphone – to try to cope with this, check out my tutorial on how to activate the microphone of the headphones.

How to activate voice chat on Rocket League PS4

How to activate voice chat on Rocket League PS4

How do you say? You used to play Rocket League from PlayStation 4? No problem, I’ll explain right away how it works on the Sony console too!

Once the game has started, go to the first SETTINGS and then access the tab GAME. Then press on the menu VOICE CHAT and choose from the items Only the team or Allow everything. By doing so, you will enable the in-game voice chat, which can be used to communicate with your team or with other users (even strangers).

After activating the feature, I recommend that you go to the tab AUDIO present at the top right and set the volume related to voice chat. If you want, however, also take a look at the possibilities offered by text chatjust move to the tab CHAT and, if necessary, modify the options.

Push to talk Rocket League PS4

From the card COMMANDS instead you can eventually activate the PUSH TO TALK, which allows you to speak only when you press the appropriate button. You can set the latter to your liking by pressing the button VIEW / MODIFY ASSOCIATED KEYS.

If, on the other hand, you want to use the voice chat functionality offered by the console, the situation then becomes a little different. As for the Sony console, I suggest you consult my tutorial on how to activate the microphone on PS4, in which I also explained how to use the Party function.

Rocket League PS4 Volume Voice Chat

As for the world, however Xboxyou can refer to my tutorial on how to use the Xbox Live party (the guide is focused on Fortnite, but being a generic feature the procedure is the same for all games).

For the rest, since you are a fan of the Psyonix title, I would recommend that you take a look at the page of my site dedicated to Rocket League. In fact, in the latter you can find other tutorials that may interest you.

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities on Google and Microsoft sites. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and Mondadori Informatica.

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