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LoL Wild Rift voice chat is returning, but when will it come?

by | Feb 19, 2022

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Wild Rift voice chat has returned to the game after a brief disappearance, here’s why voice chat was disabled and how to use it.

Wild Rift voice chat is making a return to the game after disappearing in patch 2.4 due to substantial technical issues with the voice communication system. Changes to a new plugin had caused the system to misfunction, which meant Riot Games removing it for a full 6 patches.

Why was voice chat disabled?

In patch 2.4, Riot Games swapped to a new plugin meant to power Wild Rift’s voice chat. As patch 2.4 wound on, players rapidly began to encounter serious problems. From mics recording audio while muted, to sound glitches, to inconsistent volume, voice chat was bugged in a variety of ways. Rather than try to solve all of these issues with the new plugin in one swoop, Riot opted to disable the system entirely.

The Wild Rift developer tried to fix it for patch 2.6, but another glitch was discovered that considered mics active when they should have been muted on the new Android 12. Worrying about players broadcasting sound when they didn’t want to, Riot Games kept Wild Rift voice chat disabled. Now, on patch 3.0, voice comms are finally returning to Wild Rift. It will roll out first in the Americas, followed by other regions.

How to use Wild Rift voice chat

As soon as you join a party of at least two or more, voice chat will become available for use. On the bottom of the screen, there are two icons that determine both input and output for voice chat. The microphone controls input, whether people can hear you, and the speaker handles output, whether you hear others. Only party members can hear this voice chat, and the in-game volume can be used to change output levels to fit the player’s comfort.

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