Battlefield 2024, which will be released in about a week on November 19th, will not include built-in voice chat. DICE, the series’ developer, told Polygon that the feature will not be available until sometime after the game’s release.
The studio did not provide an explanation for their decision. In any case, the lack of voice chat will undoubtedly be felt by Battlefield fans, particularly on PC, Xbox Series X and S, and PlayStation 5, where matches will feature up to 128 players.
For what it’s worth, you can still communicate with friends via Discord or the party chat feature on your console, but this won’t help you when you’re trying to play with strangers.
In those cases, you’ll have to rely on the ping system, which appears to be cumbersome. According to Polygon, you must navigate through multiple menus before reaching the correct ping.
Overall, it appears that the already chaotic Battlefield matches will become even more unpredictable in the first few weeks that 2042 is available.