Since the launch of League of Legends, a lot has been said about voice chat for teams.
There were a lot of concepts, proposals, and unconfirmed information about LoL’s voice chat. Valorant was supposed to be a final test. Riot already has all the structure and technology, but for some reason, it doesn’t use it. At least not when it comes to bringing all players together in one general chat.
Riot has had several attempts to approach voice communication, mainly due to third-party programs in the form of Mumble, Razer Comms (remember how streamers promoted it?), or Curse. Despite the possibility of talking in premade, it was not released for the entire team.
What would it look like?
We already have a sample of what this might look like in Valorant, but it’s not about it today. A short video appeared among the players, which quickly became viral. Mainly because it perfectly shows what voice communication would probably look like in League of Legends. We recommend turning it down a bit.
It is possible that the voice chat will appear in LoL one day, but there are still a lot of tests ahead of Riot. For example, such as recording player conversations. Yes, the developers confirmed at the beginning of May that they would be recording conversations in Valorant in order to better be able to assess cases of toxicity on this basis.
There was also a point about League of Legends, which, according to many people, was taken as a potential preview of the voice chat. Is it really supposed to be understood this way? Probably not, although there is a chance that in the distant future when the voice chat is sufficiently developed, it will also appear in other Riot games.
The official reason for the lack of voice communication for the entire team is not the toxicity as such, but the advantage that a team using this form of communication could gain.