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Battle.net Seeking to Offer Native Voice Chat for Blizzard Games

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Integrated voice chat is coming to the Battle.net client.


Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a voice chat feature baked into World of Warcraft. The feature was one that many users had desired for, but they mustn't have been careful when making their wishes. The feature came, and was almost instantly reviled and panned by all who came to try it. Quietly left to die, it has since seen little love. Most simply assumed that the attempt was a loss, and that would be the end for the MMO's attempt to service the need. After all, 3rd party apps were plentiful and established.

This turns out to be a story with a potentially better ending, as the Alpha participants in World of Warcraft: Legion are now seeing a Battle.net Alpha build avaiable. The build features a totally revamped and service-wide VoIP functionality. It is not just a beacon of hope for those hoping to see the feature in WoW, but seemingly it will be something that will be available to most, if not all, of Blizzard's games.

This is hugely exciting, I for one do not enjoy having to rely on third party options for my VoIP during gaming. The inclusion into games natively is preferable for many, as it not only is free, but usually is the most seamless to set up. If a user is playing the game, then they have all of the software required to use the feature, instead of having to tinker with outside programs. 

Images of the Alpha have popped up on @MysticalOS on Twitter. MysticalOS is the creator of several popular WoW mods, including Deadly Boss Mods. These are the images that he has published:

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Let us know what you think of this pretty large upcoming addition to the Battle.net list of services. Hit the comment box below!
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