Apex Legends players on console have found a brand new way to communicate, which makes it much easier to share information, especially if you are unable to use a headset to talk with your teammates.
Respawn Entertainment's battle royale title allows teams of three to drop into Kings Canyon, with hopes of working together to secure a victory and be crowned Apex Champions.
With the game relying on the team based communication to help propel you to glory, Apex Legends includes proximity voice chat and a sophisticated ping system to help share information with ease. Now, console players have found another method which could be crucial to finding wins, especially when teaming with strangers.
When you’re playing with strangers and don’t have a microphone available to use, communicating can be tricky. Players can run into difficulties, especially when trying to figure out where to land, or if you want your squad to rotate to a new location to search for loot or players.
However, Reddit user DerSiliberneDrache has found a way to send messages in the game, which will then be relayed to the recipients in audio form, making it possible for players to talk and strategize with their fellow Legends.
Xbox One gamers can press and hold the 'View’ button to the left of the Xbox logo on the controller, while PS4 users can press and hold the touchpad, with a keyboard eventually appearing on the screen through which a message can be sent.
When the message is sent, the words are actually played to the recipient through their headset or speakers, with a robot voice relaying the information to the other players who need to hear what you have to say.
Granted, this tool might not particularly useful in a stressful moments - like when players surround you - as you need to type out your message. This could be too time consuming if you come under fire.
It will be perfect for discussions around rotations and landing options, although expect many to abuse the tool for comedic purposes as well.