Season 5 introduces Voice Chat into Age of Empires IV. This update will allow players of the same team to communicate with each other directly through the game using Push-to-Talk, Voice Activated or Speech-to-Text.
How do I turn on Voice Chat?
Voice Chat will automatically be on by default for all players.
What if I want to turn off Voice Chat?
You can toggle voice chat on and off using 2 different methods. First you can navigate to the settings menu, select the Online option to the left-hand side of the window and then select the toggle option at the top to turn on or off Voice Chat.
Alternately you can navigate to the Player List menu once in a match and select the Voice Chat toggle located at the top of the pop up window.
How do I switch between Push-to-Talk and Voice Activated?
Under settings in the Voice Chat menu you can switch your Voice Chat Method using the drop down options.
What's the default key to activate Push-to-Talk?
The default key to use Push-to-Talk is automatically set to the `/~ key otherwise known as the Grave accent / tilde key.
What is the default key to mute myself if I have Voice Activated on?
Like Push-to-Talk the default key is set to CTRL+` or Control + the Grave accent key. You can also mute yourself through the Player List menu by clicking on the microphone icon located at the top of the window.
My teammate keeps making inappropriate or offensive comments, can I mute them?
Yes, you can mute any player through the Player List menu once the match has started. To do so locate the player in question and then select the Block icon beside their name or lower the players voice volume down to 0 using the available slider.
Please be sure to also report any offensive behavior using the in game Report a Player feature.
What is Speech-To-Text and how can I turn it on?
Speech-To-Text is a feature that will automatically transcribe what a player is saying through their mic into the in-game text chat for other players to see. To turn on this feature navigate to Settings, Accessibility and then scroll down until you see the Narration section. Once there you can toggle on or off Speech-To-Text.