Discord voice chat is now available on console for Xbox insiders. Finally, there is a unified party chat on the platform. A full release of the new feature will be released soon.
Discord Voice Chat Is Now Available On Console for Xbox Insiders
The famous messaging app, discord, has now made its way to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, the gaming company announced on its official news website. That being said, if you ate on Xbox, you can now link your discord and Microsoft accounts under one roof and also access your friends list on discord on your console.
Well, you have nothing to worry about as the integration with discord will not be replacing Xbox’s existing party chat system. But it is however set to be a great solution for partying up for crossplay-supported titles. Both your friends and discord community members can now seamlessly share the same pert across Xbox, PC and mobile devices.
How to Link Your Discord Account to Xbox
In order to make use of discord on Xbox, you will first need to be signed up to the Xbox insider program. Microsoft however has noted that it will soon be available for everyone. Read this guide on how to join the Xbox insider program in the even that you haven’t joined the program to get started on it.
If on the other hand you are already an Xbox insider, you can get access to discord on your Xbox easily. All you need to do is to;
- Press the Xbox home button on your controller.
- Next, go to the parties and chats section.
- Select the ‘try discord voice on Xbox’ option.
- Scan the QR code on the screen with your phone and that’s it.
You will be able to link your Microsoft and discount accounts together and therefore giving you access to the new feature.
Why Discord on Xbox Is Important
Cross-platform multiplayer over recent times has really been massive with popular games such as call of duty: warzone, Fortnite and fall guys all embracing the feature. Many of the best crossplay games although do not have a party chat functionality that is dedicated to making it easier to chat with friends across multiple platforms.
Discord always has been a good app for this type of functionality. But if you are on a PC you will not get a balanced audio experience between the party and the game. And now that discord has come to Xbox, although you will not have to choose between one or the other in order to continue chatting with friends online.
Discord coming to Xbox is cool for games that have huge discord gatherings around them. And if you want to make more friends by partying up during cross-play games such as minecraft or Apex Legends, then you can access any community that you have joined via discord on Xbox, begin a voice chat party and head straight to playing.