Rocket League is one of the few games that has a built-in voice chat. This makes it very easy to communicate with teammates and opponents. But what if you want to communicate with your teammates without using your voice?
There are many ways that you can use Rocket League’s chat system, depending on which console or platform you’re using.
In this blog post, we will cover how to type and use Quick Chat in Rocket League on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch!
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How To Type In Chat On Rocket League PC
If you are playing Rocket League on PC, you can use a keyboard to chat with your teammates by pressing t and you can talk to everyone in the game including the opponents by pressing y.
These two options are called team chat and global chat respectively.
So to communicate in-game via typing all you have to do is follow these two steps:
- Press either T or Y depending on who you want to see your message
- Type your desired message and press the enter key
Congratulations you now know how to type in Rocket League! Pretty easy right?
One important thing to note is that only PC players will be able to see your typed messages and vice versa. Console players in a cross-play match will only be able to see quick chat messages (predefined messages) from PC players.
So it’s important to recognize what type of players you have on your team and change your communication strategy accordingly.
How To Type In Rocket League On Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo Switch
The way you type in Rocket League on any console, whether it’s an Xbox or a Switch, is going to be the same.
The first thing you are going to want to do is make sure that text chat is enabled. You can do this easily by going to options and finding the text chat setting under the gameplay tab. Click the drop-down menu and you will be presented with these 5 options for text chat:
- Allow All
- Quick Chat Only
- Team Quick Chat Only
- Team Only
We recommend changing it to “allow all” at first to get a feeling for how typing in chat works and then go from there.
Once you have this setting enabled you will now be able to communicate in team chat using either the Xbox, Playstation, or Switch’s built-in keyboard.
If you are interested in typing in chat a lot we would recommend some sort of external keyboard compatible with your console.
Remember to keep in mind that custom messages that you type can only be seen by players playing on the same platform as you.
So if you are on Playstation and you type a message only the PlayStation players in the game will see it.
This is just the way cross-play communication works in Rocket League. If you want to communicate with players on another console or on PC you will have to use the Quick Chat messages.
How To Use Quick Chat In Rocket League
Another way to communicate with your fellow rocket league players is Quick Chat
Quick Chat is a limited set of predefined messages that you can use to communicate with players on your team and the opposing team.
Every platform has access to Quick Chat and it’s the best way to communicate with cross-console players in-game.
Before you start sending messages you should first customize your Quick Chat messages. To do this go to your settings and click the chat tab. Once there you will see 6 different categories:
- Information [Team Chat Only]
- Post Game
- Pre Game
Under each of these categories, you get 4 quick chat messages that can be changed to a variety of different options via the drop-down menu. You can now go through all the different options and choose which ones you want to use.
Once you have all your messages set to your liking you are ready to start using those messages in-game.
Each of these commands will need to be activated by pressing the button for the desired category menu, then selecting the chat you wish to view.
- D-Pad Up – Information
- D-Pad Left – Compliments
- D-Pad Right – Reactions
- D-Pad Down – Apologies
- 1 – Information
- 2 – Compliments
- 3 – Reactions
- 4 – Apologies
As you can see chatting in Rocket League is very simple and intuitive.
With the ability to chat with your teammates in Rocket League comes the responsibility to communicate in a respectful manner. So make sure any messages you type out are not contributing to an already toxic Rocket League community.
If this blog post was helpful let us know so we can write more posts about Rocket League! Comment below what your favorite Quick Chat message is.