Discord and Microsoft introduced Discord voice chat final week, making it obtainable initially to invite-only Alpha and Alpha Skip-Forward Xbox testers. The brand new characteristic is now obtainable to Xbox Insiders within the Beta ring, which doesn’t require an invitation.
Microsoft is releasing a brand new Xbox dashboard replace for beta testers at 5PM ET / 2PM PT at the moment that may embody Discord voice integration. The voice chat works by first linking Xbox and Discord accounts after which connecting to a Discord voice name utilizing the cellular app and transferring the decision to an Xbox console utilizing the Xbox cellular app.
The method is a bit of concerned, however as soon as the preliminary setup is full, it’s comparatively straightforward to connect with Discord voice calls and switch them to an Xbox console. As a result of there’s no devoted Discord app on Xbox, it means you received’t be capable of entry Discord chat as that is only for voice calls.
On the Xbox dashboard itself, Discord calls are neatly built-in into the a part of the Xbox dashboard the place you usually discover the Events & chats options. In a Discord voice name, you’ll be able to see all of your Discord associates which might be presently within the name, regulate quantity, and disconnect from a name instantly from the Xbox dashboard.
This new Discord voice chat performance will likely be obtainable within the Beta ring for Xbox Insiders at the moment, and we’d count on to see it progress to the Delta and Omega rings within the coming weeks earlier than being broadly obtainable for all Xbox consoles quickly.