Players who are hoping for voice chat in League of Legends to be implemented soon were taken on quite an emotional roller coaster on Saturday when a post from a former Riot Games employee promising a beta version of voice chat in Patch 7.12 turned out to be fake.
The post in question was posted on the official League boards on Saturday under the account of former Riot employee Jon "
After making its way onto Reddit, the post was quickly debunked as another Riot employee, Phillip "
The full post has since been deleted from the League boards, but the text found within the post was captured in the Reddit comments section before the source was removed. Below is the text of the post that has since been proved to be false:
A few weeks from now in patch 7.12, we will be rolling out the beta for our current test build for our implementation of In-Game voice chat on live select servers. This feature will not be enabled by default, players will need to opt in to enable vocal communication with their team. Below is the list of servers that will be receiving this system first.
We've really been trying to get voice chat ready in time for the new client, and although we're not on the dot, we feel this is a much needed change and will be our first step in bringing the community closer, and a long overdue one at that. We hope to see lower levels of reports from verbal abuse, and along with it a lower percentage of banned players. Although we
won'tcan't give too much away at this time, the development team will be holding a Q&A on Monday May 22, 3:00PM PDT.
~Good luck on the field of justice, Summoners!
After the post was confirmed to be fake and was taken down, there was speculation as to why the post was created in the first place, especially when it was coming from a former Riot employee's account. One of the main questions that were being asked in the comment section was whether or not the post was an intentional effort by a former employee to mislead players. It seems that it was not, however, as
My old Riot account was compromised and used to make a fake post on the Boards about Voice Chat. No, it wasn't me.— Jon Stein (@JanookOnline) May 20, 2017
Current Riot employee
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