When you’re playing a game with friends, whether it’s co-op or competitive multiplayer, you usually don’t want to interrupt the game chat, but want to stay separate and just talk to your friends. Partying or voice chatting with other players isn’t easy on PS5. Fortunately, this is a simple enough process to repeat once you’ve done it once. Here’s how to set up a party on PS5.
Products used in this guide
- Bring Your Headphones: Razer Kraken X
- Keep it charged: PS5 DualSense controller
How to set up a party on PS5
Parties on PS5 are called voice chat and are included in regular parties. After a recent firmware update, you can now choose to have an open party or a closed party.
- according to PlayStation button on the DualSense controller.
- scroll to game base.
- Hover over a friend’s name and press square Create chat.
Alternatively, you can press Optionsthen select game base.
now scroll to party then press Create a party Create a party.
- Either way, you need confirm You want to create a party.
you will be asked to do a public party or Closed party. Any of your friends or friends of anyone in the party can join an open party, while a closed party is only open to people you invite.
If you want to do more than message each other, create a voice chat.
Once the other player (or players) accepts, you can start talking. You can share your screen and let other players see what you like, or you can just keep hanging out.
PS5 Party join someone’s voice chat
Meanwhile, if you’re the one invited to a PS5 party, the steps will change slightly and look a little different.
After a friend invites you, select join in on the card.
From here, you can view your party.
you can also join voice chat.
- When you’re ready to leave the voice chat, select door icon.
When you’re chatting with friends online, you need to make sure you have one of the best PS5 headsets. The PS5 is currently on sale in several countries including the US, but supplies are extremely limited and pre-orders are still rolling out. In the meantime, you can check out the Razer Kraken X, a solid and affordable third-party alternative.
keep in touch
Razer Kraken X Headphones
$30 at Amazon $50 at Best Buy
Simple and easy
You need a good headset to go with your PS5, and the Kraken X is one of the best. Just plug it into the 3.5mm headphone jack and experience 3D gaming audio. It also has a great microphone, so you’ll be clear when you’re talking to your friends.
$70 at Amazon $70 at Best Buy
keep a spare
With your spare DualSense charged, you don’t have to worry about running out of battery during gameplay and not being able to continue playing with friends or talking at parties.