In a social game like World of Warcraft, players are always looking to chat in one way or another. Blizzard has offered in-game messaging for years, a beautiful cacophony of service sales and players looking for a groups. The problem has always come when players needed more instant communication.
Some guilds use Ventrilo while others play with TeamSpeak or Discord. In Battle for Azeroth, World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion, players will be able to use Blizzard’s integrated voice chat rather than downloading every voice client known to man.
At BlizzCon 2017, World of Warcraft’s developers announced new social features coming to their game in the upcoming expansion. Guilds and communities, a new cross-server friend group, will be able to talk with their teammates without ever having minimize the game. Additionally, players that are just planning to hop in for one quick run with a random group can opt-in to voice chat for the duration of the activity.