DICE, the developer of Battlefield 3, has finally released a patch on the PlayStation 3 that should solve the variety of voice chat issues encountered by players of the popular first person shooter.
Even since the release of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 console, back in October 2011, owners have been complaining about issues with the VoIP (Voice over IP) system.
These problems were soon acknowledged
by developer DICE, but a patch didn’t manifest itself until now. The studio has just confirmed that an update has been released for Battlefield 3 on the PS3, which should improve the voice chat experience.
What’s more, DICE also posted a handy guide for PS3 owners that want to use the Bluetooth headset, which results in some problems if it’s not set to High Quality mode. Those who don’t know how to do this can follow the studio’s advice below.
Please note that some VOIP issues on PS3 might be due to incorrect setup of the headset you are using. If you are using the SLEH-00075 Bluetooth Headset, it must be recognized by your PS3 console by connecting it with a USB cable before play. Once connected, you must also enable the HQ Mode for this headset, which can be found on the XMB in the following location:
->Manage Bluetooth Devices
->Press TRIANGLE on headset
->High Quality Mode
If you still have issues registering the headset, please go back to Accessory Settings->Manage Bluetooth Devices and delete all registered headsets. Once this is done repeat the above steps.
The new patch for Battlefield 3 on the PS3 will be automatically downloaded the next time you start the game and are connected to the Internet.
Did the new update solve the voice chat issues or are you still encountering problems when communicating with others during multiplayer matches?