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New Proximity Text Chat Feature For Fallout 76

Dian Zain

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Fallout 76 has been confirmed and acknowledged as the popular online game. And an online game is overall about the interactions between the players in various ways.

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Bethesda recently has developed The New Proximity Text Chat for the PC version of the game, which allows the players to communicate with other players within 100m distance.

If you are interested to try it out, here are the details of The New Proximity Text Chat for Fallout 76 below:

Purpose
Proximity Text Chat is a mod that allows nearby players to communicate with one another through text chat. (The other players must also have the mod installed) The range is 100m which is slightly higher than the render distance of nameplates. Text Chat is a feature that I have personally asked for by many people. Without any word from Bethesda about when this feature will be coming, I have decided to add it myself.

Features
Proximity Based Text Chat
Ability to see if a player you are attempting to talk with is also using the mod (their name will be blue)
Version Update Notification

Usage
To activate chat press the ~ key (tilde), this will open the chat entry box. Then you will be able to type as normal. Press enter once you are done to finish sending your message.

“On German keyboards, the hotkey is “ö” ” – Terlnexus, thanks for this tip

Additional Notes
This mod is a work in progress, and while I will make a reasonable effort to ensure there are no bugs, some users may occasionally run into them. There are no guarantees regarding stability or crashes with the server or client.
This mod is only functional because of the use of a third party server. The only information that is sent to the server is, nearby players, your name (the one visible to everyone), and your message. None of this information is stored. Player clients do not interact with one another, all communication happens with the server, the server then relays the message to the appropriate players.

Future Plans
Adding the ability for team chat, or friend chat.
Have an idea? Feel free to suggest it!

Fallout 76 is currently available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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