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How to set up a party on PS5

Ps5 Home ScreenSource: Android Central

When you're playing something with your friends, be it a co-op game or competitive multiplayer, you often don't want to bother with game chat and want to stay separated, talking only to your friends. Hopping into a party, or Voice Chat, with another player isn't totally straightforward on PS5. Fortunately, it's a simple enough process to repeat once you've gone through it once. Here's how to set up a party on PS5.

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How to set up a party on PS5

Parties on PS5 are referred to as Voice Chats, which are included in a general Party.

  1. Press the PlayStation button on your DualSense controller.
  2. Scroll to Game Base.
  3. Hover over a friend's name and press Square to create a Chat.
  4. Alternatively, press Options, then select Game Base, then press Triangle to create a Party.
  5. Either way, you'll need to Confirm you want to create a Party.

    Ps5 Create Chat

    Ps5 Create ChatSource: Android Central

  6. If you want to do more than message each other, create a Voice Chat.

    Ps5 Create Voice Chat

    Ps5 Create Voice ChatSource: Android Central

Once the other player (or players) accept, you're free to start talking. You can share screens with each other or just continue to hang out.

PS5 party Joining someone's voice chat

Meanwhile, if you're the one being invited to a party on PS5, the steps will change slightly and it'll look a bit different.

  1. Once your friend has invited you, select Join on the Card.

    Ps5 Join Voice Chat

    Ps5 Join Voice ChatSource: Android Central

  2. From here, you can view your Party.

    Ps5 View All Parties

    Ps5 View All PartiesSource: Android Central

  3. You can also join Voice Chat.

    Ps5 View Voice Chat

    Ps5 View Voice ChatSource: Android Central

    1. Whenever you're ready to leave Voice Chat, select the door icon.

    Ps5 Leave Voice Chat

    Ps5 Leave Voice ChatSource: Android Central

When you're talking online with friends, you'll want to make sure you have one of the best PS5 headsets around. The PS5 is currently in several countries such as the U.S. but supplies are extremely limited and preorders are still rolling out. In the meantime, you can check out the Razer Kraken X, which is a solid, affordable third-party alternative.

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Razer Kraken X

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You'll 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 headset jack and you're all set to experience 3D Game Audio. It also has a great microphone so you'll come through clear when talking to friends.

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DualSense controller

Keep a spare around

With a spare DualSense charged up, you don't have to worry about your battery running out in the middle of a game and being unable to keep playing or talking in a party with your friends.

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