New D-Pad/F1-F4 Commands/voice lines (adding to Stay, Move, Yes, No)

The built-in D-Pad/F1-F4 key commands/voice lines are approximately like so (I believe there’s at least a couple different voice iterations of each, so the wording can vary a bit)

  • D-Pad Left/F3: Stay!/Wait!
  • D-Pad Right/F4: Move!/Let’s Move!/On the Double!
  • D-Pad Up/F1: Yes!/Affirmative!
  • D-Pa Down/F2: No/Negative!

I’d love to see the game get maybe 4 new commands/voice line options in the mix (with maybe 2-3 different iterations of each), though this would probably require rounding up the original voice acting cast, for consistency sake. Then if the game let us configure the D-Pad or Function Keys to choose from these 8 options, that’d be neat.

I dunno how many players would use it. The defaults are fine, but I’ve so often wanted a quick “Sorry!” key or a quick “Hit the deck!” or “DIVE DIVE!” voice macro line when I’m activating Hellbomb or bringing in a mass scale stratagem attack.

My initial, additional command/voice line suggestions:

  • Sorry!/My bad!/I blew it!/My apologies!
  • Mass destruction incoming!/Take cover!/Hit the deck!/Dive dive dive!
  • Help!/Assistance needed!/Helldiver in crisis!
  • Cover me!/Need covering fire!

P.S. Yes I know the game has voice chat, I generally don’t use it – too many players leave it on voice activation and I hear all sorts of stuff I don’t wish to hear – and haven’t been able to get it to work on my end since probably 2016 in the game. Voice chat works fine for me in Tom Clancy’s The Division and Ghost Recon Wildlands but hasn’t worked for me in Helldivers PC in ages.

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I’d love to see more content, even if it’s cosmetic. I’m with ya, though – I typically don’t use voice chat, but routinely hit the wrong key and shout “DIVE DIVE!”.

I’m Overwatch player and I use push-to-talk a lot. And it work’s great even without the function of +/- the volume. But in Helldivers it’s much worse. Dunno why, because microphone is the same.

More F buttons would really come handy. But I don’t think it will happen, because of need of hiring staff for voice acting.

Sorry is a must-add I think. I have seen some people say “negative,” but is this because they are saying “no, I shouldn’t have done that, sorry” or “no, you should have done what you did, so I killed you as punishment?” Sometimes we can’t tell.

I’d like the ability to point in a direction and say “Throw/shoot that way.” This is for better coordination of stratagems like fire/barbed wire OR bringing attention to a big enemy.

For instance, there may be a player on the anti-tank emplacement, and I see a big enemy at the edge of the screen that I’d like him to shoot because I have nothing to hit the big enemy.

Maybe a double tap on a the D-pad / F-key would trigger the secondary command. Double tap - could activate the more important one - like DIVE DIVE.

I would use the “Sorry” command often … so much in fact I could play with one huge red button or a detonator :innocent:

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I meant to say “no, you should NOT have done what you did, so I killed you as punishment?”

Yeah, the double-tap would work, especially since there is already a delay that prevents spamming commands.

Thinking about this further, “Sorry” would probably greatly reduce the number of unfair kicks.