Five Popular Games That Support In-Game Chat For Increasing User Engagement

The pandemic has forced many people to stay inside their houses -- and as a way of coping with the sad situation that is prevailing in the outer world, many people have started playing games to keep themselves engaged. 

In line with that, chatting in all forms, audio chat, textual chat, and video chat have increased. The gaming industry has tried to mix up the experience for the gamers by introducing in-game chat rooms for the players as a hope to keep the user engagement high and it has worked wonderfully. 

One silver lining amidst the pandemic is that virtual conversations have become a part of the new normal and this can be seen in the fact that platforms like Omegle are back in action. Both chatting apps with in-built games and gaming apps with in-game chat have also become even more popular. 

Here is a list of five popular games that support in-game chat that you might want to look into.

1. Ludo King

Created by Gametion Technologies, this game is the digital version of the Indian dice game that is played offline, giving a new twist to the traditional game. Currently, Ludo King is the top gaming chat app in Google Playstore. With more than 100 million downloads, it's becoming better with every update. Initially, the players of Ludo King could only engage in textual chat but now it supports video chats like Chatroulette too. The game earns its money through in-app purchases and advertisements. 

2. Fortnite

Fortnite is a game similar to PUBG and is immensely popular. This multi-gaming platform was developed by Epic Games and it supports three gaming avatars, namely, Save the World, Battle Royale and Create. 

"Save The World" is a shooter-survival mode while in the "Battle Royale" mode, 100 players can play the game simultaneously and the last person standing is declared the winner. Finally, the "Create" Mode of Fortnite gives gamers the flexibility to build their very own virtual world. Popular even on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation, Fortnite has been downloaded more than 125 million times. 

3. Free Fire

Free Fire started gaining its recognition in 2019 as it followed the path carved by PUBG. It's essentially a shooter game that can be played on a smartphone. In Free Fire, the players are placed on a remote island where they have to fight against 49 other players to win the game. The game requires the players to bond to win and as such, it has added a chat feature where the players can interact with other people for discussing their game strategy. 

4. Call of Duty

Call of Duty has replaced PUBG to a huge extent. The game is specifically available for iOS and Android users and has been downloaded more than 250 million times. 

Just like Free Fire, even Call of Duty requires the players to develop a sense of community bonding and the voice chat available in it ensures that. 

5. Roblox

Roblox is a virtual world where the players roam around as avatars, interact socially, and create items together.

The world of Roblox keeps growing as the community builds new space. Therefore, it is difficult to get bored while playing it. Roblox supports both individual and group conversations which makes this platform a super exciting place to be in. 

The pandemic has pushed the evolution of the gaming industry. For instance, these days, the need of staying engaged and in touch with loved ones is answered by titles that support in-game support. This, of course, is helpful for the mental health of the players as it keeps them entertained while staying socialized in the bubble of safety. It would be interesting to see more new trends emerge once the pandemic is over, hopefully soon.

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