Planetside 2 has a nifty feature of proximity voice chat. Everyone in an area can hear it, but my question is can other factions hear your voice as well? Often times I will use proximity to corral the entire force instead of just my squad and I don't want the enemies knowing the plan.

If they do hear it how can you strategize a large force of multiple platoons/squads securely?


For better or worse, they cannot.

I'd argue the best option for mass communication is /regionsay (/re) which is everyone in your faction in the same hex (available to everyone) or /orders, which is available to squad leaders that spend certs on the channel.

You can communicate with other factions with /yell (/y), voice (V key) macros, and to a particular player with /whisper <PLAYERNAME> (/w).

Here's a link to an SOE forum thread discussing the decision:


  • Really? You can hear other factions when they use the stock numbered callouts. – Dronz Dec 3 '14 at 9:11

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