The latest Discord updates came out on December 11, 2017. The app is still young, and is always being built upon. Here are the latest and greatest changes, as well as a look into 2018.
Ogres Have Layers… And so Does Discord
In an entertaining short video, Discord goes over all of the great things in the world that have layers, like onions and ogres. And Discord is one of them. The app now has overhauled Overlays, and lets you get the most out of Discord’s tools while playing games. It aims to make this feature as unobtrusive as possible, to keep your gaming experience positive.
Discord Updates: Bug Fixes
A few minor bug fixes come with this update. One of these is that Discord will now recognize when you change a default device on your PC and follow that. Some minor bugs with emojis in DMs and the Do Not Disturb feature were also ironed out. My favorite one has to be the following quote from the changelog: “CTRL+SHIFT+T hotkey should no longer crash the app lol that’s a good fix, thanks engineers 10/10″. As usual, the sassy personality of Discord oozes out!
Discord Offers to Work on Switch Voice Chat
It’s no secret to Nintendo Switch users that the native voice chat system is cumbersome. In the past, Discord has reached out and offered to make a voice chat service for Nintendo. More recently, they extended the offer again. CEO Jason Citron has been quoted saying “I have thought about the Switch. I have spent many hundreds of hours of my life in that little screen. If Nintendo wants us to power their voice chat, we’d be happy to talk.” No word from Nintendo yet, but it’s doubtful that anyone would complain about a high-quality, low-latency voice chat service coming to the Switch!
End of Year Roundup
On December 7, Discord published a blog highlighting all that they accomplished in 2017. In a nutshell, things are going great! The amount of registered players has gone up from 25 million at the end of 2016 to 87 million now in December 2017. Discord expects to get to 90 million by the new year. They talk about continuing to always improve, focusing on uptime, voice quality and stability, continuing to improve the overlay, supporting the Rich Presence SDK, and always listening to ideas that users suggest. These year-end Discord updates are great to see, and show that the app is going strong.
That’s all for now! Without a doubt, 2018 will bring with it a lot of Discord updates and news. Until then keep on gaming. And if you’re new to Discord, read our article on how to set up your own Discord server.