From what I've seen I think comms are vital for the game. Not sure though? Is a headset with low volume talking not a possibility? I've not had any games with anyone here yet. Currently watching some YT video for beginners.
Promised myself I’d only buy a Ms console again if I got it direct and paid for the warranty upgrade. Broke that promise and here I am with a console that will turn itself off playing Gears. Seems to be a pretty widespread issue.
I got it from Amazon so will probably be without a console for a long time!