Is Valorant voice chat not working for you? In Riot Games’ competitive 5v5 shooter communication is crucial if you want to achieve wins and progress through your ranked climbing. And while there’s text chat as well, you simply have no time to type stuff and your hands and eyes must always be ready for action. That’s why it can be really frustrating when voice chat is not working. In this guide, we explain how to fix the voice chat not working error in Valorant.
How to Fix Valorant Voice Chat Not Working Error
When players are having audio issues while playing online games, the source of the problem may come from two directions. For example, you may have unintentionally changed some settings in-game which may cause you not to hear your teammates (or them not hearing you). Or, the issue might be outside of the game and it is related to either your PC settings or the hardware you use.
First, you need to check your in-game Valorant audio settings. Click on the Cog icon in the game’s main menu. From there, head to the Settings menu and find Audio settings. Once there, make sure that your Output and Input device are properly selected. If the settings are default, try switching to the exact input/output device you want to use.
It goes without saying that Party Voice Chat and Team Voice Chat must also be turned on. Otherwise, you will not be able to use voice comms during games. Sometimes players forget that the “Push to Talk” option is selected. If that’s the case, you must first press the appropriate button before being able to talk. That covers all in-game options you need to check.
Out of the game, open your sound console and see if your audio devices are not accidentally muted or turned off. Test your mic in other apps and see if it works properly without issues. The same goes for your output device. To check if the input and output devices you want to use are enabled, do as follows:
- Click on the Start button.
- Select the Cog icon (Settings).
- Head to “System”.
- Open the “Sound” menu.
- Click on “Manage sound devices”.
- Enable devices you want to use.
If you’ve exhausted all the possibilities, and are still having issues, the problem is most likely related to your hardware. Test your mic/headphones on another PC to see if they will work there. If the issue remains, then possible physical damage is what’s causing them not to work. But hopefully, that’s would not be the case and some of the options we’ve listed above have helped you to solve your problem.