PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is one of the popular online battle royale video games that’s now registered under Krafton Inc. which has brought a revolution in the gaming industry like never before. Although PUBG players are quite satisfied with its graphics and gameplay on the PC overall, it seems that some players are experiencing the PUBG Voice Chat Not Working Issue on the PC version whatsoever during the gameplay. It’s quite frustrating.
According to several reports on the online forums, it seems that most PC gamers are encountering issues with voice chat which is basically ruining the gameplay experience & nothing else. It either prevents players from talking with other teammates or they can’t hear anything in the gameplay which is troubling to win matches. Obviously, the audio chat not working issue might lead to match loss because players can’t hear footsteps or firing.
- How to Fix PUBG Voice Chat Not Working Issue (PC Version)
How to Fix PUBG Voice Chat Not Working Issue (PC Version)
Some other reports are also suggesting that even the voice chat is working for the PUBG PC players, the sound feels distorted or cut out in most scenarios. So, we’re assuming that either it’s an in-game bug or there is something conflicting at the players’ end. Luckily, there are a couple of possible workarounds available that we’ve mentioned below so that you can easily fix this issue. Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.
1. Mic should be turned on
If in case, the in-game voice chat isn’t working then the chances are high that the mic is turned off for some reason. You can manually check for it and change it accordingly. To do that:
- Press the Windows key on the keyboard to open the Start menu.
- Click on Settings > Go to Privacy.
- Go to Microphone > Ensure whether the Microphone access for this device is on or not. [If not, click on Change and enable it]
- Below that, enable the Allow apps to access your microphone option and select PUBG for sure.
2. Configure Audio Settings
Another thing you can do is simply configure the audio settings on your PC properly to ensure there is no issue happening due to the audio output device settings. To do that:
- Right-click on the volume icon from the taskbar at the bottom right corner of the desktop.
- Select Sounds > Click on the Playback tab > Make sure to set your microphone to the Default Device section.
- Now, click on the Recording tab > Make sure your microphone is the Default Device.
- Then right-click on your microphone device > Select Properties.
- Click on the Advanced tab from the new pop-up window.
- Next, uncheck the Allow application to take exclusive control of this device checkbox.
- Click on Apply to save changes and select OK.
3. Test Out Connected Microphone
Check out which input device is connected to the PC or console and which are being used in the system. If a different input device is selected in the system, you won’t gonna get out of it, obviously. Just go to Windows Settings > Click on Sound > Click on Troubleshoot.
4. Check the Volume of Microphone
Also, check out whether the volume level of the microphone isn’t turned off or too low to hear properly. If you’re using Windows then check the same from the sound settings menu.
5. Use Another Microphone
Try using another microphone on your PC or console. You should also try connecting the microphone to another USB port or jack.
6. Check for Physical Damage
Check whether your microphone is physically damaged or not. Use it on another device to cross-check the same issue.
7. Update Microphone Drivers
An outdated microphone driver on the PC or a corrupted one may trigger several issues whatsoever. Try updating microphone or headphone drivers on the PC (if any). To do so:
- Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
- Click on Device Manager > Double-click on Audio inputs and outputs to expand the list.
- Now, right-click on the particular input device that you’re using or connected.
- Select Update driver > Click on Search automatically for drivers.
- The system will check for the available update and start installing it.
- Once done, make sure to restart the computer to apply changes.
8. Restart the Game
You should also quit the PUBG game properly and then close the task running from the background. Once done, re-open the game.
9. Modify PUBG File Settings
Mostly improper settings in your game configuration file can cause several issues with the voice chat in the gameplay. Make sure to modify the PUBG file settings on the PC to check for the issue whatsoever. To do this:
- Click on the Start Menu > Type %appdata% in the search bar.
- Click on %appdata% and the File Explorer window will open.
- Next, click on AppData in the directory > Go to Local > Head over to the TslGame folder.
- Open the Saved folder > Open the Config folder > Double-click on WindowsNoEditor.
- Now, open the GameUserSettings.ini file in Notepad or .txt format.
- Then make sure to modify the following settings in the file properly:
- Make sure to save the file and restart your computer.
- Finally, launch the PUBG game on your PC to check for the mic not working issue.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.