How to fix Valorant voice chat not working

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Speaking to your teammates is completely important when working, try to work side-by-side against another enemy team, and in Valorant, you need as much communication as possible. Making sure everyone on your team can speak and hear will ensure you have more information about the enemy. Sometimes, your voice controls for the game may not function correctly.

The first thing you want to do is head to the settings section of Valorant to see if your microphone settings connect with the game. You can do this in the settings window by switching over the audio tab, and clicking the voice chat choice in the middle. You’ll have a range of options to pick from, and your primary concern is choosing the two top tabs. These will indicate what devices Valorant‘s voice options, the output, and input, will go to during the game. You may have to manually choose what audio settings to from and make sure they’re the correct choices.

You may also have to adjust the microphone’s settings to ensure it has the proper volume settings. You can lower them in this tab if your teammates say you’re speaking too loudly. You can modify if you have it set to push-to-talk or if it’s voice activation.

After you adjust them, close the settings tab and then restart the client for a fresh launch with the new settings.

If you continue to have issues, you may need to restart your computer, which is usually a good way to try and dump any temporary files. You can also go to the Audio tab of your computer to ensure your microphone is properly set up. During Valorant‘s beta, players encountered this issue before and had a solution for it presented on Reddit. The solution has you going to your Window 10 settings under settings, go to privacy, and then go to the Microphone tab. You would then have to allow your desktop application to access your microphone.

It could be an issue on developer Riot Games’ side for those who continue to experience voice chat issues in Valorant after following these steps. You may need to submit a ticket to their support team to help them walk you through additional steps that may assist you far better.