How to Use Clutch Mute in Valorant

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How to Use Clutch Mute in Valorant

Abhimannu Das
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Clutch Mute in Valorant is a new feature that allows you to mute your teammates in situations you want to focus.
It can be used to toggle voice chat on and off at any time, which can be quite useful.
The setting is available as part of the 4.11 update in the Communication menu.

Riot Games just added a new feature in update 4.11 that can be very useful in the right situations. The new feature called “Clutch Mute” allows you to focus up and turn off audio from your teammates who want to backseat you during potential clutch moments. In high stakes situations where you are losing, teammates constantly speaking via voice chat can be frustrating and distracting. The new feature allows you to set a keybind to temporarily mute them and focus on winning the round. Here is a quick rundown of how to use Clutch Mute in Valorant.

Clutch Mute in Valorant: How to Use

Here is how you can use clutch mute in Valorant:

  1. Go to Settings (Esc) > Controls > Communication

  2. Set keybinds for Party and Team Voice Clutch Mute Keys

  3. Press the keybind while in-game to Toggle "ON" the Party and/or Team Voice Clutch Mute and then again to Toggle "OFF"

When “ON,” you can toggle the mute at any time during your match when you hit the assigned keybind. An icon will appear so you know when it's enabled.

Some players are reporting issues when using the feature. If you notice that your voice chat starts acting up and it stops working even after you turn off the Clutch Mute feature in Valorant, here’s what you can do.

  1. Go to the Settings Tab

  2. Click on Audio

  3. Click on Voice Chat

  4. Check the voice input and output devices

  5. Try changing the devices to see if voice chat works

Use Push-To-Talk Instead of Auto-Detect

Sometimes, auto-detect does not work as intended in Valorant and you might need to enable push-to-talk to get voice chat to work properly.

  1. Go to the Settings Tab

  2. Click on Audio

  3. Click on Voice Chat

  4. Enable Push to Talk

The default button for push-to-talk is 'V' and you will need to press it when talking to your teammates. The new Clutch Mute feature is very useful and if you have difficulty focusing during clutch moments, muting your teammates using this feature can help.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.