Valorant Comms Not Working: How To Fix Voice Chat
It's been over three years since Riot Games’ free-to-play first-person tactical hero shooter Valorant was released. It was first teased under the codename Project A in 2019 and in April 2020, the game began a closed beta with limited access, officially releasing on 2nd June 2020 for players across the globe. Today Valorant is a favorite about FPS players and has a loyal fan base and its esports ecosystem is also burgeoning.
However, players can't just win Valorant games with their accurate shooting skills. They need to combine their skills with top-notch communication with the rest of the team. When you are playing with four other random players, there is no time for you to add them on Discord or TeamSpeak to discuss strategies. As a result, to help team play, Riot Games has an in-built in-game voice comms system that enables players.
But sometimes, the in-game voice comms can experience troubles, causing you to be disconnected from the voice chat. If you have trouble making your voice comms work in Valorant, you have stumbled upon the right guide. Here's all you need to know about fixing voice chat or Valorant comms.
How To Fix Valorant Voice Comms and Voice Chat Not Working
There is nothing more frustrating than having your Valorant voice comms suddenly stop working during a very tense match. If you’ve encountered this issue in the game, please note that you are not alone and many players face this issue often.
If you are unable to hear your teammates, or if they are unable to hear you, the first thing that you should be checking is your Valorant in-game audio settings. This is what you need to do:
Go to Valorant settings
Head over to the Audio settings.
Ensure that you have selected the correct output and input devices and select the ones that you are currently using.
If you are unsure of the mic and want to test it, select the 'Loopback Test' option.
If you can hear your voice in this test, this group of settings is fine.
If you can't hear yourself, you need to select another microphone.
If you cannot hear your voice through your headset in the Loopback Test, do the following checks:
1. Check your devices and peripherals:
Make sure your headset and microphone aren't muted.
Check that your volume is not very low by checking both your physical volume control on your headphones and the PC's volume setting.
You can also test the device on another app.
2. Adjust your Sound settings:
First, right-click the speaker icon in your Windows system tray and go to 'Sounds'.
Go to the Recording tab and check that your primary mic is set as Default Device. Now, ensure that the capture indicator bar moves as you speak as this indicates whether the mic is working.
Now, select this as your primary mic and click on 'Properties'. On the Advanced tab, in the Exclusive Mode area, clear/disable the Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device checkbox.
Set the sample rate to 16 bit, 44100Hz and click OK.
Here are some other simple fixes that have previously worked with the Valorant voice comms issue:
1. Run Valorant as administrator: Right-click on the Valorant app when launching and now run as Administrator and allow your device to open the game as admin.
2. Check your Push-to-talk button: The first thing you need to make sure is that you have both party and team voice chat enabled. If yes, then check with key binds have been assigned to the voice comms.