How to fix CS:GO mic not working
Teammates can’t hear you? The problem might be on your end. Here are the solutions to fix your mic in CS:GO!
CS:GO is a multiplayer FPS game best enjoyed with friends. However, even if you are playing solo, there are many times when using a mic to communicate will have a significant impact on your rank and performance. So it's best to fix any problems. Here’s how to fix CS:GO mic not working in-game.
How to fix CS:GO mic not working?
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your mic might simply not work in the game. You might be talking into the microphone without anyone being able to hear! Here are a few simple steps to fix your mic and get back to communicating with your teammates.
Check the default audio device on Windows
The first thing to check is your Windows microphone settings. Sometimes, the settings might have changed due to another program. Here’s how you go about it checking them:
- Right-click on the speaker icon
- Check the Input section of the Sound settings
Set default audio output in-game
The next step is to check your sound settings in the game. CS:GO has its own audio settings independent of the Windows settings.
Following the two steps above should solve the problem in most cases.
The "Voice_enable 1" method
You can also enable your voice in-game via a console command. Here’s the step-by-step process:
- Launch CS:GO
- Click on Settings
- Go to Game Settings
- Then click on Game tab
- Scroll down to Enable Developer Console and select Yes
- Press ~ on your keyboard (it will open your console)
- Write "voice_enable 1" and click submit
Update audio drivers
Keeping your drivers up-to-date is essential to have the latest features available to you. Sometimes old versions of the drivers might not work properly with certain applications. So check your audio drivers to ensure they are up to date.
Verify the integrity of game files
One of the most common ways to solve any errors that are Steam game-related is to verify the integrity of the game cache. And this applies to CS:GO as well. Here’s how you can verify the integrity of CS:GO game files.
Windows Game mode settings
The Xbox game bar is a useful tool to record your gameplay and capture screenshots and more. However, it can also sometimes assume control of your recording devices including your input method. And this might interfere with your in-game settings.
- Search for Game Mode settings
- Go to the Captures tab
- Uncheck "Turn mic on by default when I record"
- Turn on "Record audio when I record a game"
Check how your CS:GO Voice chat not working might be related to XBOX game settings. (Image Credit: Esports.gg)
This should solve any problems if the Windows Game Bar settings interfere with your game.
Hopefully, these steps should help you to fix any problems with your microphone and fix the problem of CS:GO mic not working.
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