How To Fix Warzone Mic Not Working On PC | [Updated 2023]

Are you experiencing the Warzone mic not working issue? Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is among the top Battle Royale games that millions of PC players flock to every month. There’s no doubt that the game is fun, especially if played with friends, but it also has its share of issues, one of which we are going to address in this guide. We’ve been getting a lot of reports that the Warzone 2.0 voice chat is not working for some players from time to time so we decided to deal with this bug below. 

Fixing Call of Duty Warzone Mic Issues: A Comprehensive Guide

In this article, we will explain what causes this problem, how to fix it, and how to prevent it in the future. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy your warzone game with a working mic.

Why Is Your Warzone Mic Not Working?

There are several reasons why your microphone may not be working in Call of Duty Warzone. Identifying the root cause is the first step towards resolving the issue. Here are some potential causes to consider:

  • Faulty or incompatible mic: Your mic may be damaged, defective, or not compatible with your device or the game. This can result in no sound, low sound, distorted sound, or feedback noise.
  • Incorrect settings: Your device or the game settings may be incorrect or not optimized for your mic. This can affect the input and output volume, the audio format, the device priority, and the privacy settings.
  • Software issues: Your device or the game software may be outdated, corrupted, or glitched. This can cause various audio problems, such as lagging, stuttering, echoing, or cutting out.
  • Hardware issues: Your device hardware may have some problems, such as loose or dirty connections, faulty ports, or overheating. This can interfere with the audio signal and cause poor performance.

How to fix Warzone 2.0 Voice Chat not working on PC?

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has a built-in instant voice chat that friends can use to communicate with each other. However, this feature is not 100% up all the time and often encounters issues that can sometimes even affect poor game performance. 

If the voice chat feature is not working on Warzone 2.0, these are the solutions that you can try:

Fix #1: Toggle Voice Chat in the game.

The voice chat feature sometimes gets stuck, especially if you’ve been using it for a long time. Fortunately, disabling and enabling the Voice Chat feature in Warzone 2.0 is sometimes enough to get it working again. Here’s how it’s done:

Warzone 2.0 Voice Chat
  1. Launch the Call of Duty Modern Warfare or Warzone 2.0 game.
  2. Open the Options menu.
  3. Go to Audio.
  4. Toggle the Voice Chat option to Disabled then turn it back to Enabled again.
  5. In the Voice Chat Device, make sure that it’s showing the correct microphone or device.
  6. In the Voice Chat Recording Mode, select your preferred way to talk: either Push To Talk or Open Mic.
  7. If you’re using Push To Talk, be sure to press the correct button when talking to your friends in the game. Otherwise, simply use the Open Mic option.
  8. If you’re using Open Mic option, put Open Mic Recording Threshold and Voice Chat Volume to 70. 
  9. Before you save the changes, make sure to enable Microphone Test to see if your microphone is working. Disable Microphone Test when you’re satisfied with the settings afterwards.
  10. Run Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 again and see if the problem returns.

Fix #2: Check the Microphone settings.

Making sure that your mic is set properly is important in fixing this problem. Before going into your Windows system settings, verify if the microphone plug is connected to the port properly.

Once you’ve checked that the hardware is connected to the PC properly, it’s time to check the settings.

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How to check mic settings on Windows 10

  1. At the lower portion of the screen, right click on the speaker icon and select Open Sound settings.
  2. In the Input section, make sure that your microphone is selected.
  3. Click on the Device Properties link.
  4. Make sure that the Disable box is NOT checked.
  5. Move the Volume slider all the way to 100.
  6. Click on Start test and see if your microphone is now working.

How to check mic settings on Windows 11

  1. At the lower portion of the screen, right click on the speaker icon and select Sound settings.
  2. in the Input section, make sure that Microphone is showing the correct device.
  3. Under General, make sure that the Don’t Allow button appears on the right of Audio section. If you see the Allow button, click on it.
  4. Test your microphone to see if it’s working by clicking on the Start Test button beside the Test your microphone section.
  5. Now, go back to previous menu and ensure that the Volume for your Input device is all the way to 100.

Fix #3: Set your Primary speaker or headset as Default Communication device.

Another solution that might help fix the Warzone 2.0 voice chat not working issue is by making your device as the default. Follow these steps on what to do:

Set as default communication device

How to se Default Communication device on Windows 10

  1. At the lower portion of the screen, right click on the speaker icon and select Open Sound settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on the Sound Control Panel option.
  3. Go to the Playback tab.
  4. From a list of devices shown, find the headset or microphone that you’re using and right click on it.
  5. Make sure that your device is set as Default Communication Device option.
  6. Click Apply and hit OK.

How to se Default Communication device on Windows 11

  1. At the lower portion of the screen, right click on the speaker icon and select Sound settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on the More sound settings option.
  3. Go to the Playback tab.
  4. From a list of devices shown, find the headset or microphone that you’re using and right click on it.
  5. Make sure that your device is set as Default Communication Device option.
  6. Click Apply and hit OK.

Fix #4: Update Windows.

Whether you have an issue or not, it’s always good practice to keep the software environment of your PC updated. Go into Windows Settings>Update & Security>Windows Update to manually check for any system update you haven’t installed at this time.

Fix #5: Install audio drivers.

Another basic yet important way to fix the Warzone 2.0 voice chat not working bug is to install the latest audio drivers of your PC. To do that, just open the Device Manager and update your audio devices from there. Here’s how:

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  1. Press and hold the Windows key + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type in “devmgmt.msc”.
  3. Click OK.
  4. When in Device Manager, expand the Audio inputs and outputs.
  5. Find your device and right click on it.
  6. Select Update driver > Search automatically for drivers.

Once you’ve installed the latest audio drivers for your device,  run the game again to check if the problem returns.

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