Configuring & Using Voice Chat in Borderlands 3


GamingConfiguring & Using Voice Chat in Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 has it’s own integrated voice chat system. There are a few settings too which can be configured, such as whether you want to use push to talk or an open mic.

It’s an incredibly useful feature. Especially for communicating with strangers who might have joined your online game, or you joining theirs. And if you don’t wan to communicate with voice chat, maybe emotes can be useful to you.

Below, we’ve put together a short guide for using voice chat in the game. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here

Configuring Voice Chat

The first option that you can configure is whether you want to use Push to Talk or Open Mic. To get to these settings, you will need to open the Sound settings area. To do that, press ESC on PC (or START on Xbox One/PS4) to open the main menu, go to ‘Options’ and then ‘Sound’. 

Open the Options menu

Now in this menu, you can choose your talking method, specifically under the Sound category. Push to talk means you need to hold down a key/button to communicate. Whilst Open Microphone means you will always be heard.

Sound settings

When playing PC, the default key for push to talk is T. You can update your controls and key-mapping under the controls settings, also found in the options menu.

To mute or kick players in your game, head to the ‘Social’ area in the main menu. From the Roster, you can see people who are currently in your game and choose whether to mute or remove them.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!