Darwin Project: How to Enable, Disable & Configure Voice Chat


Darwin Project is one of the newer Battle Royale games that recently came out, available on PS4 and Xbox One. It obviously has a few games to compete with, such as Epic Games Fortnite or PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds.

Anyhow, with the game recently becoming free to play and offering some unique mechanics, we’re sure it will become a popular addition to the genre. In this quick guide, we’re going to run through some of the voice chat options available in Darwin Project, including enabling, disabling and configuring devices and volume. We will also quickly run through how to mute other players in game.

Currently, Darwin Project doesn’t offer any much needed features such as choosing whether you want to have an open microphone, use push to talk or mute yourself entirely. When playing a game, I couldn’t actually tell whether other players could hear me. I didn’t want them too, but the Microphone icon seemed to indicate they could even though I don’t have a microphone device selected.

Hopefully these features will be added in a future update. At this moment, I don’t know whether the microphone function is just for people you team up with, or whether anyone in the lobby can hear you whether they are at the other side of the map or within a certain radius!

Configuring the voice chat settings

Start by going into the Options menu from the home screen. Inside, make sure you visit the ‘Sound’ tab at the top of the screen. Here you can configure a few options, seen on the screenshot below.

If you want to never be able to hear other players, set your Voice chat volume to 0. Otherwise, you can configure your devices in the voice chat input and output device towards the bottom. If you leave these slots blank, this is likely how you can keep yourself muted.

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Voice chat settings in Darwin Project

When in a match in Darwin Project, you can see the microphone icon in the top right of the screen. Likely with the button T. It’s assumed that this is how you choose to enable your microphone in game and talk to other players, in a push to talk way.

To mute any players in game, go to the menu and mute the selected players on the right hand side. Alternatively, tick the ‘Mute all’ button to mute everyone.

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