Disabling Voice Chat in Fortnite: Battle Royale
Listening to other people can be bothersome at times. Especially so for games that are either competitive or require teamwork like Fortnite. You’ll find that these games have players that are simply on edge and un-fun to be around if it’s not working out for them.
If you do run into players like this, it’s possible to report them by heading to the support section on Epic Games site. However a support team might not act on this unless you provide some hard evidence. They have a lot on their plate right now with the recent introduction of bugs and many attempts of account hacking.
Voice chat in Fortnite works a lot differently to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. In PUBG, you can talk to anyone who is within the vicinity, even enemies.
It’s possible that Epic Games could introduce a feature like this in the future, but it would practically be impossible to have keep clean. It seems likely that this won’t happen as Fortnite is popular amongst younger children due to the game being free.
One change that we recently got in Fortnite is the communication wheel, which is set to V by default on PC. It allows you to send some more quick messages to team mates, such as need bandages, enemy spotted etc. This is essentially a way to combat the need to use voice chat all the time in squads and duos.
In this post, we will show you how to configure the voice chat settings in Fortnite’s Battle Royale. You can choose to disable voice chat in Battle Royale entirely, or configure the settings such as using an open mic or push to talk.
Configuring the Voice Chat settings
To start, whilst in the Fortnite client, open the settings menu in the top right. Do this by selecting the 3 lines. Then choose the cog icon to open the settings menu as seen below.
In the settings menu that opens, choose the ‘Audio’ tab at the top of the screen. In here, you will find options such as volume, subtitles and audio quality.
Amongst these settings is some Voice Chat options. If you wish to disable voice chat entirely, then choose “Off” within the ‘Voice Chat’ setting.
Other options include leaving it on open mic, meaning your always talking into the game, or push to talk where you need to press a key to talk to allies.
To change the key for push to talk, you will need to head to the ‘Input’ tab where you can manage control settings. Remember, in Fortnite, you will only be able to talk to players who are in your lobby when you join a game.
You can’t talk to random players or enemies. If you come across a player who is loud or annoying, you can mute them in-game.