PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds actually offers quite a lot of options when it comes to configuring voice chat.
Many of the settings that can be changed in PUBG include Voice Chat Mode, Voice Chat Channel, Input volume and Output volume. All these options can be configured from the settings menu.
There are three options available for Voice chat mode. These are mute, push to talk and open voice (always). Choosing mute will obviously disable voice chat all together, meaning you can’t talk to other players. Push to talk means your voice will only be sent when holding a preset key. You will need to check your control settings for this. Whilst open voice will mean whatever you say can be heard in game.
The voice channel is a little different, and configures who you can listen and talk to. Again, the three options are All, Friends and None. This setting obviously determines who can hear your voice.
Finally, there are two sliders available named ‘Input volume’ and ‘Output volume’. Output volume will simply control how loud your voice is sent through, so the further along the slider is, the louder your voice. Whilst Input volume will do the same thing, but control the volume of other peoples voices.
To access the voice chat settings, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings menu from the home screen by selecting the cog icon.
- From the list of tabs at the top, choose ‘Sound’ and scroll down to the voice chat settings.
If you don’t want to use voice chat at all in PUBG, set the first two options to ‘Mute’ and ‘None’. Then set both sliders to the start just to be sure. This will completely disable voice chat.
Configure the options to what suits you. Like most competitive games, toxic players do exist and sometimes they aren’t worth listening to. Always use the report feature if necessary.