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How to fix ‘Fortnite voice chat not working’?

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One of the most important things in a game is communication with your teammates. Shooter games like Fortnite are often so fast-paced, that there’s no time to type out messages for communication and this is where voice chat comes into play.

Not just for gaming, for any reason whatsoever, voice chat is always preferred because not only way more expressive it’s also a lot easier to do, especially when your hands are busy on your peripherals.

However, the system is not foolproof, and at times, there might be bugs or glitches that can render voice chat broken. In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can fix your Fortnite voice chat not working.

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How to fix Fortnite voice chat?

Here are three ways using which you can fix Fortnite voice chat.

Check your hardware

One of the first things you should do to checks your hardware, in this case, your headset.

There can be a number of things that can go wrong with audio devices, especially if you have a wireless one. First up, check if you’re actually connected. Try re-pairing your device with your PC if you’re on a Bluetooth connection.

If you’re rocking a wired headset, things are a bit easy to troubleshoot. Check your input audio port if you’re using an analogue one. If you’re using a USB headset, check if you’ve got the right audio output selected in the game settings.

If you’re on Windows, you can go to Windows settings using Windows Key + i and then head over to System > Sound. Make sure the right mic is selected here and the mic can actually pick up on your audio.

Try checking if you can hear other audio from your PC in your headphones. If you can, well we now need to look into the software side of things.

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Check your audio drivers

Now this one is a long shot because more often than not Windows will automatically take care of audio drivers by itself and you’ll have no issues whatsoever.

Checking your driver update/settings is always a good idea

Most mics will work right out-of-the-box with your PC’s audio-in port but in case yours doesn’t it’s always a good idea to check for driver updates for your sound card or even your headphones.

There’s a chance, although very rare, that a new audio update might break something in Fortnite which might stop it from picking up audio. if you’ve recently updated audio drivers, try rolling them back to see if it resolves the issue.

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Check the game

While Fortnite doesn’t really has a lot of settings regarding audio input/output, the old ‘try turning it off and on again’ method might still work.

Here are a couple of things you can try:

  • Try restarting the game first, this should clear out any runtime bugs.
  • If that doesn’t work, try logging out of Epic and log back in to give everything a fresh start.

If that doesn’t resolve the issue as well, the only thing you can do at this point is to reinstall the game. It’ll force the game to rebuild any broken and missing parts that might be causing the issue and can be helpful in the end.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: