Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been out for a while now and despite some earlier hurdles regarding bugs and glitches, the game has swiftly managed to establish itself as the top dog in the multiplayer first person shooter genre. In fact, Modern Warfare is the most successful Call of Duty game of this generation and the momentum shows no signs of dwindling any time soon either.
Earlier last month, Activision released Call of Duty: Warzone which is the Battle Royale game mode for Modern Warfare. However, defying the trend of previous entries in the franchise, Warzone came out as a standalone free-to-play game meaning anyone could jump in without ever having to buy Modern Warfare.
This led to a massive spike in numbers making Warzone one of the most played games out right now beating even the likes of Fortnite. While the initial surge of players did cause some performance issues on the game, Infinity Ward has been hard at work to iron out any bugs that remain.
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However, despite the developer’s continued efforts, people are still finding new ways to break the game. While this particular issue that we’re discussing today may not be the most common issue on the game, it can prove to be critical.
Many Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare players have reported that they cannot be heard in chat during the game regardless of the fact that they’re partied up with their friends or not. Even more baffling is the fact that the microphone of the players with this issue registers on everything else except the in-game audio chat itself meaning that the problem lies within the game and not anywhere else.
Communication is a key part of any game, especially when it is a tactical first person shooter like Warzone or Modern Warfare. Not having the ability to talk can seriously impair your team and hurt your chances of winning. However, thankfully, this issue is actually not a bug within the game itself but is rather just a matter of tinkering with the settings.
So, if your headset microphone is working but others are still unable to hear you within the in-game audio chat, just follow these steps to fix your issue:
- Launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Call of Duty: Warzone.
- When you’re in the game, open up the Options menu of the game.
- Within Options, navigate to the Account settings.
- Under Account settings, make sure that your Crossplay setting is turned on. This will help you in case you’re trying to party up with people who are playing the game on a different platform.
- Once the Crossplay setting has been turned on, also turn on Crossplay Communication. This setting will let you communicate with people that are playing on a different platform.
While a lot of audio chat issues do stem from the Crossplay Communication setting, there are still a couple of extra things you can do in case that hasn’t fixed it for you. So, follow these steps to make sure everything is working as intended:
- Under the Options menu of the game, navigate to the Audio settings.
- Under Audio, set the Voice Chat option to ‘Enabled’.
- In the bottom of the Audio settings, you’ll see the ‘check Microphone level’ button. Press that button and speak into your microphone to see the level of background noise and your mic volume.
- Once you’ve determined those things, select an appropriate level for the ‘Open Mic Recording Threshold‘ setting. Make sure to not set this too high since that can also prevent others from hearing you.
- Save the settings and restart your game.
We’ve found that going through these two procedures can fix most of the audio chat related issues that players have within the game. However, if you’re still unable to communicate within Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Warzone, you may have to contact the developer.