How do I chat in CS:GO(Counter Strike:Global Offensive)? I have no idea which keys to press to chat.

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  • I searched 'chat key in cs:go' in google and this is the first result: counterstrike.wikia.com/wiki/Controls Sep 30, 2015 at 1:12
  • You probably don't find much in Google since everyone views the settings before creating a topic like this - or tries. However the solution is even in your link. Sep 30, 2015 at 6:35

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The default key to chat in the Counter Strike series of games is y. This is All Chat, both teams will see what you can write here.

To write a message so that only your team can read it you want to use Team Chat which is started with u.

After pushing one of those keys, type your message and then push enter to send it.

Voice Chat

Pushing down the k key will allow you to communicate with a microphone. In a competitive match only at the end of the game will the opposing team be able to hear you.

Console Commands

Open the console using ` and then you can use say text for All Chat or say_team text for Team Chat.

  • Regarding the voice chat see this update: In official competitive matches, voice communications are now team-only in warmup and half-time, allowing players to discuss player roles and strategies.
    – Philipp M
    Oct 16, 2015 at 13:57
  • @PhilippM Ah yes, I was aware of that, thanks for the prompt, i'll update the answer now, thanks :)
    – Aequitas
    Oct 16, 2015 at 19:44
  • It is also worth noting that voice communication must be on in the game settings. Oct 16, 2015 at 21:40
  • I usually rebind my voice chat key to the Left Alt key. May 11, 2016 at 15:22

push Y for chatting to your opponents. Voice chat was disabled after one patch in CS:GO because of too much hate and troll.

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