A key component to PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is listening to the sounds around your player.

From footsteps and gunshots, to vehicles and explosions each sound seems to have a hard set cap for distance. However, voice chat seems to be the most impactful as this will give away your location to any enemies in the area.

That being said, what is the hearing distance for in-game voice chat? Is it truly a hard capped distance or is there some sort of fading effect?

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Yes, there is a fading effect.

Speaking from own experience!

At a distance of ~15m voices start to quiet down, but you will still be able to hear and understand them.
I've heard players talking up to a distance of ~30m, although I could not understand anything because it was so faint.

Hope this helps :)

  • Do you have a source for this? Commented May 26, 2017 at 14:10
  • @Hulkerman would you happen to have the source code or web source where you received this information? Commented May 31, 2017 at 18:00
  • @B.S.Morganstein As I mentioned in the Answer, this is all based on personal experience and testing. If you're interested, I have 150+ hrs in PUBG.
    – Hulkerman
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 7:18
  • @HazyKingdom the above ^
    – Hulkerman
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 7:21

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