I've played a game recently where when I got Top5, I was camping and heard a 'click-click-click'.

The guy that was coming up to try and fight me had his mic picking up every keystroke and I could hear him coming via proximity chat.

Now I'm paranoid; does my mic pick up ambient sound when I'm playing?

In squads, you can see your own mic when it's picking up (there's a little speaker icon next to your name) but in solo, that part of the UI is not there.

So is there a way to see if your mic is currently active in solo mode?


As far as I can tell, there is no way to tell if your mic is broadcasting in Solo. Really, there is no reason for you to want to talk to anyone in a solo match, so a few things you can do to mitigate the issue are:

  • Mute your mic on your system, or if your mic/headset has a button to mute it, use that
  • Have push to talk enabled (T by default) in the game settings. That way, your voice will only be broadcasted when you push to talk
  • Turn your voice output volume down to 0 in the game settings
  • Change your voice chat channel to either "None" or "Team Only" in the game settings
  • That was a plan B I thought of after publishing this question. – Fredy31 Jan 4 '18 at 20:30

While there may be no active UI feedback to indicate that you are transmitting, there's several simple solutions:

  • Switch Voice Chat Mode to push-to-talk (or off is also an option, IIRC). This is especially effective if you just remove your push-to-talk keybinding.
  • Toggle voice chat if you aren't sure. Default binding is Ctrl + T, I believe. You'll get a quick notification on-screen, and this should be explicit.
    Toggle Mute
  • Change voice channels to team-only. This is probably the best solution, since even if you screw everything else up and leave PTT to broadcast constantly, enemies won't hear you. Default binding is Ctrl + Y I think.
    Mode and channel

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