Fixing Broken Squad Chat Audio Issues in Battlefield V

Gamer playing with a headset on

I know this isn't a normal topic for this blog, but after helping a fellow player on a private Battlefield 5 forum I wanted to share the fix with the broader internet.

Basically, if you have any of these in-game issues with in-squad VoIP:

  • No sound at all
  • Lots of static
  • Low volume
  • Sound coming from the wrong speakers

There’s a strong chance the issue is that your default communications device is not set to the right device in Windows’ audio settings:

Windows sound settings

I can’t guarantee this will fix all squad chat problems in BF5, but hopefully it helps you 😉

(Teaser image from Unsplash)

About Colin O'Dell

Colin O'Dell

Colin O'Dell is the Director of Technology at Unleashed Technologies, a web and hosting firm based in Maryland. In addition to being an active member of the PHP League and maintainer of the league/commonmark project, Colin is also a PHP docs contributor, conference speaker, and author of the PHP 7 Migration Guide.