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How to fix mic not working problem in Apex Legends

Here’s how you can fix the problem when your microphone is not working when you’re playing the popular battle royale Apex Legends.

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There’s an issue that is causing players’ microphones to stop working in Apex Legends, so here are all the different solutions to this problem.

Apex Legends fans have been enjoying the experience of all the new content in Season 10. While the game is mostly technically proficient, sometimes a few issues will pop up and ruin the fun for fans.

Despite working normally on every other game, a few players have reported their mics not working while they play Apex Legends. This guide will go over how you can fix this issue.

How to fix Apex Legends mic not working problem

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There can be various reasons why your mic isn’t working in Apex Legends. The causes vary from player to player, but a few common issues may prevent your mic from functioning in the game.

This means that there’s no one fix that will work for everyone, but we’ll go over all the different solutions you can try out to overcome this problem.

Set Default mic in Windows Settings

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One possible reason that your mic might not be working in the game is that your system isn’t recognizing that you’re using it. To fix this, you’ll need to head to Windows Settings and set the default mic.

Here’s how you can get this done:

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run box
  2. Type ms-settings:sound, and click OK to open the Sound window
  3. Scroll down to the Input section and select your microphone
  4. Click Test your microphone to see if it operates normally

If you’re able to use the mic after that, then that means that you’ve successfully configured it. If the problem persists, then you can try troubleshooting.

Change your microphone privacy settings

Sometimes, Apex Legends players are prevented from using the microphone feature by the Windows privacy settings. As with our previous solutions, you can manually change these to solve this issue.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Press Win + I to enter the Windows Settings 
  2. Click the Privacy tab and select Microphone
  3. Enable Allow apps to access your microphone

Play Apex Legends without Discord open

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When you play Apex Legends with friends, it’s understandable that you’ll want to keep conversing with them both during and after matches. Discord lets you do this with great ease.

However, a few players have noted that the microphone problem only persisted when they tried playing Discord open.

Once they closed the app and tried playing the game again, the microphone was working fine.

So, you can try doing the same. Hopefully, it will resolve the issue for you, and you’ll get to use the microphone in Apex Legends.

Change the Origin launcher settings

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Sometimes, the problem lies within the game’s launcher. If you find that the Apex Legends mic isn’t working, you can attempt to use the push-to-talk feature in the Origin launcher.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Launch Origin and go to Application settings.
  2. Choose Voice from the More menu
  3. Check that your current microphone is selected
  4. Change the activiation mode to Push-to-talk in the Voice activation settings 
  5. Launch Apex Legends
  6. Go to Settings and slect Audio Voice Chat Record Mode
  7. Set it to Push to Talk

Reinstall Apex Legends

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If the problem still persists after trying these solutions, then you can try reinstalling the game altogether. This will take a while, and you’ll have to be patient, but it might fix the microphone issue.

Try launching the game after it finishes reinstalling. Hopefully, the microphone problem will be resolved. Then, you’ll be able to talk with your friends through the in-game voice chat again.

For more Apex Legends, check out our article on all Apex Legends voice actors in Season 10.

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Apex Legends players call for devs to make Firing Range change after Season 14 update

Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to fix the Firing Range after the Season 14 update changed the way players die.

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Apex Legends players have noticed a difference in the Firing Range after the Season 14 update, and now they are calling for the devs to make a change.

Apex Legends players are still getting used to the changes in Season 14, as there have been both drastic updates to existing content and new introductions such as Vantage and the Laser Sight attachment.

With that said, players have already found great ways to utilize Vantage and also discovered how strong character buffs are, including Mad Maggie and Newcastle‘s.

However, like any new update, Season 14 has brought some pretty crazy glitches, and players have also found an unwanted change in the Firing Range that they’re now calling for the devs to revert.

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Players often use the Firing Range to practice and 1v1 others, but the removal of the Self-Revive has caused these interactions to be much slower and less enjoyable.

Prior to the Self-Revive’s removal, players would 1v1 with a Gold Knockdown Shield so that if they went down, they could easily get back up or switch characters to gain health and retain their loadout.

This prevented the effort of having to respawn and collect your loadout again, allowing players to 1v1 efficiently. Unfortunately, as Skeptation has highlighted, the removal of Self-Revive means this is no longer possible.

Now, Skeptation and others who agree in the comments are calling for the devs to “change this so players get downed not full killed with friendly fire on.”

While it’s not a major issue, it is clearly something the fans want and may have actually been something that the devs didn’t consider when they took the Self-Revive out of the game.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but for now, check out how Apex Legends has reached new heights in Season 14.

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Apex Legends players claim Mad Maggie “too good not to use” after major Season 14 buffs

Mad Maggie received a major buff in Apex Legends Season 14, and players claim that the Legend is now a must-pick.

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Mad Maggie has never been the most popular character in Apex Legends, but thanks to a major buff in the Season 14 update, players claim she’s “too good not to be used.”

Apex Legends Season 14 is here, bringing a new version of Kings Canyon, major weapon buffs and nerfs, and of course, a new Legend — Vantage. That’s not all though, as existing Legends have been tweaked, and Mad Maggie was on the receiving end of a powerful buff.

Now, with her improved Wrecking Ball ability, her popularity is steadily rising, as she becomes a direct counter to the ever-popular Gibraltar.

Apex Legends Season 14 gave Maggie’s Wrecking Ball a major buff, where it will now deal damage to several placeable objects such as the Black market, Castle Walls, and Gas Barrels. But the biggest takeaway is that “it will also destroy Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.”

Gibraltar is considered a crutch Legend in competitive thanks to the Dome of Protection keeping players safe in the chaotic endgame. While the Riot Drill could penetrate the shield before, players can now use Maggie’s Wrecking Ball to completely shatter the dome, leaving whole squads exposed.

Reddit user Ship_Doctor showed Maggie’s Wrecking Ball in action, claiming that “Maggie is too good not to be used this season.” In the clip, the user uses the Wrecking Ball to shatter the shield, then the Riot Drill to deal even more damage as they take cover behind a tree.

“Went from quite literally never touching her (I played her twice on Control) to this season so far, she’s all I’ve played,” replied one player. “She’s so much fun.”

“I’ve never met anyone else who hated Gibby more than me. His dome is a complete crutch, glad they did this unintentional nerf to him,” explained another.

However, some players explained that Gibby doesn’t appear in pubs all that often, but Maggie is sure to take plenty of squads by surprise in Ranked. Especially if they never read the patch notes.

For more Apex, be sure to check out how the Season 14 update allows Newcastle to move ridiculously fast while reviving.

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Apex Legends buff allows Newcastle to move ridiculously fast while reviving

Newcastle received some buffs in the Apex Legends Season 14 update, as the Legend can now revive players while also speeding around the map.

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Following a huge buff in the Apex Legends Season 14 update, players have discovered just how strong Newcastle’s revive is, as he is able to pick teammates up while zooming around the battlefield.

Apex Legends Season 14 is keeping things interesting for players, not only by introducing Vantage but also through buffs and nerfs to Legends in attempts to shift the meta.

While a lot of the talk in the community has been regarding the Mad Maggie buffs and Valkyrie nerfs, some have discovered that Newcastle’s revive is now extremely strong.

For those unaware, Newcastle’s Passive is called “Retrieve the Wounded,” and it allows him to move while reviving his teammates and also protect them with their Knockdown Shield. This was already fairly strong prior to Season 14, but following some major buffs, it’s arguably the best revive in the game.

In the patch notes, it states that Newcastle’s shield revive ability has had its move speed increased by 25% and also reduced its turn slow by 50%. Ultimately, this buff improves the speed at which Newcastle can move while reviving teammates, and this is something that Mokeysniper picked up on.

As you can see in the video, Newcastle can revive his teammates while moving at an incredibly fast speed. This is very strong when you are trying to reset in a fight and need some breathing space while reviving a teammate, giving them time to heal up as well.

According to Mokey, players can do this by simply activating the revive on a slope or ledge and walking down the slope. Newcastle will gain momentum down the hill while also continuing to revive.

The bigger and steeper the slope the better, as this will make you go fast and across a further distance.

For more Apex Legends tips, check out how the Season 14 Legend Vantage is able to wall run.

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