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How to Turn Proximity Chat Off or On in Warzone 2 & DMZ

If you’re looking to speak to other players or you’re sick of hearing them, here’s how to switch Proximity Chat off or on in Warzone 2 & DMZ.

One of the most interesting new features in Warzone 2.0 and the new extraction shooter mode DMZ is the ability to talk to your fellow players.

When Warzone 1 launched, it brought with it Death Comms, which played a snippet of a user’s microphone audio to anyone who successfully killed them. Now, Warzone 2 is upping the ante, giving players the option to turn Proximity Chat on and fully converse with those around them.

It’s a fun new feature that’s great for a laugh, allowing you to taunt your enemies, or call a truce. But if you’re not a fan, there’s a way to turn it off for good.

The feature certainly is helpful though – did you know you can now merge teams with other players in Warzone & DMZ?

How to Turn Off Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 & DMZ

To turn off Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 or DMZ:

  • Open the Settings menu by pressing Options/Menu button on your controller and navigating with to the Gear R1/RB – or just click the Gear in the top right on PC
  • Scroll down and select Audio
  • Find the Voice Chat section of the Setting menu and click the slider next to Proximity Chat
  • You can now freely turn Proximity Chat off or on in Warzone & DMZ!
How to Turn Proximity Chat On or Off in Warzone & DMZ

How to Turn On Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 & DMZ

Proximity Chat should automatically be on by default in Warzone 2 & DMZ. To double check everything is working, follow these instructions:

  • Open the Settings menu by pressing Options/Menu button on your controller and navigating with to the Gear R1/RB – or just click the Gear in the top right on PC
  • Scroll down and select Audio
  • Find the Voice Chat section of the Setting menu and make sure the slider next to Proximity Chat is green
  • If not, click it and you’ll turn Proximity Chat on in Warzone & DMZ!
How to Turn Off Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 and DMZ

How to Fix Proximity Chat Not Working in Warzone 2 & DMZ

If Proximity Chat isn’t working in Warzone 2.0 or DMZ, here are a few fixes you might want to try:

  • In your MW2/Warzone 2 audio settings, check Voice Chat & Proximity Chat are set to On.
  • Make sure your microphone is plugged in properly, and that it is your Default System Device if you’re on PC. To check this, search Sound Settings in the Windows search bar, and check that your microphone is listed under Input.
How to Check Default Microphone Input Device
  • On a PS5 DualSense controller, make sure you haven’t pressed the mute button (your controller will display an orange light at the bottom when muted)
  • Make sure if Push to Talk is on, you’re pressing the button when trying to communicate with other players. Alternatively, set your game to Open Mic and never worry about pressing the right button again.

Having proximity chat on and working makes it easier when it comes to completing all available Faction Missions in DMZ. But sometimes you just don’t want to deal with toxicity online, and that’s okay too.

Meta Proximity Chat Strategy

Since Warzone 2 Proximity Chat is audible for all nearby players, it’s probably not going to be long until pro players take advantage of the feature.

By muting your own microphone or setting yourself to Push to Talk, you shouldn’t be able to be heard by other players. But leaving Voice Chat on will result in you still hearing their communications when they’re near.

Therefore we recommend that truly hardcore players make sure that they’re not broadcasting their position at all times. For everyone else though, Proximity Chat is a fun addition to the game!

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