How to fix Push To Talk stopped working in Overwatch?

By Eunice Samson | October 18, 2019 |

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It is not surprising why Overwatch remains popular among many gamers. After all, it features diverse and interesting characters, rich environments, and exciting rewards. However, like many other video games, it is still riddled with bugs and glitches. One of the issues that users have been complaining about is the push-to-talk feature.

Users noticed that their in-game voice chat is malfunctioning. When they press the push-to-talk button, the voice icon does not appear on the top-left portion of the screen. In some cases, players couldn’t hear other people talk despite seeing their voice icon.

If you are experiencing the same problem, worry no more. We have created this post to teach you how to fix the ‘push-to-talk not working’ issue in Overwatch. We’ll share all the solutions that have proved to be effective to many users.

Solution 1: Restarting Your PC

Do not underestimate the healing powers of a computer restart. In most cases, a simple fix like this can resolve all your tech woes. So, if you are having trouble using the push-to-talk feature on Overwatch, we suggest that you shut down your PC and reboot it. After that, launch Overwatch and check if the issue persists.

Solution 2: Updating Your Audio Driver

The push-to-talk feature may not work on Overwatch because of damaged, outdated, or missing audio drivers. So, we recommend that you update your drivers to fix the issue. There are three ways to do this:

  • Updating Your Audio Drivers via the Device Manager
  • Downloading and Installing Your Audio Drivers Manually
  • Using Auslogics Driver Updater to Fix Your Audio Drivers

Updating Your Audio Drivers via the Device Manager

  1. Go to your taskbar, then right-click the Windows icon.
  2. Select Device Manager from the list.
  3. Once Device Manager is up, click the Audio Inputs and Outputs category to expand its contents.
  4. Now, right-click your microphone, then select Update Driver from the context menu.
  5. On the next window, select the ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ option.
  6. Perform Steps 4 and 5 for your speakers.
  7. Expand the contents of the Sound, Video, and Game Controllers category.
  8. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for your audio device.

Downloading and Installing Your Audio Drivers Manually

While the Device Manager makes updating drivers convenient, this tool may still miss their latest versions. So, you may still have to go to the manufacturer’s website to get the right drivers for your operating system and processor. However, you need to be careful because installing an incompatible driver may lead to system instability issues.

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Using Auslogics Driver Updater to Fix Your Audio Drivers

The Device Manager can be unreliable, and manual installation can be risky. Thankfully, there is a more efficient and convenient way to fix your driver woes. You can use Auslogics Driver Updater to repair your audio drivers. What’s great about this tool is it automates the entire process. After installing the program, it will recognize your operating system version and processor type. All you need to do is click a button, and Auslogics Driver Updater will do everything for you. What’s more, it will take care of all driver-related issues—not just the ones which caused the push-to-talk problems.

Solution 3: Installing the Latest Patch for Overwatch

Of course, the developers of Overwatch listen to customer feedback. So, when players complain about issues, they will work hard to fix them. They regularly release game patches to roll out fixes for bugs and errors. A new patch will likely resolve your audio issues on Overwatch. As such, we recommend that you check if there are available patches. Of course, don’t forget to install them. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Blizzard Battle.net app.
  2. Navigate to this path:

Overwatch ->Options ->Patch Notes

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  1. If you see available patches, install them.

After downloading and installing the patches, launch Overwatch to check if the problem has been resolved.

Solution 4: Checking Your In-Game Settings

The issue can also be triggered by improper audio settings. Perhaps, you don’t know how to enable push-to-talk in Overwatch on Windows 10. If this is the case, then we recommend that you check your in-game settings by following the instructions below:

  1. Launch Overwatch.
  2. Once Overwatch is up, click Options.
  3. Now, go to the Sound tab, then check if Team Voice Chat and Group Voice Chat are set to Auto Join.
  4. Also, do not forget to ensure that Voice Chat Mode is set to Push to Talk.
  5. The next step is to select the correct Voice Chat Devices.
  6. Go to the Controls tab, then click the button beside Voice Chat: Push to Talk. You can find this under the Chat and Voice section. Doing so will modify the key for the push-to-talk feature.
  7. Restart Overwatch, then check if the issue persists.

Solution 5: Configuring Your Network Settings

It is possible that your firewall, proxy server, or Internet connection are restricting port access for Overwatch. This problem may prevent you from using the push-to-talk feature properly. You need to ensure that you have the following ports set up:

Blizzard Battle.net Desktop App

  • TCP Ports: 80, 443, 1119
  • UDP Ports: 80, 443, 1119

Blizzard Voice Chat

  • TCP Ports: 80, 443, 1119
  • UDP Ports: 3478-3479, 5060, 5062, 6250, 12000-64000

Blizzard Downloader

  • TCP Ports: 1119, 1120, 3724, 4000, 6112, 6113, 6114
  • UDP Ports: 1119, 1120, 3724, 4000, 6112, 6113, 6114

Overwatch

  • TCP Ports: 1119, 3724, 6113, 80
  • UDP Ports: 3478-3479, 5060, 5062, 6250, 12000-64000

To configure your firewall, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your taskbar, then click the Windows icon.
  2. Now, type “Windows Firewall” (no quotes) inside the Search box.
  3. Select Windows Defender Firewall from the results.
  4. Go to the left-pane menu, then click Advanced Settings. Doing so will open the Windows Defender Firewall with the Advanced Settings window.
  5. Click Inbound Rules on the left frame.
  6. Move to the right frame, then select New Rule.
  7. Select Port, then click Next.
  8. On the next page, select TCP.
  9. Click the Specific Local Port field, then type the appropriate port. Click Next to proceed.
  10. Select Allow the Connection, then click Next.
  11. Don’t forget to select the Domain, Public, and Private boxes, then click Next.
  12. Submit a name for this rule.
  13. Click Finish.

Perform these steps for every port you need to open based on the information we shared above. Once you’ve completed this procedure, try launching Overwatch again. Check if the problem persists. If the push-to-talk feature is still malfunctioning, we suggest that you disable your firewall temporarily. You can do that by following these instructions:

  1. On your keyboard, click Windows Key+S. Doing so will launch the Search box.
  2. Inside the Search box, type “Control Panel” (no quotes), then hit Enter.
  3. Once Control Panel is up, make sure that the View By option is set to Category.
  4. Click System and Security.
  5. On the next page, select Windows Defender Firewall.
  6. Go to the left-pane menu, then select Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off.
  7. Under Private Network Settings, select the option which says, “Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (Not Recommended).” Do the same procedure for Public Network Settings.
  8. Click OK to save the changes you’ve made.

After disabling your firewall, try launching Overwatch again, then check if the issue has been resolved.

We hope these solutions helped you fix your audio problems on Overwatch.

If you need to clarify any of the steps, feel free to ask your questions in the comments below.

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