Voice communication is a big part of online multiplayer gaming in Windows 10.

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Lots of players use voice comms to talk to their teammates in first-person shooters, battle royale games, or even in MMORPG’s.

If you use voice comms for creating strategies on the go, or you just like to have fun with your friends, they have an important role in keeping teammates connected at all times.

But what do you do when they stop working? That’s the case with a lot of Uplay gamers who reported problems with their microphone.

If you bumped in to the same problem, then you’ll be happy to know that there are some solutions to fix it.

What can I do if my mic is not working in Uplay?

1. General troubleshooting steps

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  1. Make sure that your microphone/headset is plugged in.
  2. If your mic/headset has separate volume controls, raise the sound to an appropriate level.
  3. If your mic/headset has a mute button, make sure it’s not pressed.
  4. Make sure that the mic is not muted from Windows 10‘s settings.
  5. Connect your mic/headset to another device to confirm that it is working properly.
  6. Use the Sound troubleshooter from Windows 10 by right-clicking the speaker icon in the system tray and selecting Troubleshoot sound problems.

If the Troubleshooter stops before completing the process, fix it with the help of this complete guide.


2. Set your microphone as the default device 

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  1. In the bottom-right of your screen, right click the speaker icon in the system tray.
  2. Select Open Sound settings.
  3. Under Input, you’ll see an option called Choose your input device. Click it and select your microphone as the default device.

Note: Uplay and games won’t recognize the microphone if there are non-English characters in its name. Make sure that the name of your mic contains only Latin characters. Here’s what you need to do if you want to rename your mic:

  1. Follow the steps above to open Sound settings.
  2. Under Input, click on Device proprieties.
  3. In the Device proprieties window,  click on the first box from the top.
  4. Now enter the name of your microphone (Latin characters only) and then click on Rename.
  5. Open Uplay.
  6. Go to Settings.
  7. Under the Audio tab, make sure that your renamed microphone is selected. If not, select it.

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3. Change an option in Realtek HD Audio Manager

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  1. Open Realtek HD Audio Manager.
  2. Click on the gear icon to access Settings.
  3. Under Recording Device, find the Separate all input jacks as independent input devices option.
  4. Make sure that it’s checked.
  5. Go again in Sound setting as explained in solution 2 and make sure that your mic is still set as default device.

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And there you go. After following these simple solutions, your microphone should work just fine in Uplay.

Don’t forget to perform the usual checks mentioned in solution 1, as sometimes the problem is just a muted mic or a Windows 10 setting.

If you have any other suggestions or questions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.

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