Apex Legends – How to silence yourself

by Kelvin
Apex Legends - How to silence yourself

Apex Legends is a popular multiplayer team game that you can play with friends or random people. Because teamwork is a very important part of this game, communication with your teammates is very important.

The best way to talk to your teammates is through in-game voice chat, which allows you to communicate through a microphone. However, using a microphone is not always an option. You can play in a noisy environment, or you may not have the privacy to talk to your playmates.


Thanks to in-game text messages and ping signals, there is an alternative to using your microphone. So if you want to silence yourself, you can do it easily. Read this article to find out how.

Switch to "Push to Talk" mode

The Push to Talk option requires that you press the button before activating the microphone in your game. Unlike Open Mic, which is activated every time your microphone records your voice, the Push to Talk option will mute you until you press the button.

To activate Push to Talk, follow these instructions:

  1. Touchez the Settings icon (settings icon) in the lower right corner of the game menu.
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  2. Select the Settings option.
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  3. Open the Audio tab.
  4. Find the voice chat recording mode in the Voice Chat section.
  5. Select 'Push to Talk'.
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You must press a certain button before you start talking to other Apex Legend players, and that's the only way to make the microphone sound while you play. This allows you to speak freely to people in your room or listen to music.

However, the Push to Talk option is not available on the next generation console. Instead, your only option is to completely turn off the microphone.

Wear 'Mute' on your headphones

If you play Apex Legends on PS4 or Xbox One, you will only be able to use the less comfortable Open Mic option. In this case, the best way to mute yourself is to get a headset with the Mute option.

This headset has a switch or button that can disable your microphone at any time. Switch every time you want to talk to your teammate and the game will recognize your voice.

When you want to be quiet, just turn off the microphone and the game will stop recording any audio input coming from your headphones.

Set a low threshold

If you set your microphone threshold low enough, it won't pick up your voice. This way, you will be completely muted and will not be able to speak in the game until you increase the threshold. To set a low threshold, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the configuration menu.
  2. Open the Audio tab.
  3. Look for the 'Open Microphone Recording Threshold' option.
  4. Set the threshold bar to the lowest setting (1)

This is not the most convenient option to mute yourself as it is not possible to quickly increase the threshold in the game. If there is a sudden need to speak to your teammate, you should repeat the above steps to increase the threshold. In a fast-moving game like Apex Legends, you'll waste too much valuable time.

However, this is still the best way to mute yourself if you play games on the next-gen console and don't have a mute button on your headphones.

Mute other players

You can also easily silence other players in your squad. This can be convenient if you are in a random group with users that are in. It also helps if other players don't cooperate or speak a foreign language.

There are two ways to mute other users: from Settings or individually during the game.

Mute team members individually

  1. Open the inventory while you are in the game. (Tab key for PC users or inventory button on PS4 / Xbox).
  2. Click the Squad tab at the top of the screen.
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  3. Click the speaker button below the team member you want to mute (speaker icon).
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The other two icons refer to the Ping and Chat functions, which you can also disable. If so, you won't be able to see your squad members pinging you on the map or viewing their text messages in chat. Since teamwork is very important in this game, you must leave at least the Ping option active so that you receive signals about certain areas on the map.

To enable communication with other players, just follow the same steps outlined above.

Mute team members from the settings menu

To mute all your teammates at once, you just need to turn down the volume of the incoming microphone. You can easily do it from the Settings menu:

  1. Open the Audio tab in the Configuration Menu.
  2. Find the voice chat volume bar Enter in the Voice chat section.
  3. Reduce the volume to 0%

This will silence all of your teammates at the same time. A small speaker will appear next to the user who is currently speaking, but will not hear their voice. On the other hand, you can still listen to all the audio in other games, such as music, character sounds, and sound effects.

Make the game environment perfect

Thanks to the various microphone options in this game, you can adjust the perfect gaming environment for you. Even if you're in a noisy, crowded room, your squad members don't need to hear a thing. On the other hand, you can also mute your teammates or completely mute voice chat.

In what situations do you want to silence yourself while playing Apex Legends? Have you ever silenced a teammate? Let us know in the comments below.