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How to disable voice chat on PS5 and leave the talking behind

DualSense controller
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You want to knowing how to mute PS5 voice chat or turn it off pretty soon after entering your first online game. If you don't want to listen to other people talking as you play you'll have to choose to as, usually by default, everyone's mic enabled. And, because the PS5 DualSense controller has a built-in mic, anyone that hasn't muted it will be broadcasting whatever's happening into your ears. It is easy to mute a PS5 controller mic  however, even if not everyone does and if you want some peace and quiet, here's how to mute PS5 voice chat and stop everyone talking. 

Whenever this happens in an online multiplayer PS5 games, you're going to be scrambling to mute the full lobby so you can game in peace. The question is, how do you do that? This guide has all the details on how to mute players on PS5, along with turning off voice chat completely so you can play Destruction AllStars – and other online games – without interruptions.

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If you simply want to mute everyone in your in-game lobby from anything like Call of Duty to Rocket League, or any other online multiplayer game on PS5, you just need to pull up the menu to turn all the chat off in one go. To do that, just follow these steps for silence:

  1. Press the PS button on your controller
  2. Press up on the d-pad to go to the first activity card
  3. Press square to mute everyone

It genuinely is that simple. Unfortunately, you need to do it every time you enter a new lobby. It's only a few button presses though and thanks to the PS5's much faster UI compared to the PS4, it doesn't take long to do at all.

How to turn off the PS5 controller speaker

How to mute other players on PS5

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Alternatively, if you want to fix the solution and never have to worry about it again, you can follow this method. The downside is that this disables the speaker on your controller entirely, so you won't be able to enter party chat with friends, which means it's only viable if you use another platform like Discord to communicate, or you only ever play solo. It also means other games that utilise the DualSense speaker for things other than voice chat won't provide that effect.

  1. Press the PS button on your controller
  2. Scroll to the right until you find the Sound option
  3. Press cross and bring the slider for the controller speaker all the way to the left

As long as you mute your own mic then you won't be broadcasting either, eliminating all voice chat. Just make sure you turn the volume back up if you enter a party with friends.

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