[Jan 20 update] Fortnite friends list and voice chat (mic) not working? Here’s what you can do
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Fortnite fans, does voice chat just stop working for you sometimes? Well, you aren’t alone. In fact, at present, we are again seeing several reports that say Fortnite voice chat isn’t working.
Take a look:
@FortniteGame have you not been hearing all the complaints about the in game voice chat not working for some users? It's spreading to other players, can you please address this issue? Not everyone wants to use discord for communication.
— Xavier Fields (@FieldsxXavier) January 1, 2019
@FortniteGame in game voice chat suddenly stopped working when I restarted my PC. Is there any problem right now or just me?
— val austria (@pochisval) January 1, 2019
@FortniteGame hey happy new year, my mic won't work in my switch and I try everything I can hear the ga.e but I cant hear my mates, i try different mics but I'm running out of ideas. Can you guys help me maybe is a in game bug? Thanks so much.
— Caf(f)e Galactico (@hgoonshectror) January 1, 2019
@FortniteGame I have problems with fortnite voice chat I've tried everything there is to restore communication. The problem is I can't talk nor can I hear my friends in the party. I can't even see the voice chat indicator regardless of the fact that my voice chat setting is on
— Ryan_xRami (@Ryan111901) January 1, 2019
B4r saying happy new year fix your game voice chat on Xbox isn't working
— AGAMG (@agamg630) January 1, 2019
— ak md azzam hassanal (@azzamomarali) January 1, 2019
Ummmm @FortniteGame sorry to say this but you aren't starting of the year too strong because PEOPLE CANT use voice chat please fix this
— coolguy200112 (@masterIDK123) January 1, 2019
— Paper Route Honcho 💔 (@honcho_glizzy) January 1, 2019
Anyone else having voice chat problems? I’m on ps4 btw
— Feglen (@feglen11) January 1, 2019
@FortniteGame I am having issues with voice chat. I just got a new mic and it works on every other game that I have except Fortnite. My microphone is unmuted but it will not register what I say. Are there any possible fixes? Thank you and have a happy new year!
— Angel (@FatboyAngle) January 1, 2019
Hey @FortniteGame my voice chat isn't working on any of my platforms. I was originally on switch and it wasn't working then I tried xbox and it still doesn't work. Please help!
— Beta (@snowybeta) January 1, 2019
Can you fix your game with voice chat? And no it is not my microphone I tried 3 different microphones and none of them worked for voice chat
— Skillz2Drew (@Skillz2D) January 1, 2019
Even users on Reddit are discussing the same problem:
More often than not, it’s not a major problem, as users have shared some workarounds that work for them. For example, you can try turning the voice chat option on and off in settings. Many also say restarting and re-plugging the headset does the trick for them.
Some even say reinstalling the game might help.
Just try out these workarounds and let us know which one worked for you. Share your experience in the comments section below. Oh, and yes, do check out some of our other stories if you are interested in reading content that’s breaking in nature.
One user is claiming they reached out to Epic games over this issue, but were told the company can’t do anything about it.
— joshua vascik (@VascikJoshua) January 2, 2019
Fortnite Twitter handle is also informing users about an Xbox login issue. Details here.
Update (January 20)
We are again seeing similar reports today.
fix voice chat
— Ernesto J (@Ernesto30473966) January 19, 2019
Is voice chat bugged for anyone else? @FortniteGame
— Terrible Gamer (@justinwprater) January 19, 2019
@FortniteGame what’s wrong with the cross platform voice chat ?
— Yoqei (@Yoqei1) January 19, 2019
@FortniteGame The voice chat glitch is so triggering can you please fix it Playstation 4
— TheVytka (@TheVytka) January 19, 2019
We suggest you try out workarounds shared in this story and let us know if any of these works for you.
Update (January 20)
Fresh reports are pouring in that say Fornite friends list feature is currently broken. The system shows friends as offline, when in reality that’s not the case.
— ಥ_ಥ비글라인(✧≖‿≖) (@Peachtokki) January 19, 2019
@FortniteGame Two things, first of all the friends list is claiming my friends are offline when they are not (party system is down?) Second, when you close fortnite and try to open it again, it stays running. (Have to close through Task Manager)
— Clearr (@EntityHammer) January 19, 2019
Fix the friends list
— Andrew S (@ANDR3WS_0223) January 19, 2019
We’re keeping a close watch, and will update the story with more relevant information.
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