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By Gabriele Asaro
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How to Fix CS2 Mic: A Player's Guide

I recently encountered issues with my microphone while playing CS2. Many gamers have been facing these problems, so I wanted to share my experience and the potential solutions I found.

Many players reported that Valve fixed this microphone issue with a new update. You just need to open CS2, go to Settings > Audio, select your input device, and adjust the mic threshold. This solved the problem for many players.

If that doesn't work, here are some fixes I tried before this update:

First, I made sure my mic was actually working by testing it in Audacity. Then, I updated all my audio and graphics drivers.

I opened the Steam overlay while in CS2 by pressing Shift+Tab. In the Settings window, I went to the Voice tab and selected the correct mic. I set the Input/Volume Gain to max and turned off Voice Transmission Threshold.

Sometimes, the issue was in Windows. I opened the Sound Control Panel, went to the Recording tab, and disabled all input devices except the one I wanted to use. In the Properties of my mic, I set the input volume to 100% and experimented with the Microphone Boost level.

In CS2's audio settings, I changed the input device and set the microphone volume to maximum. I also checked the Steam overlay's In-game Voice tab for additional settings.

If the problem persisted, I updated my microphone driver through Device Manager. In Windows settings, I went to the Sound section, selected my audio input device, and made sure it was enabled with 100% input volume.

Lastly, I checked my microphone's physical connection, ensuring it was properly plugged in and powered. For USB mics, try different ports.

Remember, sometimes the simplest solution works: Move your mic closer to your mouth or speak louder.

By trying these fixes one by one, I was able to fix my CS2 mic issues. If you're still having trouble with how to fix CS2 mic problems after trying these solutions, you might want to reach out to the game's support team ([email protected]).

Gabriele AsaroAbout the author

Gabriele Asaro
Gabriele Asaro

I'm the Head of Research at Clash.gg. With over 7 years of experience in the Counter-Strike niche, I have developed extensive knowledge of the game, its strategies, and the competitive scene. My insights are based on years of in-depth analysis and close involvement with the Counter-Strike community.