How to turn on Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 & DMZ

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Warzone 2 shook up the established CoD BR formula with new innovations and changes, like Proximity Chat. Here’s how to use Proximity Chat in Season 3 Reloaded of Warzone 2 and DMZ.

When Season 1 of Warzone 2 launched on November 16, Call of Duty players were treated to a ton of brand-new content that wasn’t present in the first game, including the Al Mazrah map and DMZ mode.

Now, Season 3 Reloaded offers even more content, including Warzone 2 Ranked Play, and new weapons. One of the most intriguing parts of Warzone 2 remains Proximity Chat, which has become one of its most popular features.

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For those interested in Proximity Chat, here’s our guide on the feature and how it works in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.

How to use Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded

Proximity Chat in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is the default setting for anyone using a microphone in the game’s chat. This means that your microphone is open to the lobby, more specifically, anyone within your proximity/range.

This is different from the main voice chat that is always available with your teammates. With Proximity Chat enabled, you will be able to hear the mic chatter of any nearby players and vice versa – allowing for ambushes and heat-of-the-moment planning or panic.

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Warzone 2’s comms are open to teammates and enemies, so beware.

How to turn off Proximity Chat in Warzone 2

If you don’t want your microphone to be open to nearby players and vice versa then you can disable Proximity Chat by going to the Warzone 2 Audio settings.

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Head over to Audio in the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down to the Voice Chat heading.
  3. Find the Proximity Chat setting and turn it off.
  4. Now, you will no longer be able to hear close-by enemies in Warzone 2 and they will no longer be able to hear you.

Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 Ranked Play explained

Proximity Chat is disabled in Warzone 2 Ranked Play. While Proximity Chat was available with the launch of Warzone 2 Ranked Play, the devs felt that the feature was not suitable for the competitive mode.

After some deliberation, the devs decided to disable Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 Ranked Play on May 22. We’ll keep you posted if the feature returns to Ranked Play.

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Does Modern Warfare 2 have Proximity Chat?

Modern Warfare 2 does not have Proximity Chat and this feature is being reserved for Warzone 2 only.

As with all things, if it proves to be successful in Warzone 2 and fans demand it enough then the devs may opt to implement it at some point in MW2’s future, or even in CoD 2023, rumored to be called Modern Warfare 3.

For even more Warzone 2 guides, check out some of our others below:

What are Sea Treasures Tokens in Warzone 2? | Best guns in Warzone 2 | Best Warzone 2 controller settings | Best Warzon 2 PC settings | How to ping enemies in Warzone 2 | How to use Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 | How to get a nuke in Warzone 2 | Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 | Does Warzone 2 have crossplay?

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