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Today, many team driven games almost require voice communication to be successful. This guide will help you to get your microphone working in Shadow.

Basic microphone setup

Shadow microphone section
  1. Open the quick menu and go to the microphones section.
  2. Select the audio device that you want to use in Shadow. This applies to all audio devices, including audio interfaces, analog microphones, and USB microphones. DO NOT USE THE USB PERIPHERALS SECTION OF THE LAUNCHER. Yes your microphone will still sound good. Yes, it's still the same 44.1kHZ that you could get through most any audio interface. No, your friends on Tarkov will be able to tell the difference between 44.1k or 48k. Just use the microphone settings section of the launcher and save yourself the headache and hair loss.
  3. Once the audio device is selected, restart the streamer with WIN+ALT+R and give it a test.

Note: The bar staying at 50% feedback is normal.

Troubleshooting (no audio)

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  1. Right click the speaker icon in the taskbar of your Shadow.
  2. Click open sound settings and maximize the window.
  3. On the right side, click the link to sound control panel.
  4. Click the recording tab, and find the blade audio device, click it, and click properties.
  5. At the top of the window, click levels, and make sure that it's set to 100% and unmuted. (from time to time, this can re-mute itself, and these steps will have to be repeated if you're not getting any microphone audio.

If none of these troubleshooting steps work, please contact official support.

Known Issues

The game FiveM may have issues if the server you're playing on is using Mumble based audio. TokoVOIP works fine.

To stop robotic audio in FiveM, disable the microphone in the Shadow launcher before joining a server, re-enable the mic after fully loading in.