Trying to talk to ghosts in Phasmophobia is a little tricky because no one has the steel balls in the game yet to test whether or not local push to talk is even needed to talk to ghosts. Maybe it’s because there’s no tangible way to test if the ghost can hear us regardless if we’re pressing V to talk. We here at GameDom (after putting an embarrassing amount of hours into the game) still believe Discord voice chat should only be for backup voice communication.
Why Shouldn’t We Use Discord For Phasmophobia?
Discord is great for gathering up before setting up a lobby and getting a private code out. However, once the game starts, it’s best to mute ourselves on Discord so we can get an immersive experience. It’s not very fun when we can get hints and help from a dead person through Discord when we normally shouldn’t in-game.
Does Pressing “V” In Phasmophobia Make A Difference With Ghosts?
If you’re playing on VR, then you don’t have to worry about this because you always have a “hot mic” on. However, if you’re playing mouse-and-keyboard, the community is divided on whether or not local push-to-talk is necessary. Some people press the local push-to-talk option to get spirit box responses, while others believe they don’t need to do so in order to get spirit box responses. Maybe it’s because the spirit box is bugged half the time?
Do You Need To Press “V” In Phasmophobia To Speak To A Ghost?
For now, to save yourself the extra step of wondering if you need to press local push-to-talk to speak to a ghost:
- Go to options.
- Click on PC settings.
- Scroll down and turn off “Local Push To Talk.”
This essentially makes your mic a “hot mic.” That means anyone around you can hear you regardless if you’re pressing “V” or not. This takes away the worry of wondering if you need to push-to-talk for a ghost to hear you.
Of course, if you do this, be ready to be the one shoved into a room alone with a spirit box.