After you’ve swept through the house with the EMF reader and thermometer, it’s time for the setup phase to collect evidence. If you’ve been assigned spirit box duty, then you should start sweating because there’s a chance you’ll be shoved into a dark room alone to ask any of the spirit box questions. However, you’ve sat in the ghost room for what’s felt like forever only to get nothing on your spirit box.
Why Isn’t Happening With The Spirit Box In Phasmophobia?
Just because you have the spirit box doesn’t mean you’re going to get a response from every ghost. The only ghosts in Phasmophobia that speak into the spirit box are:
But what if every piece of evidence and the way the ghost is acting is pointing towards one of these ghosts, but there’s no spirit box activity? Does that mean the spirit box is bugged?
Is The Spirit Box Bugged?
If you’re not playing on VR, you have to press your local push to talk key (“V” by default) to talk into the spirit box. There are a couple of things you need to check:
- Make sure your microphone isn’t muted.
- Check the options to make sure you have the right microphone selected.
- Check your PC audio settings to make sure your input settings are correct.
- Double-check to ensure you’re in the ghost room.
If everything is good on your end, then here are some signs the spirit box in Phasmophobia might be bugged:
- The spirit box doesn’t activate at all.
- The spirit box falls through the floor when thrown on the ground.
- The spirit box doesn’t detect anything, even when it’s clearly the last piece of evidence.
What Should I Do If The Spirit Box Is Bugged?
If your team is 100% sure the last piece of evidence you need is the spirit box, then you can still guess the type of ghost. Here are some things to try after you’ve exited the game:
- Restart your game.
- Make sure your audio drivers are up to date.
- Verify the integrity of game files on Steam
- Play on Beta instead to see if that fixes your problem
- Switch to Beta and then switch back to the stable build and try completing a tutorial.
Remember, Phasmophobia is still in its early access stage, so some bugs are o be expected. Let us know if these tips helped you fix your spirit box issue.