Looks like it’s time to stay quiet during hunts because the ghost can now hear you in Phasmophobia when it’s hunting. However, there seems to be confusion as to whether or not you need to have push-to-talk on for this feature to work. Who would press down their “V” key anyway when the ghost is hunting? Let’s take a look at the changes and how it affects different game modes and controllers.
The Change Was Only Made For The Single-Player Mode
When playing single-player mode in Phasmophobia, the ghost is able to hear you regardless if you’re pressing your push-to-talk key or not. The beta change also increased the distance from which ghosts can hear you. Some speculate the distance is now 8 meters. However, the developer stated the ghost isn’t able to hear you between floors.
The Ghost Will Always Hear You If You’re On VR
Players with a VR headset don’t need to worry about push-to-talk because their microphones are always on, even on multiplayer. If you want to use your radio, you’d need to reach for your shoulder to use the global chat.
The Ghost Always Being Able To Hear You Is A Single-Player Only Change
For now, if you want the ghost to purposely track your location, you would have to use push-to-talk. You could also turn off push-to-talk and always have your microphone on (otherwise known as a hot mic) if you’re not a fan of pressing the V key every time you want to talk. Keep in mind; this puts you at risk of the ghost tracking you if you’re making sounds when it’s hunting (it also depends on the sensitivity of the microphone). If you want to see how a ghost is attracted to sound, check out this video.
What do you think about the change to the single-player beta?
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