Valorant Introduces Clutch Mute Feature in Latest Patch Note: How to use it: Riot Games has released the details for Valorant patch 4.11, which includes a clutch silence feature that allows players to concentrate when they’re the last person on their team. While patch 4.11 does not add any new agents, it does provide a clutch mute option, which was long overdue. This implies that if a player is the last member on their squad and wants to hear what’s going on in the game, they can mute their spectating teammates so that important sounds like an enemy’s footsteps aren’t masked by their conversation.
The feature will be accessible via a keybind and will be found in the communication settings under ‘Team Voice Clutch Mute Keys.’ All audio contact from your colleagues and party members will be muted when you press this keybind. In-game, an icon will appear to indicate that the keybind is active. The same keybind can be used to turn it off. This “clutch mute” option was added to ensure that players can fast mute their teammates without pausing their game to do so manually. Riot stated that players will be able to “concentrate during key times.” Valorant patch 4.11
Valorant players can enable this feature by following these steps:
- Go to Settings (Esc) > Controls > Communication.
- Set keybinds for Party and Team Voice Clutch Mute Keys.
- Press the keybind while in-game to toggle ‘ON’ the Party and/or Team Voice Clutch Mute and then again to toggle it ‘OFF.
Players could previously do so manually, but now they can do it by pressing a single key within the game. When they need to, they can unmute that party member again. This is especially helpful in round-based shooters, where unsportsmanlike allies can purposefully shout over the “clutching” player to frustrate them.