Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One X/S allow users to send party chat audio to two outputs at the same time. Both to your headset as well as to your TV/Capture Card. In this guide we will go through the process of enabling this feature.
Note: This update does NOT affect Game Chat or Lobby Chat. At this time, the Xbox console only sends Game Chat or Lobby Chat to the connected headset. This is something Microsoft would need to change or update. If your headset does not have a mix-amp or similar device with a audio output like a Stream Port, then the only way to capture this is through a wired headset using Elgato Chat Link.
More information on Chat Link: Elgato Chat Link Manual and User's Guide
This guide applies to:
• Elgato Game Capture HD
• Elgato Game Capture HD60
• Elgato Game Capture HD60 S
• Elgato Game Capture HD60 S+
• Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro
• Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro
• Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro MK.2
• Elgato Game Capture 4K60 S+
Xbox Series and Xbox One use the same menu system. The instructions below are the same for both consoles.
1. From your Xbox Dashboard, navigate to Settings.
You can press on your Xbox button on your controller to bring up the Xbox Guide on the left side of your screen. Then press LB or move your left thumbstick to the left to move to the Profile & System tab, then navigate to Settings.
2. Inside of Settings, go to General, then go to Volume & Audio Output.
3. Change Party Chat Output to Headset & Speakers.
This change will send party chat to your headset but also over the HDMI connection to your TV/Monitor and your Elgato capture card.
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