Sound turns off when new player joins my game

Hi there.

Playing using steam, on a win10.

Player joins my game and the sound is turned off. no menu sound, no music, all is off.
I go and disable online play, player leaves the game, sound is back on. :frowning:

It sounds like the audio channel is being pre-empted for game voice chat when someone joins. At least, those are the settings I’d be looking at first to trouble-shoot that.

Most of the search results I saw were from people trying to get voice chat working, but this seems like it would at least be a starting point: