Gamers Share Their Funniest 'Dude, You Forgot To Mute Your Microphone' Experiences


Sound off people!!

We have to be more careful; especially in this moment in time when so many of us are working from home and are connected to a headset. Always hit mute! Check and double check to make sure you've signed off. We can still hear, even in a blackscreen. Gamers have that same issue. Of course you're in the throes of the play and you can neglect to realize that during that pee break.... we can hear the tinkle.

Redditor u/MasterzoneX wanted to hear from those who have forgot silence themselves at an inopportune moment by asking.... Gamers of Reddit ,what is your "this dude forgot to turn off his mic" moment?

Over Him. 

Yelled at his new wife while she was asking for help with groceries and their 3 month son..

We chose not to hang out with him after that. NB_Inferior

 Trash talking....

Was playing on a csgo server. this squeaker comes in the server actin' all tough, Trash talking, Mocking other people, etc. now it's about 11 at night now, and we hear this kid saying: But mommy I don't wanna go to sleep I wanna playyy!

We all started laughing our butts off and he disconnected. Shalevt27

Bro, mute or push to talk, please.


Chillin' in a squad when someone doesn't have push to talk on and they start yelling at their family and occasionally letting out a GIANT scream from dying. -Vasily-

Having to listen to their TV in the background. Or when they aggressively snort and hawk phlegm.

Bro, mute or push to talk, please. SEND_ME_SPIDER-MAN

*Slap sound*

Years ago, I was playing Gears of War on XBL and this kid joined my game. From the sound of his voice, he couldn't have been older than 12 or 13 but he was talking trash the whole time. You know, the usual stuff, "you suck, you're gay, screw your mom, etc....". Apparently his mom walked in while he was in the middle of throwing yet another of his dumb insults at me and his mic was on. She came in and was like, "WHAT? What are you saying is that how I raised you?

*Slap sound*. Huh? Huh? You talking like that? Answer me, did I raise you like that?" *more slaps* and he's crying and saying, "Momma, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to! Momma, please. Let me finish my game." and she's like, "Aw hell no. You're not finishing nothing." and then he's dropped out of the game. Spike_Witwicky

Modern Warfare...

Just today I was playing modern warfare and this guy on my team had his mike open. His phone rang in the background and he picked up to his wife talking about how he needs to get off his butt and go to the store. He lead with profanities and ended with a fine bitch and went back to playing. I said into game chat, so are you gonna go to the store? Unphased he said naw. semper-S3XY

Love Kitten....

I was "that dude" once. Nothing scandalous, just embarrassing.

You know how sometimes couples will be all sugary sweet, lovey-dovey to each other when they're alone, in a way that they'd probably not do in front of other people because it's so cringey? Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about, people-in-relationships! Anyway, I had my headset on and was being a typical idiot with my friends.


My then-partner was nearby so I took off the headset, FORGOT TO MUTE THE MIC, and commenced the instant transformation into this over-the-top cutesy love kitten. You can imagine how much I wanted to crawl under a rock and die a few minutes later.

That was like 12 years ago. I was extra careful about the mic from then on. Apostrophe_T


Basically my friend always keeps his mic on and this one time I heard his parents arguing in the background and he literally screamed YAY TWO CHRISTMASES and then there was silence. CheesierCheese69


I was playing WoW with a friend and he was teaching me the basics. My mom comes in my room and yells in the heaviest smoker accent possible "WADDAUP LADS-" she interrupted her sentence because I ripped out my microphone. My friend was frightened for a good minute, thinking someone broke into my house. tudorcondrea

"that dude"

Was playing a game after a few beers once and I was "that dude."

Me and the ex were talking shit around the house. We were weird (we broke up after she grew up and I didn't). Like really weird.

We'd make weird noises around the house in a sort of ritual. Seagull noises, cat noises, (poor) imitations of guns going off, etc.

Here's what my group would have heard.

First her making a cat noise (she had a really, really realistic meow).

Then me "Gotta go help my partner with something" followed by me trying & failing for some reason to drop group, then her meowing getting more insistent, then me making the shotgun sound, then her abruptly turning the meow into a gurgle, then a perfectly normal conversation about food except for a couple weird words thrown in.

Then I heard snickering from the PC.... sirgog



It was a video call on zoom, but one dude literally turned his camera on, picked his nose, ate it, and then turned his camera back off. Repeatedly.

He turned his camera on and off repeatedly, too, and he completely looked like it was just some subconscious thing. VoopityScoop

I find it hella embarrassing....


Omg this happened to me. My press-to-talk button was stuck and I had gotten up to feed the cat. I always sing songs for him as I'm feeding him and, apparently, my mic picked everything up, so when I got back on, my entire raid was singing about my cat and I was embarrassed as hell.

I don't sing in public... at all. I find it hella embarrassing. Booner999


A group of 5 of us had been doing several runs in WoW and had been chatting it up the whole time about whatever. One woman's boyfriend came into her room and asked her if when she was done if she could look under his testicles. He had a bump and didn't know if it was a pimple or a boil.

He was talking about how much it hurt and itched and he tried using a mirror but couldn't get the angle right. She let him go on for about 2-3 minutes as we were all busting up laughing before she finally told him her mic was on. Captain_Shadowhawk


My boyfriend never has his mic on, but one of the rare times he was talking to a friend, his dad came around the corner to feed his sisters bunnies (her being away at college) and he sang the song he always sings, at the top of his lungs, when he goes to feed them.


In falsetto. legendariel


Older sister was telling his little brother (our team mate) that is her time to play and she will turn off the console if he doesn't get up, he insist "just this one match... Please... NOOOOO" Aaand disconnected. Lol YaBoyChadCarrington



This was like last month on CoD MW. Guy was on the phone with his bank accountant (probably) and he was saying his credit card info, social security, and a bunch of private info. Hopefully he's still safe. ViciousChihuahua69

Minecraft Issues....

Here we go I have story for this one. So me and my friend, let's call him ben had a goal a while back to complete every achievement in Minecraft on the xbox one. We put nearly 300 hours into the world and whenever we would play his girlfriend would would always go on her phone to help pass the time.

This one particular evening we were building my house (well more of a tower) and he starts placing random blocks in places they weren't supposed to be I asked if he was okay and he said that he was fine and carried on building. As time went on his breathing got progressively heavier until about 5 minutes later I asked him if his girl was going down on him.

His girlfriend heard me over the mic and started laughing and ruined the moment. I'm sorry ben but it's a lesson learned not to multitask obviously Minecraft is more important. broccoli679

"pull down your pants"

So basically me and three other dudes on discord. One was living with his parents and grandparents. His grandpa barges into his room and after mumbling something he yelled "pull down your pants". Dude was just wearing some dirty pants but we fully misunderstood the situation. MarshTheMudy

I don't think we ever laughed as hard.

Not bad, but memorable.

I get to my buddies house, and he is playing COD. Has his headset on. This house is a work in progress, so every time I get there, something has changed. I walk into his gaming room and see he has made some modifications to the house and ask him about it.

He proceeds to give me a lesson on construction fundamentals/building technique/and the why. After about 5 or so minutes he realizes he was mic'd the whole time and he goes "Oh crap!". Someone chimes in:

"Hey, so that was actually really interesting and all, but can you shut the hell up?"

I don't think we ever laughed as hard. thevoiceofterror

The chores are real....

I don't have any as weird as the ones here, but I definitely recall one time getting ready to pull a raid boss in WoW and hearing one kid's mother yell at him to take out the trash. The kid was 16 or something, and all 24 of us were like "Nope, not pulling yet, go take out the trash for your mom."

I also have a friend who used to fall asleep on discord after taking Ambien, and some of those conversations were hilarious, but I'm pretty sure he knows where I live and will kill me if I share them on reddit. Lexilogical

Fuzzy Girl.


Years ago, Halo 3. My cat was being unusually affectionate and cuddly. I killed a guy in multiplayer and was distracted by the cat. I start asking "who has a fuzzy belly? Who is my fuzzy girl?" And it turned out the guy I killed could still hear my voice and he was having none of it. I wish I still has the XBL message he sent. He seemed really insecure about his fuzzy belly. zosobaggins


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