Fix Starfield No Sound or Audio Bug

We have been playing Starfield since early access, and since the game was released, we have been getting reports of players encountering certain audio bugs. As you all know, we are very active on all the Gaming Forums, and we keep on checking what technical errors or bugs players are facing with their games. And we have been seeing players complaining about the lack of audio. However, these issues are random and cropping up on players for no reason at all, thus destroying the essence and the experience of playing Starfield. So, if you are one of those victims suffering from the no sound and the audio issues with Starfield, this article will be perfect for you.

Fix Starfield No Sound or Audio Bug

Here are some troubleshooting to-dos that you can try to fix Starfield’s no sound and audio bugs:

Try switching to a 3.5 mm Wired Headphone

This is the first thing you should do if you are not getting any audio in Starfield. I agree that wireless headphones are excellent for gaming, but some people complained about their Wireless headphones not working in Starfield. You can easily fix this by switching to a 3.5 mm Wired Headphone. Try running the game again with the 3.5 mm Wired Headphone; you should have your audio coming through.

We have faced a similar issue with our Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Headphones, and all we did was switch to a Logitech G Pro X, which is obviously a wired headphone, and it instantly fixed my problem.

Make sure you are using the appropriate Sound Output

A lot of the time, you might find that the primary output automatically switches whenever you plug in a new audio device, especially headphones. And because of that, you can’t get the audio routed through the headphones. Try out the following steps if you are facing a similar issue.

  1. Find the Speaker icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click on it and select Sound Settings.
  3. Now, if you are like us, and you have a million audio devices plugged into your PC, it should look something like this:
    Select the proper audio output for Starfield
  4. Windows has the habit of listing a lot of audio devices as “Speakers”.
  5. Select the appropriate output device from the list of connected audio devices you want to use.
  6. Adjust the volume if you need to, hit OK, and exit.
  7. Restart Starfield and you should have the audio output now.

Disable the Windows Sonic Feature

Disable every Windows Audio Feature like the Spatial Sound and Sonic because these features are still buggy and provide no distinctive benefit over the already existing audio that you will have. Here is how to do it:

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Sound > Related settings > Sound Control Panel, select a playback device, then select Properties.
  2. In the new window that opens, select Spatial Sound.
  3. In Spatial sound format, select Off, then select Apply.
    How to turn off Spatial Sound for Starfield

Audio Enhancements

You can try enabling all the Audio enhancements if you mistakenly disabled it. Follow these steps to fix these Audio issues in Starfield quickly:

  1. Select the Playback Tab after clicking on the Sound Settings.
  2. Right-click on the Playback Devices Option.
  3. Then go to Properties and Select Enhancements.

Update the Audio Drivers

If you have tried everything and nothing seems to work, you might want to update your Audio drivers once. But honestly, you shouldn’t uninstall or reinstall audio drivers like that. It is always recommended to reinstall the audio drivers if you are facing similar audio issues with all the games.

However, if you still wish to uninstall and reinstall your Audio drivers, head over to your Motherboard’s official Website and download the latest audio files from there. But we strongly refrain from users downloading these core applications from 3rd Party Websites as they often contain viruses, malware, and spyware.

So this was all about how to fix the No Sound and Audio Bugs in Starfield.


If the problem you are facing is serious, go here and submit a ticket to Bethesda Support.


If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. Also, you can check out our other guides on Starfield. Good luck.


That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on September 6, 2023

1 thought on “Fix Starfield No Sound or Audio Bug”

  1. Doesn’t help. Everything from point of OS is ok. Also even worked until an update.
    No sound in Starfield, Fallout 4 (except videos), Fallout 76 and Fallout 3. FO3 NV works fine. Windows 10 22H2

    By the way, a game that works only in stereo mode, disables sound on the whim, is compatible only with ceratin devices and doesn’t allow to choose output device in middle of 2023? It’s a game that is backward in technology by 20 years. Not a “new gen”.

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