Forza 5 is finally here, and judging from the reports I have seen so far, Forza fans are thoroughly enjoying the game. Sadly, not everything is perfect in the game at the moment. Players are experiencing a decent amount of bugs and errors.

A lot of PC users are facing audio issues, and they are getting no sounds while playing the game. Here are some tips for troubleshooting audio issues.

Select the correct Audio Output

Try changing your audio output:

  1. Right-click the speaker in your system tray (lower right)
  2. Open Sound Settings
  3. Under the Sound Tab, make sure your Output Device is the device you wish to hear the sound on

Try using headphones with 3.5 mm jack (For Wireless users)

I went through plenty of Forum posts and I realized that a lot of USB headphones or Wireless Headphones users are facing this issue. I myself have faced this issue plenty of times in other games, with my Logitech G733. Try playing the game with any pair of headphones that has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Any 3.5 mm would do. Even the ones that you get with your phone. Don’t forget to verify the game files via as well, if nothing else works.

Change the Default format of your Playback Device

If the audio of the game is being rendered at a sample rate and a bit depth, that is not native to the Windows settings, it may lead to sound issues. Try this:

  1. Right-click on the Speaker icon in your system tray (lower right)
  2. Select Sounds
  3. Select the Playback device of your choice
  4. Right-click on it and select Properties
  5. Click on the Advanced tab
  6. Change the default format to 16bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality) or 24 bit 96000 Hz as the output format (please try both)
    Change default format of playback device
  7. Restart your game.

Turn off Spatial Sound or Windows Sonic

Spatial Sound is a hit or miss at the moment. Make sure that you have Spatial Sound or Windows Sonic off. Windows Sonic is a bit buggy at the moment.

Disabling Enhancements might cause issues

Players may experience loss of sound and possible inability to progress in the game if they ‘Disable all enhancements’ under Sound > Playback tab > Select your playback device > Properties > Enhancements.

Update your Audio drivers

This is the last thing that you should try. You might notice a lot of other websites advising you to update or reinstall your drivers. That is not really the best idea, if you ask me.

You see, if your audio driver is corrupted, then it won’t specifically affect a single game. It will affect your entire system. So as long as you are able to hear everything else, no need to re-install drivers.

Run other games and check your sound. Go for fresh driver installation if you face the same issue in other games as well. Go to the official website of your Motherboard, and download the drivers from there. Don’t just download from a random website.

If none of the solutions mentioned above work for you, then you need to contact support. Visit this link, to report your issue.

That’s all folks!