Baldur’s Gate 3 No Sound: How to Make It Work

Playing a stunning-looking game like Baldur's Gate 3 without audio is like spring without color. So, take the steps mentioned in this post to solve no sound issue on BG 3 🔊


The highly acclaimed role-playing video game Baldur’s Gate 3 may have no sound issues on your PC. This article will help you to troubleshoot this problem.

Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 is a well-optimized, story-rich RPG that most gamers have admired. But it doesn’t mean you won’t encounter problems. Due to some glitches, no sound issues in this title have affected many users’ gaming experience.

What causes no sound or audio bug in Baldur’s Gate 3?

If you get no sound while playing or interacting in Baldur’s Gate III, it is because of these reasons:

  • Audio driver problem: Your problematic audio driver is the most common issue behind any audio problem in BG 3.
  • Improper settings: Sometimes, settings on Windows and the game itself can be why you hear nothing from BG3.
  • Third-party apps: Third-party apps and services can create conflict and cause this problem.

Else, temporary glitches on your PC may also cause this issue. That should automatically go away after a restart. See the next part of this post to get the complete solution for this problem.

How can I get rid of Baldur’s Gate 3 no sound problem?

Usually, you won’t have to apply the main troubleshooting methods at the beginning. Sometimes, the following quick steps can fix no sound problem on BG3:

  • First, make sure that your PC meets the system requirements of BG 3.
  • Ensure your speaker or headphone is in a good state and the cable or the Bluetooth is working correctly.
  • Disconnect any extra audio output devices.
  • Try a different audio device to see if it helps.
  • Disable your antivirus to see what happens.
  • Reset the audio and sound settings in the game.

🎧 If the audio bug still keeps interrupting your experience, the following methods will fix this problem:

  1. Update the audio and graphics drivers
  2. Verify the audio output device
  3. Change the playback format
  4. Enable audio enhancements
  5. Run the Audio Troubleshooter

1. Update the audio and graphics drivers

Time needed: 4 minutes

If you want to fix no sound issues on Baldur’s Gate 3, the first and most effective method is updating both graphics and audio drivers to the latest version.

  1. Press Win + X and then click on Device Manager.

    going device manager by pressing win plus x

  2. Double-click on Display adapters.

    expanding display adapter device manager windows

  3. Right-click on the graphics driver, and then click on the Update driver.

    clicking update graphics driver windows 11

  4. Select Search automatically for drivers and finish the update.

  5. Similarly, expand Sound, video, and game controllers.

    expanding sound video and games controllers windows device manager

  6. Right-click on the audio driver and then choose update.

    updating audio device windows 11

  7. Finish the process like before.

  8. Restart your PC.

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2. Verify the audio output device

  1. Click on the Audio icon from the left side of the taskbar.
  2. Then, click on the expand (>) icon next to the audio output device, as shown in the screenshot.clicking on sound output device windows 11
  3. Now, select the correct device.

After that, launch Baldur’s Gate 3 and see whether it has fixed the no-sound issue or not.

3. Change the playback format

According to a group of users, changing the playback format can solve this audio bug on BG 3. To do it, follow these steps:

  1. Open Windows Settings by pressing Win + I on the keyboard.
  2. Navigate to the System tab and then go to Sound.going sound settings windows 11
  3. Next, go to your preferred audio output device to open the properties.going audio device windows 11 settings
  4. Select a different option next to the Format.changing audio output format windows 11 settings

Relaunch BG 3 and see if it solves the no-sound issue.

4. Enable audio enhancements

  1. Navigate to the audio device properties like before.
  2. Scroll down and select Device Default Effects or anything else except Off next to the Audio Enhancements.setting enabling audio enhancements windows 11 settings
  3. Enable any other enhancement features you see.

5. Run the Audio Troubleshooter

  1. Open the Windows Settings like before.
  2. Go to the System and then click on Troubleshoot.going troubleshoot windows 11 settings
  3. Navigate to Other Troubleshooters.going other troubleshooters windows 11
  4. Find the Audio and click on Run next to it.running audio troubleshooter windows 11 settings
  5. Follow the onscreen steps to complete the process.

Now, verify if this method has fixed the no-audio problem on Baldur’s Gate 3 or not.

👉 Extra tips:

In extreme cases, the problem may still exist. In this case, try these methods:

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Hopefully, if you can be able to apply the fixes mentioned above, you will no longer encounter Baldur’s Gate 3 no sound problems. However, to make sure that the problem will not return, always keep the game, GPU driver, and audio components up to date. Feel free to let us know in the comment box if you have any opinions.

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