Football Manager 2022 No Sound: Fix It Now

Our quick guide will show you how to fix sound issues in Football Manager 2022. 🔇


Football Manager 2022 successfully represents the complexity of soccer while offering an accessible experience for all fans, but some may have no sound in the game. Are you facing a similar problem? If
yes, there is no place to worry. This article will guide you through the troubleshooting process to eliminate sound issues in Football Manager 2022.

What causes no sound in Football Manager 2022?

If you get no sound while starting or playing Football Manager 2022, it could be due to several reasons:

  • Hardware or configuration issues: You may have a defective sound card, an audio bug, a poor headset/speaker connection, or a wrongly selected audio device.
  • Audio driver issue: Your Football Manager 2022 sound problems may be caused by an outdated or corrupt audio driver.
  • Third-party background services or apps: Third-party apps running in the background can use or interfere with the sound card.
  • Corrupted game or system files: The game may get no sound due to corrupt or missing game or system files on your PC.

How do I fix the Football Manager 2022 no sound issue?

We recommend to do these simpler steps first:

  • Restart the game or your PC to eliminate any temporary glitches.
  • Check your system for the number of active audio devices and disable all except the primary one used for input and output.
  • Close any tasks in the background related to sound or video playback or processing.

If you still have problems with sound in Football Manager 2022, try our following tips:

  1. Update audio driver
  2. Delete the Preferences folder
  3. Turn off the Spatial sound
  4. Change the default sound format

1. Update audio driver

Ensure to update your sound driver to prevent sound issues caused by outdated or corrupt drivers.

1. Right-click on the Start Menu and choose Device Manager.

Device Manager Win11

3. Double-click on the Sound, video, and game controllers to expand.

Football Manager 2022 No Sound - Update Sound Driver

4. Right-click on your preferred sound device and select Update driver.

5. Follow the on-screen guide for searching, downloading, and installing the latest sound driver.

Football Manager 2022 No Sound - Search Updated Sound driver

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2. Delete the Preferences folder

Sometimes, you may have sound problems in Football Manager 2022 because of the wrong settings or a corrupt Preferences folder. If you want to set your preferences to default, delete the Preferences folder.

1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type; “%localappdata%” and hit Enter.


3. Search for and open the Sports Interactive folder.

Football Manager 2022 Local

4. Open the Football Manager 2022 folder.

Football Manager 2022 No Sound - Folder Sports Interactive

5. Delete the Preferences folder.

Football Manager 2022 Preferences

6. Relaunch the game and check if the sound issue is gone.

3. Turn off the Spatial sound

Time needed: 1 minute

Spatial Audio is a type of sound that can provide an immersive, 360-degree experience. It is similar to a 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound system or virtual surround sound. However, in some cases, Spatial Audio may cause more problems than benefits for gaming. If you are experiencing any issues with it, we suggest turning off Spatial Audio to resolve the problem.

  1. Right-click on the Start and select Settings.

    Windows Settings

  2. Under Windows Settings, click on the System.


  3. Select Sound from the left pane and click on Device Properties.

    Sound - Device Properties

  4. Select Off from the drop-down menu to disable Spatial sound.

    Spatial Sound Off

4. Change the default sound format

Sometimes, selected sound quality can cause gaming issues. Adjust it like this:

1. Right-click on the sound icon in the systray and select Sounds.

2. Select your default speakers and then click on the Properties button.

Football Manager 2022 No Sound - Speaker Properties

3. Select the Advanced tab and choose lower sound quality for troubleshooting.

Football Manager 2022 No Sound - Change Sound Quality

4. Confirm changes and run the game to check if the sound issue is gone.

🔊Extra steps:

If Football Manager 2022 still has sound issues, here are some additional options to consider:

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If you are having trouble with sound in Football Manager 2022, start by closing any background tasks related to sound or video playback. Afterward, restart either your game launcher or your PC. Additionally, ensure that your audio driver is up to date, change the default sound format, or delete the Preferences folder. If you encounter issues with Spatial sound, try deactivating it. However, if you need further assistance, feel free to comment below.

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