No sound or it freezes in Apex Legends
Apex Legends is a battle royale first person shooter released in 2019 by Respawn Entertainment. As in any other game, many gamers are faced with one or another technical error. Such problems can give users a negative experience, up to and including deletion.
In addition to the graphic component, sound is very important in online games, as it provides useful information about what is happening around. Many users have complained about constant problems with this setting in Apex Legends, even though the developers are constantly releasing patches with fixes. However, you need to understand that all computers use different audio devices to play sound, so updates that help some remain useless for others.
In addition, the problem may be on the user’s side. Below we will figure out what steps you need to follow to fix the broken sound, or to make sure that the error is still in the game itself.
Solution 1: run the sound troubleshooter
Troubleshooters are built-in tools that can help you automatically fix many computer problems. Particularly with audio, you can fix this in Apex Legends.
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Control Panel.
- Then go to the Troubleshoot section and select the Troubleshoot audio playback subsection.
- In the next window, click Next to confirm the start of diagnostics.
Solution 2. Disable sound enhancements
Some users note that the problem only occurs when the sound source is not in front, but in any other direction. In such a case, disabling the enhancement of this parameter may help fix the bug.
- Right click on the speaker icon on the taskbar and select Sounds.
- Click the Play tab.
- Here, right-click on a working audio device, and select Properties.
- Go to the Enhancements tab and check the Disable all sound effects box.
- Click: Apply and Ok, and then close all windows.
- If this method does not help, uncheck the box and go to the next solution.
Solution 3. Update your audio drivers
Outdated or damaged drivers can be one of the reasons for non-working sound. They must be updated in a timely manner using special programs or manually.
- Press the Win + X keyboard shortcut and select Device Manager.
- In the panel that opens, expand the Sound, game and video devices section.
- Right-click on the driver, and select Update.
- In the next window, start Automatic search for updated software.
- Wait for the installation to finish and restart your computer.
Solution 4. Make changes to launch options in game settings
Many gamers have reported that adding a specific line to the Origin launcher helped them fix audio issues in Apex Legends.
- Launch the Origin Launcher.
- Go to your game library.
- Right click on the Apex Legends shortcut and select Game Properties.
- Click the Advanced Launch Options tab.
- In the Command Line Arguments section, paste the following command: + miles_channels 2
- Click Save.
Solution 5. Turn on 7.1 surround sound and Windows Sonic for headphones
How to do it:
- Right-click on the speaker icon in the taskbar, and select Sounds.
- Click the Play tab.
- Select a working device by clicking on it once with the LMB.
- At the bottom of the window, click Configure.
- Here select 7.1 surround sound and close the window.
- Right-click on the working device, and click Properties.
- Go to the tab: Spatial Sound, and select Windows Sonic for Headphones.
- Then check the box: Enable 7.1 virtual surround sound.
- Click Apply and Ok.