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Audio problems

lucian.6871lucian.6871 Member ✭✭
edited April 21, 2018 in Account & Technical Support

Hi,so I can hear no sound in-game or in the character screen.

Speakers I use- 2.1 PC speaker Corded Creative A250 9 W

**What I’ve attempted to do in hopes of fixing the Audio **
-Set my volume meter on my computer for GW2 over 0
-Updated my speaker’s driver

  • Set the “audio device” in GW2’s audio settings to the speaker

(The operating system I use is windows 10)

Any help is appreciated thanks.


  • Nokomis.5076Nokomis.5076 Member ✭✭✭

    In the audio options ingame, which device is set there?

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  • lucian.6871lucian.6871 Member ✭✭

    The default device( which is the speakers)

  • aandiarie.7195aandiarie.7195 Member ✭✭✭

    Have you updated your drivers or done a gw2 repair client?

  • lucian.6871lucian.6871 Member ✭✭

    I have updated my drivers recently to try and fix the problem, but it didn’t work

    Repairing the client didn’t work either

  • No One.3716No One.3716 Member ✭✭

    Try selecting another output device within the guild wars menu and then changing it back to default.

  • lucian.6871lucian.6871 Member ✭✭

    That doesn’t work either sadly

  • Any update?

  • I got same issue recently, no sound everywhere in game. Tried everything, repair client and re-install the game, it just doesn't work. Anyone can help? Thanks.

  • I have the same issue. The game gives me no sound. Updated drivers, correct device is set in options, repaired client, sliders are fine, no sound problems in any other games.

    Sound was fine when I installed the game, then one day there was no more sound. Managed to get sound back by running the game in win7 compatibility mode. Worked fine for a couple of weeks until it suddenly made a screeching sound while playing then sound stopped. I see others with the problem when I search the internet, but they either don't fix the problem or dont post what solved it for them. Any help is welcome.

    PS: I did put in a support ticket, but from what I can tell by reading the forum, Battle for Azeroth will release before anyone reads it.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @lucian.6871 said:
    -Updated my speaker’s driver

    There are no drivers for speakers, only for your sound card. ;)

    You need to set the correct default audio playback device to be able to use it in-game:

  • It worked for me by using the above link, but what difference is, I just disable and enable my speakers, and GW2 starts to have audio. I'm not sure if this solve the problem forever, but if anyone still having the problem can try it out :)

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 27, 2018

    noticed something strange today.. certain UI sounds seem to be missing. Sound in game is fine, music is fine, Enviro sounds fine, dialogues fine.. just mouse clicks on certain UI function has disappeared into the ether.. nothing has changed my end and the fact sound is working as is for most things in game and out of game leads me to think there might be some small gremlins pulling cables out back at base :)

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