Fix: Cyberpunk 2077 No Audio | Sound Cutting Out

Cyberpunk is the latest game by CDProjeckt Red, and it is gaining a lot of popularity due to its unique game style and open-world game setup. But some Cyberpunk 2077 players are experiencing no audio issues out of the blue. Where the game audio is muted or sound is cutting out randomly. If you have the same problem or the game’s sound seems to be crackling, this troubleshooting guide should help.

When Cyberpunk 2077 was released in late 2020, it had many minor issues. While developers are still trying to patch the game, some minor issues regarding graphics, controls, or audio pop up from time to time. One such issue is the sometimes random loss of audio in the middle of the game. This is strange as the audio goes on mute without any warning or error message.

Fix Cyberpunk 2077 No Audio Sound Cutting Out

Fix Cyberpunk 2077 No Audio | Sound Cutting Out

This guide assumes that the sound issue is from Cyberpunk 2077 game only. If you are facing sound issues from your PC (i.e., all the apps sound not working), we recommend you follow the basic troubleshooting steps.

  • Configure the default sound device
  • Reinstall audio drivers
  • Check audio output devices
  • Check Windows audio settings

Or you may follow our comprehensive guide on fixing sound issues on Windows PC.

Restart Devices

Since Cyberpunk is prone to errors, restarting the game will help to reload all the game files and fix the issue. Sometimes restarting your PC may also help with the process.

Check the basics

Sometimes, it happens that the headphones we are using have gone malfunctioning due to overstretching the audio cable. You may have mistakenly pressed the mute button, and now the game is on mute. Please check the Windows Sound Settings, choose the correct output device (if you have more than one), or use the Troubleshoot button to let the system find a solution.

Check the Volume Mixer Menu

The sound mixer on your PC shows all the sources and applications from which the sound is coming. Sometimes, we mistakenly mute the sound coming from the game. You can fix the volume for a particular game or app with the volume mixer panel.

Right-click on the sound icon at the bottom right of your taskbar and click on the Open Volume Mixer option.

Find Cyberpunk 2077 check the volume level settings. If it is mute, kindly unmute it.

Tweak audio device properties

All speakers come with their own frequency band range, and if they are configured to run on low frequency, then some of the game sounds may not play. You can easily fix this problem by re-adjusting the frequency. Here’s how:

Open Sound Setting and navigate to Sound Control Panel.

Highlight the Default Device and double-click on it.

Click on the Advanced tab.

Select 24 bit, 44100 Hz (Studio Quality).

Save the settings and see if it helps.

Update Sound Drivers

If none of the above methods gave out fruitful results to fix the game audio, try updating the device’s sound driver. It might be the case of an older sound driver causing all the issues. So to update it, follow the below steps:

Click on the Start menu and search for Device Manager.

Then right-click on Audio, Input, and output option.
update sound driver windows

Click Update Driver from the option.

automatic update sound driver windows

Select Search automatically for the updated driver software. Windows will automatically search for the best drivers for you. Wait for the process to finish. Once it does, the random sounds issue from Cyberpunk 2077 game should have been fixed.


The most common reason behind audio issues with the game is due to poor sound drivers. We recommend you check or update your audio drivers from time to time. The above troubleshooting methods will help you to fix Cyberpunk 2077 no audio or sound cutting out issues. But if these do not help, we recommend you to re-install the game and see if it helps.

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