battlefield 4 no sound

Enjoy this game but find no sound at all in Battlefield 4? If everything works fine and this happens only to BF4 (or other games from the EA Origin client), you’re in the right place. In this post, you will learn every possible fix to the ‘Battlefield 4 no sound’ issue.

6 Fixes for Battlefield 4 No Sound Issues

We know how frustrating it can be when you can’t hear anything in a game. Below you will find fixes to get your audio work again in Battlefield 4. Before you head to the following fixes, make sure you check the connections of your headset/speakers.

  1. Update your audio drivers
  2. Check your default playback device
  3. Check Windows Volume Mixer
  4. Disable Windows Defender
  5. Verify the game integrity
  6. Rule out other interference

Fix 1. Update your audio drivers

A faulty/outdated audio driver can cause game audio issues. An audio driver is a translator for your system and device, and if it goes wrong, you will be having sound problems. There are onboard sound card drivers and headset drivers (for some older ones).

To ensure that you have the latest & correct audio driver installed, you can go to Device Manager and update all your audio drivers there. However, Windows delivers a relatively new driver (not always the latest driver). Instead, you can use Driver Easy to let it find and update drivers automatically:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy, then click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

scan now

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged audio driver to automatically download and install the correct audio driver (You can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install all the latest correct drivers that are missing or outdated (This requires the Pro version. You will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

update sound card driver

4) Restart your computer and check whether your problem is solved.

The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at

Fix 2. Check your default playback device

The issue occurs when you set the wrong default output device. It’s possible that other games or apps are working great but Battlefield 4 is acting up.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and at the same time to invoke the Run box. Type or paste mmsys.cpl and press Enter.

open sound settings

2) Set the right device as the default playback device. There will be a green tick and a signal icon on this device if it’s set as default.

set the right default device

3) If this device is not the one you desired, you can right-click another device and select Set as Default Device.

set another device as default

4) Right-click your default device and select Properties. Go to the Advanced tab, and select a format no more than 24 bit, 96000 Hz.

choose a correct sample format

5) Click Apply to save the changes.

Now launch your Battlefield 4 to check if the sound is coming back. If unfortunately not, don’t worry since we have a few more fixes for you to try.

Fix 3. Check Windows Volume Mixer

First, you should check the Windows Volume Mixer, and check if the volume for Battlefield 4 is set to a minimum.

1) Right-click the volume icon in the system tray, and select Open Volume Mixer.

open volume mixer

2) Make sure that Battlefield 4 is not muted in Volume Mixer.

check battlefield 4 sound not working

3) Now you’ll need to go to the Advanced Sound settings. Press the Windows logo key + I at the same time, and select System.

open system

4) Select Sound from the left pane, and click App volume and device preferences under Advanced sound options.

open advanced sound settings

5) Make sure you set the Output of Battlefield 4 to the system default device instead of “Game”.

Does this method do the trick for you? If not, move to the next fix below.

Fix 4. Disable Windows Defender

Many Battlefield 4 players find it finally works when they disable the Windows Defender. But note that once you’ve disabled it, be careful about the websites you visit.

1) Press the Windows logo key + I at the same time and select Update & Security > Windows Security and then Firewall & network protection. Or click here to open Windows Defender.

open firewall settings

2) Click the active network.

click domain network

2) Under Microsoft Defender Firewall, swap it to Off.

toggle firewall to off

Launch your Battlefield 4 and check if the sound is working now.

Fix 5. Verify the game integrity

In case that some essential files are missing, it’s recommended to verify your game files (repair game) before you head to other fixes.

1) Start Origin and login in.

2) Click on My Game Library and right-click on the desired game and choose Repair.

Battlefield 4 repair

3) Once complete, close Origin. Then run Origin as administrator.

run origin as admin

Play Battlefield 4 and test the sound issue. If the Battlefield 4 sound not working issue persists, it’s very likely caused by interference by your devices or other apps.

Fix 6. Rule out other interference

First, unplug all of your external devices and make sure that no unnecessary devices are connected to your USB ports. Then disable Origin In-Game.

1) Open the Origin client and log into your EA Account.

2) Click the Origin menu and select Application Settings.

origin application settings

3) Click the Origin In-Game tab. Toggle the Off switch to turn Origin In-Game off.

turn off orgin in game

If disabling Origin In-Game Overlay doesn’t work, you can perform a clean boot on your PC to find a problematic application.

Did the fixes above do the trick for you? Hopefully, you can enjoy Battlefield 4 without any sound issues now. Feel free to drop us a line in the Comments section below if you have any questions.

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