Audio and sound not working in Rust? You are at the right place for help. All video games require some kind of audio. We cannot ever imagine a mute video game. Audio is, in fact, a very important property in all forms of entertainment. In Rust, you will require audio and sound to play and experience the game properly.
It would be wrong to call Rust an FPS game. Rust is a multiplayer-only survival game precisely. However, there are a lot of FPS elements in Rust’s gameplay. The catch is that you can avoid Rust’s FPS part, focus on other aspects, and still enjoy the game. We all know how important sound sense is in FPS games, however. Although we can ignore the FPS part of Rust, audio and sound still play a very important role.
Not only do they increase the feel of the video game, but they also help you determine enemy positions in Rust. So, you cannot ignore the sound aspect of Rust. If you are unable to hear sounds or perceive audio in Rust, read this article to try some working, general fixes for the issue.
Rust audio & sound not working: Fixes & workarounds
Here’s what you can do to get rid of the sound issue in Rust.
1) Check the in-game audio settings:
Open the Options Menu in Rust, and then navigate to the Audio Sub-menu. Under Volume section, check whether any of the audio types you need is muted by mistake. For example, you shouldn’t mute the Master Volume as this represents Rust’s entire set of audio types. Set it to 60% at least. Similarly, Voices and Game Sounds volume play important roles in-game. So, don’t mute them as they will help you determine important aspects in a game of Rust. Under Speaker Config, make sure you don’t set the mode to Mono. You can set it to Stereo or 7.1 Surround according to the headphones you use. Save the settings and close the game.
2) Perform some tweaks or check the system sound settings:
Open your system’s Sound Settings (type ‘sound settings’ in the search bar in your start menu). Here, make sure you have set the correct headset and microphone you are using under the Output and Input section. If not, change it. You will also see an option called Manage Sound Devices. Click on it to test or disable any headset or microphone recognized by your system. Test the headset you are using to determine any issues with it. Also, make sure you adjust your master volume settings according to your comfort.
3) Update your audio drivers:
Open Device Manager (type ‘device manager’ in the search bar in your start menu). Find your audio driver in the list. Right-click on it and select Update Driver.
That’s it. The troubleshooting is now done. You should now be able to hear all sounds clearly in Rust. For more such guides, stay tuned.