Starfield no audio on Xbox — solutions and fixes

By Olivia Richman


Jun 14, 2024

Reading time: 2 min

Starfield is still going strong for a small group of sci fi addicts that can’t get enough of Bethesda’s expansive space RPG. But some players on Xbox Series X | S have been running into issues with audio. Here’s what to do if Starfield has no sound on Xbox.

Throughout the year, Xbox players have been dealing with a strange issue where Starfield doesn’t have audio. On Reddit, one player explained that this includes no music, sound effects, dialogue — nothing.

“There’s no sound at all right from the start and it doesn’t come back while playing,” the gamer discussed, adding that other games work “just fine.”

How to fix Starfield — no audio on Xbox

If you don’t have any audio when you play Starfield on Xbox Series X | S or on the Cloud, there are a few things you can do to try and fix it.

The first obvious solution is to shut down the game completely, closing it out and then restarting it. Unfortunately, this hasn’t always worked for every player experiencing this audio issue.

The next step is to restart the Xbox entirely. Shut down the game completely and then restart your console. This will probably also have mixed results but is worth trying before moving on.

Starfield character

Inside the game, you can also go to the audio settings and put them down to zero and save the changes. After this, reset your audio (for example, one player was using a 5.1 stereo uncompressed but let it default back to its usual settings). This worked for a few people.

After this, check how your Xbox is connected to the TV. A few players have had success when they changed the HDMI port they were using. Try shutting down your Xbox, switching to a different port on your TV, and then starting up your console and game again.

Another trick that some gamers had luck with was loading an earlier save in Starfield. This worked for a few players but others had less success with this method.

If nothing is working, you may have to uninstall the game entirely and then reinstall it, which isn’t the most fun solution. Or you can just wait. Some Starfield players simply gave up and came back the next day to find out that their game worked again.

For now, Bethesda has not offered any fixes or official solutions. Try the above and hopefully you’ll be back to exploring the galaxy and talking to weird NPCs.