Certain Sound Effects not Playing


Recently, when I load into Overwatch and join a game, I encounter an issue where certain sound effects won’t play, or they play very quietly. Things like:

  • Being hit
  • Having a discord orb placed on me
  • Footsteps
  • Pharah’s rocket explosions
  • The guitar sounds from Pharah’s dance emote

It’s very disturbing when these sounds are missing from the game, and it makes it eerily quiet and nearly impossible to focus. Sometimes a restart will bring them back, but not always. My sound settings in OW are always the same.

Hit Sounds Are Not Playing for months!
[MEGATHREAD] Can You Hear the Audio Issues? I Bet You Can! :mute:



Hi Winter, it looks like you’re experiencing sound cutoff issues that have been plaguing many players over the past few months. Could you add your experience and any videos you might have of the issue to this thread to help raise this issue with Blizzard, who seems to be ignoring it entirely?