Multiple people, myself included, are now having problems with sound since the latest patch dropped. These problems may be related to the changes.
Some of the problems include:
Random missing sound effects:
Jump and landing
Sometimes these missing sound effects are restored after respawning or changing heroes, but not consistently.
Random unusual sound volumes: e.g. objects destroyed at melee range sound incredibly loud compared to enemy footsteps
Sound effects are often replaced with a ‘popping’ sound, similar to the sound that comes from radio speakers when they’re first turned on.
Players having these problems have gone through the usual system repair procedures:
a) Scan and Repair Overwatch files. Usually generates a prompt to Update files and download some missing files. Some players report a temporary fix, but not always (placebo effect?).
b) sound drivers updated,
c) reinstallation of Overwatch, and
d) reinstallation of OS and Overwatch.
Crossposted from Reddit: