Terraria Sound Not Working

Regarding Terraria sound not working, it’s highly likely that sound is muted, and you must check out the sound settings, PC and game-wise. Other solutions include updating the audio driver, launching Terraria in windowed mode, then changing back to fullscreen, and uninstalling and reinstalling Terraria, … Spare a bit of your time to check out this article to put an end to the sound issue. 

A List Of Possibilities


In layman’s terms, if you mute PC sounds via sound setting, it’s only natural that you cannot hear Terraria. Aside from that, if you notice Terraria sound not working but other PC sounds remain audible, there is a chance that Terraria is muted. (Ambien) Thus, adding sound settings to your list of suspects is a good idea.


Generally speaking, the audio driver enables the communication between sound cards and computers. Needless to say, if the driver acts up, sound problems will appear every now and then. Do you have a hard time hearing sound in Terraria? In that case, you should take the audio driver into account. 


While Terraria runs smoothly in most cases, its performance still suffers from bugs on occasion. If the game bugs out all of a sudden, Terraria sound not working is one of the consequences. 

Approaches To The Situation

Check Out Sound Settings 

In the beginning, navigate to the right side of the taskbar, locate the speaker icon, and hit it. If the speaker icon is crossed (mute), click the icon once to unmute PC sounds. On the other hand, in the case that the speaker icon is normal, press Windows + I to open Settings, select System, and choose Sound. After you finish, hit App volume and device preference, find Terraria, then increase its volume.

You still cannot hear a thing while playing Terraria? Then it’s possible that in-game sounds have been muted. In case you don’t know Terraria possesses its own sound settings. To be more thorough, launch Terraria, take a look at Volume in Settings, and apply changes if necessary.

Disable Spatial Sound

  • Step 1: Navigate to the right side of the taskbar, right-click the speaker icon and click Sounds.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the Playback tab, right-click your device, and pick Properties.
  • Step 3: Navigate to the Spatial Sound tab, then set the Spatial Sound format to Off.
  • Step 4: Select Apply and choose OK.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer. 

Update The Audio Driver

  • Step 1: Go to the Search bar, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 2: Expand Sound, video, and game controllers, right-click your audio driver and click Upgrade driver. 
  • Step 3: Hit Search automatically for updated driver software, then allow the process to go from start to finish.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, launch Terraria and see how things turn out.

Note: You recently updated the audio driver of your Windows PC? In that case, it’s strongly recommended that you roll the driver back to a previous version. 

  • Step 1: Go to the Search bar, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 2: Expand Sound, video, and game controllers, right-click your audio driver and click Properties. 
  • Step 3: Go to the Driver tab, hit Roll Back Driver, and follow onscreen instructions.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer as soon as the process wraps up. 

Launch Terraria In Windowed Mode, Then Change Back To Fullscreen Mode

  • Step 1: Launch Terraria, select Settings, and choose Video. 
  • Step 2: Pick Go Windowed, click Resolution and disable Borderless Window
  • Step 3: Determine whether the sound issue persists. In the case that you can hear the game sounds like normal, feel free to change back to fullscreen mode. 

Uninstall And Reinstall Terraria

If none of the above works, you have no choice but to uninstall and reinstall Terraria. To avoid losing progress, you should back up your saved data in advance. 

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