Cyberpunk 2077 audio crackling glitch: How to fix bad sound problems on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, PC, Google Stadia or Xbox Series X/S

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Cyberpunk 2077 is here, and it has arrived with its fair share of bugs, glitches and error codes.

One such problem with the game seems to be its audio, with reports of cracking sounds and generally poor audio quality swelling up around the web.

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Keep on reading, then, and we'll tell you everything we know about the Cyberpunk 2077 sound issues...

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How to fix Cyberpunk 2077 sound issues on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Google Stadia or Xbox Series X/S

We've seen so many people complaining about Cyberpunk 2077 audio issues, across both PC platforms and consoles, which makes it pretty clear this is a bug in the game rather than anything you've done wrong.

However, while we wait for an official patch from the developers at CD Projekt Red, there are a few things you can try if you want to take these audio matters into your own hands/ears.

If you're playing on a PC platform, you could try going into your computer's settings, double clicking on your playback device, heading to the 'Advanced' area, and then choosing to 'lower the default format'. You might also want to try removing any USB devices, which could be causing interference.

On consoles, you may want to alter your settings so you're sending stereo sound rather than surround sound. Or you could try turning off any virtual surround sound you might have in your headset of choice.

Basically, whichever platform you're on, having a fiddle with the settings and see if you can simplify your audio output at all. This should help while we wait for a proper patch from the powers that be.

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What other problems does Cyberpunk 2077 have?

This is far from the only problem plaguing Cyberpunk 2077 at the moment: as with a lot of big titles these days, this game has launched with plenty of kinks that need to be ironed out.

Some players keep seeing crashes, accompanied by an error code that says the game has 'flatlined' - not terrifying at all, that.

Other players have seen trees popping up all over the place, which is just plain weird, to be honest.

Over on Steam, meanwhile, some people have reported that the game doesn't want to download at all.

For players that use controllers, reports of stick drift are rife, which is pretty frustrating.

There have also been reports of freezes and lag spikes, which is pretty much par for the course with game launches at the moment. But still, we're certainly looking forward to that next patch.

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