How to Fix Halo Infinite No Sounds on Xbox

Can’t figure out why Halo Infinite has no sounds on your Xbox?

Xbox is the only console where you can play Halo Infinite besides a Windows PC. Halo Infinite is the 16th installment of the Halo franchise. This version of the game was developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios. 

The console version of the game is stable, and most issues only occur on Windows PCs. However, this doesn’t mean you won’t encounter problems while playing Halo Infinite on your Xbox. 

Recently, there have been reports from Xbox users who can’t hear anything on their consoles when playing Halo Infinite. 

This can be very annoying as it ruins your experience. You won’t be able to enjoy cut scenes, and you’ll have a hard time noticing in-game mechanics that requires audio like footsteps, gunshots, and more. 

To help you out, we’ve decided to make a guide on what to do if Halo Infinite has no sounds on your Xbox. 

Let’s dive right in!

1. Check Halo Servers. 

Before tweaking your console and audio device, we suggest checking the game servers first if you encounter sound issues on Halo Infinite. There might be an ongoing problem with the servers, which causes some features to malfunction. 

You can do this by using third-party tools like Downdetector, where you can view Halo Infinite’s status. 

Halo Infinite Status

If there are ongoing issues with Halo Infinite, the best thing you can do is wait. Unfortunately, server-related problems can’t be resolved on your end. On the other hand, you can head to the following solutions below if Halo’s servers are online. 

2. Restart Your Console. 

One of the easiest ways to fix most issues on Halo Infinite and your Xbox is to restart your device. This should reload your system resources and eliminate temporary errors that might be causing audio issues on the game. 

Here’s how you can restart your Xbox: 

  1. On your Xbox controller, press and hold the Xbox button until the Power Center shows up.
  2. After that, choose the Restart Console option. 
  3. Finally, click on Restart again. 
Halo Infinite no sounds on Xbox

After restarting your system, go back to Halo Infinite to check if the problem is solved. 

3. Check Your Audio Settings. 

One of the main reasons why Halo Infinite has no sounds on your Xbox is improper configurations. You might have selected the wrong settings for your audio device, which explains the problem. 

To fix this, see the steps below to tweak your audio settings: 

  1. First, stop Halo Infinite from running on your Xbox
  2. After that, go to Settings > General > Volume & Audio Output
Xbox Audio Settings
  1. Under Speaker Audio, click on HDMI Audio and make sure that Stereo Uncompressed is selected. 
  2. Lastly, open the Headset Format tab under Headset Audio and choose Windows Sonic for Headphones or Stereo Uncompressed
Xbox Audio Settings

After tweaking your settings, restart your console and check if the problem is solved. 

4. Test Other Games.

If you can’t hear anything while playing Halo Infinite, we suggest testing out other games on your console. This way, you can identify if the issue is coming from your audio device or Halo Infinite. 

Simply launch another game on your Xbox and see if the audio works. 

5. Reinstall Halo Infinite. 

If you only encounter the issue on Halo Infinite, we suggest reinstalling the game on your Xbox. This way, you can ensure that Halo Infinite is installed correctly on your console. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. First, highlight Halo Infinite on your Xbox’s main screen. 
  2. After that, press the Menu button on your controller. 
  3. Lastly, choose Uninstall and follow the prompts to remove the game. 
Halo Infinite no sounds on Xbox

Once done, reinstall Halo Infinite and check if the problem is solved. 

That wraps up our guide for fixing Halo Infinite if it has no sounds on your Xbox. If you have questions, drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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