How to fix Wuthering Waves music not playing

Aakrit Sharma
Wuthering Waves character sitting

If Wuthering Waves has suddenly stopped playing music or other audio, check out this list of solutions to fix any bugs related to the music that plays while you explore the spectacular open world.

Wuthering Waves launched on May 17, 2024, and it has received appreciation for its visuals and combat. However, bugs that lead to music or other audio not playing properly can affect your experience and even stop you from understanding the characters and the open world.

On that note, here’s how to fix Wuthering Waves music not playing and fix similar audio-related bugs.

How to fix no music in Wuthering Waves

There are a few ways to go about fixing the lack of music in Wuthering Waves, and here’s a rundown of them all:

Restart Wuthering Waves

Before trying out solutions that are too complex, it is best to restart Wuthering Waves first as it might reset the audio settings automatically and fix music not playing.

On mobile, you can simply close the game as usual first and then Force Stop it through settings to re-allocate any RAM reserved for the app by your device.

On PC, pressing Alt + F4 should do the trick but after that, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and select Task Manager. Search for anything related to Wuthering Waves in the tasks and End Task.

The goal is to restart the title completely on your device and hope that the audio settings have been fixed automatically.

Update your device’s audio drivers

Faulty audio drivers can stop you from enjoying Wuthering Waves music, and here’s how to fix or update them:

  1. Search for Device Manager in your Windows Search bar and open it. A list of all the devices connected to your device should appear.
  2. Click on Sound, video and game controllers to expand the tab.
  3. Now, select the desired audio driver. For speakers, it’s usually Realtek High Definition Audio and for headphones, you should be able to identify them through the brand/model name.
  4. Right click on the audio driver you want to fix and select Update Driver.
  5. Choose Search automatically for drivers and let Windows find the right updates for your audio driver.
  6. Install the latest drivers and restart your computer to check if the audio’s working.
Choose the driver you want to update carefully.

You can also download the best drivers for your device manually by following these steps:

  1. Go to the official Realtek website.
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner to open the side menu.
  3. Select Downloads > Computer Peripheral ICs.
  4. In this case, you should be selecting PC Audio Codecs as the sub-category and then High Definition Audio Codecs.
  5. Choose ALC888S-VD. A list of all the recent audio driver updates should appear.
  6. Select the audio drivers that suit your system. For most devices released in the last few years, you’ll have to select the 64bits Vista, Windows7, Windows8, Windows8.1, Windows10 Driver only option. This works on a Windows 11 PC as well.
  7. Download and install the driver.

If none of these methods work, you can also right click on the audio driver and uninstall it. Restart the device and Windows will automatically install something relevant to your system and it might fix Wuthering Waves music not playing.

Check in-game sound settings

Here’s how to quickly check if your Wuthering Waves audio settings are ideal or not:

  1. Press the pause button and click on the gear icon at the bottom right of the screen to open in-game Settings.
  2. The first screen that pops up is related to audio where you’ll find the option to specifically change the in-game Music Volume through a slider. Make sure that the slider is not at the extreme left or 0.
Music settings in Wuthering Waves
You can turn down the volume of other game sounds to hear music clearly too.

Enter a domain

You might end up fixing the no music bug in Wuthering Waves by entering a domain. This is not a guaranteed solution to the problem though, and has been reported to work by some players in the community.

On the flip side, a few users have also reported that they first encountered the no music bug in Wuthering Waves while exploring a domain so plan your next step accordingly.

Check your audio output device and disable Spatial sounds

Here’s how to disable Spatial sounds in your device that might help in fixing the no music bug in Wuthering Waves:

  1. Open your desktop and click on the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click on the tuner icon right beside the volume slider.
  3. Make sure that your Output device displayed on top is correct. Scroll down towards the volume mixer and ensure that Wuthering Waves’ audio is at the right level too.
  4. If you’ve enable Spatial Sounds, turn the setting off and restart your game.

Another place where you can check your audio output device is the Xbox bar that opens by pressing Windows + G. On the left, the audio tab displays all the relevant output devices and the option to change the volume.

Repair the Wuthering Waves client

Open the Wuthering Waves launcher and from the bar at the top right, click on the screwdriver icon and confirm that you want to repair the Game Client. Doing so will remove and replace any corrupted files on your device and restarting the game has solved the no music bug for some players.

It is worth noting that no music is just one of the many audio bugs that Wuthering Waves players are facing currently. From distorted volume levels to random sound cuts, there are widespread issues related to audio in Kuro Games’ new title and the developers might have to release a dedicated update to fix them.

We hope this guide helps you solve any audio issues in Wuthering Waves. Once the music kicks in, waste no time and start completing essential tasks like collecting Sonace Caskets and unlocking Resonance Nexus.