Whether you’re trying to play Red Dead Redemption 2, or Red Dead Online, you’re probably running into the no or low audio bug. It’s a problem that impacts almost everyone and there’s only 1 way to fix it. If you’re trying to play Red Dead Online and not hearing any sound, or it’s really quiet, this is what you need to do.
Unfortunately, the way this bug is fixed isn’t a permanent or an ideal solution. Until Rockstar addresses the low audio bug with a patch, it will never go away. This bug was only introduced when Red Dead Online released as a standalone game.
Fixing the bug involves just 2 steps.
Step 1: Open your voluming mixing options. This can be found by right clicking the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of your task bar and selecting “Open Volume mixer”.
Step 2: Turn Red Dead’s volume up. For some reason, RDR2 defaults to less than 5% volume which makes it nearly impossible to hear. This is the entire root of the “no or low audio” bug.
Why this problem has persisted for so long is a mystery. It’s been reported everywhere since Red Dead Online came out as a standalone came and Rockstar has yet to address it in any formal way. One would at least expect this problem to be fixed in one of the many patches that have been released for Read Dead Online.
Whatever the reason is, at least now you know how to fix this annoying problem. Unfortunately, you’ll have to repeat these steps every time you launch Red Dead Redemption 2 or Red Dead Online.
If you’ve found a better workaround, please leave it in the comments and we’ll update this ASAP!