Hitman 3

Fix Hitman 3 No Audio Stutter, and Skipping on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Fix Hitman 3 Audio Stutter and Cutting Out

Unlike the past titles in the Hitman series, this time the initial release of the game is an Epic Games Store exclusive. And although we expect the game to come to Steam eventually, it won’t be until a while. Hitman 3 is an amazing game, while the first location feels like the old game, the new title takes on its own after Dubai. However, no game is fun without proper audio and that’s what troubling a range of players on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Players are reporting issues like the Hitman 3 audio stutter, cutting out, and audio skipping. If you are having problem with the audio of Hitman 3, keep scrolling through the post and we will show you how to address the Hitman 3 audio errors.

Fix Hitman 3 Audio Stutter, Cutting Out, and Skipping on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Unlike the past title of the game, Hitman 3 is developed solely by IO Interactive. So, if you are unable to resolve the issue on your or with our assistance, you must report it to the company in a detailed manner. You can follow the link and find support.

Fix Hitman 3 No Audio Issues

Before we even proceed with the rest of the solution, you must first ensure that the audio problem is with Hitman 3 and not your PC or audio device. Check that it’s just the game that’s having the problem. Once you’ve done that, follow the below solutions.

Set the Default Device on your PC

Often times we have seen that the default device on your OS changes due to a software or you may have done it yourself. When the right device is not selected the audio may not play from the device. So, ensure the right device is set as default or set it. Here are the steps you can follow.

Press Windows Key + I and select System > Go to Sound > Toggle PlayBack and set the correct Output device as default.

Try to play the game and check if the Hitman 3 audio is working. If the audio is still not working, the problem may be with the audio drivers.

Turn Off Spatial Sound

As we browsed through forums, we found a lot of players facing the problem of no audio/sound when playing the game. The error can be tied to Dolby Surround Sound for users with Dolby or the Windows Sonic for Headphones being turned on.

To fix the problem, you should turn off the audio settings. This fix has proven to fix the problem for a lot of users. Here is how to replicate the process and fix audio problem with Hitman 3.

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings
  2. Click on Systems and go to Sound
  3. From the right side of the screen, click on the link Sound Control Panel
  4. Right-click on the available speakers and select Properties
  5. Go to the Spatial Sound tab and select Off from the drop-down menu
  6. Save the changes.

Check the Audio Drivers

If you have installed an external or internal sound card, the problem could be a corruption of the driver or outdated software. Go to the manufacturer’s website and download the right driver software and install it.

If you are still not able to hear any audio in Hitman 3, the problem could be with the output device. Try replacing it with another and check if the issue still persists.

Fix Hitman 3 Audio Stutter, Cutting Out, and Skipping

There are quite a few reasons that can cause the audio to stutter or cut out in games. Here are a few things you must ensure that can potentially fix Hitman 3 audio stutter, cutting out, or skipping.

  1. If you’ve encountered the audio stutter and you are reading this post after a few days from release, ensure that you have the latest update for the game. Often times the bug and errors on the release day is resolved in subsequent patches. So, if there is an update for the game, ensure you have downloaded it.
  2. Another cause of the audio stutters could be the game stuttering or dropping frame rate. It’s common for games to drop frame rates during various scenes of the game, but if it’s too sharp the audio issue may arise. Ensure that your system meets the minimum specifications to play the game and try having a stable FPS instead of flexible. What we mean is, try limiting the frame rate of the game rather than have it automatically change. You can also boost the frame rate by playing the game at reduced graphics settings. Some settings that are known to impact the frame rate are Shadow Textures, Shadow Quality, Turn Shadows Off, View Distance, Vertical Sync, Anti-Aliasing, and Resolution. Reduce these settings and the FPS should improve which should fix the Hitman 3 Audio Stutter, Cutting Out, and Skipping.
  3. Just like the frame rate, lag and high ping while you are playing the game can also cause the Hitman 3 audio stutter. As the game loses connection to the server, the issue may arise. Ensure that you have a high-speed connection to resolve the issue.
  4. Finally, the Hitman 3 audio stuttering, buzzing, popping, or crackling sound can also be resolved by adjusting the audio configuration on Windows. To replicate the fix, follow the below steps:
    • Press Windows Key + I to open Settings
    • Click on Systems and go to Sound
    • From the right side of the screen, click on the link Sound Control Panel
    • Select the Speakers and click on Properties
    • Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab and select the lowest audio settings from the drop-down menu.
    • Once done, ‘Save’ the changes.

Try playing the game and check if the issue is fixed. If the Hitman 3 audio error still persists, try all the audio settings one at a time and find the perfect balance.

Fix Hitman 3 Audio Problem on Xbox One and PS4

Unlike the PC, there are not many software options when it comes to audio problems on the console. However, there are a few areas of concern that you can look at to fix the Hitman 3 audio problem on Xbox One and PS4.

For Xbox One users, you can try the following to resolve the issue.

  1. Ensure that you have the latest update for the game.
  2. Restart the console and relaunch the game.
  3. The fault may be with the HDMI cable, try replacing the cable.
  4. The HDMI connection could be damaged, try changing the port.

Users on PS4 can also try all the above solutions for Xbox One. Additionally, you can try to Re-Initialise the PS4.

That’s all we have in this guide on how to fix Hitman 3 No Audio, Stutter, and Skipping on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. We will continue to update this post as we know more about the issue. If you have better solutions, you can share them in the comments for other users to try. 

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. When not writing, I like to cook and play first-person shooter video games.

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