As the title states, I have no in-game audio whatsoever. On the menus, during cutscenes or gameplay. However, oddly enough, there is audio when the game menu pops up prior to launching the game. I have gone through all simple solutions by adjusting in-game volumes, audio mixers, driver updates, game settings etc. all to no avail. Additionally, when verifying the integrity of the game’s files via Steam I keep getting returned with the message “1 file failed to validate and will be reacquired.” I have no idea what this means or why it’s happening. I am not familiar with Steam and I’ve never encountered this kind of issue before. Is it possible the validation is the culprit? If so, what can I do to fix a failed validation? I’ve already tried reinstalling once, but no changes were experienced.
I do have multiple audio outputs though, e.g., standard speakers (in this case, my headphones) Realtek Digital Output, and my monitor’s output. I was wondering if it’s possible to adjust the default that the game uses. I double checked in my audio devices and my headphones are set as default. But I had a similar issue with Diablo 3 in the past (the game was essentially muted,) despite that my headphones were the default for my PC, they were not for the game itself. Lastly, I am using wired headphones, and I did not unplug or plug them in while loading the game. I only mention the latter because it seems the game experiences issues if you remove or add an audio device while the game loads (from observing other posts online with similar issues.)
EDIT: Fixed… Either my firewall and/or Sonic Studio 3 (an ASUS product, came loaded with my RX580) was causing the issue. Sonic Studio 3 has known conflicts with programs but in my personal experience, only seemed to occur while the program was open. For example, if SS3 was open while I launched Overwatch I would not be able to hear voice chat. Regardless, I uninstalled SS3. However, I also moved some DirectX files around, reinstalled DX, verified file integrity, then loaded Steam/launched Borderlands 2, and my firewall popped up saying “Windows firewall has blocked some features of this program” etc. So, I have the game additional access and it worked afterward. Thanks for the replies everyone. Hope my findings help others with similar issues.