Have you noticed that all game audio becomes muted when you tab out of CSGO? Here’s a guide on enabling or disabling the game audio playing in the background when CSGO is not in focus.

Some players have had issues where this setting, in particular, has caused games to crash upon changing the setting, or it doesn’t even work correctly. In that case, scroll down to the bottom of this guide, where you can find a keybind to change this setting.

Follow the Steps Below

  • Open the Settings Menu and click on the Graphics page
  • Click on Audio and find Play Audio When Game in Background
    • Enabling this setting will continue to play all game audio even when a separate window is in use
Play Game Audio in Background CSGO Setting

Using the Developer Console

If you are unsure how to open the developer console in CSGO, view our quick guide.

  • Open the Developer Console
  • Type snd_mute_losefocus "0" into the console to enable game audio in the background
    • Type snd_mute_losefocus "1" to disable game audio in the background

We hope you enjoyed our quick guide on enabling or disabling game audio playing in the background in Counter-Strike. Feel free to comment if we missed out on an important setting or if you had any issues with our guide.

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