Does your game audio mute when you switch away from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? If so, you can use the following guide to enable or disable the game audio from playing in the background when CS:GO is not in focus.

Note that some players have encountered issues when changing this setting, such as the game crashing or the setting not working correctly. If you experience these problems, you can find a keybind at the bottom of this guide to change the 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 CS:GO, 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 found our quick guide on enabling or disabling game audio from playing in the background in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive useful. If we missed any important information or if you encountered any issues while following the instructions in this guide, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

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