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Best Audio Settings for Elden Ring

Audio is a huge factor of enjoying an immersive fantasy game. The Lands Between can sound better than ever with just a little help. Let's show you how.

It's time to delve deeper into this fantasy world. Whether you're starting a fresh playthrough of Elden Ring (or you're new) or you're jumping into the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, you can make your experience even better with truly optimal sound.

You can go beyond the audio settings available in game, and take it to the next level with Parametric EQ customization. This can let you tune the audio to a much more detailed way, boosting various frequencies such as bass and mids. But we don't want you to do anything complicated. It's simple really, because we have made a special audio preset customized specifically for Elden Ring.

How to Get the Best Audio Settings for Elden Ring

1. If you're playing on PC, download GG and sign up; if you already are a user, head over to the Sonar section in GG.

2. In Sonar, switch to the Game tab, then you can see the Equalizer screen. From the configuration dropdown, select Elden Ring.

Elden ring audio preset

3. That's it! Make sure your audio device is set to "SteelSeries Sonar — Gaming" to receive audio output configured by this preset.

Alternatively, if you own an Arctis Nova 5 Wireless headset, you can select the preset from the Nova 5 Companion App (guide linked), and use it on console.

What does the Elden Ring preset change?

Elden ring audio settings

This audio preset enhances the audio you hear from Elden Ring. The low and high frequences are boosted. We've leveraged the sound designer's work; this EQ preset will enhance certain sounds by adding more tension and drama, so sword strikes willl sound more substantial and the monsters more menacing.

The sound of hooves will also be more pronounced, which is really ideal to immerse yourself further in your travels. The impacts of certain explosions will also sound better.

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