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Best audio settings for Halo Infinite Season 1

Here are the best audio settings for Halo Infinite Season 1, including how to fix the frustrating bug that mutes sound behind you.



Master Chief with AR in Halo Infinite

Sound is extremely important in competitive FPS games, so here are the best audio settings for Halo Infinite Season 1, including how to fix the bug that mutes all sound from behind.

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer launched almost a month early, offering the classic sci-fi FPS experience to casual and competitive fans alike.

But no matter the mode, you always want to be playing your best. Using the best controller, FOV, and PC settings are important, but audio is equally necessary. Hearing every aspect of the game will grant more spatial awareness, vastly improving your reaction times.

Here are the best audio settings for Halo Infinite, as well as how to fix the issue that mutes all sounds behind you.

Best Halo Infinite audio settings

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  • Main: 9
  • Voice: 7
  • Music: 4
  • Sound Effects: 10
  • Environmental Effects: 4
  • Hit Detection Effects: 10
  • Inactive Mute: Off

Most of the volume options are down to personal choice, but you always want to make sure that Sound Effects and Hit Detection Effects are turned all the way up.

It can be quite difficult to hear enemy footsteps and notice you’re getting shot, so you want to increase your chances of hearing these things as much as possible.


Dynamic Range: Dynamic Mode

You should ensure Dynamic Range is set to Dynamic Mode, as it will make it so that “loud sounds are loud and quiet sounds are quiet,” making the audio sounds more natural and less flat.


  • Visibility: On
  • Display: All
  • Size: Medium
  • Background Opacity: 0.7
  • Highlight: Speaker

If you want to use subtitles while playing Halo Infinite, we recommend using the settings above.

Spartans in Halo Infinite multiplayer


  • Voice Chat Input Device: Your microphone/headset
  • Voice Chat Mode: Push-to-Talk
  • Fireteam & Lobby Chat: On
  • Match Chat: On
  • Incoming Voice Chat Volume: 9
  • Spartan Chatter: On

Push-to-Talk is the best option for playing Halo Infinite, as you can choose when you want to be heard. But you should set it to Open Mic if you want to have full, open communication with your team.

We also recommend having Spartan Chatter on, as you’ll be able to hear what in-game characters call out, giving you a little bit more awareness.

How to fix Halo Infinite audio issues

Master Chief helmet in Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite players have complained that the footstep and hit indication audio are next to useless, with it almost impossible to hear anything behind you. Top streamer Dr Disrespect has already said there needs to be more indication that you’re getting shot, but it appears a bug is making things worse.

There’s currently an issue in Halo Infinite where using the wrong headphone settings will mute all sounds coming from behind you. But luckily, Reddit user rhylte appears to have discovered a temporary fix.

Halo Infinite expects your headphones to be set to Stereo, but Windows can default your headphones to Surround 7.1. Using 7.1 will mute all sounds behind you when playing Halo Infinite, so thanks to rhylte, here’s how to fix it.

How to select Stereo audio for Halo Infinite

Here’s how to switch your audio to Stereo:

  1. Right click the Sound Icon on your taskbar
  2. Click on ‘Sounds’
  3. Select the ‘Playback’ tab
  4. Select your device and hit ‘Configure’
  5. Under ‘Choose your configuration’ and ‘Audio Channels,’ click on ‘Stereo’

How to fix Stereo audio missing bug

However, not everyone will have Stereo listed as an option, so rhylte provided a fix for this too:

  1. Open ‘Device Manager’
  2. Expand ‘Sound, video and game controllers’ 
  3. Right click your output device and click ‘Update driver’
  4. Click ‘Browse my computer for drivers’
  5. Click ‘Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer’
  6. Select ‘USB Audio Device’ and click ‘Next’
  7. Restart your computer
  8. Go to ‘Sound control panel’ by right-clicking the sound icon on your taskbar, clicking on ‘sound,’ and then the ‘Playback’ tab
  9. Select your output device, and click ‘Configure’
  10. Select the ‘Stereo’ option and then click ‘Next’ to finish the configuration

How to roll back audio drivers

rhylte said that if you can roll back your drivers if updating the drivers brought any unexpected issues. To do this, you need to:

  1. Open ‘Device Manager’
  2. Expand ‘Sound, video and game controllers’ 
  3. Double-click on your output device
  4. Select the ‘Driver’ tab
  5. Either:
    • Click ‘Roll Back Driver’
    • Click ‘Update Driver’ and select “the driver appropriate for your device (made by the manufacturer)”
  6. If this doesn’t work, you can uninstall and reinstall the device

You should now be able to hear everything behind you in Halo Infinite, making a huge difference to the audio and your own performance!

For more Halo Infinite, you can check out how its Ranked system works, including all of the ranks, modes, and rules.

Image Credit: 343 Industries


Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards: November 26

The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of November 26. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.



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Players who love to battle it out in competitive PvP action to earn Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards can now see what the week of November 26 has to offer.

Destiny 2’s Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, thanks to its heated action, and the rewards for November 26 are now available to see.

One of the most popular game modes that the first-person shooter offers is, no doubt, Trials of Osiris, which is the game’s competitive multiplayer playlist that allows Guardians to test their skills against other players.

One of the exciting factors of this game mode, besides proving your skills, is the new set of rewards that players can earn with their success every week. Here are the newest set of Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2.

What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for November 26 in Destiny 2?

destiny 2 trials of osiris rewards this week

The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.

The map that players fight on changes each week, and this week, the combat takes place on Twilight Gap.

Here is the complete list of Trials of Osiris rewards for the week of November 26:

  • Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
  • Reputation Rank 10: Trials Weapon (Changes on every rank reset)
  • Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 16: Trials Weapon (Changes on every rank reset)
  • Flawless Reward: Eye of Sol (Legendary Sniper Rifle) (Adept)

To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.

It’s a tough feat, no doubt, but it’s doable with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics.

Hopefully, this week’s Trials of Osiris rewards are worth you going after and can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!

Also, check out the best Destiny 2 PVE weapons and how to get them, and also how to claim Destiny 2 Prime Gaming rewards.

Image Credits: Bungie

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: November 26 – 30

Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.



Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.

Destiny 2 has become a classic since its release in 2017, with a large player base in 2021. The Season of the Lost update has added various weapons like the Lorentz Drive exotic and Darkest Below.

You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.

Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week, and he can be found on Nessus currently. The merchant will be standing up in a tree in the Watcher’s Grave.

Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.

Xur’s November 26 – 30 items in Destiny 2

You can find all of the items available for sale from Xur this week in Destiny 2 below:

Exotic Gear

  • Exotic Engram
  • Merciless – Fusion Rifle
  • Sealed Ahamkara Grasps – Gauntlets
  • Stronghold – Gauntlets
  • Lunafaction Boots – Leg Armor

Legendary Weapons

  • True Prophecy – Hand Cannon
  • Last Perdition – Pulse Rifle
  • Arsenic Bite-4B – Combat Bow
  • First In, Last Out – Shotgun
  • Hollow Words – Fusion Rifle
  • Steel Sybil Z-14 – Sword
  • The Third Axiom – Pulse Rifle

Legendary Armour

  • Opulent Duelist Gauntlets – Gauntlets
  • Opulent Duelist Plate – Chest Armor
  • Opulent Duelist Mark – Titan Mark
  • Opulent Duelist Helm – Helmet
  • Opulent Duelist Greaves – Leg Armour
destiny 2 xur

This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items. You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2 if you are looking for some new things to use against your enemies.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Destiny 2, and check out the Destiny 2 Hotfix Update patch notes.

Image Credits: Bungie

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GTA Online Prize Ride November 25 vehicle: How to get ZR350 for free

Thanks to the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update, players can earn a weekly Prize Ride vehicle, and here’s how to get one, and what it is.



gta online meet up

The Los Santos Tuners update introduced the LS Car Meet, and this week players can get the ZR350 free as the GTA Online Prize Ride November 25 vehicle.

The Los Santos Tuners update is certainly up there with the Cayo Perico update in terms of an important content drop for GTA Online. Many players love to earn lots of money, buy amazing, fast cars, mod them how they see fit, and parade them around the city.

As well as adding new cars and collectibles, the new update has also welcomed a fun new challenge for players to complete. GTA Online’s ZR350 Prize Ride can be obtained by meeting a certain requirement, and we’ll detail everything below.

How to unlock GTA Online’s free ZR350 Los Santos Tuners Prize Ride

zr-350 car in gta online

To get the ZR350, you’ll need to place in the top 5 in Pursuit Races for 4 days in a row to complete the Prize Ride challenge.

Each week, players can unlock a new vehicle for free as part of the Los Santos Tuners update at the LS Car Meet. From November 25, players will be able to get their hands on this awesome car, but only for seven days.

parked zr-350 in gta online

That’s the simple condition you will need to meet to win the car for yourself. Given that it normally costs $1,615,000, it’s definitely worth trying to get!

Here’s the official description of the ZR350:

The nods of recognition, the pointing, the fanboys passing out in ecstasy. Witnessing the big power ZR350 revving up to tear a hole through an underground parking lot never gets old. And when you burn these tires out, they’ll fight to see who gets to breathe in your polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – because this much clout is seriously intoxicating.

GTA Online prize ride challenge

With GTA 6 rumored to be in development hell, the GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition out and not doing well, and the GTA V Enhanced and Expanded Remaster nearly here, the franchise has a lot on its plate.

Also, check out the complete list of cars in the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update, and stay tuned for the November 25 Prize Ride vehicle next week!

Image Credit: Rockstar

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