According to early reviews and critic scores, Atomic Heart appears to be well-optimized for all PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S ports.
However, there are a few performance issues in the game, particularly with regard to sound and interactions with NPCs.
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One such sound error occurs early on in the introductory missions. You will be unable to hear the Turbine (car) that you are tasked with entering due to this error. This is one of the more aggravating issues to deal with because there is no permanent solution. If the missions become corrupted, you will be unable to progress through the game.
Fortunately, there are some workarounds that the community has devised. These workarounds address some of the game's sound issues that have existed since its release.
As a result, today's guide discusses some of the methods you can use to resolve the "Can't hear the car during Intro Mission" error in Atomic Heart.
How to temporarily fix the "Can't hear the car during Intro Mission" error in Atomic Heart.
As previously stated, there are no permanent solutions to dealing with the car audio bug in Atomic Heart. Some of the workarounds that you can try to temporarily solve the problem are listed below.
Restarting the game
Regardless of platform, whether PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X/S, the first thing you should do to try to resolve the error is to restart the game.
It appears to have worked for many community members. Restarting Atomic Heart appears to have resolved a number of performance issues that the game had been experiencing.
Installing the game again
While this may appear to be a drastic measure, reinstalling the game will most likely resolve some performance issues that Atomic Heart is experiencing. Any corrupted files in the installation directory will also be replaced.
This method is useful for resolving problems such as game crashes and environment glitches.
Updating your sound and graphics card drivers
PC users should also consider updating their audio drivers. This may temporarily resolve the game's sound problem.
You should also consider updating your GPU drivers to the most recent version. Regardless of whether you have an AMD or Nvidia GPU, both will have desktop software that will help you automatically search for and download the latest drivers.
Wait for a patch
Although Atomic Heart has a large number of audio bigs, it's very likely that the developers are aware of the problem and will release an update for the game on all platforms. As a result, the next best option is to wait for a performance fix patch.
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