When my character gets a headshot the volume of this is way too loud. I want to disable this headshot sound entirely or make it much more quiet. Is this possible?

  • sad there doesn't seem to be a solution 2 years later
    – BCLC
    Dec 17, 2020 at 13:34

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No, as it currently stands there is no way of doing this. Modifying the volume of a single sound is not possible.

What you could do is changing the sound file in the game's vpk file, but that will get you blocked from pure servers, so you would only be able to join custom servers, which don't use sv_pure 1.

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    That's such a pity. I wish developers could provide a client option to disable this terribly loud headshot sound.
    – user7634
    Dec 18, 2018 at 8:12
  • user7634: amen to this
    – BCLC
    Dec 17, 2020 at 13:34
  • This includes getting shot in the head, which I've always found to be an issue (rather that getting a headshot)?
    – user598527
    Feb 6, 2022 at 19:35
  • @user598527 yes, the primary issue is taking a headshot. Scoring one is not the problem.
    – dly
    Feb 6, 2022 at 20:47

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