So I made a game where you shoot a laser and if it hits the enemy it makes an explosion sound and destroys the enemy. The only thing is whenever I try to get the audio to play it doesn't which I assume is caused by the enemy being destroyed. I have tried to use the Play() methods and PlayOneShot() methods but they both don't seem to help me out.

This is my current code:

public AudioClip explosion;
public AudioSource explosionAudioSource;

public void OnTriggerEnter2D(Collider2D other)
    void Start() {
    explosionAudioSource = GetComponent<AudioSource>();
        if (this.tag == "Enemy" && other.tag == "Laser")
            Instantiate(enemyExplosion, new Vector3(transform.position.x, transform.position.y, transform.position.z), Quaternion.identity);


  • \$\begingroup\$ How exactly do you expect the audio source to play sound when you've destroyed it? This is like taking a sledgehammer to your speakers then wondering why the music stopped. Did you try playing the sound from an audio source that you're not destroying? \$\endgroup\$
    – DMGregory
    Commented May 1, 2019 at 17:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ I did try with 3 other audio files, they all work properly. Just when I assign the audio to play before the enemy dies is when it destroys. \$\endgroup\$
    – ItsDJJuju
    Commented May 1, 2019 at 18:47

1 Answer 1


I was able to fix my problem by instantiating a prefab with the audio source onto it and have it play on awake when the object was instantiated it would play the sound perfectly.


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