Locked Audio Issues: Bitrate / Dynamics & Balance / Muffled Sounds / Stuttering / Volume etc. | POST HERE121 Likes/215 Replies/24031 ViewsRomaVictor09 3 posts
I'm a PC player, still having this issue post 1.1.0 patch. I've never even noticed audio quality in games before. My standards have been "If I can hear it, I can play it." But the ridiculously muffled and low-quality sound in AC Valhalla has turned me away from it. Please, please fix this. I want to like this game.
Ryusennin 71 posts
I'm ashamed to admit I finished the game 100% with the crippled audio, and I doubt I'll come back to it any time soon.
That's probably what Ubisoft silently expects from all players in the long term -- to stop complaining and get done with it.
AstroCat 17 posts
Any progress on this issue, dev acknowledgement at all? Still waiting to start playing Valhalla. Super ironically playing CP2077 in the mean time, actually having a great time!
rvkennedy 1 posts
I have the PS5 version, upgraded from a PS4 disc.
There is no voice audio in cutscenes - none. I have to turn subtitles on to find out what people are saying. Back in the game, the voices are audible. I reinstalled and restarted but the issue persists.
SHRU88ERY 3 posts
Having an audio issue currently. Started a new game due to other issue, corrupt save files, and now in my new game I have no sound other than voices when I am near or on the ship. Can't hear water effects, rowing, wind ect. Only voices if the characters happen to be in any conversation. Playing on PC, on the latest patch.
brewdir 1 posts
I can throw my name in the ring that yes, the audio is very bad in this game and is immersion breaking. I'm very disappointed in what would otherwise be a very fun game! The bad audio just kills it for me.
TheRealDaemon 21 posts
Pretty sure this won't be fixed to be honest. I don't think they see this as an issue.
White-Wolf._ 3 posts
The audio issue makes the game unplayable.
Shuar 34 posts
@Ubi, can we have this thread closed?
As the issue wont be solved, and you wont even acknowledge it, at least I think we deserve some peace of mind and not come everyday to this fekin post to check for further information.
Ryusennin 71 posts
One thing is certain, this game could have never been Atmos certified. Even Origins does actually sound much better.
Zorek67 13 posts
11/01/2021, still couldn't play the game due to the awful audio mixing. Can you [censored] move your smelly [censored] and fix your game ? this is an absolute shame. The game is out since 2 months and I can't touch it because the sound is just a total immersion killer.
Dworkin_CZ 6 posts
OK, so we've seen some class actions being filed against CD Projekt, the developer of Cyberpunk 2077. It seems like a new era is coming in which the developers will also have courts of law to fear if they make bad games. I welcome it wholeheartedly.
More on the topic at hand - why isn't the broken audio still made a known issue after two months of us asking Ubisoft to at least formally acknowledge the issues? What are they waiting for? A legal action? Well, the time seems to be ripe for those.
Attanno_ 19 posts
I would like to add my complaint to the existing ones in hope of an acknowledgement of the audio issues especially in the "known issues" log.
It has been crystal clear that the audio design suffered big loss since Origins where the sound was already very muffled and low quality (the voices in particular). But as the author said, Valhalla is a new milestone in the history of bad sound design in gaming.
As it is such a prominent problem I can't see why answering the questions might help as the solutions were already given by the author but here I go :
- Did you start to play Valhalla before the initial game updates were released?
I started playing on release. All the updates installed and none of them improved the audio.
- What is your platform, and if on PC, what are your system specs? (CPU, GPU, RAM, etc.)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X 570-P
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Memory: 16 Gb RAM
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
- What is your audio set-up? Are you using a headset (wired or wireless?), a speaker system, a surround sound system, etc.?
HYPER X Cloud II. Sometimes stereo speakers where the issues are also very noticeable.
- What audio output is in use? 7.1, 5.1, Surround, Stereo?
Both 7.1 surround sound turned on and turned off. I even tried mono which is kinda more bearable as it hides the issues by flattening the overall sound but it is far from being a solution.
Inconsistent levels (dialogues can go from very loud to almost inaudible in a second, onomatopeia are very lound compared to the rest of the sounds etc)
sizzling on most of the sounds and voices (lots of compression artifacts in general)
Lack of spacialization
Very poor overall audio quality
Please do something about this problem as soon as possible. I stopped playing the game in the wait for a solution to those audio issues. Please keep us updated on the resolution of this problem, don't make it like Origins where the problem was mentionned many times without ever receiving a solution.