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    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.

  • RevenantSP1
    37 posts

    @raski0611 Unfortunately too true. They have some issues to solve, one of which is the [censored] audio, before I'll bother to spend another cent on this game.

  • 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.

    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.

  • Earlesj
    3 posts

    @ryusennin that seems like it's going to be the case with me as well sadly.

  • Earlesj
    3 posts

    @rvkennedy I had that problem twice. Had to completely turn the game off and back on for it to come back.

  • carpetmonster88
    14 posts

    @rvkennedy check your audio in console (not game) settings. Im playing on PC but I recall that some console users were complaining about no voices and it was related to game taking control of console sound settings and changing it to e.g 5.1 sound instead of stereo.

  • 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.

  • Raski0611
    107 posts


    Funny and sad at the same time.

  • 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.


  • Currywurst120
    7 posts

    @Ubi-Woofer Any news? It's been almost 2 months and we still don't have accurate information. Still nothing at all under the new known issues... My first Assassins Creed which I can't play.

  • 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.

    • Problems:

    Muffled sound
    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)
    flat sound
    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.


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