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  • locked topic_solved [RESOLVED] Eivor's voice is much louder than those of NPCs | POST HERE

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    Mr_Queenie
    Original poster ubisoft:x-posts, 5

    Playing the game yesterday I noticed that Eivor (male) has a large volume difference to every other character, I kept having to tweak my settings to make it sound less strange but he always sounds about 50% louder than every other actor. Was this intended? I tried using that boost function but it didn't seem to affect anything.

    Also sounds are totally out of whack, I stood next to a waterfall and the loudest thing was the clang of my flail on my leg as i walked slightly. It just feels like the audio in this game is really out of balance, some abilities such as the harpoon one are insanely loud as well. I've also had the swing of a hit be louder than the impact.

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  • Ubi-Borealis
    Ubisoft Support Staff ubisoft:x-posts, 6075
    Best Answer

    Hello there,

    As we can confirm the development team will be unable to deploy a fix for this audio issue, we will now be locking this thread. You can read their full statement regarding this decision below:

    Thank you for reaching out regarding the audio levels of Eivor's voice. Due to technical constraints and other priority issues, we will not be implementing a fix for these specific cases. We recommend adjusting subtitles and other sound settings to help aid comprehension of the NPCs in any situations where the sound is not perfectly balanced.


    If you have any additional feedback you would like to share regarding the audio experience in-game, then I recommend that you create a thread within our General Discussions forum.

    If any changes are to be made to the audio in-game, then this information will be made available within patch notes shared in the News & Announcements forum

    Thank you! 🙂

    official-response
  • reaper666__
    ubisoft:x-posts, 3

    Playing on PC and I don't know if I'm the only one experiencing this. Eivor's voice is way louder than everyone else in the game. I've tried messing with the dialogue boost option but that just made everything louder while Eivor's voice still being the loudest.

    EDIT: Actually, it's the voice of main controlled character that is always louder than other character's voice. I don't want to spoil, but when you go back to modern time via the Animus - the main character's voice is also too loud.

  • RevenantSP1
    ubisoft:x-posts, 38

    The volume of NPC's voices seem to be lower than that of Eivor's in all situations (cutscenes, dialogue, world chatter). I've tried the different sound profiles and voice boost etc. but it seems nothing works outright. Having the levels set to "night" does help to mitigate it somewhat, but doesn't solve it completely. Eivor's voice voice by comparison seems about 15-20% louder than that of the NPC's.

    I can understand world chatter to be lower volume, because it's meant to be background noise, but the difference in cutscenes and dialogue is jarring. It's like Eivor has wax in his/her ears and doesn't realise how loud he/she is speaking.

  • marius199413
    ubisoft:x-posts, 10

    @revenantsp1 iup ... i have the exact problem. And that damn horn sounds sooooooo loud ......

  • kuillemaul1
    ubisoft:x-posts, 5

    @reaper666__ I have the same issue. Its like it has been boosted. Really annoying. Dialogue, Dialogue , Dialogue, I AM EIVOR HEAR ME ROAR!!
    I bleed from ears!

  • Shadrach-Attack
    ubisoft:x-posts, 9

    @reaper666__ I too have this issue, Dialogue boost just makes eivor louder too.

  • Ubi-Baron
    Ubisoft Support Staff ubisoft:x-posts, 798

    Hey guys,

    Thank you for reporting this issue with Eivor's voice to us.

    Are you playing the game in English or a different Language?

    official-response
  • basemix2007
    ubisoft:x-posts, 10

    @ubi-baron also have this issue, on ps4 Pro english language

  • dlmthree
    ubisoft:x-posts, 77

    Audio mixing is all over the place. Mainly I find the audio related to the main character very loud, be it voice over and noise that you make.

    That wouldn't be much of an issue since you could just lower your volume but a lot of voices are actually lower than yours, which already makes most dialogues quite unpleasing to follow.

    My first impression of the game was really bad, that was the voice of child Eivor that had a lot of echo (I mean like recorded in a big empty room). They said that COVID didn't really impact the development of the game but I feel like it had its toll on voice recording which doesn't seem to have happened in a professional environment.


  • Shadrach-Attack
    ubisoft:x-posts, 9

    @ubi-baron english, on pc

  • Riki_Martini
    ubisoft:x-posts, 9

    I'm noticing this too. It's pretty weird in cutscenes. Other speakers are at like 50-70% volume it seems.

  • UbiKoreanBBQ
    Ubisoft Support Staff ubisoft:x-posts, 390

    Thanks for the updates! We'll be sharing this with the team for review.

    Riki_Martini: Can you let me know what platform you're on as well? Thank you!

    official-response
  • reaper666__
    ubisoft:x-posts, 3




    I am playing on PC.

    I actually discovered that I only get the louder voice for main character when using keyboard and mouse. But when I use a controller (PS4 controller), the voice volume becomes normal. It happens right on the spot too when I press something on the keyboard and then press something on the controller.

  • kuillemaul1
    ubisoft:x-posts, 5

    @reaper666__ Wow that is odd. I will try it and see if it happens to me also.

  • kuillemaul1
    ubisoft:x-posts, 5

    @kuillemaul1 I can confirm that it is only when using keyboard and mouse. When i use a controller Eivor is at a normal volume. And it changes if i switch between keyboard and mouse and controller. .

    Hope this helps. Really don't want to use a controller.

  • Shadrach-Attack
    ubisoft:x-posts, 9

    @kuillemaul1 I'm using an xbone controller, whether its on or not i have these issues

  • Milansan
    ubisoft:x-posts, 13

    yeah Ive been fiddling with the audio settings a lot to try and get things balanced (xbox one x), they should add a general voice tweak button, would really help

  • reaper666__
    ubisoft:x-posts, 3

    @zhead_
    I'm not experiencing the voices echoing. My only issue so far is the main character volume jumping up when using keyboard/mouse and jumping back to normal when using a controller.

  • Milansan
    ubisoft:x-posts, 13

    There are many audio issues it seems. I sometimes dont have audio for running till I stop and start again, then it kicks in

  • onigiri03
    ubisoft:x-posts, 2

    eivor's voice is too much its better for me to use my monitor's speaker instead of my 5.1

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