UNSOLVED Audio sounds compressed / of a low bitrate / poor quality | POST HERE123 Likes/518 Replies/28932 ViewsTheRealDaemon 21 posts
Saw an article on game pressure quoting the OP and a few other users. Can't post link because it's getting flagged as spam lol. Article name is "Gamers are Irritated by Sound Layer in AC Valhalla".
Hopefully it'll get picked up on more networks and this gets fixed soon.
PalpyIsBack 4 posts
Adding just another +1 about the bad audio issues.
As I also played in the last days Death Stranding and Black Ops Cold War (it just released!), going back to Valhalla is realy painfull.
Both my mentioned games have decent and cinematic sound quality that dont distract the gameplay but enrich it.
To play Valhalla I need to decrease sound volume to 50-60% to not damage my ears.
Cold War with all the gun shot and crazy explosions is good to play at 80-85% without any issues and not geting irritated (Im mentioning this game, as it's also a just launched game)
About the compression, If devs have issues with file sizes, here is good solution, have an option for high res assets/audio files, so that people have a choice.
I mean no disrespect by just slamming other games in the face, just showing that are solutions, even if you want to keep initial size small.
You guys 100% have good quality audio sources, the people who work with audio would love to have theyr work not destroyed as its currently done.
I get it that there are more work to be done for graphics optimizations to create better PC port, but audio is like 50% of the experience here.
Some graphical issues are easily to tolerate, but having audio issues is realy a big blow to the experience.
I hope there will be some solution soon or comments from the support/devs about this, as the game itslef is great and I can see there is a lot love put in the gameplay/story itself.
If there is any help need with debugging or something else, im happy to help out.
OwO_Wubble 2 posts
I've seen a number of topics about this issue, so I am going write another to help get this issue fixed. The game's audio is VERY FLAT and almost mono sounding. It's lacking timbre and depth. It's almost as-if the audio has been super compressed and had its bit-rate changed in some process and hasn't been mixed well - Odyssey had this issue too. I've tried multiple things to try and fix it but I haven't found anything.
B00MSIE 373 posts
For me, it feels the same on Xbox Series X. It lacks the dept of Origins.
Ryusennin 93 posts
It's not just the compression but the whole audio mix which is annoyingly monophonic. Valhalla lacks spatialization, everything sounds centered and muffled, even with dynamic range set on Midnight. Typical examples are rivers and cascades, which are barely audible. If this game was a movie projected in a theater, people would immediately ask for a refund.
I'm using Dolby Atmos for Headphones, which sounds wonderful in The Division 1 & 2. Even Origins and Odyssey have a decent surround mix. Valhalla is either bugged, or very poorly authored. The sound engineers have done a terrible job and should take this issue seriously.
Sunqfu. 7 posts
Confirmed i barely hear the audio. Its like a walkman sound. Sorry walkman audio quality better than this game.
Morfor91 6 posts
So despite a huge amount of players have problems with the audio still no fix?
Gunnarsson19XX 1 posts
ive spoken to support and they said they've forwarded the issue to both the game and dev team. Its crazy that it has to be like this. I literally cannot play the game because its all i can think about....
And they wont adress anything about the issue on their different social media support sites, its so stupid.
- And ofc my case is just left on STATUS
- Your case has been updated by Ubisoft Support
its so annoying that they cant put out a game without having millions of freaking bugs. Why didnt they just delay the game a bit more if its SO many bugs.
Tadiian 16 posts
I really hope they do something to fix this. They need to.
Only one website picked it up so far, not sure how big it is though. (https://bit.ly/3kvBnZs)
I hope it gets a wider coverage so they really are forced to do something about it.
@therealdaemon Here is the Link: https://bit.ly/3kvBnZs
The original is just too long I think.
Tadiian 16 posts
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zhead_ 31 posts
I really would like to see this issue listed on the known issues pinned thread.
Zorek67 13 posts
Known issue thread just got updated and guess what guys, NOTHING about AUDIO hahahah what a bunch of clowns.
TheRealDaemon 21 posts
This is honestly so frustrating. Some acknowledgement or an update would be nice. I've spent more time looking on these forums and reddit about this issue (hoping for an update) than I have actually playing the game on the Series X, because the sound is so bad.
@Ubi-Alien @Ubi-Baron @UBI-Froggard @Ubi-Gaidheal @Ubi-Ginge @Ubi-Heruhoss @Ubi-Kay @Ubi-Litten @Ubi-Mullac @Ubi-Pingu
Firstly, apologies for needing to do this. With respect, I am not sure which mods are actually active here, or if any of them are able to serve as a middle-person for relaying information to the community from the devs/managers etc. but since I've already tried to address one of them with no response, I'm making an extra effort by tagging several.
Since the problems with audio on AC Valhalla are among the top voted on this board, with countless corroborating complaints across more than one thread, and daily mentions on Reddit, can we receive some kind of official confirmation or update regarding the audio issues outlined here? Thank you!
As you can tell, we're anxious to hear something.
Chybow 1 posts
When switching from Keyboard/Mouse to Gamepad the audio cuts out for a second or two in-game. (While using "Hybrid" input mode in the controls settings.)