Locked Solved [RESOLVED] Audio sounds compressed / of a low bitrate / poor quality | POST HERE128 Likes/578 Replies/46966 Views
The reported issue megathread was only done by the forum staff to put all the common reported issues into one thread. It says that not all of the megathreads are under investigation. The known issues list is this one:
And it doesn't have anything about audio.
I just bought the game and fired up a new game. I immediately noticed the poor audio quality. I thought something was wrong.
The first opening scene lacked immersion on so many levels. Flat audio, poor dialog and I barely heard any music.
The audio left right balance in the speakers also seemed off to me, like the sound was coming from the wrong directions.
It felt like I was in a cave watching drunk people dancing without any music. This is a low point for Ubisoft.
I greatly enjoyed the Odessey game, that's why I bought this one.
The game is unplayable in this state. I didn't find this to be an issue in Odyssey.
Please make this a high/critical priority and release HD sound.
I can't believe I have to come to your forum to point this out
Zeus_212 1 posts
Is there any news on a possible patch/audio pack for this? At first I thought I could just soldier through it but it's gotten unbearable!
Grogui484 1 posts
The sound of this game is horrible, there are a bunch of issues already mentioned in this thread, personally I can't play until it has been fixed, it totally breaks my immersion and my ears, please fix it soon Ubisoft.
VanixLH 14 posts
There's a patch coming this week but I'm pretty certain they won't address the audio issues in this patch, we'll see when they announce further details about it soon.
I'm glad a patch is coming finally, but I also doubt they'll do anything about the audio issues. I hate that there's been pretty much zero communication about this all as well.
I doubt they will ever fix this issue. Just look at this old thread for Origins.
Ubisoft Montreal is the studio behind both titles as I understand it.
I guess they can't afford proper audio recording equipment even though they charge AAA money for their titles.
Raski0611 107 posts
I never noticed poor audio in orgins or Odyssey, but this Valhalla audio is like the face animations from mass effect andromeda before the Patch.
Sometimes not there, sometimes very weird.
zhead_ 31 posts
patch to deploy soon. Notes mention audio fixes. lets hope
zhead_ 31 posts
Its on teh news on ubisoft connect on PC
We will be deploying Title Update 1.0.4 tomorrow: November 26, 2020.
PATCH SIZES AND DEPLOYMENT TIMING:
· PC: ~4.3 GB @ 1pm CET | 7am EDT | 4am PDT | 11pm AEDT
I doubt "various audio issues" include HD audio.
It makes more sense for Ubi to fix story-breaking issues at first.
But it should be top priority after that if you ask me.
GRAPHICS, AUDIO, ANIMATION
· Addressed various graphical issues across the board.
· Addressed various FX issues.
· Addressed various instances of clipping issues.
· Addressed various visual issues with Eivor's cloak.
· Addressed various instances of player or NPC animation issues.
· Addressed various audio issues.
· Addressed various lighting issues.
· Shadow resolution on High will now use correct values.
Shuar 34 posts
Guess patch is live and bad sound persists right?
Disappointing, but not surprised.
HieromAlex 40 posts
I think there is less reverb on dialogues. but overall yeah the quality remains poor
Can confirm, the audio still sounds horrible on the Series X. Messaged support again as they never got back to me after the first time I messaged them.