The sound is absolutely killing this otherwise great wipe for me

1 : Anonymous2021/12/17 12:35 ID: rigiqx

An entire fight just happened under my squad in crackhouse without a single noise, we only found out there were even people in the building after one of them ran up the stairs and killed me (nobody heard him do this)

After my friend killed him and went downstairs he found 3 dead bodies that weren't there when we came in. 4 people had a firefight right under our noses and we didn't even know anyone was in the building.

And yesterday we were attacked by someone with an apparently unsilenced sks, I wouldn't know because I couldn't hear it shooting at us, just the bullets zipping past me and into my friend

Not to mention all the sounds cutting in and out constantly

2 : Anonymous2021/12/17 13:49 ID: hox139e

I swear to god I hear flashbangs going off all the time in the middle of no where.

ID: hox4vxe

SAME! what are those?! Drives me nuts on woods when I car hear them pop all over the place. Doesn’t sound like gunshots though

ID: hox5jdy

The woods sounds are driving me nuts, sounds like a nailgun in the distance

ID: hoxj0nf

last wipe there was a bug when a bot scav spawned in it would play a gunshot sound from their location with whatever gun they had, im assuming its a similar bug of the AI spawning in and making the noise or something ive heard it too

ID: hoy3a3y

They are gunshots, they just have the end part of the sound clipped. It's annoying af.

ID: hox63ww

I think it's that new noise throwing grenades makes. The pop.

ID: hoxg6b6

Dude it sounds like somebody is taking 2 pans and smacking them together completely randomly

ID: hoy49zr

Flashbangs, loud pops, doors opening, phantom footstep behind you, bags unzipping, wood sounds when stepping on grass, no stairway audio the list goes on

ID: hoxji6x


ID: hoxuafe

We were in dorms and my buddy had an all out fight on the second floor while I casually looted 3rd floor

2 grenades went off and only figured it out when the lights all exploded

ID: hoxtxdn

Is that what the fuck those noises sound like? All I'm hearing is half life physics collusion, hard to report a sound like that

ID: hoxjx2r

Quick question, do you have binaural audio enabled?

I'm my experience, these are often distant gunshot sounds (usually the ADAR) being fubar'd by Steam Audio. BSG is aware of this issue and working to fix.

ID: hoxlhbe

Yeah I do.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/17 14:11 ID: hox3vvr

I've noticed when I scav my scav doesn't pant or grunt when out of breath. Tested with a mate and he couldn't hear me either so something is super fucky.

ID: hoxakce

Same. I just noticed this yesterday. Was throwing me off cause I’d just stop mid sprint thinking I’d hit a bush or something but was in the middle of a path on Customs.

ID: hoxd64q

Yesterday on Interchange my scav walked over metal and the sound never stopped even after when I was running in grass.

ID: hoxknn6

Oh that's terrible!

ID: hoxz3sx

scabs not panting when running out of breath started happening last wipe

ID: hoxln69

It's been doing this as long as I've been playing (late 2019), at least since last wipe.

4 : Anonymous2021/12/17 12:57 ID: howuulk

The sound has definitely gotten buggier. I've had gunfire just cut off. Footsteps just stop working. Voice lines sometimes I hear from 50 yards away, sometimes I can't hear them 5 yards away.

Directionality has been great when sound works, verticality is still busted as hell

ID: hoxdhrl

The voices out of nowhere are terrifying

ID: hoy87oj

For me the scavs will go from 100% to 10% volume when they voiceline. I think it's the terrain affecting how sound travels but it's pretty bad rn.

ID: hoyqlj7

Have you tried medication?

ID: hoxlpcu

This. So much this.

ID: hoxanqx

Gunfire cuts off all the time for me it’s so aggravating I can’t tell what’s going on

ID: hoxobo1

There is a position near the wall by Dorms on Customs, north side of the map. If you are in the right spot you can HEAR THROUGH THE WINDOW INTO THE HALL all of the light-buzzing sound effects, broken lightbulbs, etc. if you take a step in any direction it all goes away.

If a guy is directly above me on chain-link metal i can't even hear it even though i could stick my finger through the walkway and touch his boots

ID: hoxpnla

Fortress/Stronghold/ZB-013 building on customs has a pretty weird issue with the second floor. Makes it incredibly difficult to listen in there, it behaves like the first floor is in Budapest and the second floor is in Beijing and there's this very hard line at the top of both stairwells where your audio shifts over. It was always kinda funky but with the little audio bugs and the new sounds for things this wipe it's gotten insane.

5 : Anonymous2021/12/17 14:03 ID: hox2vjx

Crackhouse is definitely a sound black hole sometimes

ID: hoxfgky

Just crackhouse? Lmao

ID: hoxvfv8

Basically any elevated building, sound stops registering like half the time. It's really a shame when the game has so many great aspects, that the sound is so bad.

ID: hoy7ghk

you cant hear someone runing under you in dorms or stronghold either. All vertical sound is completely busted right now. If you hear a noise you KNOW it's on the same floor as you right now.

I've been playing with a friend and we stream each other on discord so we have a general sense of where the other is. He can kick doors underneath of me and I cant hear it.

6 : Anonymous2021/12/17 16:08 ID: hoxl2nf

Last wipe, this happened to me in dorms. Kippenbro (streamer) killed all of reshala and his boys on first floor while I was on 3rd, and I didn't hear a single thing. I didn't find out until I ran out of dorms and died to Kippen and re watched the stream...

7 : Anonymous2021/12/17 16:16 ID: hoxm8pe

"Hm, was that gunshot right over this hill, or inside a building on the other side of the map?" I love it

ID: hoxowgf

Yup, because if it was DIRECTLY ABOVE YOU, you wouldn't even hear it.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/17 14:49 ID: hox96oh

cant hear u over the distant sounds of gunshots and scavs screaming in my ears

9 : Anonymous2021/12/17 12:49 ID: howtvbo

Yeah, I had a 5 man run past me in the building with the extraction leaver. I was like 2 meters above them. They didn't make a single footstep.

ID: hox97gs

Yeah, I had a 3 man sprint up on me and the only thing I heard was the bush rustle, but then I'll hear foot steps from 100yds like they're sprinting up on me.

10 : Anonymous2021/12/17 17:04 ID: hoxtv79

Sound is definitely garbage it has to be said.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/17 18:03 ID: hoy33pq

Worst part is bullet snapping only happens super close, so teammates never believe me when I'm under fire, when before you could tell.

12 : Anonymous2021/12/17 14:53 ID: hox9s4c

Sound has been getting worse for a while now...

13 : Anonymous2021/12/17 15:10 ID: hoxc4ax

Anyone else getting scav lines that sound like they are beside you and then halfway through sound like they are a million miles away.

14 : Anonymous2021/12/17 15:54 ID: hoxivs8

It's quite amazing you know, my pmc can't hear the heavy boot pounding on the floor above me in dorms. But his rouble detectors are so high he can hear a key opening a door with nothing of value except a can of sprats from the tri-state area

15 : Anonymous2021/12/17 15:17 ID: hoxd7ms

Sound in this game is fucked. They need to move it up the priority list. Without it people won't stay long. Dying because sound isn't working grinds you down and makes the game no fun.

ID: hoxspk7

Sound has been buggy for a long ass time. People are still around. That’s likely why they haven’t prioritized it. People aren’t actually quitting over it.

ID: hoxtumx

I can't speak for others, but this wipe is exponentially worse for me because of sound. I have been happy with most of the ready of it, but the sound will drive me back to Hunt real quick.

ID: hoxt58x

Yes they are. The game isn't completely dead but it'll lose people and I guarantee this is an issue. It definitely was one of my reasons last wipe. I'm bored of the same old quests and I die because of sound issues. I waited until inertia and I'm back now.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/17 16:49 ID: hoxrk4c

Here I was asking myself whether or not I should get back into Tarkov with all the stuff theyre adding. Guess they still havent fixed the issue that made me stop playing in the first place.

17 : Anonymous2021/12/17 13:44 ID: hox0ew7

Yeah had someone shooting 30 meters away with a loud AK on second story interchange above mantis. Had no idea he was there. The gunshots sounds like they were all the way in Idea. My buddy said he got shot at from upstairs where I was. I’m like “no dude I did hear a thing.” I walk up and the guy shoots me.

Between the sounds being ass and just getting head eyed constantly my god gamers, it’s killing the fun a bit

18 : Anonymous2021/12/17 19:29 ID: hoygik3

Dude it's so bad, which makes this patch so frustrating. I am in love with sooo many of the changes that have been made but holy shit please fix audio. I almost always run point for my group, but I can't trust my ears right now because of how bad it is. Like I will be 15 steps or so in front of my friends and it sounds like they are directly beside or even in front of me at times.

19 : Anonymous2021/12/17 14:32 ID: hox6sgj

Crackhouse has been godawful for sound this wipe. You cant hear first floor from upstairs,but they can easily hear you.


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