Bethesda Addresses Skyrim: Special Edition Audio Complaints

Despite gamers creating a resounding fanfare for the hugely anticipated remastered version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the game has been met with more of a low hum due to issues with the game’s sound.

One commentator, Reddit user LasurArkinshead, stated that Bethesda “cranked the compression way up to insane levels” which made the audio quality of the game far poorer compared to the 2011 original.  He even went ahead and made a video highlighting the sound differences, which can be found below:

Luckily Bethesda is already working on addressing the problem.  Through Reddit, one member of the Bethesda team stated “we’re currently testing a fix and hope to have an update out next week.”

While there’s no set date for the audio quality to be resolved, players have discovered that there is a way to enhance the quality of the audio.  Another subscriber of Reddit Tl36X stated:

“I extracted my original Skyrim Sounds.bsa. packed it with 7zip and installed it with NMM in SSE. Seems to work fine. There are two folders in the bsa. Sound and Music. Just pack them into an archive and install by [Nexus Mod Manager]. Someone just uploaded a bsa extractor the SSE nexus that works for this.”

Is the poor audio quality removing your overall experience of exploring this beautiful RPG? How have you dealt with addressing the problem yourself? Sound off with your comments below!

If you’re looking for more of the latest info on Skyrim or how the world has reacted to a remastered version of the game check out these articles below:

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