Players of the Battlestate Games fps Escape From Tarkov have turned to the web to complain about the game’s poor acoustics. With the release of update 0.13, an already dire situation in Escape From Tarkov has become maybe much worse.
Battlestate Games stunned players on December 28, 2022, by releasing patch 0.13 for Escape From Tarkov. By including the game’s most extensive gameplay area to date, Streets of Tarkov, the update was almost certain to be a success. As icing on the cake, version 0.13 of Escape From Tarkov introduced a slew of additional equipment and firearms, revamped the mission mechanism, made adjustments to the hideouts, fixed bugs, and ditched Steam’s music in favor of Oculus audio. The update also resulted in a complete game reset, erasing all player data and achievements and restoring the game’s economics.
Regrettably, it seems like Escape From Tarkov’s transition from Steam audio to Oculus audio has created more problems than it has resolved. Many players have complained about erratic and subpar omnidirectional audio. Apparently, the game’s vertical audio has become much worse since its first release. Players have no idea whether the sounds they are experiencing are far away (two meters) or near (twenty), if they are originating from the second floor or the underground, or if the gunfire they overhear is safe or dangerous. Oculus sound looks to have been implemented incorrectly.
The followers of Escape From Tarkov are devastated. In order to voice their dissatisfaction and provide suggestions for improvements, several players have turned to Reddit as well as the Battlestate Forums. Although it won’t help much with the game’s music, turning off Binaural music in the options menu may improve the pace.
It has been reported that the current version of Escape From Tarkov does not support the sound-recording technique, which is supposed to faithfully mimic 3-D audio. Some gamers also recommend putting on some tunes, donning a heavily armored, noise-canceling helmet, and diving headfirst into the action.
What ought to be cause for celebration among fans of Escape From Tarkov is, unfortunately, a source of ongoing annoyance. Unfortunately, the hard-core extraction shooter, which is unparalleled in its capacity to produce suspenseful and often horrifying moment-to-moment gameplay, is yet again hampered by glitches and bad design choices.