If you’ve been waiting for Halo Reach to hit your preferred platform for almost a decade now, it must be pretty annoying to finally get stuck in only to find a bevy of audio glitches. Halo Reach PC audio isn’t in a good place right now, with muffled sounds causing immense frustration amongst players. Is there anything that can be done about it on the user end, though? Or do PC gamers just need to wait on a patch? Here’s what we know about the situation so far.
Is there a Halo Reach PC audio fix?
“Terrible” and “trash” are just a couple of ways in which the Halo Reach PC audio has been described on Reddit. The offending issue reportedly takes the form of low-quality and muffled sounds that make dialogue hard to understand and weapons feel weak, though it seemingly isn’t affecting everyone.
Some players are opting to shelve the game until it’s fixed, and with disgruntled reports being pretty widespread it’s likely that resolving the issue via a patch is high on 343 Industries’ current list of priorities. Unfortunately, that seems to be the best solution for anybody that can’t tough the suboptimal audio experience out in the meantime.
In-game audio options are noted to be underwhelming, with the sound mixing opportunities afforded to players failing to hit the mark as far as solving this issue is concerned. Interestingly, to our knowledge, the same problem isn’t present in the upgraded Master Chief Collection version of Halo Reach on Xbox One.
Whether or not a homebrew fix might be unearthed by players that rifle through the game files remains to be seen, though an official fix hopefully isn’t far off with Microsoft and 343 sure to be striving to achieve the best possible end-user experience.