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Janky audio getting fix in remastered Skyrim

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Update coming within a week or so

The remastered special edition of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim may be a more visually impressive version of the 2011 RPG but its sound files are somewhat ... lacking. This will be resolved soon.

First, the problem. According to Reddit user LasurArkinshade, original Skyrim used uncompressed .wav assets for its sounds — other than music and voiceover. The special edition packages those assets in a much more compressed format, which is very noticeable to fans, particularly those wearing headphones.

Reddit user gstaff — who may or may not be Matt Grandstaff, Bethesda Softworks' worldwide community manager — said the developer is "currently testing a fix and hope[s] to have an update out next week." Stay tuned there.

With regard to Skyrim: Special Edition's visual improvements, however, YouTuber Brodual has put together this compilation pointing out five of the more subtle inclusions.

Though they seem to appeal more to aesthetes, the overall point is that the remastering helps take the place of some very popular PC mods. That might not be such a big deal to PC users, but to console players, it could be. Especially as the modding experience for console users is much more limited on PS4 than it is for Xbox One.