Halo: Reach update fixes bad audio for PC version

Developer 343 Industries has released a new patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This collection intended for the PC contains Halo: Reach and PC players have been complaining about bad audio in this game for some time. That should now be fixed.

In the patch notes, the developer reports that the audio of Halo: Reach and Halo 3 has been updated. For Halo: Reach, the audio has been updated with Waves integration, which, according to 343 Industries, should bring the quality close to that of the Xbox 360.

It was clear since last year that the developer was working to fix the audio problems. The studio already indicated that it would take some time before a solution would be ready. Two weeks ago, the developer went into detail in an article about the way in which the sound problems have been tackled.

The game was released on PC and Xbox One in December last year. This is a graphically polished version of the 2010 original. The re-release turned out to have poor audio on PC, with players reporting that firearms shots sounded very muffled, as well as reports of crackling noises and difficult to hear voices.

Halo: Reach is part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, where multiple Halo games are released step-by-step for PC. The collection was previously available for the Xbox One, but Halo: Reach was not included at the time. Halo 3 was released for PC as part of the collection on Tuesday.