Resident Evil Village (RE8) – Audio or Sound Bug – Cannot hear Ethan’s voice – How to fix

A lot of PC players are not being able to hear Ethan’s voice in Resident Evil 8. Is there a way to fix this audio bug? Let’s find out.

Resident Evil Village (RE8) – Audio or Sound Bug – Cannot hear Ethan’s voice – How to fix

Resident Evil Village or Resident Evil 8 is finally out. The game has already broken the player count of all the previous Resident Evil titles. And the numbers are only growing. Everyone is enjoying the game, fan or no fan.

But as things go with AAA titles nowadays. Most of them come with bugs and glitches. A lot of them. Resident Evil 8 is no different. The game has its fair share of issues, with more popping up every hour.

The issue I am talking about here is an audio or sound bug. A lot of players are complaining on the forums that they are not being able to hear Ethan’s voice. And for some the audio and the voices are completely out of sync or there is a delay.

Here is a Steam user explaining the situation:

No Voices Can be heard in game.
As the title says. From the very start of the game I cannot hear any of the voices from ANY of the characters. I have subtitles on so I’m pretty sure the voices aren’t supposed to be mute.
Any suggestions would be awesome and thank you!
This is the case with many players out there. Imagine playing a Resident Evil game without character voice or audio.

How to fix

The good news is there are plenty of fixes available for this bug. The bad news is different fixes are working for different users, which means there isn’t a solid single fix for this. Anyway, lets check the fixes out. The first fix comes from Steam user /venomtheraven:

i had a problem where i couldn’t hear Ethan’s voice. I turned off virtual surround sound and that fixed it.

What he means is, if you have the Virtual Surround setting on in-game, you need to turn it off. You will find the setting in Options > Audio.

Resident Evil Village - Audio settings

The second fix is also from a Steam user. What he did to fix Ethan’s voice and the delay in audio is, during a cutscene he paused the game by pressing Esc. Then he waited a few seconds and continued. That did the job for him.

Many users managed to fix this issue by simply switching to a different audio device. So, try switching to a different pair of headphones.

Note : Many other sources might advise you to re-install your audio drivers. Do not do that! A corrupted audio driver won’t specifically affect a certain part of a game. It will affect your entire system. So as long as you are able to hear everything else, no need to re-install drivers.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Resident Evil Village (RE8) guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue of the game. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on May 8, 2021

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