Developer Briefing #149 – Audio Occlusion, M1942 Frogskin M1 Painted Helmet
It’s that time of the week again so lets jump right in!
We have begun adding Audio Occlusion to certain groups of sound effects. Occlusion is the effect on the sound when obstructed by objects in the game world, reducing volume and high frequencies. Currently we have applied occlusion to weapons, vehicles and certain character sounds and foley. At present, Buildings and Landscapes all obstruct sounds. As we refine this feature we will apply the settings to more sound effects and potentially more objects within the game world.
As we continue to develop the soundscape we try to revisit the sounds that we and the community feel are lacking behind. For this update we have chosen to re-design 6 of our current weapons. These include: M1 Garand, Browning M1919, M1903 Springfield, MP40, STG and MG42. We have also re-designed the reload sounds for the M1 Garand, MP40 and STG. This will bring these weapons in line with the recent re-designs for the Kar 98 and Thompson as well as the new addition of the soviet weaponry from the Eastern Front Update.
The MP40, STG and Browning M1919 have been changed to our single shot spawning method which plays one firing sound every time a projectile is spawned, previously we would use designed loops which meant that the loops were often cut off when attempting to single fire the weapon.
In addition, we have further represented vehicle damage through sound effects. We have 4 components for vehicle damage that have audio cues attached to health parameters. Tracks will clank, Engines will smoke, the turret will grind and the hull will creak. All this we hope will give additional feedback and immersion to players inside and outside of vehicles.
In this video you will hear the WIP re-design of the STG44, M1 Garand and MP40. We will continue to strive for a balance of realism and satisfaction with our audio design.
Guide for new players
Recently there have been a few great community made guides that detail the inner workings of playing Hell Let Loose. Don’t forget to have a read through them and tune your knowledge with some parts of the game you may not even be aware of. We have 3 guides available for all users from PC to PS5 and Xbox players. Take a look below:
Sneak Peek Of The Week – Painted Helmet
Last month we showcased the US Jungle Frogskin uniform. Today we would like to reveal the helmet to compliment it. This helmet design, during the war period were often hand painted by the soldiers themselves to match the uniforms camouflage make up. Take a look at the new US Jungle Frogskin M1 Painted Helmet.
US M1942 Jungle Frogskin M1 Painted Helm
War Correspondent, Content Creator and Community HLL Videos
Time for some more community highlights from the below creators
We highly recommend giving them a watch.
If you see a Video you like make sure to post in the Discord #hll-videos channel.
New Update 11 Information! – Hell Let Loose News – Terrydactyl
Hell Let Loose Competitive Match (TBCT Vs ARC) – SellerWellers
More Advanced Tactics to give you the edge over the enemy team in Hell Let Loose. – MonoSpacial
Don’t forget that if you haven’t checked out the other Hell Let Loose socials you should do so. Like our discord you will find them great places for information and community interaction.
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Have a great weekend everyone!
We’ll see you on the frontline o7