Combat Music Still Will Not Stop

Already reported and still not fixed…

Plz fix this remove my will to play…

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So many people having this issue. Will it be fixed?

The main reason for the music bug is aggro. With the introduction of thrall commands apparently a lot of trigger functions for NPCs got really messed up. This is on top of already having problems with NPC interaction before they tried to add the commands. If they fix aggro triggers it should fix the music triggers also. Hopefully they will focus on that as thralls not attacking and other NPC combat bugs have been a long term problem and more than a little game breaking. And I’m saying this as a big fan of this game.

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I am also a big fan of this game, and I deal with many of the bugs, but this combat music issue is nearly game-breaking for me. I cannot play with the drums constantly going in the background. This needs to be addressed and fixed.

I’m still having the same problem. I really love this game, but the unending combat music is stress-inducing. And I love the soundtrack! I’d prefer not to play without music. Shutting down the game and restarting is a pain, since it eats up a considerable chunk of time.

Just to let you know, it seems to have been fixed in the testlive branch. So the fix should be coming whenever the next update rolls out.

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I am experiencing the issue right now as I play single player, so it does not appear to be fixed. :frowning:

I am standing around in an exile camp on the southern river. I killed everything that attacked me, yet the combat drums will not stop. This is exasperating and really detracts from the game, making it all but unplayable.

This is ridiculous. Is Funcom just incapable of fixing this, or are they unwilling?

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It’s a work in progress. After the latest test patch, I’ve already found a couple scenarios where the music continues, but it’s significantly better than it had been.

One of the scenarios I found involves other creatures fighting each other. So if you encounter that, it’s possible that’s causing it. But I have been playing mostly in the test branch, so I sometimes I forget what the live branch is like.

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@Ignasi please fix this problem. At the moment I try to kill every enemy to avoid this permanent brainwashing.

Hey everybody,

We fixed this issue internally and was scheduled to come as part of Hotfix 1 for Update 41. However, other critical issues took priority in the meanwhile. It’s possible that our next hotfix, scheduled for today, doesn’t include this fix since our priority at the moment is to get the other problems resolved as soon as possible. If that is the case, then it will be part of the second hotfix, also scheduled to come as soon as possible but after the critical hotfix.


That’s good to know, but to me, this deserves more priority. The incessant drums is akin to torture. It would also seem to me that problems Funcom unintentionally introduced (since this worked just fine before) should also be made a higher priority.

There’s an audio slider for music. It can be set to zero.

The other “major issues” are online characters getting deleted, servers unable to run for longer than 5 minutes, and servers not appearing in the server list.

There’s a solution for one of these things temporarily. The others cannot be solved by a player. I’d recommend the bigger picture view, even if it doesn’t affect you.


Seems like these “updates” just keep making things worse, don’t they? I am loathe to defend Funcom in this as I have seen how they have failed to fix things throughout the life of the game even as they break more than they fix with updates. The quality needs improving across the board.

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Still not working correctly. Takes too long to stop, or will not stop. It even started up when I killed an unconscious NPC then would not stop. Sometimes, if I port away, it will stop, but even that does not always work.

Please fix this!

Still not working. Animals near me (shalebacks and imps) will get into a fight with each other. This triggers the drums even though they are not attacking me. I go over and kill them all, just to try to stop the drums, and even with them all dead, the drums will not stop.

Please fix this.

This is still an issue. A spider was chasing me. I turned to fight it. I suppose I was at the edge of its aggro range, because it turned and disappeared, presumably warping back, but the combat music remains.

As if this continued frustration is not enough, now the regular background music is not working. So I am left with no good music and constant combat drums. No fixes but new bugs.

I am at the Summoning Place and two different combat drum tracks are playing out of synch. They will not stop. I killed everything, but they will not stop.

Please fix this.

Hey there,

A PC TestLive Hotfix adressing several most requested issues, including some of the endless combat music, was pushed out this morning:

You’re welcome to test the issues listed in the patch notes and use the thread to let the developers know if the hotfix fixes the issues. Meanwhile, please be patient as they try to address the ongoing issues with servers and Funcom Live Services. More fixes will come to Live and TestLive in due time.

Note, keep an eye on the forums for patch notes. They are :pushpin: pinned on the forums.


I have the same issue, it seems to only occur for animals though and not all the time either, but when it does I have to log out to stop it, it also prevents the soothing buff from occurring.

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