ALARM BELL - Attack notification does not work or works intermittently

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • GAME BUILD #: 101.101.45340.0 6228353
  • GAME PLATFORM: Steam
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

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The Alarm Bell (or Attack Notification) does not work properly. Sometimes does not sound and this impact the player reaction time.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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  • 50% of the time / matches I play (FREQUENTLY)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Let an enemy unit attack you
  2. The alarm bell sound sometimes work, sometimes not!

It is difficult to understand how to reproduce the issue because it seems quite random

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?

The alarm bell should always sound when your units are getting attacked

:arrow_forward: IMAGE

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It does not allow to attach an .MP4 file

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

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In this match, almost at the end of the game (minute 28 approximatly), it is possible to notice how a mangonel kills a full army of skirmisher and no alarm bell could be heard from the attacked player POV.

*MP Replay v101.101.45340.0 @2021.02.15 164022 (1).aoe2record (1.8 MB)

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I have had this issue too for months, and I have talked with support, but I still don’t have notifications.

Just had this happen to me, had it recorded so it wasn’t just me not hearing it, annoying.

Can you share with us that video @anon642a ?

I think I deleted it. I’ll describe it, enemy scout attacked my eagle scout, I got the attack notification, fought back, the enemy scout left, minimap stopped blinking, I attack a palisade, enemy scout started attacking my eagle again and no notification and my eagle on the minimap didn’t blink. I should note my monk sounds were also bugging out in either that game or the following couple games that session (first time that’s happened in 2k ranked games), and a game restart fixed the monk sounds (and haven’t noticed missing attack notifications in a few games since).