There’s a new Roblox death sound, and OG fans of the platform are not amused with this change. Why did this happen and is there a chance that the original sound will return? Here are the answers you are looking for.
New Roblox Death Sound 2022
If you were a fan of the original “Oof” sound that you hear when you die or reset in a Roblox game, now you hear an “ah!” of sorts. It does sound way weaker and less impactful than the Oof. Check it out below.
And if you’re missing the loud and sudden Oof sound which became a meme, here’s some nostalgia for you.
Why Did Roblox Remove the Original Oof Death or Respawn Sound?
The answer is plain and simple – it’s licensing issue. Basically, one of the tasks that Roblox has taken up as part of their roadmap is the ownership of sounds. For years, we have heard sounds effects and music in Roblox that’s copyrighted, but that has changed. Now developers can add sounds by getting them directly from creators and licensors. So, due to a licensing issue, they have removed the oof sound from Roblox and there is a replacement default sound that has launched. If you don’t have it yet, it will roll out soon.
They have tweeted that “We plan to expand our Avatar Shop with a whole range of both old and new sounds in the future. More to come on this,” so let’s see if this particular sound comes back in a different form.
Here’s Roblox’s announcement about the same:
Related to sounds, due to a licensing issue we have removed the “oof” sound from Roblox and have created a replacement default sound which launches today.
We plan to expand our Avatar Shop with a whole range of both old and new sounds in the future. More to come on this.
— Roblox (@Roblox) July 26, 2022
Who Made the Original OOF death sound?
Tommy Tallarico, an American video game music composer, sound designer and a musician, is the original creator of the Roblox oof death sound, which has now been removed. The sound was first used in a game called Messiah and when the creator found out about its use in Roblox, he collaborated with Roblox. After this, if someone wanted to use the sound in their experience, they would have to pay a small cost. But it appears that there have been licensing issues which is why fans will no longer hear it on the platform.
While this is unfortunate, any change is frustrating at first. Who knows, everyone might get used to the new death sound soon. But the original OOF will always stay in our hearts. End of an era.