Shadows are really dark

This is my first post here, so hello!

I have a problem with my level, and it is that the light source casts really hard shadows, so there’s two things I don’t like: There’s no blending between light and shadow, and shadows are really dark, almost pitch black if you look to them from a lightened place. AO in materials seems to be ok, and I have a skylight, but I don’t know what to do with it.

I’ve already searched for help, and all threads say that placing a skylight will fix it, but I can’t find any solution, it’s still dark no matter what.

Please, can anyone help me with this?

Are the lights stationary or movable? Have you built lighting? Follow the basic tutorials regarding lighting, they should get you through.

Add a skylight.

It looks like your objects may not have the lightmap UV’s setup properly, some of those pillars should definitely be illuminated to some degree.