Secret audio settings – finally making footsteps audible

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Von: Janik Boeck

Hearing enemy footsteps in Warzone 2 is hard. Get the edge with these new and secret audio settings.

Santa Monica, California – Hearing enemy footsteps in Warzone 2 borders on the miraculous at times. The audio is so inconsistent that it’s like a coin toss decides whether you can hear someone or not. Players have been upset about this since the Battle Royale was released. With a secret audio setting you can fix the problem yourself.

name of the game Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
Release 16. November 2022
Publisher Activision
Row Call of Duty
developer Infinity Ward
platform PS5, Xbox Series X, PC
Genre First Person Multiplayer-Online-Shooter, Battle Royale
business model Free to Play

Warzone 2: Hidden audio setting lets you hear footsteps precisely

You need this setting: To adjust the audio settings for Warzone 2, you have to navigate to the sound settings on your PC. We list the individual steps below. Then you have to go to the audio settings of Warzone 2. Then select “PC” in “Audio Mix”. Turn the overall volume to 100 and adjust the dialogue volume to around 40. You can find all other settings in our article on the best audio settings for Warzone 2.

  1. Go to the settings via the speaker icon “Sounds”.
  2. Select “Playback”.
  3. Scroll down the bar to “System”
  4. If there is no green tick there yet, set it and set it as the primary output source
  5. Right click on “System” and then on “Properties”
  6. Select “Enhancements” and then click on “Loudness Equalization”
  7. Then under “Settings” slide the slider to “Short”

What does the setting do? Roughly speaking, the audio setting compensates for the puny human hearing. We can only actively perceive one frequency. You may know this from movies when the sound effects are so loud that you can barely hear what is being said. The “Loudness Equalization” audio setting in Warzone 2 ensures that all frequencies are equally loud. This makes the footsteps sound louder and the explosions and other background noises a little quieter. This could help you dodge the weapon with the “Fastest TTK” in Warzone 2.

Is this setting also available for consoles? Unfortunately not. If you’re playing Warzone 2 on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S or Xbox One, you don’t have the option to make a comparable audio setting. In this case, you rely on Infinity Ward to quickly fix the audio problems in Warzone 2. Until then: Turn off crossplay.