Hearing footsteps and other audio cues are vital to winning matches of Call of Duty: Warzone, so we’ve put together the best audio settings to use in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded.
Audio is everything in Call of Duty, especially in Warzone. With how slow and tactical battle royale games can be, hearing enemy footsteps, a window break, or a door open can give you all the information you need to score a victory.
Unfortunately, Warzone players have been reporting serious issues with audio in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, but as the devs were fast to fix the Gas Mask issues, hopefully, Raven Software are working to get these audio problems resolved quickly.
What may help you in the meantime is making sure you have the best Warzone audio settings possible, as whether you’re playing in Caldera, Rebirth Island, or Fortune’s Keep, you’ll need to be able to hear properly if you want to track your enemy’s movements better.
Best Warzone audio settings
To make sure you’re getting maximum spatial awareness from Warzone’s audio, you should try and use headphones instead of TV or monitor speakers — even a cheap pair of earphones will be better.
Here are the best settings to let you hear footsteps in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded:
- Audio Mix: Boost High
- Master Volume: 85%
- Music Volume: 0%
- Dialogue Volume: 100%
- Effects Volume: 100%
- Voice Chat: Enabled
- Open Mic Recording Threshold: 3.16
- Voice Chat Volume: 150.00
- Microphone Volume: 120.00
- Voice Chat Effect: No Effect
Most competitive players, be they professionals or content creators, agree that Boost High is one of the best Warzone audio settings. Footsteps, which are by far the most important detail to be listening out for, have a high frequency.
Explosions and distant gunshots have a low frequency, so Boost High will amplify the footsteps over anything else.
Since hearing footsteps is the key to your survival in Warzone, we strongly recommend having them amplified, even if you don’t get the full impact of the sound effects from explosions and killstreaks.
While some players are happy listening to Warzone’s soundtrack, we recommend setting the Music Volume to 0. It will make things seem less dramatic, but you’ll be able to better hear sneaking foes.
From there, it’s down to personal preference. You can go with whatever Master Volume suits you best, and keep Effects and Dialogue Volume high to ensure that you hear your surroundings perfectly.
The deployment helicopter can be particularly loud, so you can press F10 to mute all in-game audio during the initial deployment phase. This lets you hear your friends over Discord, TeamSpeak, or Xbox Party Chat.
How to counter Dead Silence in Warzone
If you encounter players using Dead Silence, you can equip the High Alert Perk to hear these enemies’ footsteps. This will ensure that they’re not able to surprise you and it complements the audio settings in this guide.
The Dead Silence Field Upgrade lets you hide your footsteps from enemies but received a considerable nerf with the Warzone Pacific Season 1 update because players felt it worked too well.
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