Best Audio Settings to Hear Footsteps in Warzone 2


Looking for the best audio settings to use in Call of Duty: Warzone 2? We've got you covered.

As usual in Call of Duty titles, it's important to optimize your settings in-game so that you can get the best competitive advantage in the sound department. Especially in a game with an average time-to-kill (TTK) as high as Warzone 2, it's imperative to always be aware of if there is an enemy nearby and if so, whether or not they're on the move. Here's a breakdown of the best audio settings to use in Warzone 2.

Best Sound Settings for Warzone 2


  • Audio Mix: Headphone Bass Boost
  • Master Volume: 60-74
  • Music Volume: 0-10
  • Dialogue Volume: 50
  • Effects Volume: 100
  • Hit Marker Volume: 50
  • Speakers/Headphones Game Sound Device: Default System Device
  • Mono Audio: Off


  • Subtitles: Default
  • Campaign: On
  • Multiplayer: Off
  • Coop: Off
  • DMZ: Off
  • Subtitles Size: Default
  • Subtitles Background Opacity: 0

Voice Chat

  • Voice Chat: On
  • Game Voice Channel: All Lobby
  • Last Words Voice Chat: On
  • Proximity Chat: On
  • Voice Chat Device: Default System Device


  • Microphone Mode: Push to talk
  • Voice Chat Volume: 1-8
  • Microphone Test: Off
  • Microphone Device: Default System Device
  • Mute Yourself When Connecting: On
  • Microphone Level: 85

Audio Advanced Settings

  • Juggernaut Music: Off
  • Hit Marker Sound Effects: Classic
  • Mute Game When Minimized: Off
  • Reduce Tinnitus Sound: On

Ultimately, these audio settings should be able to help you better visualize where those footsteps are coming from. Of course, the main setting that comes into play here is which Audio Mix you have on, and the overall consensus seems to be that the Headphone Bass Boost option is the best. With the Voice Chat Volume, as many Warzone 2 players can likely attest, the levels are ear-ringingly loud with the Proximity Chat for some reason, so you'll definitely want to have it set to eight or lower. The Reduce Tinnitus Sound makes it so that Flash Grenades aren't as annoying. Lastly, the Hit Marker Sound Effects setting is obviously up to preference, but Classic is definitely the way to go for nostalgia's sake.

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