Call of Duty

Warzone Dead Silence Counter Added to High Alert

Dead Silence has been a controversial perk for as long as it's been in Warzone.
Dead Silence has been a controversial perk for as long as it's been in Warzone. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Warzone's Dead Silence perk will finally see some counterplay thanks to an upcoming that makes High Alert users capable of hearing Dead Silence footsteps.

Dead Silence has been a controversial perk for Call of Duty: Warzone players since its inception. The perk allows its user to walk and run around the map without producing footstep sounds. This makes it much easier to sneak up on unsuspecting opponents, as players often rely on noise cues to keep track of whether or not enemies are nearby.

Although the effect is powerful, the real problem for many Warzone players derives from the lack of counter play. Unlike most of the other Field Upgrades in the game, Dead Silence had no downside, making it a flat (and powerful) upgrade from which other players could do nothing to protect themselves.

Warzone developer Raven Software addressed these complaints in the patch notes for Thursday's Warzone Season 4 Reloaded update by making users of the perk High Alert able to hear Dead Silence'd footsteps.

The change arrives alongside two new perks the studio has yet to name. Exactly when the changes will arrive has yet to be announced.