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CoD Warzone 2 Best Settings: How to Hear Footsteps Better MW2

The issue surrounding audio settings and the optimum setup is often hotly discussed among both the pros and the players of Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2. For those looking to hit high-kill counts, knowing where the enemy is and how to hear a sneaky opponent’s footsteps in MW2 are imperative to scoring well in a match, and YouTuber Metaphor has just the trick.

According to the popular Warzone 2 content creator, there’s a Loudness Equalization setting that will improve the chances of you hearing other players easily in-game and he released a video explaining how to quickly get it up and running.


We’ve broken down everything you need to know into some quickfire steps below, which will get the Loudness Equalization setting running and you hearing every footstep around you in no time.

How to Hear Enemy Footsteps Better in Warzone 2 and MW2

The best sound settings for CoD MW2.
Image via Metaphor on YouTube

The following steps are available to PC Warzone 2 players only, as PlayStation and Xbox don’t offer any similar settings either in the system menus or in-game. Here’s how to set up Loudness Equalization to hear other players better:

  1. From your PC desktop, navigate to the sound icon, usually on the bottom right. 
  2. Right-click and select Sounds.
  3. Click on the Playback tab, and scroll down to System.
  4. Make sure System is ticked and set as your primary source.
  5. Right-click on System and select Properties.
  6. Click on the Enhancements tab, and make sure Loudness Equalization is clicked.

And there you have it! Footsteps should be coming in clearly in-game and be amplified whenever you’re nearby another player. A notable caveat to this setup that Metaphor also explains is that directional sound can be interfered with when using this setting, so bear that in mind while trying to make use of it in situations where you’re struggling to pinpoint someone who may be in close proximity or camping. 

For more Warzone 2 guides, find out when Jailbreaks are going to happen in each game, or keep an eye on when Season 2 of MW2 and Warzone 2 is coming out.