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Is there a Call of Duty: Warzone sound issues fix?

Call of Duty: Warzone sound issues are currently plaguing the Modern Warfare battle royale mode, causing no end of annoyance to players. Reports are rife with regard to the game’s poor sound quality, which persistently causes problems regardless of platform.

In this guide, we’ll cover what’s happening with the Modern Warfare Warzone audio mix on PC, PS4, or Xbox One.

Is there a Call of Duty: Warzone sound issues solution?

Call of Duty Warzone sound issues

It might sound like a minor niggle, though in the competitive world of online Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) mishearing even one sound cue can lead to your in-game death. Since CoD: Warzone is full of these problems, that’s a big deal.

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There are tons of examples of the Warzone community reporting major audio issues, though Afasso put it most succinctly when asserting that the “audio engine needs some serious work” in the title of their in-depth Reddit thread. Below is a summary of the points made and echoed by a large number of players.

Call of Duty: Warzone sound issues list

  • Gunshots lack accurate distance scaling, sounding either close-by or far away with little room in between.
  • Directional gunshot audio is fixed once the trigger is pulled, rather than adjusting as you look around.
    • Example: If a shot originates on your left and then you turn far enough, it should terminate on your right.
  • Supply crate sound effects don’t adjust for verticality.
  • Vehicles audio can sound like it’s being duplicated, tricking players into thinking there’s another vehicle nearby.
  • Footsteps sound inconsistent, sometimes going unheard when enemies are close and other times being audible over long distances.

Unfortunately, despite there being numerous issues and heaps of player feedback citing the same problems, no Call of Duty: Warzone sound issues fix has been implemented at the time of writing. Activision and Infinity Ward’s community Trello serves to illustrate what issues are being worked on at present, though the aforementioned audio issues are conspicuously absent for now.