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Black Ops Cold War | Best audio settings to hear footsteps

The best audio settings in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War allow players to hear enemy footsteps more easily. This gives those using headphones and the right settings a huge advantage in multiplayer and Warzone. Here are the best audio settings and presets for Black Ops Cold War. These work for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Black Ops Cold War Best Audio Settings and Preset

black ops cold war best audio settings

  • Mute Sound: Not Muted
  • Master Volume: 100
  • Music Volume: 0
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100
  • Dialogue Volume: 100
  • Cinematics Volume: 100
  • Audio Presets: High Boost
  • Hit Markers Sound Effect: Disabled

The key thing to note about the best audio settings for Black Ops Cold War is turning down Music Volume and setting the audio preset to one of the three Boost modes.

Which Black Ops Cold War boost preset is best?

The best boost preset is High Boost. Players will want to use the High Boost preset to hear footsteps easily.

How to hear footsteps easily in Black Ops Cold War

black ops cold war best audio settings

Every Call of Duty player wants to hear enemy footsteps. Here’s how to hear footsteps easily in Black Ops Cold War:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Move to the Audio tab.
  3. Select Audio Presets.
  4. Scroll down to High Boost and confirm.

Of course, enemies using the Ninja perk will be much more difficult to hear as their footstep noises are effectively muted.

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