Best Warzone audio settings to hear footsteps clearly

Liam Mackay
Warzone Operator taking cover

Whether you’re camping in a corner or simply looking to surprise your enemies, having the best Warzone audio settings can play a big role in helping take advantage of the situation.

To help you detect enemy footsteps and gunshots consistently, here are the perfect sound settings for Season 4 Reloaded.

Warzone audio, microphone & sound settings


  • Audio Mix: Headphones Bass Boost
  • Speakers/Headphones Game Sound Device: Default System Device
  • Speaker Output: Stereo


  • Master Volume: 65
    • Gameplay Music Volume: 0
    • Dialogue Volume: 50
    • Effects Volume: 100
    • Cinematic Music Volume: 0
    • Wartracks Volume: 0
  • Voice Chat Volume: 30
Best audio settings Warzone
Adjusting audio settings will increase awareness of your environment.

Voice Chat

  • Voice Chat: On
  • Game Voice Channel: All Lobby
  • Last Words Voice Chat: On
  • Proximity Chat: On
  • Voice Chat Device (PC only): Default System Device


  • Microphone Mode (PC only): Push to talk
    • Push to Talk: V
  • Open Mic Sensitivity: 70
  • Mute Yourself When Connecting to Channel: On
  • Microphone Level: 100 – If your mic is too loud, you can lower it to 60 or 70
  • Microphone Test: Off


  • Subtitles: All Off
  • Subtitles Size: Default
  • Subtitles Background Opacity: 0


  • Mono Audio: Off
  • Reduce Tinnitus Sound: On
  • War Tracks as a Passenger: Off
  • Juggernaut Music: Off
  • Hit Marker Sound Effects: Classic
  • Mute Game When Minimized: On

Audio settings explained

warzone operators looking out of the battle royale plane
Optimal audio is crucial to survive, allowing you to get ahead of the incoming enemies.

The best audio settings are all about ensuring that the most vital information is the loudest, and we find that Headphones Bass Boost gives the clearest footstep audio to help pinpoint enemy locations.

Master Volume is down to personal preference, but we highly recommend turning Music Volume to 0. Dialog Volume can be set to 50 because it can sometimes be useful, but you don’t want it drowning out the rest of the game.

I prefer to play with Subtitles turned All Off, but feel free to turn them back on if you prefer, as Operators can sometimes give useful information.

For Voice Chat, you’ll have to decide whether to have Proximity Chat enabled. It can lead to some hilarious moments and give away enemy positions and strategies, but it can also drown out your teammates’ comms if the enemies are particularly loud.

We like Classic Hit Marker Sound Effects the most, but experiment with a few and see what works best for you. Lastly, we recommend turning Reduce Tinnitus Sound On, as it’ll replace the Concussion and Flash Grenades sound with a more “dull and murky” sound, that your ears will appreciate, especially if you play for a long time.

If you’re looking to optimize all of your settings, check out how to fix low FPS, the best controller settings, and the best mouse and keyboard settings.