Call of Duty: Warzone Footsteps Audio Fix Coming
Call of Duty: Warzone has had quite the reception. In the four days since its release, Activision’s new battle royale game has amassed over 15 million players, with 6 million flocking to the game within the first 24 hours. By the looks of it, that number is likely to continue its hike.
This is despite the fact that the title’s launch hasn’t been without issues, the most prominent of which would have to be audio. Players have been complaining about not being able to hear enemy footsteps, with even ambient sound effects drowning them out at times.
The problem doesn’t seem to be isolated to the Gulag’s 1v1 fights either, which may be by design. In fact, some are finding it difficult to differentiate between distant and nearby gunshots as well, which would suggest that the overall balancing of sound effects may be in need of some additional tweaking to match the scale of Warzone’s massive battlefield. The game’s beta tag does excuse early hitches, though one as fundamental as this might force players to return to their previous BR of choice.
The good news is that developer Infinity Ward is on the case. In a statement to Call of Duty news blog CharlieINTEL, the studio has confirmed that it is aware of the problem and is working on a fix.
When that fix will be arriving is anyone’s guess, though the game’s beneficiaries will likely want this fire to be put out soon. Warzone is enjoying unprecedented growth through its first week, but that traction is bound to wane quickly if players find themselves repeatedly returning to the lobby courtesy of inaudible footsteps.
Infinity Ward has also revealed that it is experimenting with various squad sizes and that the game was launched with trios because they proved to work the best with play-testers. Players already have the option to drop in solo or as a duo by setting the Squad Fill option to Don’t Fill while queuing up for a match.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available today as both an update to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) and a free standalone game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, through Battle.net.