Best Modern Warfare 2 audio settings 2022

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Latest Update: September 26, 2022 -

Following the Modern Warfare 2 beta, the best Modern Warfare 2 audio settings are hugely important.

Scroll down to hear all the footsteps heading your way during a match.

Audio in Call of Duty games is hugely important when it comes to achieving success in a multiplayer match. Hearing everything from an incoming killstreak to the footsteps of the opposition can make all the difference when battling for control of an objective.

With the launch of Modern Warfare 2 on the horizon, Infinity Ward continues to post regular intel drops showcasing various elements of the game. One intel drop takes a deep dive into how the developer has captured the audio for the weapon arsenal, vehicles, and more.

With so many sounds to listen out for, the best Modern Warfare 2 audio settings will add a further layer of immersion alongside improving your awareness in the heat of battle. Before we share the intel, check out our guides showcasing more intel on the Modern Warfare 2 release date and the Modern Warfare 2 maps.

What are the best Modern Warfare 2 audio settings?

Although Modern Warfare 2 isn't launching until the end of October, we can determine a solid baseline to use thanks to the audio settings many players used to hear everything in Vanguard and Warzone matches. Check out a solid foundation to use below:

  • Master Volume: 100
  • Music Volume: 0-25
  • Dialogue Volume: 25-50
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100
  • Hit Marker Sound Effects: Modern Warfare
  • Audio Mix: Headphones (or any other audio output you use)
  • Killstreak Music: On
  • Mono Audio: Off
  • Speakers/Headphones Game Sound Device: Your choice of audio input.
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The vast majority of settings are down to personal preference so take some time to adjust your settings in a private match to fine-tune them to your liking.

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Best Modern Warfare 2 voice chat settings

Once the best audio settings are ready for action, ensuring the voice settings are geared towards communicating effectively is the next step to guaranteeing numerous victories. Here's what we recommend:

  • Voice Chat: On
  • Speakers/Headphones Voice Chat Device: Your device where you can hear voice chat.
  • Microphone Device: Your microphone of choice.
  • PC Only - Microphone Activation Mode: Push to Talk
  • PC Only - Push to Talk: V
  • Open Mic Activation Threshold: 3
  • Voice Chat Volume: 25
  • Microphone Volume: 25
  • Voice Chat Effect: No Effect
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For PC players, utilising the Push to Talk feature is perfect for communicating only essential information to your team. However, in ranked play where the action is usually much faster than in public matches, having it switched to an Open Mic is the way to go.

There you have it! These are the best Modern Warfare 2 audio settings to use in multiplayer. For more, check out the Modern Warfare 2 guns list showcasing the entire multiplayer arsenal.