Warzone 2 Audio Issues [FIXED]

Having trouble with the Audio in Warzone 2? Here's a guide that covers all of the fixes for the annoying audio issues in COD Warzone 2.

Having trouble with the audio in a video game can be very frustrating, especially in a multiplayer game where it is very important to have perfect audio at all times so that you’re able to outplay your opponents. Since the release of Call of Duty Warzone 2, players have displayed concerns regarding the buggy audio, absence of any enemy footstep sound cue, and other movement activities.

Key Takeaways
  • Many players have been facing issues with the audio in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0.
  • The error mostly occurs due to faulty audio drivers, corrupt game files, incorrect sound setting configurations, and wrong in-game settings.
  • We’ve compiled a list of solutions that will help you fix the buggy audio issues in Warzone 2.0.
  • Most of these solutions focus on the game’s PC version, where audio issues are more common.

How To Fix The Audio Issues in Warzone 2.0?

Several people have reported on online forums and the Call of Duty Subreddit that they’re having trouble hearing the enemy footsteps, the voice chat not functioning correctly, audio cutting out or crackling, and so on. Most of these issues occur due to incorrect configuration, corrupt game files, outdated audio drivers, and a few other reasons.

Luckily, we have compiled 10 solutions related to the audio settings, both in-game and Windows sound settings, that could help you resolve the buggy audio in COD Warzone 2.0. Most of these settings are related to the PC version of the game because the audio issues are most common in the PC version of the game.

Reinstall Audio Drivers

First of all, make sure to reinstall your audio drivers. It is possible for audio issues in Warzone 2.0 to occur due to the audio driver being corrupt or not functioning properly. A fresh install of the audio drivers could solve the problem in no time. Reinstall the audio drivers on your Windows PC by following the steps below:

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Uninstalling Audio Drivers [Image Credit: eXputer]
  1. Press Windows + X on your keyboard to open the Quick Link Menu.
  2. Then, click on Device Manager. Search the list for Sound, video, and game controllers and double-click it.
  3. Right-click the audio device that your PC is currently using and go to Properties.
  4. Open the Driver tab and click on Uninstall Device.
  5. After uninstalling the audio drivers, make sure to restart your computer.
  6. Windows will automatically reinstall the audio drivers for your PC after the reboot.

If Windows cannot reinstall the audio drivers for your computer, don’t worry. Visit the official manufacturer website of your motherboard, and you can find the latest audio drivers for your computer. Download and install the audio drivers and see if the audio issues in Warzone 2.0 are solved.

Update Audio Drivers

If reinstalling the audio drivers did not fix the audio issues in COD Warzone 2.0, try updating the audio drivers to the latest version by searching for your specific motherboard or computer model and visiting their official websites. You can also follow the steps below to let Windows automatically update your audio drivers.

  1. Press Windows + X on your keyboard.
  2. Now, click on Device Manager. Search the list for Sound, video, and game controllers and double-click it.
  3. Right-click the audio device your PC is using and click on Update driver.
  4. Click the Search automatically for drivers option.
  5. Windows will then search for the latest version of the audio driver online and install it.
  6. After completing the process, restart your PC to apply any changes.

In-Game Audio Settings

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Headphone Bass Boost [Image Credit: eXputer]
It is important to configure your in-game audio settings correctly and choose the best settings for your audio device accordingly, whether you’re using headphones or external speakers.

If you are using Headphones, we recommend turning on the Headphones Bass Boost option in the Audio Mix setting because it offers a tighter dynamic range with enhanced low-end frequencies for your headphones. If you’re not using Headphones, you should choose the audio device you’re using in the Audio Mix setting.

Volume Setting

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In-game Audio Settings [Image Credit: eXputer]
These are the recommended in-game volume settings for Headphone users.

  1. Master volume – 100 
  2. Music volume: The music volume should be set between 10 and 20. The music in Warzone 2.0 can sometimes drown out the sound of enemy footsteps, which can be frustrating.
  3. Dialogue Volume – 60
  4. Effect Volume – 100
  5. Hit Marker Volume – between 70 and 90 
  6. Mono Audio – Off

Use Proximity Chat

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Proximity Chat Setting [Image Credit: eXputer]
Many new players use proximity chat to talk with their teammates instead of using other voice-chat applications like Discord or Teamspeak. Most of these players are unaware that any nearby enemy players can also hear their conversations, and they end up giving away their location.

You can use this to your advantage and turn on the proximity chat so that you’re able to pinpoint the location by listening to the voice coms. The volume for the proximity chat by default is set to 100, which can sometimes be too loud, and it can drown out the enemy’s footsteps, so we recommend keeping this setting to at least 10. This setting can be found in the Voice Chat section of the Audio settings. 

Windows Sound Settings

Audio issues in COD Warzone 2.0 might also result from improper Windows Sound Settings. You must have the correct input and output devices selected as default. To choose the right settings for your audio devices, try performing the following solutions:

Windows Mic Settings

In most games, you can choose your own specific Mic and Headphones in the menu, but Warzone 2.0 uses an old and outdated audio setup for some reason. Follow the steps below to set up your default Mic/Headphone devices.

  1. Open the Sound settings from the Taskbar or the Control Panel.
  2. In the Playback Tab, Select the audio device you’re currently using, right-click it and choose the Set as Default Device option.
  3. Now, open the Recording tab and select the Microphone device you’re using from the list, right-click it and set it as Default Device.
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Set Default Microphone [Image Credit: eXputer]

Sound Sample Rate

You can try setting the sample sound rate of your audio device to 44.1k or 48k Hz. To do this follow the steps below:

  1. Open Sound settings through the Taskbar or the Control Panel.
  2. In the Playback Tab, right-click on your current audio device and go to Properties.
  3. In the Advanced Tab, under the Default Format section, set the sample rate to either 44.1k or 48k Hz.
    Sound Sample Rate
    Sound Sample Rate [Image Credit: eXputer]

Turn Off Windows Sonic or Spatial Sound

Windows Sonic is a spatial sound solution in Windows 10. It can work well in certain situations, but it could also lead to issues with the audio in some games. To turn off Windows Sonic or Spatial Sound, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Windows Sound Settings through the Taskbar or Control Panel.
  2. In the Playback Tab, right-click your default audio device.
  3. Select Properties, In the new Window, head to the Spatial Sound Tab.
  4. In the drag-down menu below Spacial sound format, select Off.
  5. Apply the changes, and then restart your PC.
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Spatial Sound Setting. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Disable USB Devices

If your PC is connected to many external USB Devices, try disabling the ones you are not actively using. Follow the steps below to disable any external USB devices from your PC:

  1. Press Windows + X, and from the list, select Device Manager.
  2. Now, click on Device Manager. Search the list for Sound, video, and game controllers and double-click it.
  3. Disable any of the devices that you are not using.
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USB Devices [Image Credit: eXputer]

Repair Game Files

Audio Issues in COD Warzone 2.0 could also result from corrupt game files. Repairing the game files through Battle.net or Steam can help you solve this problem. To repair your COD Warzone 2.0 game files, follow the steps below.

Repair Game Files Via Battle.net

If you purchased the game in your Battle.net account, follow these steps to repair the game on the Battle.net launcher.

  1. First, launch the Blizzard Battle.net launcher.
  2. Head to the games tab and select Modern Warfare.
  3. Click on Options on the left side of Redeem a Code.
  4. Now select Scan and Repair.
  5. Wait for verification to complete.
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    Scan and Repair – Battle.net [Image Credit: eXputer]

After the scan completes, try running the game to see if the problem is solved.

Steam Users

Do the following steps if you’re running COD Warzone 2.0 on Steam.

  1. First open the Steam application and head over to the Library.
  2. Right-click on Call of Duty Warzone 2.
  3. Click on Properties and go to the Local Files Tab.
  4. Choose the Verify Integrity of Game Files… option.
  5. Steam will then start verifying the game files and replace any of the files that might be corrupt. It may take some time for this process to finish.
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    Repairing Files – Steam [Image Credit: eXputer]


That’s all for our guide on how to fix the COD Warzone 2 Audio Issues. If the audio issues in Warzone 2.0 persist after trying the solutions mentioned above, contact Battle.net Support. They will help you identify the problem’s exact cause after you provide them with all the necessary information. 

Warzone 2.0 players have also been experiencing other bugs and errors with the game. Some of these bugs include the Proximity Chat Not WorkingA player that your platform denies error, and Lobbies not filling up. if you’re also experiencing these bugs, head over to the Error Fixes category on our website.

We hope you were able to successfully troubleshoot the audio issues in COD Warzone 2.0 by following these solutions. For more informative articles related to Call of Duty Warzone 2.0, make sure to stick around at eXputer!

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Haider Khan

Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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