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Best Audio Settings for CoD Warzone 2

Good audio can keep you far away from the Gulag.

Using your sight, reflexes, and audio are all critical keys to finishing high in Warzone 2. Because Al Mazrah is such a huge map with so many POIs to choose from, knowing exactly where your enemies are coming from is extremely important and can come down to how well you can hear them. Thus, before dropping into Warzone 2, you'll want to arm yourself with the most optimal audio setup possible.

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Best Audio Settings for CoD Warzone 2

Before you can change any audio settings, you first need to head over to the Settings menu and select Audio. From here, you can tweak all of your sounds for the perfect setup.

Volume settings

  • Audio mix: Headphone bass boost
  • Master volume: 100
  • Music volume: zero
  • Dialogue volume: 80
  • Effects volume: 100
  • Hit marker volume: 80
  • Mono audio: Off

Note that these settings are tweaked specifically for headphone users, and also note that headphones will give the optimal 360-degree audio for picking up on sound. If you use a different audio output device, simply change the Audio Mix setting to your preferred device.


Though it is an audio setting, Subtitles are more of a visual setting due to them drawing the eyes to the bottom of the screen. Because they can be a distraction, turning them off is recommended, though it is entirely a personal preference setting.

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Voice chat

  • Voice chat: On
  • Last words voice chat: On/Off
  • Proximity chat: Off
  • Open mic recording threshold: 70
  • Voice chat volume: 100
  • Microphone volume: 100

The important settings to note here are voice chat, last words voice chat, and proximity chat:

  • Having voice chat on allows you to communicate with your teammates, but if you are playing alone, you can turn it off.
  • Last words voice chat is a personal preference. On the one hand, a dying enemy may give you information you can use against nearby enemies, but on the other, it can be a distraction for some players.
  • Proximity chat can let you know when enemies are nearby but can also reveal your position to others, so it's a toss-up on whether you should enable it.


Chat channels are a personal preference setting that you should tailor to your favored settings. There is no right or wrong answer for these settings, nor is there an optimal setup, so tweak them as you please.

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Audio advanced settings

  • Juggernaut music: On
  • Hit marker sound effectsMW
  • Reduce tinnitus sound: On

Normally obnoxious music such as that which plays with the coming of a Juggernaut would be detrimental, but knowing exactly when a heavily-armored death machine is in your area can be the difference between survival and swift death. Thus, keeping the music on is recommended. The same goes for reducing the sounds that come with tinnitus, only in reverse, as the tinnitus sound can be a big distraction with no payoff.

The hit marker sound effect is more of a personal preference, but the MW setting is the quietest without being inaudible, so it is the recommended setting.

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