Best MW2 Audio Settings for Competitive Play

How to optimize audio in the new Call of Duty.

Best MW2 Audio Settings for Competitive Play

Do you play the new Modern Warfare II? This year’s Call of Duty expectedly already has a huge player base deep into the multiplayer modes. In order to gain an advantage in such a competitive environment, you need to have a well-adjusted game, including very important audio feedback. Pro-players use headphones, but to get the most out of the audio in MW2 check out our recommended settings below.

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Best MW2 Audio Settings for Competitive Play

In order to gain a tactical advantage in competitive Call of Duty Modern Warfare II matches, it is important to have the right audio equipment. A good 5.1 system or hi-fi is a great option for a cinematic experience of the single-player campaign, but for multiplayer matches, it is much better to have a quality headset, ideally with 3D/spatial sound support. As for settings, it is best to set the audio as follows:

  • Master Volume – 100
  • Music Volume – All the day down to 0
  • Dialogue Volume – From 25 to 50
  • Sound Effects Volume – Keep it at 100
  • Hit Marker Sound Effects – Set to Modern Warfare
  • Audio Mix – Headphones
  • Killstreak Music – Set to On
  • Mono Audio – Set to Off
  • Speakers/Headphones Game Sound Device – Headphones

Although there is no option to amplify the sound of enemy footsteps, these settings will still allow you to focus more on the sound that actually gives you some advantage during competitive play. Of course, feel free to further fine-tune these settings in order to find the values that suit you best.

For more Call of Duty Modern Warfare II here on Prima Games, check out How to Get Calling Cards in MW2, All MW2 Removed Maps and Why They Were Removed, and How to Fix COD MW2 Timed Out While Signing into Online Platform Error.

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Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.