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With one week under Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s belt, there is one overall consensus regarding multiplayer. Since the game released, the footstep audio and lack of a dead silence perk are hindering gameplay significantly. Infinity Ward said they were looking into this matter, but something needs to be done sooner rather than later.

Modern Warfare’s footstep problem

Anyone who has played Modern Warfare multiplayer knows how loud the footsteps are. Whether it is your own footsteps, a teammate’s, or enemy’s, the footstep audio is simply too loud. You are able to hear someone’s steps from a significant distance, causing players to not move around the maps as much.

In terms of casual play, the footstep audio is making many players sit in corners until they hear footsteps. This ensures they’re not heard and can earn an easy kill on an unsuspecting enemy who is walking around. Pair this with the questionable map design and it makes for slow, boring gameplay.

On the other side, in competitive, things are far worse. Traditionally in Call of Duty, there is a dead silence perk that nearly all competitive players put on their classes. This makes it so you can move around the map without being heard, as your life is more valuable than in casual play.

However, in Modern Warfare, dead silence is a field upgrade, only earnable after a certain amount of time and lasts 15 seconds. The lack of dead silence is making it so competitive play is a big waiting game to hear someone’s footsteps, taking the competition out of it.

How to fix this issue

Nearly the entire community is asking Infinity Ward for a dead silence perk to be implemented. This would make things much easier and solve a major problem with relative ease. Although, Infinity Ward has been stingy about this subject. They feel that dead silence is better suited as a field upgrade rather than a perk.

So, if no dead silence, what other solutions are available? There seems to be only one viable option, which is to make general footsteps quieter. It’s unclear whether or not Infinity Ward will listen to the community on this matter. Though, they have been listening so far in Modern Warfare.

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Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.