Having the right audio settings can make a huge difference in first-person shooters like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Games these days come with feature-packed menus, and that sometimes overwhelms the player.

If you are looking for a quick guide that can help you find the best audio settings for Modern Warfare 2, providing a balanced stage between theater-level explosions and clear footsteps, then you’ve arrived at the right page.

What Are The Best Audio Settings for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2?

We’ll be going over the entire Audio menu in MW2, explaining each option along with the recommended setting for it. This will ensure that you can always get the most balanced sound stage that provides every tactical advantage possible.


Best audio settings MW2

Audio Mix

This setting changes the entire audio preset and has a few different modes on offer. We suggest cycling through all of them to see which one suits you. For us, Headphone Bass Boost has been the best balance between clear footsteps and explosions that don’t feel muffled.

Master Volume

Pretty self-explanatory and entirely subjective. Some people turn their system volume down and keep the Master Volume maxed out while others tweak the Master volume for each game. Set this according to your habits and comfort.

Music Volume

We suggest turning Music OFF entirely as it can cause you to not hear footsteps clearly and increase the chances of you getting flanked. It might be nice to hear sometimes but we are aiming for the best setting here, and for that, you need to turn this OFF.

Dialogue Volume

Dialogues such as character voice lines, match, and killstreak announcements should be kept anywhere between 30-50 percent. This is again a very subjective setting that you should tweak based on your preferred audio levels and comfort.

Effects Volume

How loud are those explosions and overall gunshots you may ask? Well, to adjust those settings you will have to tinker with the Effects volume in the audio settings of MW2. Typically setting this to 70-90 works fine for most people.

Hit Marker Volume

This audio slider corresponds to the hit sounds you hear whenever you land a shot on anyone in Call of Duty MW 2. We suggest keeping this at 100 all the time to get the most optimal feedback from the game and never be in doubt about whether you landed shots or not.

Voice Chat Settings

You can change the voice chat settings including mic volumes, how loud your teammates are, and whether your mic is set to Open or Push to Talk in this section. These settings are self-explanatory and don’t affect gameplay in any way where you’ll need a specific preset for them.

Advanced Audio Settings

Lastly, let’s take a look at some of the advanced audio customization settings. Juggernaut Music and the Hit Marker Type can be set to either the classic one or the new MW one. You can also turn it off entirely.

These are the best audio settings that you can opt for in COD Modern Warfare 2 and with time, we will keep making changes to them based on what the devs change with updates and patches.

Wrapping Up

Now you’ll never miss an enemy sneaking up on you again. Having good audio settings is a huge advantage and is sure to boost you KD.

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