this is so true. All the whiney people get their way..
poeple complaining is what is ruining these games, not the devs, they just listen to the complainers too much,
I'm emailing Turtle Beach after this post to lean on Activation to increase the footsteps a bit. I'm not expecting SitRep Pro level sound but the footstep sounds as they are are practically a deliberate insult to auditory players.
Just make enemy footsteps as loud as friendly footsteps for a start off, then boost them with Awareness and mute them with Ninja.
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This needs to go back on top... Why hasnt footstep sound been fixed yet ??? I cant hear an enemy 2ft behind me... Nothing !!! in Black Ops 1 sound worked well you could hear underneath , behind you to the sides.. This game , even with awareness and silent footsteps being used together you cant hear shit !
Fix this ALREADY !
I've got a set of TB PX5's and can hear footsteps just fine, without awareness. If I'm playing S+D I might use awareness for the extra range, but for me it sounds fine... Even when I run it through my surround system in the living room I can pick up on where they are coming from most of the time...
was there an official statement or thread on this ? maybe i missed something in the past ? i dont come on these forums that much... Is it possible that some headset setups do not work well in Black Ops 2 where they did in BO1 ?
I used to hear everything !!! this is the only game where i cannot pick up footsteps at all. it is very rare if i can hear someone coming and usually an enemy can be dancing right behind me running around and i cant hear a thing.. I can hear all other sounds just fine in the game so this leads me to believe that its not my headset but the game. Friendly's footsteps can be heard it just the enemy footsteps...
i use Astro MixAmp Pro with Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Headset... they are very highly rated..
Apparently this is the way Treyarch wants it. I've got the Turtle Beach earforce xrays CoD edition. I've completely adjusted to this games sound. I've always been a soundwhore. This game has just made me a better soundwhore since its much harder. They've tuned my skills.
I agree, they have taken steps to create a more "active" player base what with diminshed footsteps, ghost modification, etc.
Me, I am always on the move so it doesn't matter. My best advice if you are a soundwhore- don't sit in one place too long? Non-issue at that point. If you like to roast up marshmallows, don't ADS at that doorway the entire time and think about checking your six a bit more often
i used a combination of the two so that moving around made no noise while i could hear enemy footsteps louder. having shelled out a good chunk of money on a whole sound system / headset to be able to hear better i would expect it to work especially if they have 2 separate perks in this game dedicated to this.
so even if im running around and not staying in one place i should hear enemies coming but i dont. Maybe im not hearing the same things you are bkblazer ... i guess i can do some testing with a friend in game today to see what kind of sounds you are talking about but the footsteps i continue to listen for never make a peep...