Personally I'm boycotting this game until they fix the footsteps. I loved Black Ops 1, I thought its balance was just right. In this game I feel like it is impossible to RUSH people and get high killing sprees. In BO1 I was ranked in the top 100 all time in Hard Core TDM, and may still be in it(haven't checked for a while) and I got there by rushing. My strategy in BO1 was to first learn 99% of the strategies everyone uses then go through the maps taking the paths of "Most Resistance", where I was likely to find the most amount of people and cancel out all the campers strategies, while taking note of where people should be running through given where my teammates are at. I then used the sound of enemy footsteps to alert me of people approaching me in directions I wasn't counting on them to approach me. No matter how good of a player you are you will never be able to fully count for the unexpected, and I believe that footsteps should be in the game to prevent you from getting back stabbed by other runners as you are rushing into the enemies territory. Otherwise it is near impossible to consistently get things like blackbirds while rushing. Also as a side note I am very disappointed in this games leader board system. If I have one of the highest score per minutes in the game shouldn't I be towards the very top of the leader board? As it stands the no lives are at the top and the people that play the game off and on are at the bottom/middle.....
footsteps are non existent. I can walk through the dust and rubble on Aftermath and hear my own footsteps crunching, but the guy right behind me? No chance.
I am also dissapointed by the lack of footstep sounds. Awareness doesn't seem to work period. I've had people walk right up behind me and shoot/knife me while using it. I understand there needs to be some balance to the game but I feel like it was dumbed down way too much when an enemy can walk right up behind you while using it.
this does not bother me at all because i dnt listen for footsteps well i really cant because wen i ply duty i bump my music really loud
lol i do music sometimes when I'm playing as well. Nothing makes you feel like a badass then rocking out to your favorite song
I tried out Awareness and was able to hear the enemy while playing SnD (TB X41's). Without it I cannot hear anything from the enemy. And I noticed that it is pretty much useless if any team mates are around because their footsteps seem to drown out the enemys.
Just a little BUMP.
Thanks for the feedback and opinions so far guys!
Glad I'm not alone here.
I was using Dead Silence and Awareness at the same time and still got knifed in the back.
What's the point of those perks if they don't work...
Lol, thats exactly the point I'm trying to make.
They are rather useless with the way things are atm.
The foodsteps are there you just need to play whit the sound options. In options it need to be high frequency or supercrunch. And in your headset you need to boost the high frequency aswel. So i got turtle beach one and preset 6 footsteps has become useless you need the preset 2 if i'm not mistaken. The footsteps are very loud and clear i can hear poeple run half way across the map. Ofcourse if they use gost your screwed again. But thats normal.