In the Google+ Hangout today, Sledgehammer Games’s Michael Condrey has confirmed what their solution to Dead Silence is. Instead of it becoming a perk, they are making it an Exo Ability. These are separate choices, which take up a point in the pick 13 slot.

The ability is called Exo Mute, and works just as Dead Silence works in other Call of Duty titles. Condrey stated that the advancements in the audio engine don’t require a full fledge perk for Dead Silence. Condrey did state that depending on feedback, they will be willing to change it post launch.

Exo Abilities in Advanced Warfare use a battery charge, and from what was announced earlier, you only get one use per life. Exo Abilities have limited time usage – from gameplay and what we played, the battery die pretty quickly, lasting seconds. We should also note that you can off/on the battery many times in a single life – as long as there’s battery life left; the battery life can be tracked in the HUD in the bottom right.

UPDATE: Michael Condrey has tweeted out stating that the Mute lasts for 20s, or 30s using the Overcharged perk (this perk increases battery life of Exo-abilities) and will “enhance balance and strategy.”

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  • Your Nigga Barack

    I was really happy having DS out of the game

    • James Puckett

      Still is baically out of game with only five to seven seconds per life.

  • Probably won’t even run this since Exo-Abilities run out of battery and can only be used once per life. At least they’re trying to balance it. GG SH Games

  • happy guy

    YES! YES!!! *Cries tears of joy*
    Some of us are strict Search and destroy players. So this is amazing news.
    YES!!

    • demoralize

      It lasts 5 seconds how is that good for snd?

  • The Nuke Project

    I HOPE they tease something more soooooooon:—)

  • Sal

    Exo abilities run out(battery) and are once per life. Personally IDC but is that enough to calm down the pros?

    Means the pros will have to play with exo suits.

    • 1. They were usuing exo suits anyway
      2. No, it is not enough to shut competitive players up. 5 seconds of being silent is useless.

      • Sal

        1.Good
        2.That’s a shame

      • Primey_

        1. MLG has said nothing about banning the exo suits. They might allow them

        • George Claude

          You and I know that MLG is banning them. If you look at previous years they banned all of the “cheap” and unfair equipment or perks and had special rules different than pubs.

          • jordanxbrookes

            However they didn’t ban Dead Silence, so your point is invalid.

          • Primey_

            I wouldn’t count on it just yet. Especially when all of the maps are built for the exo suits.

        • CharlieIntel

          Most likely they will ban certain abilities.

        • That’s what I said…

    • demoralize

      no its not enough to calm down pros because its a exo abilty its useless it last 5 second when could you possibly use exo mute for 5 seconds where it would be effective?

      • Sal

        I stated that but ok

        • demoralize

          no u said is that enough to calm down pros? and i said no its not enough and i gave my reason why.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            It was a rhetorical question.

          • demoralize

            i still answered it so.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            So that means he was saying the same thing as you did, lol.

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        Someone’s mad, lol. Get over it.

  • Alexander Thomas

    that’s like useless, it’s only a exo ability so it will only be able to use like 5 sec of a life

  • demoralize

    espots needs dead silence not a exo ability that last 5 seconds what is that good for?

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      It doesn’t need it. Does it help? Yeah, great. But it’s not that hard to adapt.

      • Your change is beautiful…

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          Thanks. What change, though?

          • MichiganerE

            Your profile pics only get sexier with time… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Lol XD

          • MichiganerE

            Damn straight, you better like it you sexy motherfucker you! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • TheShadowReaper

        yes, that’s how we like our Sifty. smexy as fuck! 😀

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          Oh yeah!

    • Cole

      Cod esports needs to start acting like League of Legends esports and play the game the way it is and not complain about everything.

      • Humza Qureshi

        Doesn’t Lol ban some heroes though? So your statement is irrelevant.

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          Idk but they don’t ban any core mechanics of the game, change the rules, or add stuff to make competitive players happy.

        • Cole

          They only ban champs if they are bugged, so they play with the same rules as the people at home

  • jojocircus

    Why cant it be a perk? Now its a wasted Exo Ability Slot

  • Velociraptor

    They should just make it a perk

  • Primey_

    What a shitty replacement for Dead Silence.

  • George Claude

    This doesn’t mean a thing, right now sledgehammer is doing what every developer did previous, they are telling the consumers what they want to here. Because exo mute is an exo ability it will not even be worth running. It’s probably going to be like cloak. The ablity will last for a few seconds and then you have to die to get it again.

  • Freeze

    Perfect Idea!

  • jordanxbrookes

    *Sledgehammer brings Zombies back, zombie fans complain, Sledgehammer bring Dead Silence back, competitive players complain* You guys are already whining about the game before it’s even released. I bet you’ll be whining about Treyarch’s title before they even announce it. Smh -_-
    EDIT: Exo Mute lasts 20 seconds, 30 seconds with Overcharge, so for all those idiots saying it only lasts 5 seconds can suck it. Just saying.

    • If the whole community uploaded youtube videos they would stop complaining and just lay the game and enjoy it!

    • Ryumoau

      my thoughts exactly!! 😀

    • DOINEED2LOGIN

      They didnt bring back zombies or DS shut up

      • jordanxbrookes

        They brought them both back in a different form, so no I won’t shut up.

    • demoralize

      1. zombies are only in a little part of the game thats why zombie fans are mad.
      2. exo mute last for 5 seconds thats why esports players are still mad.

      • Ryumoau

        Nowhere in this article did it mention how long it lasts. For all you know it could be an effect that lasts the entire match.

        • Primey_

          Except it’s a Exo Ability and all Exo Abilities last a short while.

          • Daniel

            Depending on the ability it might last more

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            I think that balances it out.

        • Sal

          Plausible but so far every other exo ability works the same way. 5 seconds. Unless you add that battery bonus perk.

        • demoralize

          Lets not be stupid and use are brains. exo ability is the abilities that are for exo suits and they all have a battery life on them of around 5 seconds. so yes we do know for a fact its for the whole game.

          • jordanxbrookes

            No it isn’t for the whole game, it’s per life. Use YOUR brains idiot.

          • JuicyJuice

            Learn to read…

        • Keshav Bhat

          Refresh.

          • Ryumoau

            oh, okay. thanks for clarifying.

          • Osmosis

            It’s 20s, and 30s with the overcharged perk… He confirmed it on his own Twitter.

        • Hahaha

          Exo abilities only last for 5-7 seconds dumb ass. JxB is just being a COD fanboy he knows they messed up. They’re only bringing back ONE wave of Zombies on ONE map and if there is sound whoring it’ll ruin the game and make it a camp fest. Period.

          • Ryumoau

            who gives a crap? You’re entire reply lost meaning as soon as you brought up the zombie bonus round, as if that is some ‘make or break’ deal for the game.

            Just because you are butthurt that they didn’t waste time or resources on the co-op you wanted, doesn’t mean Sledgehammer didn’t put effort into this game.

          • mr.curious

            Quick question r u a girl

          • jordanxbrookes

            He isn’t.

          • mr.curious

            The great brooks had responded to my first comment all hail jordanxbrooks

          • jordanxbrookes

            Lol.

          • mr.curious

            Subscribe to me on Twitter

          • jordanxbrookes

            I’m being a CoD fanboy? That’s because I am a CoD fanboy. Your just mad because you call people stupid and yet you messed up with your facts.

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        1. They’re in the game period, and I’m grateful. It’s gotten me to actually force me to want the game just because of Zombies. I don’t care if it’s just one bonus round or multiple rounds or an entire mode, it’s in the game period, and I’m ecstatic.
        2. Dead Silence as a perk is a crutch/critical perk. Everyone would be using it, just as much as Blast Suppressor (even though that perk doesn’t really seem too much of a crutch imo). Would you really think it’s balanced that you could equip both Blast Suppressor AND Dead Silence? An Exo Ability makes more sense and it’s more balanced this way. Sledgehammer listened, that’s all you have to care about.

    • Daniel Sims

      People have the right to voice their criticism and/or feedback. Not everyone has to be like you and praise everything CoD related.

      • Ryumoau

        And not everyone has to be such entitled pricks that complain about everything, like alot of the community has been doing ever since the butthurt over exo-survival.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Technically, I see why people are upset with this. Exo-Abilites are not perks – so the user only has 5-8 seconds of this, one use per life, instead of all the time like Dead Silence perk version.

      If I was an eSport player or an S&D player, a perk would be so much better and make more sense – but I’m open to try this out, but it probably won’t work so well with community.

      • jordanxbrookes

        I can understand the frustration, I just think people should stop whining and try this out. Then and only then they should complain.

        • Keshav Bhat

          People who’ve watched the MP videos know that the batteries in the abilities are very limited, which makes this a waste of a point slot when you could maybe use hover or something for a few seconds.

          It’ll come down to eSports players asking for it back once game launches. Already on Twitter people asking for perk.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Maybe SHG could include an increase time for Exo Mute in their day-one patch?

          • Humza Qureshi

            No, Day-Zero patch. Give me the Nobel Prize.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Aah, I see what ya did there 🙂

          • Ryumoau

            Why can’t the eSports players take the time to learn to play without it like millions of public players do all the time? I don’t really like how the competitive scene is so different and restrictive from public play.

          • common sense

            Why don’t they just make the game without all the BS in the first place? Hmm? Wouldn’t that solve all these problems?

          • jordanxbrookes

            Because some of the BS like C4 and Claymore are actually fun to use. Sure they are annoying, but it makes the game feel more tactical than just straight up gun-on-gun. If you want that play TF2.

          • Mr_ysi42t96

            I guess Semtex on aw can be c4 since you can detonate it at any time you want…right?

          • jordanxbrookes

            Basically yes.

          • True, but Semtex doesn’t have such a big blast radius as C4 does.

          • Mr_ysi42t96

            Which makes it balanced

          • I don’t know yet, we’ll have to see.
            And I think Exo Launcher ammo not being replenished by the Scavenger Perk also helps a lot! 🙂

          • Mr_ysi42t96

            Indeed

          • Eww, tf2. If I wanted to play a game similar to cod I would play metal of honor. And BO2 did break lethals. C4 in WAW or BO wasn’t broken. You couldn’t throw it halfway across the map and detonate it mid air ( lolwut ) and use it as a better grenade, you planted it and used it as a trap. But BO2 didn’t care and just went with that anyway. It needs patching.

          • Carrisi

            All for one and one for all

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            This I can agree with.

          • ShelledPuddle

            Almost everyone in competitive has Astros or another high quality headset so anyone without Dead Silence/Exo Mute would get destroyed. It would be like having a constant UAV up in the sense that you’d be able to know where they are because you can hear footsteps. You don’t even need a good headset to hear footsteps. They just need to make all these crutch perks/Exo abilities standard. In ghosts you need Dead Silence if you don’t want to sound like a goddamn elephant. You also need focus to win most of your gunfights. That’s 4 points that are pretty much REQUIRED! They need to quit making things that you absolutely NEED.
            Sledgehammer can keep it this way but if they do I’m going to have a lot of fun prefiring people corners with my Astros!
            TL;DR anyone who has a headset will know right where you are.

          • TopiiHD

            Because esports player have a tourney 3 weeks post release?

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            That is unfair.

          • Mario Rivera

            Why even make it a perk? I hope they just build it in to the point where u only make a little bit of noise while sprinting only. That will not only solve this problem but it will only make cod a bit more realistic/strategic as well.

          • Edwin Cortez

            at the end of the day good players arent going to use the exo abilities, unless they are playing an specific objective. its like in ghosts, why use a tactical or an explosive that only can be used once per life if you plan on going on a big streak?

        • Kevin Likes Cod

          Toughness should be an exo abilitys, and DS a perk

          • jordanxbrookes

            Toughness shouldn’t even be in the game. That’s why I really hope Sledgehammer balanced it better after Gamescom. Either that or just implement the damn perk into every player. Sledgehammer could have also done that with Dead Silence too. But it is what it is now. The game is already being shipped so not much can be done in terms of redoing everything again.

          • Kevin Likes Cod

            So true

          • SadSection

            Jfc reading the comments is always a pain,this is just another fucking game,waste your money on it or dont,its not real life

        • ccrows

          Normally you and I are on the same page, but in this particular case I gotta disagree.

          What was the other game that SH was involved with? MW3

          What had the biggest audio footstep issues in the entire series? MW3

          The community needs to get vocal now, and get the ball rolling before the game launches.

          ^ Otherwise SH will be wasting time working on other post launch bugs/issues. Who knows how long it would take?

          Also, why do people who are gonna buy AW for that classic mode “need to try it out first” when they will be soundwhored 24/7? It’s like SH is forcing everyone to play with the suits now.

          Screw that we need to get this fixed now, and IMO more people need to be vocal…

          • jordanxbrookes

            Yes but Sledgehammer only worked on MW3’s campaign, not it’s multiplayer.

          • ccrows

            Depending on who you talk to / source, SH “assisted” on the MP as well…

          • People, Look Things Up!

            Actually they did a little everything, Infinity Wards main staff got fired and Sledgehammer was hired to clean up whatever wasn’t done

          • Carrisi

            But everyone will make the same sound, it’s a level playing field

          • ccrows

            But it’s not a level playing field.

            If everyone has audio footsteps, then you are now encouraging people to camp because you get “penalized for moving”.

            Go play search in MW3 (where you can’t run DS against SRP users) and see how long you can go before you start getting mad at corner campers soundwhoring you.

            SH NEED TO MAKE DS A “PERK” FOR PUBS, otherwise AW is gonna die just as fast as Ghosts did…

          • Mr_ysi42t96

            You’re wrong, if they put dead silence as a perk then everyone gonna use it and leave the other perks of the same tier useless.

          • ccrows

            Right cuz that happened in BO2.

            ^ Oh wait more people used Tac Mask and Dexterity.

            Well maybe they used DS more in MW3 before it was nerfed.

            ^ Oh wait Stalker and Steady Aim were used just as much if not more.

            Shall I continue? Cuz I can keep going on down the line with this. *sigh* SMH

            Throw in “Competitive balance” all you want, but this is clearly SH trying to shove EXO-Suits down everyone’s throats.

            DS isn’t OP, but people want to have it as an “option” against Soundwhore trolls.

            TL;DR – Mark my words, if SH doesn’t make DS a perk “as an option”, people will give up on AW after 2 months TOPS (if not sooner) & head back to BO2…

          • Mr_ysi42t96

            You’re forgetting about ghosts, everyone used dead silence

          • Don’t bother him, he won’t aknowledge any points unless it helps with his argument.

          • Actually ghosts had the biggest footstep problem, you had to run DS or you’d be screwed.

          • ccrows

            Wait? What?!

            You OBVIOUSLY didn’t play MW3 after they nerfed DS.

            Let’s say you had DS, and I had SRP.

            I HAD FULL AUDIO OF YOUR FOOTSTEPS. It didn’t matter if you were running DS or not.

            I know you love to hate on Ghosts, but how can you possibly say that Ghosts had the biggest footstep problem?… <_<

          • Youre talking to someone who has a year experience with every call of duty and owns every one, in any other gamemode besides SnD DS was useless.

          • ccrows

            Doesn’t matter, if you can counter Amplify with DS then MW3 (SRP PP) AUTOMATICALLY WAS WORSE for Audio Footsteps.

            ^ That can’t be debated either.

            Also, it went past S&D. Go pop in your MW3 disk and play FFA. Have fun trying to win without SRP against guys that used it.

            ^ Every FFA lobby usually has at least 1 or 2 guys that run that cheeeze. Some of their KDs are complete thrash too, and they’ll still end up in the top 3.

            IMO SRP was the 2nd biggest gamebreaking glitch after OMA/DC from MW2, and AW might be heading down that same path as MW3.

            *sigh* IDK We’ll see… 🙁

          • DS wasn’t nerfed it was fixed. Players with SRP couldn’t hear players with DS, the patch added a counter to it.

          • ccrows

            Some clown asked the Devs a couple years back “DS counters SRP. What counters SRP?”

            ^ So a Dev made DS completely WORTHLESS to SRP after that question in a patch.

            How is that a “fix” when BOTH Trey with BO2, and IW with Ghosts said “You know what. that patch was F***ing stupid, and we’re not gonna do that”?

            It wasn’t fixed, MW3 was “Officially BROKEN” after that patch…

        • SteelerRob2

          None of you know what you are talking about. Period. It is just a feature of the game that makes sense. Some people hear better than others. Technology exists to amplify sound. These are used in tactical situations in modern combat.

          The truth is: with or without Amplify, Dead Silence (or SitRep) means very little. By offering Dead Silence but no perk to decrease your own footsteps or your team mates’ footsteps in your Astros (or Turtle Beachs), then there is no significant advantage except for “ninja” opportunities (planting/defusing the bomb, CTF movement, or flanking a power placement).

          The community has come to associate Amplify with camping because of their experience with Ghosts. Most gamers use the perks (Amplify + Dead Silence) to increase situational awareness. If you pair listening with attentiveness to mini-map and knowledge of spawn locations and enemy density, a player can increase their chances at getting more kills and winning more gunfights while on the move because they are more aware. In addition, since the enemy is likely not using the Amplify perk, they can flank them easier.

          Playing with stealth and awareness is just as legitimate of a play style as quick scoping, run-and-gun, sit and spray with an LMG (with thermal sight, btw), and (God forbid) camping in a corner with two IEDs and a Kastet.

          • jordanxbrookes

            I appreciate your input, but I can assure you I know what I’m talking about. But hey, we can all have opinions on who and what.

          • Amen to that!

      • Sal

        I’m not that big on eSports but isnt Dead Silence used heavily on SnD? If so, SnD is a one life mode so wouldn’t exo-mute work fine with that game mode? Stacked with the battery bonus perk.

        You can turn your Exo moves on and off throughout the one life.

        • common sense

          You do realize that rounds are 1 minute 30… That means the attacking team is at a HUGE dis-advantage. They have to move to plant the bomb, then run away from the bomb to another better position…. This is the worst idea .. well the worst idea AW has come up with so far, besides toughness still being a perk, and juggernaut and parabolic microphone.. like wtf..

        • Carrisi

          Very good point.

        • manu

          I remember back in cod2 wé had no perks wé had to crouch to make no sound that worked well and nobody complained

          • Mr_ysi42t96

            That’s still what I do instead of DS

          • Sal

            I dig.

          • Love-Hate relationship

            Yea, when people did not have hundred dollar headsets turned up full blast just to get a cheap edge over someone. Good times

          • Indeed

      • Bronson Hope

        Actually the exo abilities last 25 seconds right? Thats what I’ve been hearing so if thats the case it creates more strategy in a gametype like SnD to pick and choose when to use dead silence

        • Edwin Cortez

          The problem is that dead silence needs to be an active perk, because if somebody is on the other side of a door already listening to you, there is no need for dead silence the person already nows you are there.

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            If someone hears your position you can activate dead silence and move to escape/flank….

          • Edwin Cortez

            Please explain me exactly how you’ll know when someone hears your position?

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            Lets stay you run up some stairs to a room up top with wooden flooring, you’ll know your making wooden flooring footstep noises because you can hear your own steps. However, you also know there is an enemy below you on the minimap who certainly heard you above stepping on the wooden flooring…

            he will most likely run up the steps to get you because he heard you but the only reason you’ll know that he heard your position is judging by his position on the minimap and his proximity to you or you hearing his footsteps first (as he runs up the stairs) coming for you. There is no other way to know if the enemy has heard your position.

            All you have to do is activate Exo Mute jump out of a window or take another route out without being heard, or flank around in 30 seconds to the same room where the enemy heard your footsteps and take him out whilst he still thinks your there.

          • Edwin Cortez

            thats just an scenario. but remember what Condrey always says verticality, in a previous COD yeah that would happen but in AW i dont you would need to use stairs when you can jump to get through a window. and also the problem is that if you plan to stay alive for a long time in a match 20 seconds of exo mute are garbage.

          • Paolito

            Uhh? Isn’t there a perk or something (exo ability) that makes you see exo movements on the radar?! So, if you activate exo mute, and someone has that perk/ability that you can see exo usage, your screwed either way!!
            This exo mute is bullshit! Just add dead silence, because the footsteps are too fucking loud!

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            It’s a fucking Exo suit it’s going to be loud, it has to be loud and it will be loud. Call Of Duty is grounded to reality. There is no way in hell a Exo Suit can be “dead silent” in real life.

            Also there is a counter to the perk that lets you see Exo movements on the mini map, it’s called Blast Suppressor. Use Blast Suppressor perk so that your Exo movements can’t be seen by the enemy on the mini-map and Exo Mute to be ‘dead silent’ for a while.

            If you use Blast Suppressor and Exo mute together your not screwed either way… question is do you want to spend that many points on not being seen? Dead silence is the real bullshit and has been OP since day one. You should always be able to hear enemies moving. Enemies that are moving quickly that is. If you move more slowly around the map then your footsteps will rightly be silent. You should not be able to rush whilst making no noise whatsoever imo…

          • Edwin Cortez

            dead silence or a perk similar to it has been in the game since cod4, and nobody has complained about that. people complain about sound whoring not all the way around, and also dont kid yourself COD is based on reality but not 100% truth, cod is a fast paced arcade first person shooter.

          • Guest

            Uhh? Isn’t there a perk or something (exo ability) that makes you see exo movements on the radar?! So, if you activate exo mute, and someone has that perk/ability that you can see exo usage, your screwed either way!!

            This exo mute is bullshit! Just add dead silence, because the footsteps are too fucking loud!

        • KernosT

          Believe me,its not at all easy to hear enemy footsteps cos of how much movement is going on.Besides I feel that this is a great thing to do cos regardless of you using it,you will eventually have to end it so meaning that everyone is exposed,not just one guy.Also notice how they tell”WILL BE PUT BACK BASED ON FAN FEEDBACK” that is the kind of thing you wanna hear from Dev’s.

        • pulseimpact

          The other exo abilities appear to only last like 6 or 7 seconds unless it’s changed recently.

      • Carrisi

        Competitive doesn’t matter as everyone is in the boat!

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        As long as MLG doesn’t ban Exo Abilities, then the competitive community should enjoy it.

      • People, Look Things Up!

        I think I’ll try it, seeing as that I play only MLG Variant S&D on Gamebattles, i am glad to hear if this doesn’t work they are open to changing it after launch

      • KernosT

        ,its not at all easy to hear enemy footsteps cos of how much
        movement is going on.Besides I feel that this is a great thing to do cos
        regardless of you using it,you will eventually have to end it so
        meaning that everyone is exposed,not just one guy.Also notice how they
        tell”WILL BE PUT BACK BASED ON FAN FEEDBACK” that is the kind of thing
        you wanna hear from Dev’s.

        • common sense

          Yes Dev’s in cod will tell you anything to sell their game. Remember Ghosts no quick scoping? Or the best one yet… dedicated servers? TROLOLOLOLOL. Or from mw3, f you last stand!!

          • KernosT

            Every other Dev will but not this one,they have so far put nearly everything we have asked for.And they will continue to excel,if you wanna hate,then take it somewhere else.

      • Steven Cook

        Ppl on this site complain too much how much perks u need do u honestly need to be handicapped and carried u must do poor we need old fashion combat see who the good ones are that don’t need help on these shorter games

      • Scripter999

        20 – 30 seconds, not 5 – 8…

      • fires

        as a SnD player, i think im already a little mixed with parabolic microphone and tracker attachment, i hope its not too OP or game breaking

    • common sense

      The exo_mute is bar none the worst idea I have ever seen. SND IS DEAD. You pair NO dead silence with the parabolic microphone and the perk that allows you to expand your HUD and you get nothing but a camp fest and freaking… SND is dead and that’s all there is to it.

      • Ryumoau

        stop upvoting your own comments. It just reeks of desperation. :/

        • common sense

          I do it so I can find my comments easier. Not because I want more votes.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Sure.

          • MichiganerE

            Right…

          • Ryumoau

            lol

          • lol yh cus you’re compute doesn’t have CTRL + F right 😛

        • Mario Rivera

          Why do u ppl care so much about how others obtain votes?

      • No Faggots Allowed

        Git gud, nigger.

      • JuicyJuice

        Maybe you guys are relying on DS too much, in my opinion DS was abused…stop complaining about it, I never used DS in Ghosts(for the short time I played it) or BO2, and this was SnD…I averaged a 1.5k/d and won about 70% of the time. Just learn to adapt w/o it…

        • common sense

          This argument again, black ops 2 soundwhoring was non-existant… AW soundwhoring is the worst since mw3 sitrep pro. You are an idiot to think otherwise.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Have you heard the footsteps from the final build of the game? No? Well then hush.

          • common sense

            Have you heard the footsteps from all the times we have seen it? The only evidence we have is that. So your argument is null and you accept that you lost this argument by saying “hopefully they patched it”. Idiots like you ruin the earth. It’s amazing you can even feed yourself.

          • jordanxbrookes

            You clearly don’t know the difference between an Alpha build and a Final build. All we have seen so far is Alpha gameplay and a bit of Beta gameplay, so unless you’ve played the final version of the game, then and only then you can say “I told you so”. Also, do you know what a day-one patch is? I hope so because from the way you talk, you sound like someone who watches Ali-A’s videos and then judge from a build that isn’t finished.

          • common sense

            Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about. How do you know there will be any difference made. There has been NO NONE ZIP NADA NONE no indication that there will be a change. So your excuses are ridiculous at best.

          • jordanxbrookes

            It’s not an excuse, I’m telling it how it is, Sledgehammer have this month to make any balances or improvements for weapons, exo abilities, perks, equipment etc. that they can then send to Microsoft and Sony to be authenticated and verified, and once the patch/update has, it can then be awaited until midnight for it to be released. So for your inquiry that I don’t have an idea of what I’m saying, I can assure you I do. If Sledgehammer don’t decide to fix the sounding of footsteps, then complain to them about it all you want. Michael Condrey even said that if this doesn’t work that they’d put Dead Silence back as a perk, which means that if he stayed true to his word, technically Dead Silence is in the game as a perk, but it’s hidden away somewhere in the code. Understand? Good.

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        Search and Destroy is one game mode out of a dozen. You’ll be fine.

      • KernosT

        How da fuck is it camp fest,if the enemy team is camping,then go fucking defuse or plant the bomb,they will come out.This seems to be great IMO,it keeps it balanced.And also if you cant stop soundwhoring then so cant others.Fight fire with fire.If they are soundwhoring then so can you so do that rather then bitching.

    • DroppinEyes

      its not even 100% that zombies are back so please dont go there

      • jordanxbrookes

        I meant Zombies as in the bonus wave, not that it’s an actual mode -_-

        • DroppinEyes

          ooo a bonus wave like i care i dont care for zombies i care for how the mode is surviving buying weapons and strategy i care less what it is as long as its like zombies was in WaW to Blops2 people didn’t really mean zombies as in put zombies in the game LOL people wanted Zombies for the game mode not having zombies in game

          • jordanxbrookes

            Tbh, I’d prefer Spec Ops over Survival, but I’m fine with it.

    • Sal

      To be fair the other exo abilities are about 5 seconds, so for us to assume the same for exo mute wasn’t that off. Chill

    • ccrows

      IMHO You want to make EVERYONE happy, HERE’S THE FIX:

      * Bring back LP, and let the Pros ban DS. Boom! they’re happy

      * Make DS a Perk. Boom! Everybody else is happy.

      BTW I don’t care if it’s 30 seconds or 30 minutes, I can’t believe that SH is using this as another reason to push the EXO-BS on us.

      ^ Also what about the classic mode that doesn’t have EXO-Suits? Too bad you’re screwed.

      My lowly x12’s can pickup footsteps up in BO2, but at least I have the “option” to run a perk, so if I get soundwhored in BO2 then hey that’s on me.

      TL;DR – Screw this “wait and see approach”. This is a S***Storm waiting to happen, (especially with the S&D community). IMO If they don’t turn this into a perk. this could be “MW3 Gamebreaking” all over again.

      *Looks over at BO2* – Soooooo glad I didn’t sell my 360 yet…

      • Mr_ysi42t96

        Impossible to make everyone happy. There must be haters somewhere

      • Sloth

        Stop hating on SH the game hasn’t even come out yet, and you haven’t played the final build yet. Go suck 3arc’s dick on some other thread

    • James Veach

      You were the first person to post?!?@?!?!?

    • Sinful Soulz

      Personally, I don’t want it to be a perk. There are so many perks in this game that I like in three categories that I’m going to have to pass out on to use Dead Silence. I would have to pass out on Lightweight, Low Profile, or Flak Jacket in the First tier slot, or Gung-ho or Cold-Blooded in the Second tier slot, or Blast Suppressor or Scavenger in the Third tier slot.I’d like it to be an Exo-Ability because you can use strategy and use Exo-Mute when enemy players are near. I think this was a great idea personally. Sure, the perk will work better, but this will be less needing in your classes but it will add strategy into using it. And also for most people in Call of Duty, their lives last about 30 secs to 1 min depending on what you are playing. 20 seconds for this should be more like 15 seconds in my opinion. I am talking about other people here, not me, except for my opinion on it. I usually just crouch if I hear footsteps, or if multiple enemies are on my radar in my proximity, I crouch. You don’t even need Dead Silence or Exo-Mute.

      Edit: If Sledgehammer Games makes Dead Silence a perk, trade it with Danger Close. 🙂 Exo-Plode- Exo-Ability which enhances explosive power for 15 seconds.

    • Zombie fans complained because they didn’t bring zombies back. One round in survival co-op in MP maps isn’t zombies. And people are getting upset because it affects the fundamentals of competitive play. Not trying to have a go, just understand the valid reasoning people have.

    • satish pydikondala

      This I a good reason to have dead silence as a exo ability cuz in previous games I always had to run dead silence (apart from bo2) and its so annoying I want to use a different perk rather sound whoring/canceling perks and I don’t care if pro players are going to whine about they just deal with it as a new experience since they always have it on

    • Righteous dude

      You seem to be confused – You do realise the included zombies isn’t Treyarch zombies right? You realise you’re saying that COD zombie fans should be happy simply because there are zombies in it? By your logic I suppose all games with soldiers are COD right?

      Muppet!

    • TheGamerBeast

      100% true, those people whining let them stick with Ghosts, that’s people when they see finally change and finally a studio listening to them, they keep complaining

    • Grenada!

      It’s good to complain to the developers so they know what people want changed/fixed. If the community had no voice, then god knows what game we would have.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      e-Sports players have no right to complain. I would have preferred no Dead Silence period, because it’s a crutch perk, but at least it’s an Exo Ability so that it’s balanced. What balances this ability, though?

      On the positive side of things, this proves that Sledgehammer DOES listen to the community, something Infinity Ward would never have done. IW would have been like “No Dead Silence? We’re not putting it in, get over it” and Tina would just tweet out Blueberry Muffins like she always does.

    • blank

      I agree with you and I hate when people do this

    • Well. Honestly what did you expect? Lol. They will never be happy for what CoD is doing for the community but oh well they can moarn over a video game instead of the real problems in life lol

    • trey

      I wish people would just quit bitching and actually just go play a game of cod and be happy. Lol no that’s impossible this world is filled with to much hate

    • NuttyTheSquirrel

      Sledgehammer brings Zombies back, zombie fans complain.

      That is a already stupid thing to say. They DID NOT BRING ANYTHING BACK. The zombies mode is not about killing the people with bloody scars… It’s everything. Perks, jingles, atmosphere, having it’s own maps, points, buying paths, easter eggs, pack-a-punch, etc etc etc…

      The zombies mode would be as tedious and bad as the survival mode if it was just killing zombies on MP maps.

      • You realise its not suppoted to be a full mode, right? It’s a special wave.. Let Treyarch do their gamemode Were better off having SH do something but not risk doing a full fledged mode and screwing it up.

        • NuttyTheSquirrel

          Exactly, that is my point. Jordan was implying that this was Zombies, and I said that it had nothing to do with the Zombies mode.

  • Ryumoau

    you gotta love the CoD community. Even when the developers put something they want in the game, they still find a reason to complain. :/

    • demoralize

      ?????? its not what the community wanted

      • How do you know?

      • jordanxbrookes

        Yes, people wanted Dead Silence back, and now we have it as an Exo Ability.

        • Keshav Bhat

          Which isn’t the same. It’s a minor solution.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Not sure if you’re talking about the headset brand or Exo Mute.

        • GBstar

          5 second exo ability for dead silence in a 3 minute search and destroy game ? are you fucking retarded ? Have you clowns every played s&d with and against; a40 headset ? FUCK YOU S.H. !

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            I’ve played S&D multiple times without dead silence before (in BO2, I didn’t have my class setup) and I did fine. It’s not that big of a deal. Well, to me it isn’t. Toughness on the other hand.. Let’s hope it’s not a must-use perk.

          • common sense

            Black ops 2 was very hard to soundwhore without the awareness perk. Black ops 2 is a bad example for what AW is going to bring if you want a true example, go to cod4 and soundwhore. Footsteps are loud as hell. Or trying using Sitrep Pro in mw3 and you will hear how loud the footsteps are in AW.

          • Money Boy

            Agreed. I never run Dead Silence in BO2 because nobody soundwhores. IW games are a alot different.

          • jordanxbrookes

            No I am not a clown, although they are fun, and no I don’t use A40s, I use Turtle Beach X12s, and yes I have played SnD. Also one thing I’ve noticed is that some Exo Abilities are longer than 5 seconds, so wait until you see it play before you judge, mmkay?

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Search and Destroy is the most stressful and suspenseful game mode I’ve played on CoD. Dead Silence just adds a crutch to the game. What happens if everyone in the lobby has Dead Silence? How is that balanced? And how are headsets balanced?

    • TheShadowReaper

      isnt that why the sane 10% of our community (which is us) also get harped on? do you know how many death threats and insults i get on YT just because i love COD? i’m fucking tired of it man, fucking tired of it.

      • ncsMcLaren77

        I have an Idea, why not be able to scavenge batteries with scavenger? As of currently you only get ammo like in Ghosts, why not throw in the ability to find batteries and maybe lethals/tacticals.

  • George Claude

    I’m still waiting to hear about a better solution to the lag compensation system we had in cod ghosts, black ops, etc. If the cod community got mad when they’re killed around a corner, imagine our frustration when we see know one, but they’re above us and have already killed you.

  • I guess this means fish A.I. aren’t a priority when it comes to Exo-Mute. Lets just hope fish A.I. have some priority!

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Fish AI or no buy.

      • I already pre-ordered the game so fish A.I. must be a must! I’ll admit, that was a bit redundant. 😛

  • Sagar Trika

    To those unhappy with the duration of Exo Abilities: that can be changed. How, you ask? Use the Overcharged perk.

    • demoralize

      still not that long we want a dead silence perk that makes u silent for the whole game

      • you realize that this is a new COD yeah? I’m happy with changing things up and with Sledgehammer bringing a whole new style of play – If you’re a decent COD player then you will adapt

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        I also want a perk that lets me fly, but it aint gunna happen.

  • OoFEVERNOVAoO

    how stupid can people be by complaining about DEAD SILENCE not being in AW / footsteps being loud but come on people you are wearing a EXOSUIT for god sakes how in the world are you going to be silent? -____- bunch of whining babies

    • demoralize

      dead silence is a must for esports thats why

      • Ryumoau

        then eSports players need to just start learning to adapt without it, like alot of public players do.

        • common sense

          You do realize what is best for the competitive scene is also best for the public scene right? Would you want deathstreaks back? That was banned in competitive.. How about OMA noobtubes? Hmm? In fact when you make a more competitive game without all the bull you get a fun call of duty.

          • Leger

            No it is not. You need a balance of both competitive and pubs. You can’t have a fun war based shooter with only a couple things to use right? *coughs* esports We need a mix of both

        • Edwin Cortez

          Dead silence is not something exclusive for competitive players, it has always been in the game. Some people are just dumb and think dead silence doesn’t do anything.

        • Kill Denied

          *then

      • Sal

        Hmm.
        Tier 1:Battery Perk
        Tier 2:Idk
        Tier 3: Blast Suppressor
        Exo: Exo Mute
        Everything else: Idk

        They’ll adapt.

        • demoralize

          you really have n o idea what you are talking about

          • Sal

            Everyone who backs up eSports ALWAYS says that.

            They’ll adapt.

            If they dont then they can’t win and will no longer make money from eSports.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            If these “pro” players can’t adapt to what’s in the game, then they’re not “pro”.

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            The truth, Sal your argument has just been rendered pointless, how on earth can pro players fail to adapt?

            Sometimes I feel like the public scene Is harder than the pro scene because no hold are barred in public matches. Even pro players are scared of public matches sometimes.

          • Sal

            Read my comment wrong.

      • George Claude

        Oh esports is god! Let’s cater to the 1%. Instead of caring about the 99% of the casual players, who could care less about MLG.

        • demoralize

          there are deff more then 1% of the people who play competitive

          • jordanxbrookes

            Oh yeah, I forgot, 1.1%

          • Humza Qureshi

            Actually go on Ghosts right now, you’ll see 4k people playing clan v clan. Now go to Domination you will see 4k as well. So you all smoke crack (Data from ps4,Xbone, and PS3)

          • George Claude

            If you think Clan vs Clan is competitive your delusional. I go into a clan match only to be met with trickshootting 12 year olds.

          • Humza Qureshi

            Well I have no idea about what your bsing. I’ve played over 8 days and never seen trickshotters in clanvclan BECAAUSE THEY ALL PLAY SEARCH AND RESCUE YOU LIAR

          • jordanxbrookes

            I take it you thought I was being serious. You have been misled.

          • Humza Qureshi

            mt bad, btw ive seen you in the comments alot and i think your cool

          • jordanxbrookes

            Thanks, although I’m just a regular who enjoys CoD, I’m nothing special 🙂

          • You’re definitely special 😉

          • jordanxbrookes

            Dido 😛

          • OoFEVERNOVAoO

            who says that the ones playing clanVclan are pros? got any proof?

          • Humza Qureshi

            Its not the pros, its the people playing competitive.

          • OoFEVERNOVAoO

            minus two players on each team makes it competitive? lmao this guy, is just a game mode you delusional retard

          • Humza Qureshi

            Its the same set of rules the pros plays, making it competitive you retard.

          • OoFEVERNOVAoO

            hahaha rules? , reply when it becomes 1# played gamemode

          • Humza Qureshi

            So TDM is were its at? Ya lets all go play TDM with all the level 10s.

          • Ghosts is not a good example….
            there are more people playing Black Ops 2 – Heck! there’s more people playing MW3!

          • Dean Cowan

            That isn’t eSports.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            LOL Jordan I love you no homo.

          • I love him full homo.

            🙂

          • jordanxbrookes

            LOL!

          • jordanxbrookes

            Love ya too man, no homo 😛

          • George Claude

            4 people on each competitive team. Multiplied by about 50 teams (I’m being generous) is 200 players. Compared to the millions of people that buy the game. Sounds about right.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            *cough* League Play *cough* not even 1000 daily online players at launch.

        • cRi7iCaL

          It’s just that they don’t happen to cater to the competitive scene. They try to make an equally joyful experience for all players or how would you explain things like automatic explosives and cloak that are definitely tailored to players that have a hard time to kill someone? They just tend to listen to the best players in the world when it comes to important things (like balance) because they know what they’re talking about. But some people don’t seem to understand this…

      • OoFEVERNOVAoO

        no body cares about E-sports, but of course they got leverage with sponsers and shit , thats the only reason why they dare to bite the hand that feeds them

      • Dean Cowan

        That’s exactly why it should not be in the game! It’s a “must”

  • I’m actually pretty happy with this – Won’t be overpowered and will make you really think of when to use it..

    • demoralize

      dead silence was never over powered to begin with

      • It made you waste perks to counter it, no COD should have perks you HAVE to equip just to play – (Stopping Power in MW2, etc..)

        • demoralize

          no matter how they make a game people will figure away out to make it to where u have to have a certain perk

          • I agree mate, but that’s just the way the COD community works…
            I see from your other comments that you would have preferred it to be a perk… You’ve gone from not having it in the game at all to at least having it as an exo ability. Isn’t that better than nothing?

  • Comrade

    You guys can always walk while crouching to silence your foot steps.

  • And no PC Details mentioned during the best buy G+ Hangout… Well maybe ill just pirate it and play the SP to find out

    • Ryumoau

      you pc gamers are so entitled. I’m glad they aren’t wasting time on ungrateful d-bags like you.

      • JaBoiKnoWs

        I agree.

      • Freeze

        Not everyone is a d-bag 🙂

        • Ryumoau

          sorry i just meant the ones who are so entitled that they feel ‘justified’ in illegally stealing a game just because the developers didn’t make it the way they wanted.

          • Freeze

            Some people, I swear.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Sorry dude, we are waiting for info too! Hopefully something soon. This is the first time in like two years they’ve said nothing on PC at all this close to launch.

  • Devin Johnson

    this will change the esports side of things… im a competitive player, and i would rather use all 3 perk slots from pick 13, than use this

    • demoralize

      im rite there with you

    • Dean Cowan

      Its became a perk that everyone uses. Why not let it be used more tactically? I thought that is what eSports and competitive is about? Being better.

  • YES! it’s back……….and people are B**ching because they don’t have a good headset to hear anything themselves

  • CraziBoi94

    Will that feature run smooth on my PC? Oh wait, we don’t know. Even if it was asked 100 times.

  • Ryumoau

    Btw, can someone please link to the google hangout video so i can watch the whole thing?

  • Guest 601

    Don’t get why everyone mad about this since DS was only needed within one game mode anyways.

  • Nolyn

    If the battery dies out Im not using it. I want it as a perk or built in. Mostly built in!

  • JaBoiKnoWs

    PC gamers … do you want some cheese with that whine?

    • CraziBoi94

      I’d like to know the brand & kind of cheese first. My body is low end & kinda unhealthy.

      • Is it gluten free? I can’t have gluten.

  • Star-Lord

    Seems fair enough, but unnecessary. Some people (those who want DS) are forgetting the gameplay mechanics of the Exo suits being used. Youre basically jumping very high and dashing left/right quickly. You can avoid all these shots. Being stealthy is gonna be pretty tough in AW. I could be wrong, since the game isn’t out yet.

    • Humza Qureshi

      Don’t forget the unrelenting old people who will try to not adapt and play AW like every other COD and never touch the dash or double jump and still play in norm playlist.

  • So when you use exo mute you dont come up on the map? and is it limited like the other exo abilities?

  • GBstar

    5 second exo ability for dead silence in a 3 minute search and destroy game ? are you fucking retarded ? Have you clowns ever played s&d with and against; a40 headset ? FUCK YOU S.H. !

    • Dean Cowan

      Yeah, that’s really going to fix it. Bitching and moaning. Why don’t leave constructive criticism?

  • Am I the only one who’s never use DS and never cared about it and done just fine? Seriously I find DS a waste compared to other perks.

    • common sense

      Go back to mw3 play snd. Watch your deaths you will notice people pre-firing or killing you around a corner, why? They are soundwhoring you.

      • tunexx

        Don’t play SnD then

        • common sense

          Wow what a solution, let’s all not play snd because it’s broken because they won’t add a perk to run during that game mode, thank you captain retard.

          • tunexx

            It’s not broken. I play SnD without dead silence and do just fine. Ohh notice how I’m trying to have a conversation without insulting you? You should try it sometime do it doesn’t show how immature you are

        • What a solution. Lmao. Stupid.

          • tunexx

            Not really if all your gonna do is bitch about it. And 20 or 30 seconds should be good enough for everyone that uses the perk

      • I don’t play SnD because if I wanted to be tactical I would play CS.

        • That’s the reason… For example MW3/Ghosts, in SnD if you don’t use dead silence you can be heard running from the spawn, going around the trash can jumping 2 times near the caar’s door and then going prone and crawling behind the corner.

          All that could be told about you if you didn’t use dead silence.

    • Ryumoau

      no you’re not. A majority of public players don’t use or care about it. Which is why i find it baffling that competitive players are so dependant on it, to the point of being worthless with out it.

  • I would just rather have silent footsteps by default, but I guess the scrubs need to be spoon-fed their footsteps.

  • damoenjohn

    AAAANNNDDDD I was correct!

  • Sal

    Well. Crazy how the majority of the Exo abilities last 5 seconds. Now they add exomute and make 20-30 seconds. Goes to show you can’t count SHGames out; they can pretty much throw in something at the last second; break the pattern and mold of previous developers. Expect radical patches.

  • Ryumoau

    Thanks for the tweet update. 30 seconds sounds reasonable to me, as far as balance goes.

  • Daniel

    I told you guys. 20 sec

  • Gump

    I like it. If your trying to sneak up to someone or sneak around something, you have the perfect amount of time. Great compromise.

  • TheShadowReaper

    so everyone bitches again about something? meh, whatever. just dont buy the game if that’s the case.

  • Juses

    Why you do this 🙁
    This no good. Waste of point it only lasts few secs. Dis sux D:
    Bring back dead silence.

    • you did read the update about it being 20/30secs with the overcharged perk right?

      • Juses

        Umm… yea. It’s still an extra point. So thats 2 points wasted on a useless perk that lasts once per life.

        • Compared to wasting perks to counter dead silence in every other Call of Duty that has it – welcome to our world…

        • justchill1234

          its one point…….

  • AnoXicz

    Michael [email protected]
    ICYMI: new #AdvancedWarfare exo-ability “Mute” discussed today. Mute time 20s, or 30s w/ Overcharged perk. Enhances strategy and balance

  • Him

    Lol, people dont use suppressors but want silent footsteps. What the fuck.

    • DroppinEyes

      you cant be this stupid

      • Hype Element

        It’s nothing to be stupid about. If people are gonna go into Search and shoot without a suppressor then why the fuck would they care about being heard. Dead Silence and Blast Suppressor are gonna favor little faggots that like to go around knifing and I can already tell how much bitching is gonna come from this.

        • Juses

          Most people who play snd use a supperessor. I barely see people without a suppressor.

          • Hype Element

            You must haven’t watched Ghosts then. They’re using suppressors 20% of the time.

          • Juses

            I have 10 days put into ghosts and 80% of people use a Honey badger. So… yea mostly tryhards in ghost use a supperssor and dead silence, and the only people that still play ghosts is tryhards.

    • Juses

      -_-

    • Juses

      Plz tell me you’re joking

      • Him

        Please find me a fuck to give.

        • Juses

          Plz. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

          • Him

            Dgaf, Sue me.

          • Juses

            Calm down.

    • GBstar

      suppressors dont work vs. a40s i can pinpoint it just as good !!! dipshit ! keep using a suppressor and reducing your range/damage thanks !!!

      • Him

        Shut your fucking faggot mouth nobody gives a shit. So much butthurt.

        • GBstar

          aghh you mad you suck at the game ? aghh you mad your not ranked #1 on gamebattles hc team ladder (tupac_amaru_shakur) look me up pussy ? agghh you mad you cant afford a headset ? aghhh your so cute, i eat scrubs like you all day 🙂

          • him

            Lol your grammar is horrendous. I dont give a shit what ladder you’re ranked in faggot. Hardcore takes no skill first of all. Secondly, Im top 10 in Masters in my division. I dont even use a headset nor scuf and still fucking melt kids. Not to mention my 3 kd in Pubs. Stop it kid.

          • Red Rabbit

            Don’t* I’m*
            Hardcore search and destroy is the most skilled based game mode in Call of duty.
            Idiot.

          • him

            No it’s not you just sit in the corner and 2 shot kids. Get the fuck out of here and get off of his dick. Fucking “Red Rabbit” go eat several cocks and stay in your fucking place. Remove his cock from your asshole.

  • DroppinEyes

    LOL the guys who probably said the dumbest thing ive seen in about a month deleted his comment “LOL, People don’t use silencers, but they want silence footsteps”

    • Him

      Nah it’s still there. Nobody gives a shit how you feel about it either.

  • The Mexicano

    I don’t think this will be good for competitive COD

  • Never used Dead Silence in my life, yet ranked in the top 100 for SnD in BOII with 28,000+ kills, and a Win/lose of 2.56 (SnD)

    • XMr_BunnyX

      Was the 16th player in the world for hardcore SnR in ghosts for a long time.
      Everyone who wasn’t using dead silence would immediately die, I have these cheap Bluetooth headphones but I been using them since the beginning of the MW3 Era. But I used them so much, I can tel by the slightest movement with people who don’t use dead silence. Since it’s hardcore, I use a rabid fire AR. Which was the honey badger *My favorite AR since mw2 ACR.
      The point is, you’re automatically putting yourself at a disadvantage by not using dead silence.

      • In Ghosts, yes, because the footsteps were way too loud. However, there was no need to use dead silence in BO2.

    • Kill Denied

      k.

  • Will Advanced Warfare have the Amplify perk since they are going to have that exo mute?

    • ncsMcLaren77

      No Idear

  • 7thgamemodeconfirmed

    JUST ANNOUNCE THE LEPERCAUN GAME MODE ALREADY SHEESH (lOl)

  • Baldmanz_RAGE

    I bet these exo abilities are rarely touched a few months after launch. Everyone can relax. They are nothing but gimmicks to make you go Eeeew and Awwww! During the heat of battle I bet you will rarely remember to use them but who knows we’ll have to wait and see.

  • J Sama

    Breaking News: SHG to replace Toughness with Dead Silence and they also remove flinch from the game entirely. They also change Danger Close and make it only affect Scorestreaks and not personal explosives..

    Oh wait nvm.. I was just dreaming 🙁

    • Edwin Cortez

      Some things that I don’t understand how danger close is still a perk and stuff like sleight of hand and dead silence are converted into attachments and exo abilities that only mimic the real thing.

  • Edwin Cortez

    The truth is that this is not going to work, the way that dead silence works it need to be active before you found somebody, not activated when you think people are near. It loses all functionality, because its basically the same as crouching when you see somebody and dont have it.
    Going for long streaks, rushing into the enemy spawn it’s going to be a pain in the ass, in mw3 they killed dead silence making sit rep able to listen to it. People started crouching everywhere and all the noobs just dont understand why somebody already knew where they were. I consider myself not the typical COD gamer since i have at least 15 days played, and top prestige since mw2. Regardless of what competitive players think, this is a bad move from SH.

  • Having DS affects public a bit a competitive a lot. So someone please explain why players who DONT play competitive are getting upset at player who DO for wanting it in the game? It affects them in a fundamental level. If you remove it it would force players in SnD to move less and camp more. Forcing players to a play style takes away from a game, can’t you see that?

  • KuuGeeL

    Fine by me, but it gonna be tough on when to use it will work fine for S&D.

  • J Sama

    It basically comes down to this.

    People that don’t care about dying a lot or people knowing where they are coming from the entire game, is completely fine with this and/or no DS

    People that don’t wanna be soundwhored and wanna remain stealthy while MOVING(and not sitting in a corner) want DS.

    The Exo-mute gimmick is so laughable. LIke omg, I think people may possibly be soundwhoring me, let me have DS for a few seconds.. lol. These guys are so stubborn. Just do what MOST of the community want. Put DS in the game, remove flinch/toughness, make Danger close something else, etc.. Stop with this “we’re new and trying to innovate” garbage. We want a good game that we can play for at least a year. Come SHG, dont let us down

    As a developer, which of those demographics should you be more inclined to cater to?

  • Super029something

    This is an awful solution too dead silence. I seriously don’t get why they didn’t just leave it in the game as a perk…

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      It makes complete sense.

  • Super029something

    I honestly don’t even see pro players using this in SnD, really shitty decision to not just leave dead silence as a perk.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Lol, your idiocy strikes again. Dead Silence is a crutch, that’s a fact.

      • Super029something

        Not getting into another argument with you. You don’t play competitive, you dont understand my point of view.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          LOL competitive? Competitive?! LOL you’re fucking lame kid.

          • Super029something

            I don’t get whats funny about the word competitive

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            the fact that your faggot ass supports it lmfao

          • Super029something

            I could say the same about you and your precious PS4, brady.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Don’t dodge the subject.

          • Super029something

            Your twitter is seriously hilarious, why do you care so much about those fucking consoles to the point where literally 99% of your tweets involve them? “awmygod my c0nso1e is so much more powerful and beterer then urs!! its almost as good as a pc 10 years ago!! elite!!!!”

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            You don’t know what my Twitter is, for all you know, I might not even have a Twitter. And way to dodge what I’m saying.

          • Super029something

            I didnt dodge anything, I made 2 replies. And your twitter handle is @SilverMBKS, you’re a “Video game nerd; Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, and Legend of Zelda fanatic.”

            Above your handle it says “KHBrady (sillibk). Almost all of your tweets are about either the PS4 or the Xbox one.

            (I’m a zelda fan myself so atleast we have that in common)

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Correct. How you people find it I do not know.

            I post whatever I can, not just the console war. But I do make tweets surrounding hypocrisy of fanboys in the general sense.

  • DS needs to return because it sounds like SH recorded a f-ing horse galloping on concrete for footsteps. I can’t stand hearing my own footsteps.

  • Faolan

    Since I never used dead silence, because I saw no use in it. I really don’t care that its an exo ability. I couldn’t care less if it was in the game period. But I think this could be an intrestresting tweak. And for all you idiots that are complaining about the exo’s.

    DEAL WITH IT! Its not changeing. And im glad that COD finally has something NEW to the series. Damn babies need to grow up.

  • A little ridiculous how much hate this is getting. Call of Duty has changed ladies and gentlemen. IMO it is for the better, the same stuff every year has got stale and if you are playing this game without Exos just know there is no ranked playlist for you guys so why do you care about competitive if you can only play pubs? It makes no sense. Also, in competitive and SnD I know a lot of people think of Dead Silence as a must have but yet I lead my team almost every game and play GB’s without it ALL THE TIME. It isn’t needed, helpful yes but not needed. There are so many great perks in this game there is no need to add another crutch perk in along with Toughness. This adds more strategy to the game and the pros will either embrace it or be babies about change but either way all you pub players have no excuse to complain. Every YouTuber and competitive player loved the game even with no DS and now that a form of it is in there everyone loses their minds. If it really is causing this much of an issue, just remove it from the game entirely. You are accountable for the noise you make anyways and if everyone is loud then that makes the point of soundwhoring null and void meaning: No DS = perfectly balanced.

  • SkylineDesigns

    dead silence needs to be a perk and no amplify or sitrep to counter it. that would be balanced

    • Guywithbrains

      What did I just read? If there is no counter, then it won’t be balanced. I hate all these sound wh*res who have over 100 euros costing headphones. Not every player can afford them so it is unfair too.

  • Guywithbrains

    In my opinion there shouldn’t be any kind of dead silence in the game. I never use it and I do just fine. You have true skill when you don’t use cheap perks like dead silence or toughness.

  • fn96

    Best thing SledgeHammer can do is just make the loudness of the footsteps like Black Ops 2. I never used dead silence in that game. Personally I felt like I didn’t even need it.

    • Guywithbrains

      Yeah I think the same.

  • Phil

    What i find amusing is the most competitve CoD and the one with the most skill was CoD4 Promod on PC and there wasn’t dead silence on that whatsoever it takes skill knowing when to crouch walk and not just run around all the time with no ramifications!

  • Rorke File

    If the game just works and not ends like Ghosts

    • Guywithbrains

      Almost everything looks like balanced. There might be some op things here and there but I like the fact that now it needs skill to use new dead silence – not just running through the map knowing you have dead silence, but now you have to know when you should activate exo-mute, which takes skill. Everyone wanted a game which needs skill? Now you get it.

  • ScOott

    Everyone moaning as if they are now at a disadvantage … I think people forget that also means you will now also be able to hear everyone else’s footsteps n won’t miss anything… I think it was a good idea to take it out the game it was a boring perk but u had to have it if u wanted that advantage taking that away frees or some space for another kill streak or different perk

    • ccrows

      Did you even play MW3?

      SRP was god mode for campers. It wasn’t about skill, soundwhore campers had a HUUUUGE advantage other people that didn’t play using that cheeeeeze…

      • ScOott

        Yes I did but with all boost ability I think camping will be at all time low… U have that threat grenade now as well forgive me if that’s the wrong term for it but u can see campers behind walls with it .. I don’t think people camping will be that big a deal il hear someone’s foot steps they will hear mine we will both be heading in the right direction to wear the action is …

        • ccrows

          OK so what about all the people that reserved this game to play the mode without Exo-Suits? (I personally know people who did too) What’s their counter? Oh that’s right they don’t have one now, except to crouchwalk and sit in corners.

          (Even non-Exo-Mode aside) What about people that are on a streak and their battery runs out? Too bad, you got killed by a CC troll.

          All SH needs to do is make DS a perk for pubs, ban it for competitive play, and it fixes EVERYTHING…

          • ScOott

            But u could argue u wouldn’t of got on that big streak in the first place if u hadn’t have heard peoples foot steps coming your way ? If they had dead silence on if it was a perk (which they probably would) u could of got shot in the back …

          • ccrows

            If I get shot in the back that’s fine. (well unless the game spawned someone right behind me, but that’s another conversation.)

            The point is, people went crazy with buying headsets and soundwhoring in MW3 when DS got nerfed, and it totally ruined the game.

            Now SH is trying to push the EXO-Crap on people who reserved this game after SH said that there will be a classic mode and you don’t need a EXO-Suit to enjoy AW. Yeah BS to that now right?

            TL;DR – Not having DS as a perk encourages camping. If people are on a streak and their battery runs out, guess what it’s CC time. You know that’s gonna happen with this community too…

          • ScOott

            If u get shot in the back that’s fine ? That’s you sticking up for dead silence .. Well I would prefer to be on the same level playing field sound wise as the person I’m up against if I get shot by some one with out dead silence .. Congratulations sir u got me … Some one using dead silence when I’m on a big streak n shoots me in the back. Mother fucker if he won’t using dead silence I would of been able to turn on him n have a fair gun fight

          • ccrows

            For the most part if I get shot in the back it’s because of a respawn behind me.

            I never run out in the open, and stick to the sides, cuz I RunNGun flank. If you are good with map awareness, (and your surroundings) you can be successful as a RunNGun flanker.

            People that Flank (like me), and rarely camp, are totally screwed by this because of battery life. But that’s OK because SH WANTS PEOPLE TO CAMP after their battery runs out now.

            If you listen carefully, you can hear Treyarch Devs laughing in the background. Trust me it won’t be long before people say “Screw this game I’m going back to BO2″…

          • ScOott

            I tend to do the same but I don’t think it will effect how the game plays not long to w8 now I hope they don’t add it at least at first n see how it plays out… I think devs should stick with their own ideas it was community decisions that ruined ghosts .

  • J4MES

    Dead Silence was quite an OP and unrealistic perk that was far too generous for modes like SnD. It was incredibly useful but people were too reliant on stealthing their movements around the map and not having to worry about exposing their location by sounds. I think this mute aspect could be really good when used correctly and at the right time. The pros will probably moan as they usually do but if they’re that good with the guns, positioning, call-outs and general teamwork; they won’t need to rely on such a handicap.

    It’ll be the same for both teams and balanced so I don’t see the problem.

  • Jim

    For anyone who may not know yet, and wants to. Bots are in private matches:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNHAKBZUBLs

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Good shit I’m glad.

    • Ryumoau

      The guy in the video sounded like he already had the game or something. i find that strange.

    • PatPatPat

      @ 1:01 did he say Embryos? The fuck?

  • drjakeyoung

    You lot, i am pretty sure that the zombie rounds on ex survival are every 8 rounds, and they last 8 minutes, just as the tally marks on the controller hinted.

    • Kill Denied

      They’re only available on the 8th day of the 8th month every 8 years. The word Advanced has 8 letters and every gun can shoot more than 8 bullets, just as the tally marks on the controller hinted.

      • Hokdpls

        But every gun can’t shoot more than 8 bullets without reloading

        The MORS and Railgun pistol require a reload every time that you use it

      • drjakeyoung

        8 divided by 4 equals 2, plus one equals 3. Illuminati confirmed!

        • Freeze

          Half life 3 confirmed.

  • LovekillerX

    Actually this sounds good. I never used Dead Silence perk so I didn’t lose anything. But this is really good idea to put it as exo ability so it doesn’t take any space from perks.

  • Stefan Lang

    They’re trying to not make Dead Silence a must have perk anymore. Same thing with toughness. I really didn’t care for Dead Silence cause I did fairly well in Search on pubs and Competitive. It seems like when Sledgehammer gives the community something all they do is bitch and bitch. Some people bitched about zombies, and we at least got a bonus round. This will become a full blown perk by the end of the week or post launch. They’ve said they are willing to change it post launch. My thing is, people wont even use suppressors or blast suppressor to take full advantage of the ability so I don’t know why they’re complaining in the first place.

  • Up until this point there was ZERO solution to Dead Silence. At least be happy that they are attempting this as a new strategy.

  • I think this would work really well in SnD… It’s not necessary like thoughness, because you can use it only once per round, and even when you use it, only 1/4 of it might be actually useful in some situations.

    So it isn’t a must have thing, if you don’t use it you aren’t going to miss out on much.
    I LIKE DIS! Thanks SH Games.

    • Guywithbrains

      Also I think we wanted features that are not “must-have” to be able to do well. I mean that people would like to have toughness removed so why not dead silence too? Back in Call of Duty 4 days people used true skill to get good stats, nowadays people just exploit cheap perks, weapons and gadgets.

  • I’m glad DS is a ability now, then i’m not forced to use a perk slot like Coundry was saying before.

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    It seems to me like this is the longest Exo Ability… Aren’t the others 10-15 seconds?

    • Yeah but this one doesn’t have a huge impact or advantage, like the health or speed boost.

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        I hope you don’t get to have Lightweight AND Overclock. Lightweight, Overclock, Lightweight Stock/Quickdraw would make you SO overpowered. Exo Stim makes me happy, because I get to fend off snipers.

  • Sal

    Not to beat a dead horse but if you think one less perk(DS) is going to self-destruct the game, then you have esports so far shoved up your ass it isn’t funny.

    There are more important things then can destroy this game, just remember that.

  • Cory

    I haven’t been following advanced warfare very much but have it preordered. may be a dumb question but are the supply drops you get during the game sorta like the battle packs from battlefield? Random items in each? I’m hoping for that. It’ll be amazing.

  • I quite like this. As an SnD player, I’ll just stick my mute on in a clutch situation, but make use of fast perks for opening rush routes.

    • Hello TacticalRabbit, nice to see you here, saw you on Marksman’s vid 😀

  • StudioEvil

    How in the fuck can you be a developer of COD and not be aware of the importantance of dead silence? The fail on footsteps from IW and now sledgehammer, speaks volumes about how much either know about the actual game they are designing. It’s disturbing to say the least. Fucking clueless.

    • ReignDown

      You do realize Exo suits will make just as much noise than footsteps will in this COD?! That’s why the importance in silenced footsteps is irrelevant this time!

      • StudioEvil

        Christ, I will say silent movement all together. Figured that was understood. Any joker that argues against the necessity is a player that camps his dick off and sound whores. There is no middle ground.

        • ReignDown

          Silencing movements all together would make the game unrealistic. Now, I do understand that’s how dead silence was in previous COD’s. But even when you fell from heights you could be heard. So silent movements all together have never been apart of dead silence perks. Advanced Warfare is going to be one of the fastest paced COD’s we’ve ever played. With that being said; I’m sure we can both agree that sounds will be heard even if someone is camping!

        • Freeze

          With all silence it would cause an issue like ghosts, nobody wanted to move in fear of being snuck up on and instakilled.

      • Freeze

        I love you for this truthful non bitchy, non tryhard, down to earth comment.

    • J4MES

      Stop being such a drama-queen. Dead Silence is hardly something of significant importance and if you have to rely on such a OP perk; you can’t be very good at the game. If you don’t like it, don’t buy the bloody game.

      • StudioEvil

        Hey James, you’re wrong. Now piss off.

        • J4MES

          Don’t cry. Don’t buy the game if you don’t like it. If you have to rely on sounds to play well; FPS games really aren’t your thing.

          • Guywithbrains

            We want game which takes skill now we get one. I am glad that they put it in the game as exo ability. Now those cheap tactic users have to use real skill to call themselves a good player.

          • Freeze

            Such a beautiful idea

        • Woah, what a compelling argument bro. Please continue to phase me with your slew of valid points, good sir.

    • Freeze

      It is an overpowered crutch perk that shouldve been gone after it was introduced in MW2

  • pulseimpact

    I thought that they said that they would tweak it by gametype meaning DS would be on for everyone in SND and off for everyone in regular modes. I thought that was more balanced than this tbh.

    • I’m sure exo mute will be constant in SnD but reg game modes need stealth too.

  • Diego Diniz

    Thanks to ME! I send a Twitter to @MichaelCondrey asking to “Dead Silence” Perk and he did it!!!
    [img]http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc402/diegodinizfsa/TWEET_zps97dd06fd.jpg[/img]

    • Freeze

      I send TWEETS to people, but I’ve never sent a TWITTER! does it work well?

      • Diego Diniz

        ahahahaha…Im Brazilian, I dont speak english very well! Can you speak one word in Portuguese??? So…go Fuck yourself!

        • PatPatPat

          Wow, just gonna jump there, are we?

          • Freeze

            lel he raged

        • Freeze

          くそ
          I was just teasing. And i can speak some Spanish and I’m learning Japanese.
          Like for instance I know a few words and a lot of the symbols.
          うし (ushi) = Cow
          うそ (uso) = Lie/False
          わたしのひとりのおん’なのこ (watashino-hitorino-on’nanoko= My one girl (which doesnt translate very well if you check online
          くそ (kuso) = F**k/S**t

          I know like 35 out of 46 of the first alphabet and ive got soe books coming in, and Im planning on taking japanese in college.

        • You’re still annoying no matter how good your English is, do you still think MW3 was all sledgehammers fault?

    • PatPatPat

      Hm. So you think the reason this is a thing is because you told him to do it?

      • Freeze

        I was gonna say

  • JaBoiKnoWs

    I find it hilarious people are worried about footsteps (which they’ve said they’ve fixed so they basically aren’t as loud and can only be heard when you are very close to the enemy) when there’s like 5 different scorestreaks, grenades, attachments, etc. that can show you on the mini-map to the whole enemy team. THAT is what is important. Once you are a red dot, you are exposed to the whole enemy team to be killed. People who won’t run any of the “hide me” perks like cold-blooded, low profile, blind eye, etc. are clueless.

    • I run stealth exclusively a lot of the time, they’re so fucked. MGS taught me well brah.

  • juicestice89

    Are we only talking like jump jump jump then no battery til u die? Or does battery recharge?

    • Your boost abilities don’t use any exo battery as it’s a standard feature. Your special exo abilities will have their own separate battery, like if you were using both cloaking and exo mute for example, you’d have unlimited boost jumps and each ability would have their own separate battery.

      • juicestice89

        Oh ok. That clarifies it thank you. It sounded like all one thing Cuz obviously it’s not a huge breakdown seeing as the game isn’t out. That’s much more exciting than what I thought. 😛

  • IDK how I feel about this. I understand that dead silence is one of those staple perks in COD and they want to get away from that but only having silent foot steps for 20 seconds? IDK how us hardcore gamers are going to feel about that. All we can really do is wait and see. At least he said they are willing to change it post-launch based on feel back.(JUST LISTEN TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE LOL)

    • I personally think the best way to balance is to have your walking/running sound like it was in black ops 2, near silent, and sprinting would be those big clunky footsteps, so exo mute isn’t a requirement, but if you need to gtfo fast, you can use mute and sprint like a bat outta hell.

  • King Cee

    everybody said stop bitching about zombies but just about everybody was bitching about this so now its in the game stop whining

    • Freeze

      My motto is: Just worry about your own opinion of the game.
      Cause all the ppl in the community will find something else to complain about ad ruin your happiness and enjoyment.

  • Charlie

    We’re all missing one major point. We don’t know how footsteps and sound will work out in SH’s version of COD. Sure they worked on MW3, and we’re inspired by BO2, but they still took the engine and stripped it down to the beginning and rebuilt movement, graphics, etc. Sound being apart of that change.

    The perfect way to do it IMO is to make everyone silent except for when running/using exo. And keep the running footsteps sound nearly quiet, and only can be heard louder is when two players are very close. Exo movements should be louder, and everyone should hear their own footsteps more/louder than anyone else’s.

    Similar to how it played out in BO2, not many people used DS, and Exo-mute could actually be useful because you need to be very close to someone for them to hear your footsteps.(Making it perfect/strategic in SnD for when you want to run through a spawn, or run to plant/defuse). This will keep DS out of the perk categories, and stop people from resorting to camping so they can soundwhore.

    SH has been listening to people, but they also have their own views on the game. DS has been a crutch in most COD’s. I’m sure they’ll be willing to patch Exo-mute to buff it, but if they get footsteps sound right in game, it won’t be needed as a perk.

  • J4MES

    The Exo Mute will certainly add some tactical spice to how you use the Exo Suit itself. I think it’s a good move by Sledgehammer and will certainly make players think twice about how they parade themselves around the map and when to use the Mute function. Sound whoring can be an advantage but Dead Silence was just far too generous for all players that used it. If you’re good with a gun, know the maps and it’s spots and work well with fellow teammates; you don’t really need any sound handicaps. I rarely used DS and coped pretty well without it.

  • Gimp

    I understand it ‘could’ work pretty well in snd, but that it. You can’t know when someone just gonna be sound whoring you so you can activate the exo-ability. It doesn’t really make sense to me. They’ve done well not changing things that don’t need to be changed, which is what previous games have done, just to make the game seem ‘new’. Put dead silence back to how it should be and we’ll be golden.

  • I will try it and hate it. I want dead silence.

    • Freeze

      It is a crutch perk. Forcing everyone t use it, and one less perk choice and many less customization options.

  • THEAVENGER2015 .

    bring back dead silence as a perk an a counter perk to combat campers that sit in corners an sound whore

    • Freeze

      Most campers have a low IQ, they dont use headphone and usually are obese. Most of those things have nothing to live for, and no dedication tothe game, so they do not usually sound whore. Dead silence is mostly used by uber tryhards that sneak behind you and just wreck face. The ability for it is perfect because it can be used in a tight spot. Adds much more skill.

  • Dan Iron

    So the standard loadout for anyone competative is to run overcharged with mute. Nice. What they need to do is make toughness a built in perk i cant imagine ANYONE not using it.

    • Freeze

      I agree with that

    • Or you can pre-boost around corners having either a speed or height advantage against.

  • Bob Loblaw

    Silent footsteps should be default, such a wasted exo mechanic in a “advanced” warfare style game. Bumping into objects, sprinting, and jumping should all make sounds but not walking. Having silent footsteps would promote map movement and provide a suitable means to flank. By adding Dead Silence they’re forcing people into using it as it will be required to use just as it’s always been. That’s not adding more depth to the strategy, it’s actually limiting it.

    • Freeze

      Everyone having it would cause an issue like ghosts, nobody wanted to move in fear of being snuck up on and instakilled.

      • Bob Loblaw

        People didn’t move in Ghosts due to poor map design. Every Infinity Ward Call of Duty has a tremendous amount of intersecting lines of site.

        • Freeze

          The many lines of sight and flank routes caused “from behind” kills, which is the same issue that would happen with dead silence. People would not want to be killed from behind, so they would hide in a corner and camp.

          • Bob Loblaw

            Vast amounts of intersecting lines of sight coupled with an array of casual friendly equipment causes stagnant player movement. Silent foot steps promotes movement because they don’t have to fear sound detection, just visual/gimmick detection to worry about then. People corner camp and cheese gimmicks because they can, the only thing that can stop that is the developer.

          • Freeze

            I agree with that, but I also disagree. Either way people will camp. It is going to be up to the TTK to decide if ppl camp. I think dead silence could be argued for and against camping.

  • Eaz Jmilly

    I could care care less. I will playing the non exo suit game modes anyway. Exo abilities and exo movements seem like its gonna be confusing

    • Freeze

      I recommend you try it. I just fear that nobody will, and it may be better than you think. From what I hear the controls are easy to learn, and all the maps are built around it.

      • Eaz Jmilly

        Oh okay

  • PatPatPat

    And i’m just sitting here realizing i didn’t even use dead silence

  • brad

    There’s going to be so many people crouch walking it isn’t even going to be funny

    • You got the speed advantage. For them to use their exo they’ll have to stand up first which takes 1/3 of a second. That’s a long time in cod.

  • Mikey9835

    Personally I think this is a good idea, because it saves another perk slot and if SHG bring dead silence back everyone and their mothers will be using it. I never used dead silence anyway, and with no amplify in the game sound whoring will be less of a problem.

  • Royxbl

    I say keep Exo Mute. Then just build DS into S&D….. But that’s just my opinion

    • That might be the plan. If you got exo mute it’ll be on constant in search.

  • J4MES

    What will happen for SnD in the non-exo playlists though? There will essentially be no audio stealth option available in this case. They perhaps should have made DS available in this at least.

  • CoD GoD

    You need DS in SnD or terrible kids camp in corners and know exactly where you are but not for HP and CTF.but the exo.mute. MIGHT be. Alright but probably. Not…

  • kia0525

    If the footsteps are like blops2, I don’t care if ds is in the game or not.

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  • a guy

    The removal of Dead Silence or Ninja makes COD a worse game, IMO. Without it, people just sit and soundwhore like they did after the MW3 Sit Rep Pro buff. I’m OK with soundwhoring but that made footsteps way too loud. Ninja let’s people actually MOVE and find the cowards hiding.

  • Jeremiah

    They just need to make the footsteps quiet but not silent. In Search and Destroy having exo-mute for a short time will cause players to camp after they have used all of their battery because they are will only be comfortable running a round with silent footsteps. I’ve played SnD sense MW2 and I guarantee you this will cause players to camp when they know a enemy is near in search of destroy

  • jooker-jr

    I don’t see anything bad with this cod.

    That’s ……… Weird !!

  • Emre

    they need to remove the perk that makes footsteps loud.
    and the deadsilence perk in cod 4 was good and well balanced.

  • Cod player?

    If this was true about not needing a full fledged perk due to audio changes, then why even consider making and adding Exo-mute? Also now instead of only using dead silence, SnD players are forced to use Exo-mute and the overcharged perk. I just don’t want SnD to turn into players camping a corner and sound whoring because that will destroy it and this will become a respawn only cod. SHG has already maybe sufficient amount of changes, just add dead silence.

  • Cod player?

    Maybe if Exo-mute not only silenced footsteps,but possibly silencing bomb planting and when I reload or land from a jump, then I can see how it can be used strategically.

  • Mr Sir

    People are taking Video Games WAY to seriously Lol this CAN NOT BE HERE, THAT CANNOT BE THERE. TAKE THIS AWAY, PUT THAT BACK IN. How about you just don’t buy the game if it sounds bad to you and try something else. Seriously the industry is filled with games just as good if not better than COD. Stop being so damn nitpicky and just try to make it work. If everything works to your advantage then the game sucks ass. No challenge, nothing. The only argument I see here is what about sound whores camping? Here’s the thing THEY ARENT MOVING. Learn to drop shot or duck back. The movements theyve added into the game and the speed should make up for a camper in a corner. You guys are so busy thinking on a technicality. No wonder COD games always get patched to shit. To many voices none are being rational.

  • guest 11111

    I was gonna buy this game but not no more. Im not a dead silence guy and never used it before but with these exo loudness, its stupid to not have a damn dead silence perk. stupid decisions like this ruin a game. WTF am i gonna do with max 45 seconds per life that i need use extra perks to get 4 kills or nothing. Fuck sake theres enough room to add a fucking perk with next gen audio. Fuck call of duty.

  • TheToughLuck

    People need to stop whining about no dead silence.