Hearing footsteps and other audio cues are vital to winning matches of Call of Duty: Warzone, so we’ve put together the best audio settings to give you the competitive edge during combat in Season 5.
Audio is everything in Call of Duty, especially in Warzone. With how slow and tactical battle royale games can be, hearing enemy footsteps, a window break, or a door open can give you all the information you need to score a victory.
In particular, if you find yourself in the Gulag, footsteps noises are especially helpful when trying to win your 1v1. We’ve compiled the best audio settings you can run in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5.
The best Warzone audio settings
To make sure you’re getting maximum spatial awareness from Warzone’s audio, you should try and use headphones instead of TV or monitor speakers – even a cheap pair of earphones will be better.
We understand not everyone can afford a headset, so here are the best Warzone audio settings regardless of what you’re listening through:
- Audio Mix: Boost High
- Master Volume: 85%
- Music Volume: 0%
- Dialogue Volume: 70%
- Effects Volume: 100%
- War Tracks Volume: 30%
- Voice Chat: Enabled
- Open Mic Recording Threshold: 3.16
- Voice Chat Volume: 150.00
- Microphone Volume: 120.00
- Voice Chat Effect: No Effect
Most competitive players, be them professionals or content creators, agree that Boost High is one of the best Warzone audio settings. Footsteps, which are by the far the most important detail to be listening out for, have a high frequency.
Explosions and distant gunshots have a low frequency, so Boost High will amplify the footsteps over anything else. High-profile players like Dr Disrespect have complained about the footsteps being too quiet, so this will be of great help.
After setting the Audio Mix to Boost High, it’s mostly down to preference depending on your headset/speakers. However, there are a few settings you can optimize when it comes to having the best Warzone audio settings for a competitive advantage.
While the soundtrack for Warzone is pretty great, having music playing will offer no competitive advantage. If you’re focused on getting a win, it’s best to set the Music Volume to 0%. It’s also worth keeping Dialogue Volume reasonably high, as enemy Operators may call out that they’re reloading or placing a Claymore.
The deployment helicopter can be particularly loud, so you might want to press F10 to mute all in-game audio during the initial deployment phase. If you’re chatting to your squad over Discord, TeamSpeak, or Xbox Party Chat, this is a useful quality of life trick you can use.
High Alert Perk
Of course, having the best audio settings will give you an edge, but players using Dead Silence will still be able to mask their footsteps. Luckily, an update to the High Alert Perk looks set to become the perfect counter when it finally takes effect.
A change in the perk’s description has revealed that it will soon grant players the ability to hear the footsteps of anyone using Dead Silence. This is in addition to its usual effect of warning you when an enemy out of sight is aiming at you.
If you combine these audio settings with the High Alert perk when it gets updated, nobody should be able to sneak up on you the next time you drop into Verdansk ’84. For more tips to help you survive in Warzone Season 5, check out the best TEC-9 and EM2 loadouts.
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How to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare Dev Error 6178
Here are all the different fixes that you can try out for Dev Error 6178 in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone that will help you out.
Dev Error 6178 is an error code that various Warzone and Modern Warfare players have encountered, and this guide will cover all the different solutions you can try out.
Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare are extremely fun titles, but players can quickly encounter error issues at times. Goldflake error, error 5476, Diver Error 6, and unknown function Fatal Error are some examples.
If Modern Warfare or Warzone crashes while loading a map on PC, you may encounter Fatal Error Dev Error 6178.
This guide will go over what this error is and how you can get around it.
How to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare dev error 6178
Disable In-Game Overlay & Nvidia Highlights
There have been various causes for this error in Warzone. Aside from the game crashing while loading a map, this can also occur when the camera returns to the player after they get killed.
Many players have reported this problem happening while they try to play the game with both In-Game Overlay and Nvidia highlights enabled at the same time, so we recommend disabling them both.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Open up GeForce Experience while the game is turned off
- Go to the General tab and disable In-Game Overlay
- Save and close Nvidia Experience
- Launch Modern Warfare
- Go to Options > Graphics> Nvidia Highlights
- Disable Nvidia highlights and restart the game
Update your GPU drivers
If you’re still encountering Dev Error 6178 then your GPU driver might need updating. This is because the in-game graphics can only be handled with the latest version of the GPU driver.
Here’s how you can update it:
- Open up Device Manager
- Scroll down and select Display Adapters
- Click on the GPU that you want to update select Update Driver .
- Select Search Automatically for updated driver software to install the new driver
- Launch the game to see if it worked.
Run the game as Administrator
The problem might be that the game requires certain permissions that you can only grant as the admin. For this reason, you can try launching the game as an Administrator and see if that fixes things.
This is a fairly simple process:
- Right-click on Modern Warfare
- Select Run as Administrator
- Click yes to grant permissions
- Wait for the game to launch and see if you encounter the error.
Increase the graphics settings
Sometimes the most straightforward solutions are the best ones, and many players have reportedly fixed the error by switching the in-game graphic settings to Medium or High.
You can get this done fairly quickly:
- Launch Modern Warfare
- Go to Settings.
- Select Graphics
- Change the texture resolution to Normal in Details & Textures
That covers all the solutions you can try to fix Dev Error 6178 in both Warzone and Modern Warfare. This error can particularly annoying and keeps players from being able to enjoy the game.
Hopefully, our guide has helped with this problem, and you can check out other cool stuff at Charlie INTEL such as the latest Call of Duty: Vanguard news and guides!
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Best XM4 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5
The XM4 is a superb, ranged killer in Warzone Season 5. Here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone XM4 loadout.
The XM4 is an excellent Assault Rifle in CoD: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, so here is the best loadout class to make the most of this meta gun.
The XM4 Assault Rifle, modeled after the original Black Ops’ Commando, is a medium-range weapon perfect for accompanying a long-range Sniper Rifle.
When sniping, you need something that can deal with targets up close and can follow up on armor breaks at a medium distance. The XM4 is an extremely powerful choice to run as your ‘pocket weapon’ if you’re looking for something to complement your favorite long-range weapon.
With Warzone Season 5 Reloaded bringing various buffs and nerfs to the game, most notable for the previously dominant Krig 6, the XM4 was left untouched, allowing it to rise in the meta. So, here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone XM4 loadout class to maximize the potential of this Assault Rifle in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.
Best Warzone XM4 loadout
Best Warzone XM4 loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Barrel: 13.5″ Task Force
- Optic: Microflex LED or Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
- Ammunition: STANAG 60 Round
To make sure the best Warzone XM4 loadout is laser-accurate, we’re adding the Field Agent Grip. With this attachment, the XM4 will be as accurate as it needs to be at close-medium ranges. With some recoil control, you’ll also be able to beam enemies at a distance too.
The 13.5″ Task Force barrel received a significant buff in the Season 5 update, giving it majorly improved bullet velocity, range, and recoil control at the cost of some mobility. You should add the Agency Suppressor to the best Warzone XM4 loadout for even more velocity, which increases the weapon’s damage range while keeping you off the minimap.
We’re going with the STANAG 60 Round to ensure we have enough ammo to take down multiple enemies when using the best Warzone XM4 loadout. Finally, the XM4’s iron sights are still quite obtrusive, so you’ll want to use the Microflex LED or even the Axial Arms 3x if you’re looking for more range.
Best perks to use with Warzone XM4 class
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
- Perk 3: Tracker
E.O.D will allow you to withstand Semtex, Grenades, and a large quantity of any other serious explosive throwables. With so many players using Semtex or C4 to gain the upper hand in a fight, you’ll need E.O.D if you have any hope of surviving.
Overkill will allow you to get two primary weapons from your loadout. Then you can take the Ghost Perk from your next one, hiding you from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.
While running both a Sniper Rifle and an Assault Rifle, you want to be able to swap between them quickly. Whether getting ambushed up close or following up on a snipe, the Amped Perk will allow you to switch weapons almost instantly.
Most recent XM4 buffs and nerfs in Warzone
There have not been any recent changes to the XM4 Assault Rifle in the Call of Duty battle royale, but we will be sure to update this page with any new ones when they go live.
How to unlock the XM4
To unlock the XM4 Assault Rifle for the best Warzone XM4 loadout, you’ll have to make sure you reach Level 4 in Warzone or Black Ops Cold War.
- Read more: What is reverse boosting in Warzone?
This is very easy and will be accomplished within a game or two. The main takeaway is it gets you to level up the XM4 quicker and get your attachments sooner.
Following the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update, the best Warzone XM4 loadout is still a great weapon to use alongside a Sniper Rifle. This puts it on par with the RAM-7 and Cold War’s AK-47. However, if you want something for closer ranges, then the LC10 and PPSH are excellent choices.
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How to watch $20k Z&Z Warzone Trios tournament: Stream, teams, format
Here’s everything you need to know about the 20k Z&Z Warzone Trios tournament, including how to watch it live.
Call of Duty stars ZooMaa and Methodz will be hosting a brand-new Warzone event, so here’s everything you need about the $20,000 Trios tournament, including how to watch it.
There’s a lot to enjoy about Warzone tournaments, as seeing your favorite players compete against each other can be entertaining and intense. In September, we had ZLaner’s $50k Certified Banger Warzone tournament.
Now, CoD veterans ZooMaa and Methodz have teamed up with BoomTV to host the new Z&Z Invitational major Warzone tournament. This guide will cover everything from the event stream to the different teams and players.
Z&Z $20K Warzone event stream and schedule
This Warzone tournament is set to begin on Tuesday, September 21 at 12 PM PT. While we don’t know the event’s exact duration yet, it will probably be active for a few hours.
Methodz and ZooMaa will be hosting the event, and you’ll be able to check out their streams when the matches go live. Alternatively, you could check out the competitors’ respective streams on Twitch or YouTube Gaming.
Z&Z $20K Warzone event format
While the exact rules haven’t been revealed for the Z&Z Invitational, some early intel states that the tournament will consist of Trios competing in custom lobbies for a $20,000 prize pool.
Points will probably be awarded to players who score kills, and these might be boosted through point multipliers. We’ll be sure to update this article with the rules as they become available.
Z&Z $20K Warzone tournament teams
Various Call of Duty League stars and Warzone streamers will be competing in the Z&Z Invitational. Currently, 31 Trios have been confirmed for the event, and many of them are exciting additions.
- Read more: What is reverse boosting in Warzone?
Here’s a breakdown of all the players in the event:
- Flxnked, aHTracT12, & Frozone
- Kalei, Ryda, & Patience
- Russ, Yungstaz, & ikesnasty
- Slacked, Apathy, & DougisRaw
- TeddyRecks, fukluvey, & Reedr
- Arrayz, itsEyeQew, & ShiftyTV
- Pieman, its_iron, & yeet
- AngelWalks, Envader, & Braxtvn
- Overgirltv, Believe, & yata_tv
- Wuskin, skrapz, & YKTDeleo
- StevieT, EightV_, & JaredFPS
- Ottereyes, FinessenTV, & zSmit
- Bloo, Bartonologist, & TheBoiSantana
- ShawnJGaming, xMrlerkx, & GunMW
- HusKerrs, Aydan, & Rated
- Braalik, Nickool, & Exzachtt
- Skullface49, itzwarsz, & intechs
- Tommey, Almond, & newbz
- Crowder, Arcitys, & Cellium
- IcemanIsaac, bbreadman, & Drakota
- UnRationaL, zColorss, & ScummN
- TestyFPS, Niicoinfinite, & EmSage
- BobbyPoff, Crimsix, & Babydillster
- Holly, Mayappo, & ClassicPain24
- CitizenSnipes, iSmixie, & Steelcurtain
- OPMarked, ShadedStep, & Devious
- Envoy, Jukeyz, & fifakillvizuals
- JessieCooks, Validhands, & ForeignJase
- MuTeX, Blazt, & Knight
- Destroy, ZLaner, & ClutchBelk
- RedmanLyons, Tourva, & NightLennn
Once the event ends, we’ll be sure to update this piece with the results of the tournament. Seeing all your favorite Warzone players compete against each other will be quite the show.
Be sure to check the 20k Z&Z Warzone Trios tournament when it goes live, and stay locked to Charlie INTEL for more Warzone. Also, check out the best QBZ-83 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5.
Image credits: Activision
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