Infinity Ward Promises to Improve Modern Warfare 2’s Footstep Audio and Enemy Visibility Following Open Beta

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will balance that footstep audio before its official launch.

According to a post-beta statement from developer Infinity Ward, the upcoming Modern Warfare sequel will be getting a few tweaks before it launches.

“While sentiment around footstep audio was more positive in Beta Weekend Two, we have seen your continued feedback on the volume of footsteps and will continue to balance enemy/friendly footstep audio ahead of launch,” it confirmed.

Additionally, it looks as though enemy visibility will be balanced, too.

“Enemy visibility is something that came up throughout both weekends of our Beta,” said Infinity Ward. “While many of you remarked on the improvement in Weekend Two, we’ll look to tweak increased enemy visibility to allow for better visual tracking of opponents that is not solely the traditional nameplate.”

Quite what this means for the final game remains to be seen. But footstep audio and enemy visibility aren’t the only issues being addressed before the game debuts on October 28, 2022.

“Disbanding lobbies are another topic we addressed during Beta,” it said. “We feel this is an important feature and are actively looking for potential solutions for launch.”

Infinity Ward also stated that it’s “very happy” with the results of weapon tuning during the first open beta weekend, but further changes are still coming.

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It’s likely that we’ll get to see some of these balance changes in action before the game launches, as part of Modern Warfare 2’s additional upcoming beta weekends. But we’ll have to wait and see.

Alongside Modern Warfare 2 there are plenty of changes coming to Warzone, too. In fact, it’s said to be putting a twist on the formula, with a new map and PvE faction.

Want to read more about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? Check out our Modern Ware 2 Beta Review in Progress as well as Modern Warfare 2’s launch details explained.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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