I'm new to the Xbox One version of this game, so I didn't notice it much in the beginning; but I can hear my own steps when I'm with Dead Silence equipped, despite that, I believe enemy players can also hear me without amplify.
I've been sound detected a few times wearing Dead Silence AND crouched, by people without amplify.
Besides, I seem to have issues hearing enemies footsteps. If a teammate is right next to me and starts sprinting away, I can hear his steps until he reaches the very end of the minimap; but I just cannot hear enemies if they are not in my screen.
I've been backstabbed by someone sprinting over metal without Dead Silence and I heard absolutely no footsteps at all. (this was in the second floor of the granary on Freight, the guy climbed the ladder on the back, sprinting thru the wired floor and knifed me, I made sure to check: he did not have Dead Silence, and I hear absolutely nothing, there was no teammates nearby, no chatter, no gunfire, just background noise, also no callouts of any type or any HUD sound that might hindered the hearing.
After that time I took the sound of the enemy footsteps more seriously: as long as there's a teammate walking nearby, I can hear his footsteps very loudly, but when it comes to enemies, I only hear them if I can see them (I can only hear them if they would appear on a Com Sat with only one of them active).
Due to lack of devices, my audio output is Stereo uncompressed right from the HDMI cable into a LED, into a headphone to my ears. I'm told surround let's you know the exact position of someone; so my question here is:
Am I lacking a serious sound device ? Like, should I use the digital audio cable into a device that supports surround ? Because I have no such type of sound devices, nor truly know them; I knew with stereo only I would have some sound issues, but the lack of enemies footstep is a grievous one.
That's because Dead Silence is either broken or very underpowered which is why they should just make it 100% silent.
Do ya think it can be some kind of external sounds settings issue ?
I don't know but it's broken in one way or another it should at least be silent for people who aren't using Amplify. But that is not the case at the moment because everyone can still hear Dead Silence users even with out Amplify. I think has to do with the sound for the game in general.
What about me able to hear my teammates from far away, but not my enemies from close range ? (Despite the assumption they got Dead Silence as a killstreak, as not everyone does).
I think it has to do with the sound in general basically all the work they put into the sound they some how managed to screw the sound up for foot steps.
nothing is broken they cannot hear DS unless using Amplify.. Ds has to be heard other wise it is OP
so are you using regular headphones or suround sound ones like a pair of astros or turtle beaches? i use to play just through my tv never heard footsteps got a pair of astros i can hear everything. there is something with sound in this game where it will over lap so much important things get drowned out in the ambiance without something filtering for depth. (best i can explain it from a year of audio class back in highschool)
The sound definitely seems random in this game. Sometimes I hear bullets from a gun without a suppressor, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I hear enemy footsteps without Dead Silence, sometimes I don't. I definitely hate how Dead Silence works in this game though. I used to have it on every class but I could still hear myself walking around the map. If I can still hear myself then everyone else can, too! I would say I'm still able to hear the enemy coming about 95% of the time, so it's not a huge issue, but I have noticed inconsistencies for sure. I use Turtle Beach X11's with DSS EarForce.