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Ultimate Audio Bang podcast: what makes a good online shooter?

Weighty weapons and audible footsteps

Predictably, Imogen and I begin this week's episode of Ultimate Audio Bang by getting excited about Deathloop before realising that there's plenty of other newsy bits to cover. Listen to get our hot thoughts on the Call Of Duty: Vanguard reveal, Battlefield 2042's delay, the Overwatch League using an early build of Overwatch 2 in 2022, and plenty more shootery things.

And for this week's theme, we consider the things that make up a good online shooter? Cue a solid chat about weighty guns and the sounds of footsteps. And also a bit more Deathloop chat. We're actually both pretty passionate about the sound of footsteps in games, particularly if they're varied. God, we love footsteps.

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Finally, it was my turn to surprise Imogen with some player names, all of which stemmed from my time in Splitgate. Once again, I learn that something isn't a vegetable and we round things off with a debate on strange dance moves.

To check out this week's edition of Ultimate Audio Bang, you can listen in the player above, or you can subscribe via your podcatching app of choice. RSS feed, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, TuneIn, Deezer: listen to us chat about all things shooters however you like.

Publisher Activision Blizzard is currently being sued by the State of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), in a lawsuit alleging a "frat boy" culture that has created "a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women". Several high-level staff, including former president J. Allen Brack, have stepped down. This week the DFEH further alleged that Activision Blizzard have suppressed evidence.

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In this article

Apex Legends

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Battlefield 2042

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

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Call of Duty: Vanguard

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera

PS4, Xbox One, PC


PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Halo Infinite

Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC


PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Overwatch 2

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch


PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC



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Ed Thorn

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When Ed's not cracking thugs with bicycles in Yakuza, he's likely swinging a badminton racket in real life. Any genre goes, but he's very into shooters and likes a weighty gun, particularly if they have a chainsaw attached to them. Adores orange and mango squash, unsure about olives.