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For the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops equivalent, see Ninja.
"Make less sound when you move."
— Perk description

Dead Silence is a Tier Three perk featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, Call of Duty: Strike Team, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty Online, and a stealth perk in Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

Specialty quieter
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Tier 3 Perk
Unlocked at

Level 44

Console codenamequieter
 

Dead Silence reduces a player's footstep noise significantly, allowing players to walk, sprint, and jump 60% silently. This perk is mainly used by players wishing to be stealthy; it lowers footstep sound so that it is 60% silent - however it can still be heard, usually only picked up by high quality sound systems. It allows players to clearly hear other players' footsteps who are not using the perk. However, crouch-walking, going prone, or moving while aiming down sight completely cancels noise created by movement. Dead Silence does not have an effect on weapon switching sounds, however. Even with the perk, falling from any height makes at least a slightly audible sound, and especially so from large heights where the loud cracking noise is still made. Rustling through bushes/grass also still creates noise.

Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

WaW Perk Quieter
Call of Duty: World at War
Tier 3 Perk
Unlocked at

52

 

This perk is unlocked in at level 52.

Dead Silence is identical to its Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare counterpart; however, due to the ability to adjust sound settings and thus remove ambient noises and announcer voices, this perk can prove more useful than what it did in the previous installment.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

Dead Silence perk MW3Dead Silence pro perk MW3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Tier 3 Perk
Unlocked at

55

Pro unlocked at

50 close range kills

 

Dead Silence appears again in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It silences the player's footsteps and reduces the effect of the Recon perk, from 12 seconds to six seconds. To unlock Dead Silence Pro, the player needs to earn 50 close range kills, similar to Ninja and Scrambler from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Dead Silence can be canceled out by Sitrep Pro within close proximity. Dead Silence Pro negates falling damage, similar to Commando Pro from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Lightweight Pro from Call of Duty: Black Ops. This does not give the player the ability to survive kill zones disguised as long drops, including the well in Seatown and falling off Overwatch.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

Dead Silence Perk Icon BOII
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Tier 3 Perk
Unlocked at

Level 38

 
"Move silently."
Create-A-Class Description.
Dead Silence returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It allows the player to move without making any sounds. It also stops player call outs such as when someone reloads. They may say "reloading". 

Call of Duty: Black Ops: DeclassifiedEdit

"Move quietly."
— In-game description.

Dead Silence returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified.

Call of Duty: Strike TeamEdit

Dead Silence Perk Icon CODST
Call of Duty: Strike Team
Unlocked at

Level 5

 

Dead Silence returns in Call of Duty: Strike Team. It allows players to reduce their audio signature. The Pro version allows the player to greatly reduce their audio signature. It is unlocked after completing the Europa Fall mission.

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

Dead Silence menu icon CoDG
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Points

2

 

Dead Silence returns in Call of Duty: Ghosts as a stealth perk. It quiets the users' footsteps (to where it is barely audible; it seems to decrease movement noise by 90%). This effects on enemies could be countered by Amplify, but not entirely (Dead Silence users' footsteps heard by Amplify are slightly less audible than regular footsteps heard without Amplify, but still distinguishable. One note is that it decreases the volume of footsteps, not the range which they can be heard.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

Dead Silence returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops III as a Tier 3 perk.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • Melee kills count towards Dead Silence Pro.
  • Dead Silence was originally going to be an ability of one of the four planned multiplayer character abilities. However, the character models were scrapped and it was added as the Pro ability of Ninja.[2]
  • Dead Silence Pro doesn't completely negate falling damage. A player can still die if playing on hardcore and by jumping from a great height several times.
  • In Modern Warfare 3, the Pro version of Sitrep did not counteract Dead Silence until an update.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://twitter.com/DavidVonderhaar/status/593084688266186752
  2. http://fourzerotwo.com/post/688644283/deadsilence Robert Bowling's website showing concept art for a stealth class as well as its origins

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