I am a ninja assassin you’ll never hear me coming. But seriously sometimes the audio lags out it’s not just you. I don’t play alot of pvp so the worst for me is when a sire creeps in behind you and you don’t know till it’s grabbed you super annoying wiped many a solo escape that way.
I don’t have any issues hearing footsteps. Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint EXACTLY where they are but I can always have an idea and sometimes I DO know exactly where they are. I rarely if ever get that surprise gib from behind in part because I’m checking visual surroundings as well.
It helps to tweak your audio settings in the options menu.
Hmm, have you considered all three might be happening at the same time? You could be going deaf, there may be some ninjas playing Gears 5, and also the audio may not be working properly. Granted, the odds of all three occuring at once would be extremely low, but yet still possible. Just putting that out there!