I play on PC and i try a lot of things, i already use the sound with no effects and no filters, i used the asus sound studio to tune up some parameters and try to equalize correctly the game but it is not helpful, i tried a lot of different headphones, and some sound cards to help, right now im using sony wh1000xm3 connected directly to mother board with no sound filters.
But even with all that effort the weapons firing sound still very strong.
Right now im at 70 percent of windows volume and 44 in game volume.
Im sacrificing footsteps sound to not hurt my ears, if i volume up above 44 in game sound, the weapons sound is unbearable and hurtful.
The game really needs to equalize correctly all in game sounds, reduce the firing weapons sounds, some ultimates like gibby and bangalore airstrikes, reduce some effects like grenades and pathfinder's beacons to avoid health problems on people that plays a lot daily.
Regardless of whether you can hear footsteps or not, you should not be playing at audio levels that are painful as you could permanently damage your hearing.