That's beautifulA story I'll post just for the lols
So I was having a particularly bad run on my normal FPS game, so much so that I was wondering if I'd been thrown in to some top-tier playing lobbies. It all clicked when I realised that when my team-mates were running alongside me on the left, I was hearing the footsteps on the right.
I don't know how, but somehow the fucking kids managed to swap the left & right audio. I could not figure out how to change it back, in fact google suggested the only way to do it was to use 3rd party software (which I don't have). In the end I had to uninstall all the audio drivers and re-install.
But anyway, I'd been hearing enemy footsteps from one side, turning to engage, and promptly been shot in the back for around a week straight.