This may sound counter-intuitive to the experience but stay with me for a moment. Yes, there are instances in Outlast 2 where you have no choice but to run. Those sections are chases and if you don’t run you automatically die. However, during the regular segments where you’re just navigating areas with enemies searching around using flashlights, moving slowly actually helps you out quite a bit, especially on higher difficulties.
Running in Outlast 2 generates a lot of sound and makes you an easy target. You can easily slip by crouching and sticking to the shadows. sometimes enemies will get really close to you while in this position and not even notice, and that’s always a good thing. Just keep the urge to sprint under control.