How To See Footsteps In Fortnite

How To See Footsteps In Fortnite
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Tarran Stockton

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13th Jan 2023 13:22

You may want to know how to see footsteps in Fortnite, as there's an accessibility option that allows players to see visual effects when noise is made, allowing you to easily track players and their movement when they are nearby.

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world, and with such an influx of players, Epic have made sure that those who are disabled or neurodivergent are catered to with settings that allow them to experience the game as normal. However, many of these settings can also be enabled to help players that don't strictly need them, so take a look at how to see footsteps in Fortnite.

How To See Footsteps In Fortnite

How To See Footsteps In Fortnite
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To see footsteps in Fortnite, you will need to enable an audio setting called "Visualize Sound Effects". To do this, follow the below steps:

  1. Navigate to the settings menu by pressing the three lines icon at the top left of the home screen
  2. In the row at the top, select the sound icon, which is the seventh button
  3. Scroll down to the 'Sound' section and set "Visualize Sound Effects" to on
  4. Save and apply the settings, and it will be enabled

This does more than visualise footsteps, as it will also let you see all other noises by displaying coloured rings that originate at the source of the sound. The rings change colour depending on the type of sound, so you will need to spend time learning to read them. Here are the different rings:

  • White Rings - Footsteps, vehicles, and animal sounds
  • Gold Rings - Chest sounds
  • Orange/Red Rings - Gunshots or explosions

You should now have a much easier time identifying where enemies are thanks to the sound visualisation setting, which will improve your gameplay performance.

That's all for our breakdown of how to see footsteps in Fortnite, and now you know how to turn on the sound visualisation setting.

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