How To Turn On Visual Sound Effects On Fortnite

How To Turn On Visual Sound Effects On Fortnite
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Tarran Stockton

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13th Jan 2023 15:04

You may want to learn how to turn on visual sound effects on Fortnite, as it's an important setting that lets you see the source of sounds that are being made around you, ranging from footsteps to chests opening. Fortnite is a simple game with a high skill ceiling, but there are little ways you can improve your gameplay by changing settings and enabling certain features. One of these features that can be a massive boon to your game is the "Visualize Sound Effects" setting, so take a look at how to turn on visual sound effects on Fortnite

How To Turn On Visual Sound Effects On Fortnite

How To Turn On Visual Sound Effects On Fortnite
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Turning on the sound visualisation setting is a really good way of keeping track of enemies easier, as you no longer need to just listen out for them, and can instead follow the circles that originate from the source of the sound. 

To do this, you need to enable an audio setting called "Visualize Sound Effects". We'll show you how to enable this below:

  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 setting will produce different coloured circles at the source of the sound for the player to track, with different colours representing different noises. It's an excellent setting for those who are hard of hearing or can't concentrate enough to differentiate sounds and their locations. Here are what each coloured ring represents:

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

Now you know how to turn on visual sound effects on Fortnite, and you can use this setting to improve your gameplay performance by tracking enemies more easily. 

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