How To Turn On Visual Footsteps in Fortnite
There's no doubt in any Fortnite players mind that audio cues are an integral part of Winning Fortnite Battle Royale Games. However, not everyone has a headset that is conducive to directional hearing. Therefore, some players are at a disadvantage because they don't have the proper audio equipment. Thankfully, the developers at Epic Games understand the frustration, and have included a visual sound effects feature that allows you to take advantage of directional audio without high-end audio equipment. If that sounds enticing to you, keep reading to learn how to turn on footsteps in Fortnite.
How To Turn On Visual Sound Effects in Fortnite
We at The Global Gaming are huge fans of visual sound effects, because we believe you shouldn't have to break the bank on an expensive headset or surround sound system to be competitive in game.
Here is how to easily visualize sound effects in Fortnite:
- Open your Fortnite Settings Menu by pressing the gear icon
- Navigate to the Audio Tab (the audio tab is indicated by a speaker icon) to access the audio settings tab.
- Under the Sound Tab you will find the Visualize Sound Effects option.
- Press the arrows to toggle and visualize sound effects to on.
That's it, just two simple steps and you will have visual cues in Fortnite Battle Royale!
What is Visualize Sound Effects in Fortnite?
Visualizing audio effects in Fortnite gives you the ability to see enemy players audio cues. The visual audio you'll get are the ability to see footsteps in Fortnite, as well as cues for vehicles, gun shots, chests, animals, and more.
By far the greatest benefit of the feature is the ability to see footsteps, since footsteps are among the more difficult audio portions of the game to hear.
Should I Visualize Sound Effects in Fortnite
We recommend every player to visualize sound effects, even if you have a headset or surround sound with directional audio. We recommend everyone visualize sound effects because often times the feature will show you sounds that you wouldn't detect with your audio system, even if you have a high-end sound system and play at high volume.
Do Pro Players Enable Visual Sound Effects in Fortnite?
Some of the Best Fortnite Players enable visual sound effects, but a majority do not use the feature.
Pro players do not always use the feature because late game circles in high-tier matches are far more crowded than what the average player is used to. Since pro players tend to play in high-traffic final circles visual audio effects become crowded and distracting on screen.
Moreover, pro players are better at detecting directional audio effects than an average player, plus pro players tend to have higher end audio equipment than a casual player. Therefore, the visual audio feature is less helpful for a pro player.
Generally speaking, if you're not playing at the top arena tiers you'll probably find more benefit than negative after turning on footsteps in Fortnite Chapter 3.
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