How To See Footsteps in Fortnite With Visualize Sound Effects

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Looking to find out how to see footsteps in Fortnite?

Players who are deaf, hard of hearing, or would like a better grasp of what’s going on in the game can make combat easier by turning on a simple setting. This guide will show players how to see footsteps in Fortnite.

How Do You See Footsteps in Fortnite?

While Fortnite players are not able to actually see the footsteps of other players in the environment, there is an accessibility setting that allows players to visualize footsteps and other sounds without hearing them.

To be able to see footsteps, you will have to enable a setting called Visualize Sound Effects. This can be done by following this short method:

  • Open the Settings menu by pressing the button associated with the square icon with three lines in it located in the upper left corner of the main menu.
  • Shift over to the Audio tab within the settings, marked by a speaker icon at the top of the menu.
  • Scroll down the list until at the Sound section.
  • Toggle the Visualize Sound Effects to On.
  • Confirm the setting with the Apply button, and the setting will be saved.
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Players loading into a multiplayer match will now see three faint rings around the weapon crosshair. Each ring indicates a different set of sounds, and will only light up in the general direction that the sound came from.

The Red/Orange ring indicates gunshots and explosions, the Gold ring for nearby chests, and the White ring is for footsteps, vehicles, and animals. The last ring is very important to pay attention to, as it indicates that enemies are nearby.

That is how to see footsteps in Fortnite. Be sure to check out our other Fortnite guides including the full NPC location list for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 and how to play No-Build Mode in Fortnite.


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