How to turn on Visual Sound Effects in Fortnite

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Fortnite players have preferences about how they like to play. Playing with Visual Sound Effects allows you to interpret every sound correctly. In addition, this offers a huge advantage to all players. We prepared this article to learn you how to turn on Visual Sound Effect in Fortnite.

How to show footsteps in Fortnite

To turn on Visualize Sound Effects, you need to go to your Menu and navigate Settings. Select the Audio tab and scroll down to Sound. In Sound, there is an option called Visualize Sound Effects. Turn Visualize Sound Effects on.

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This option will tell you exactly where footsteps, gunshots, vehicles, and heals are coming from. It even reveals the direction of sounds you might not have heard otherwise. This still will not tell you when an enemy player is crouching and other sound effects that are meant to be silent.

To gain a competitive edge in the game, it's crucial to use the 3D Audio settings, which now can be used in combination with the Visualize Sound Effects option. This powerful combination provides a significant advantage that everyone is using. To enable this advantage, make sure to turn on both Visualize Sound Effects and 3D Audio settings.

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How to turn on Visual Sound Effects in Fortnite

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  1. I don’t see this option. Only 3d headphones and subtitles.

    1. Do you use headphones? This option is not available if you use headphones and have 3d headphones on.

  2. I’m on audio and I don’t have VISUALIZE SOUND EFFECTS as a option