Here is how you can turn on visual sound effects in Fortnite.
Some settings in Fortnite make the game infinitely more enjoyable and accessible. One of these options is to turn on visual sound effects. Epic Games added this audio setting in Chapter 3 to help make the game a better experience for hearing-impaired players. Over the seasons, it's become a go-to for many players. This guide explains the setting and will show you how to turn on visual sound effects in Fortnite.
How to turn on visual sound effects in Fortnite
You can find the visual sound effects option in the Fortnite settings menu. To get there, click your icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then, open 'Settings,' navigate to the 'Audio' menu, and scroll down until you find 'Visualize Sound Effects.' If it's toggled off, turn it on and then hit 'Apply.'
This will turn the setting on for all future matches unless you turn it off. Here is a step-by-step guide with screenshots:
- Navigate to the 'Settings' menu in Fortnite.
- Navigate to the 'Audio' tab at the top of the screen.
- Scroll down and toggle 'Visualized Sound Effects' on.
- Hit 'Apply' and then load into a game of Fortnite to try it out.
What is the purpose of this sound setting?
Visual sound effects in Fortnite give a visual representation of all noises you would hear in-game. These in-game sound effects include Chests, opponents gliding, walking, rifting, driving, swimming, using zip lines, shooting their weapons, and more. This can make the game much less stressful because it increases your awareness significantly.
You will find most players utilizing visual sound effects in Fortnite nowadays, considering the added benefits. However, it is not for everyone because it clogs up the hud with many icons, as shown in the images above.