Audio is very important in Fortnite and these minor, but significant, changes could make a world of difference for you.

The audio in Fortnite Season 8 has been a common complaint so far but Epic Games is working on it.

According to Reddit, these changes will be coming in the near future.

  • Improvement to the standard AR sound so that it’s not overbearing on the shooter.
    • Tightened up the sound, so it’s more of a BLaaam versus a BLAAAM.
  • Building Piece destroy sound is louder when instigated by enemies.
    • Helps mitigate scenarios where “that guy Hand Cannon’d a wall behind me and I didn’t hear it”.
  • Footstep audio blends in the above/below layers, rather than abruptly switching between them.
    • Prevents jarring footstep transitions between floors directly above or below. Should clear up some confusion.
  • Footstep occlusion traces from the heads of enemies when they’re above or below.
    • This helps mitigate scenarios where an enemy has line-of-sight on you but their footsteps still sound muffled/occluded.
  • Reduce volume of the S8 palm tree umbrella.
    • This only affects the umbrella open/close layers. Don’t worry, the steel drum riff volume is preserved.

While that will solve a lot of the issues players are currently running into, there are still improvements to be made.

Reddit user fred03 created a quick concept that could actually solve a lot of problems the game currently faces.

Via Reddit user fred03

This concept would allow players to modify their volume for pickaxes, gliders, footsteps, etc.

By doing this players would be able to tweak how the sounds work and find the right balance for themselves.

Obviously, most players would probably crank the footsteps slider up to 100 but there are other things players could with the settings.

By turning down pickaxe and glider noises, something you don’t rely on too often in Fortnite, it would help players pick up on footsteps more.

Do you think adding audio sliders like this could help out in Fortnite? Let us know what you think.

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