How to Enable Voice Reporting in Fortnite

Communication abuse and profanity are a daily struggle for multiplayer gamers. Fortnite players are no exception to the wrath of foul language used by many players on a daily basis. For this reason, Fortnite developer Epic Games has released a new voice reporting feature for the game. Let’s see what this feature is and how you can enable voice reporting to protect yourself and the community from the toxicity of some players.

What is voice reporting in Fortnite?

In multiplayer games such as Fortnite, Valorant or Counter-strike you will find an option to report communication abuse. The unfortunate thing happens when they don’t get enough punishment for such activities again and again.

To prevent that, Fortnite voice reporting takes the last 5 minutes of your audio communications to serve as evidence along with your report. Fortnite claims to be improving this feature by implementing additional banned words into the system to detect misuse faster. For now the audio clips are reviewed by moderators.

The audio clips are saved to your device’s storage as a backup. Fortnite deletes the clips after 14 days of evaluating the clips. However, if necessary, the fourteen day period will be extended. Epic has also confirmed that if a reporting situation becomes more serious, they will retain the audio files under legal terms.

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Please note that Epic Games will not be able to access the audio file until the report has started. This keeps the Fortnite voice chat private and makes it more secure.

Enable voice reporting when starting the game

The voice reporting system is an ‘always on’ feature for players under 18 years of age. This means that there is no option for them to disable this feature themselves. However, if this is necessary, only a parent can change the setting via the Epic parental controls that already exist in the Epic portal. If you are over 18 years old, there are two ways to enable the voice reporting feature in Fortnite.

When you start Fortnite after the update, you’ll see a prompt asking if you want to enable your voice chat. The “Leave the voice chat onThe option allows Fortnite to record your last 5 minutes of audio activity after you give someone in-game a voice report. If you select this option, you do not need to follow any additional steps.

Keep voice chat enabled

Enable voice reporting via game settings

If you haven’t enabled voice reporting at launch, follow the steps below to enable the feature through the settings in Fortnite:

  • On Fortnite’s main screen, click on your avatar in the top right corner to open the sidebar.
  • Now click on the gear icon at the bottom of the list and go to the Settings menu.
Settings menu in Fortnite
  • Now go to the audio tab and scroll down. Under the voice chat section, switch the VOICE REPORTING setting to ALWAYS ON or OUT WHEN POSSIBLE.

Remark:
The OFF WHEN POSSIBLE option ensures that voice reporting is only enabled when you are not in a friendly party voice chat. With the ALWAYS ON option, reporting always remains enabled during gameplay.

Toggle voice reporting option

Disabling your VOICE CHAT will disable voice reporting. Remember that reporting is always on for players under 18.

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How to report inappropriate voting behavior

After you enable the voice reporting feature, you can add the audio clip as evidence when you report someone for voice abuse. Follow the steps below to learn how to report someone for verbal abuse in the game:

  1. When you are in the game or just in the main menu, open the sidebar.
  2. Search for the Voice chat option on the list. Then select the conversation you want to report.
  3. Finally, click Report interview. You will be asked to submit a number of additional entries.
  4. Once you’re done, close the tab and you can go back to your game.
Report conversation option in Fortnite

Now that Epic Games has started the fight against internet bullies and toxic players in Fortnite, do you think this change will have a positive impact on players? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Ishan Adhikar

A Gamer since day 1. Loves to play games and observes them critically like a nerd. I spent my entire childhood playing games and not reading books. I play a lot of different games. If I’m not writing, I’m probably shooting a few heads in Valorant or Fortnite. I might end up in your Roblox lobbies during my chill time. Or else just read other authors and listen to music.


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