Though Fortnite doesn’t exactly require you to have the best gear out there to enhance the experience, it does help. Sure, it isn’t as reliant on you hearing the every move or any object or person around you like some other fast-paced games out there.
But it can still affect the way you play the game if you’re missing certain things due to poor sound quality. In fact, it can be maddening.
How to Fix Fortnite Static Sound?
If you’re experiencing this issue, you are far from the first to notice it. There are plenty of reports of people all over the world who have noticed the same thing and have been taking steps to get around it.
After all, it makes the game way less enjoyable to pay if it’s just hissing at you the whole time. Seeing as so many complaints have popped up in the boards and the forums, we thought we’d take a closer look at the problem.
The good news is that the issue can be resolved in most cases. However, the issue isn’t caused by one thing and one thing only. There can be a whole range of things behind the problem.
So, to accommodate for that, we decided to put together a troubleshooting guide that would ouch as many bases as possible within a few hundred words. So, let’s get stuck straight into it!
1. Make sure that your headphones aren’t faulty
This may seem like such an obvious solution to you that you have already checked it out. However, it is always worth ruling out the easy stuff first before getting stuck into the more complex diagnostics.
Basically, all you need to do here is figure out whether you are getting the static hiss only when you are playing Fortnite, or is it all the time in any game? It could perhaps just be a faulty connection.
To make sure of this, we would suggest that you check the port that you have the headset connected to (if not using wireless). Sometimes, it can be something as small as a little bit of dust or dirt in there that can cause all these problems.
Next, try plugging your headphones into a USB port instead (make sure it is clean first). Finally, check that the driver you have on the PC for the headset is the latest version.
2. Have a look at your in-game audio settings
If everything looks to be fine with your headphones, the next logical thing to check is the in-game audio settings. To do this, all you will need to do is go into “options”. Then, under the settings menu, there will be a whole section of options dedicated to the audio settings of the game.
What you’re looking for here is anything that looks like it might be out of place. If you’re unsure of what you’re doing, simply check the system driver box and it should optimise the basic sound settings for you automatically.
Once you have done that, there is still one more thing you can do under this rather broad heading. You can try disabling the hardware 3D sound if it is on.
Every now and then, this will be precisely what is causing all of the hissing and crackling noises in the audio of the game. Failing all of that, a decent way to resolve all of this is to just restore all of the audio settings to their defaults.
Now that you have checked the basics and made sure that the issue is only with this game, it is likely that the game is slightly buggy. Rather than going in and trying to find exactly what is causing this, we would suggest that you an save a lot of time by simply reinstalling the game.
Of course, you will need to totally remove the game from your PC first to get this done properly. In pretty much every case, this will be enough to make sure that the static noise is taken care of.