Fortnite‘s latest update brings a significant change with the introduction of voice reporting, allowing players to submit audio evidence against those violating community rules.
Fortnite update rings in new voice reporting feature
Fortnite has always been more than just a game; it’s a community. And like any community, it needs rules to ensure everyone’s having a good time.
How Voice Reporting Works
Here’s the lowdown: the system keeps the last five minutes of voice chat on a rolling basis. Think of it as a five-minute loop that constantly refreshes.
If you hit report, those last five minutes get sent to Epic’s moderation team for review. And don’t worry about privacy – this audio is stored on your device, not Epic’s servers, until you decide to report.
If you’re under 18, voice reporting is always on. Don’t want your voice captured? Just mute yourself or turn off voice chat in the settings. Parents, you’ve got control too.
Head over to the Epic Account Portal and tweak those settings to keep your kids safe.
For the 18+ crowd, you can toggle your voice reporting settings. Choose “Always On” to keep it active in all channels, or “Off When Possible” for a bit more privacy among friends.
But remember, in Game Channels, it’s always on to keep things fair and square.
A Note on Other Voice Chat Services
Spot something sketchy? Reporting is a breeze. Just hit up the report option in either Party or Game Channels. Epic’s got a handy guide on their website if you need a walkthrough.
Worried about being targeted for reporting someone? Fear not. Your identity is kept secret. And if you’re on the receiving end of a report, you’ll get an email detailing the violation and how to appeal if you think there’s been a mistake.
Keep in mind that Fortnite’s voice reporting only works with the in-game chat. So, if you’re using Discord or console chats, you’re out of Epic’s jurisdiction.