The sound visualizer solves one of the Switch’s biggest issues. I often play Fortnite wherever I can find Wi-Fi, so it’s not uncommon for me to sneak in a few matches while I’m taking a break in the office, waiting to catch a flight or curled up on the couch in the evening. However, I’m usually playing while doing something else, so I rarely have my headphones in — especially since there’s no easy way to get Bluetooth headphones working with the Switch. Sound plays a big role in Fortnite, as it helps you identify threats and find all-important chests, which contain higher quality gear.
Epic Games understood this out of the gate on iOS, and added visual indicators that illustrate the sources of sounds. It’s one of the features that stuck out in a pleasant way when I played the mobile version for Fortnite Items the first time back in March. It’s a perfect addition for the Switch, especially when playing in portable mode.