Voice reporting in Fortnite
We have added voice reporting in Fortnite. Now, in addition to being able to block, mute and report other players, people will be able to submit audio evidence when they report suspected violations of our Community Rules. This will help us take action against players using voice chat to bully, harass, discriminate or engage in other inappropriate behavior.
Read our Fortnite blog and the FAQs below to learn more about voice reporting.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does voice reporting in Fortnite work?
When voice reporting is on, the last five minutes of voice chat audio are captured on a rolling basis. This means only the immediate last five minutes of audio is reportable. As new audio is captured, any previous audio that's more than five minutes old is automatically deleted. Voice chat audio is securely captured on your device - for example your gaming console or PC - not the Epic Games servers.
If you report a conversation, the voice chat audio captured from the last five minutes will be uploaded with it and sent to Epic moderators for review. Epic has no way of accessing any voice chat audio unless voice reporting is on and a participant submits a voice report.
How do I customize my voice reporting settings?
Players Under 18
Voice reporting is always on for voice chats that include players under 18. If you’re under 18 and do not wish to have your voice chat audio captured, you can mute yourself or turn voice chat off entirely by selecting “Off” in your voice chat settings.
Players 18 and Over
If you’re 18 or over, you can customize your voice reporting preferences in the main Fortnite settings (“Audio” > “Voice Reporting” > Select “Always On” or “Off When Possible”).
After selecting “Always On,” voice reporting will be on in every channel you’re in.
After selecting “Off When Possible,” voice reporting will be off in parties formed among friends where all players have voice reporting “Off When Possible.” Voice reporting will be on if Party Channels include one or more players with voice reporting set to “Always On” or a player added through Looking for Party.
The “Off When Possible” option applies to Party Channels only. Voice reporting will always be on in all Game Channels, which are channels that connect players on the same team but in different parties.
How will I know if I’m participating in a voice chat conversation that has voice reporting on?
You can see if voice reporting is currently on or off in the Sidebar.
How do I report inappropriate conduct happening in voice chat?
Follow these steps to report a conversation while you’re in a Party or Game Channel with voice reporting on:
- Open the Sidebar and navigate to the voice chat tab (if you’re in a match, you will be automatically directed to the voice chat tab)
- Press the “Report Conversation” button
- After the report loads on the next screen, press the “Submit” button
- Close the screen and return to your game
For additional information on reporting inappropriate conduct in Fortnite, see this Help Center article.
If I don’t have voice reporting on, can I still report inappropriate conduct happening in voice chat?
You always have the ability to block, mute and report other players. However, if you’d like to include audio evidence in reports, voice reporting must be on in the chat conversation that you are participating in.
I selected “Off When Possible” in my voice reporting settings, but I still see “Voice Reporting On” in the Sidebar. Why is it still on?
Even if you selected “Off When Possible”, voice reporting will be on if party chats include one or more players with voice reporting set to “Always On”, or a player is added through Looking for Party. Voice reporting will also be on in all Game Channels, which are channels that connect players on the same team but in different parties.
If I’m over 18, how can I prevent my voice chat audio from being captured?
You can turn voice chat off entirely by selecting “Off” in your voice chat settings or you can mute yourself.
You can also select “Off When Possible” from your voice reporting settings, but voice reporting will only be off in parties formed among friends where all players have voice reporting “Off When Possible”.
Will Epic notify me if action has been taken based on the voice report I submitted?
Not yet, but we plan to begin doing this in early 2024.
How will I know if another player has reported me for a suspected violation of Epic’s Community Rules? Will I be able to review my case and file an appeal?
You will only know if a player has reported a conversation you participated in if you are actioned based on a report we received. If this happens we will send you an email to the address associated with your Epic account. This email will inform you of the Community Rules violation(s) you’ve been actioned for. The email will also include a link to a site where you can review your case. This is also where you will be able to file an appeal for some violations if you believe a mistake was made.
If you don’t have an email address associated with your Epic account, this information will be shared with you in-game the next time you log in to play Fortnite.
How long will Epic have access to voice chat audio clips if a player decides to submit a voice report to Epic?
Audio clips submitted to Epic for review will be auto-deleted after 14 days or the duration of a sanction, whichever is longer. In the event of an appeal, retention may be extended for up to 14 days so the sanction decision can be reviewed. If Epic Games needs to retain an audio clip to comply with legal obligations, it will be retained for as long as legally required.
Is voice reporting available in Rocket League or Fall Guys?
No, voice reporting is only available in Fortnite at this time, with plans to launch in other Epic games in the future. You still have the ability to report inappropriate conduct in Rocket League and report inappropriate conduct in Fall Guys.