The British indie video game development studio Kinetic Games’ Phasmophobia is now coming to current-gen consoles this August. And like its PC counterpart, the console release will also be an early access launch. Console players will start their paranormal investigation journey with the upcoming Progression 2.0 update and will also have an optional cross-play feature. All in all, it’s a great time for horror fans to dive into a new adventure. Now, due to the game’s upcoming release on consoles, this will bring new players to the scene. And if you happen to be checking out this guide, then you must be one of many new players who just want to know how to use the Sound Sensor in Phasmophobia. If so, consider reading this guide for more details on the same.
If you didn’t already know, Phasmophobia is a paranormal investigation game. Players, along with their teammates, are tasked with investigating a map and the ghost haunting it. However, you will not be investigating in peace. In fact, depending on the ghost, you might just be the target of its hunt. Pretty cool, right!? At the same time, the game provides its players with various equipment so that they don’t have a major handicap when trying to identify a ghost. The subject of this guide, the Sound Sensor, is one of those pieces of equipment that you will be using quite frequently on your quest to investigate a haunting. And so, here’s a guide that will explain how to use this equipment in the game.
Phasmophobia: How to use Sound Sensor
The Sound Sensor is one of the many pieces of purchasable equipment in Phasmophobia, going for about $80. The official in-game description reads:
Listen to even the most quiet sounds and vibrations in the air. Displayed as data in the van.
Like motion sensors, players can purchase this piece of equipment and place it on the ground or any flat surface to identify ghosts. Just as motion sensors alert you about any kind of motion in their vicinity, sound sensors will do the same if they detect noise. The detection area will be marked as an orange circle, so it’s pretty easy to see it on the Site Map. When the sensors do catch a noise, a reading will appear on the Sound Sensor Monitor located inside your ever-trusty van. Now, what good would such a piece of equipment be if there was no one to monitor it? So, always have at least one person inside the van to check all the readings. It doesn’t matter who. It could be you or any one of your teammates.
However, you should note that the sound sensor will detect and record noise made by both the ghost and your teammates, including you. It’s not exclusive to detecting ghost sounds. Furthermore, players are only allowed to have four Sound Sensors in a single investigation, so make sure to use them carefully. Additionally, when using the Sound Sensor, we recommend that you place it in the central area of rooms so you can cover more ground.
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