Subtitles are absolutely essential for many gamers. Some simply prefer to have them on, while others require them for accessibility. To that end, Forspoken does include captions for dialog. The game begins with lengthy cutscenes, so you should enable them in the game’s main menu before starting. But the option to do so isn’t as obvious as it should be. You’ll need to do a little menu digging first. Read on below to find out how to turn on subtitles in Forspoken.
How to Turn on Subtitles in Forspoken
One of the most confusing and frustrating things about subtitles in games is that the option to enable them is never found in a universal place. In some games, you find them in the display settings. In other games, it’s sound settings. However, you won’t find it under either of those options in Forspoken. Instead you’ll find it under the accessibility settings.
Tab over to accessibility settings and scroll down just a little. Subtitle settings can be found just below the menu settings. There are more variables to adjust than just toggling subtitles on and off. You can adjust subtitle size, which is fantastic if you have visual impairments or sit far away from your screen. There’s an option to adjust the background of the subtitles as well. Having a semi-translucent or opaque background helps make it easier to read the subtitles.
You can also enable the option to display the name of whomever is speaking. There are a lot of cutscenes in between the game’s tough boss battles, so enabling speaker display is a great way to help keep track of things. And if you need to, you can adjust the units of measurements that subtitles display to match your preference. While you’re adjusting settings, consider turning on auto-loot to make your gameplay experience smoother.
Subtitles certainly aren’t needed by everyone and it’s understandable some view them as a nuisance. However, with Forspoken being so heavy on dialogue, everyone should consider turning them on at least once. You can always turn them off if you find them distracting. Now that you have subtitles on and are ready to continue, be sure you know the best skills to get first.
Nick Ransbottom is a freelance games journalist and bad puns enthusiast. If he isn’t streaming on Twitch or sinking dozens of hours into an RPG, he’s watching reruns of MST3K with his husband and cat.