With the Halloween festivities on the horizon, knowing the difference between ghost footprints and fingerprints is important. Because, my eager ghost hunter, they are not the same.

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If you’re looking to complete an objective involving capturing fingerprints, footprints won’t count. Fingerprints can be found when a ghost interacts with an object and can only be seen under UV light.

Footprints aren’t totally useless. Even though they will not count towards finding fingerprints, you can still use them to tell which room the ghost is in or where they are on the map. To see footprints, you will need to place salt on the ground, and if the ghost is nearby, you will see footprints.

This can also come in handy when you’re trying to identify the ghost as some of Phasmophobia’s most wanted can float, allowing you to either eliminate those that do if you find footsteps or vice versa.

If you are looking for fingerprints, they can usually be found on walls, windows, doors, anything the ghost interacts with. After the ghost interacts with the object, you’ll need to shine your UV light on it, and voila, fingerprints. Speed is key, though, as these fingerprints only last for about 60 seconds.

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