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Do footprints count as fingerprints in Phasmophobia?

Do footprints count as fingerprints in Phasmophobia? Players need to find evidence in order to identify the ghost and solve an investigation; one piece of supporting evidence is a ghoulish fingerprint, which can appear on surfaces alongside a whole handprint. While a glowstick or UV light is needed for that, does getting a footprint in salt count as evidence in Phasmophobia?

Are footprints the same as fingerprints in Phasmophobia?

Do footprints count as fingerprints in Phasmophobia

It’s reasonable to assume that a Phasmophobia footprint could be useful evidence. While it isn’t a fingerprint as specified by the objective, it could still prove useful, right? They’re very different in the real world, but you can’t be too picky when it comes to paranormal evidence of a ghost.

Footprints do not count as fingerprints in Phasmophobia. Placing salt on the ground and finding footprints can be useful, but it will not count as evidence to complete the objective. Although Phasmophobia footprints aren’t evidence, they can help to track a ghost’s movements. Footprints can also help to identify certain spirits, as Wraiths, for example, have a toxic reaction to salt.

One additional benefit of finding footprints in salt is that they can be photographed to earn extra money. Again, this won’t count as evidence but should earn the user a few dollars that can be put towards purchasing a UV light. Locating and photographing the voodoo doll is also a good way to make more money in Phasmophobia.

So, while finding a footprint in salt can be helpful, footprints aren’t interchangeable with fingerprints. To complete the Phasmophobia fingerprint objective, the player must use a UV light or glowstick to discover handprints on surfaces.

For more help with identifying ghost types, check out our complete list of spirits and their traits. With the fingerprint evidence cleared up, here’s how to solve the dirty water and freezing temperature objectives as well.