19 Oct 2021 11:54 AM +00:00 UTC

Phasmophobia: How to Find Fingerprints

Fingerprints on a window in Phasmophobia.

Fingerprints in Phasmophobia are one of the trickier pieces of evidence to find. However, if you know what you're looking for and how to look for it, you shouldn't find them to be a challenge at all.

In this guide, we explain exactly how to find fingerprints and which ghosts they can possibly be evidence of.

Read More: How to Use the Spirit Box and What Questions to Ask Ghosts

How to Find Fingerprints

Fingerprints - or occasionally handprints - will be left behind by a ghost if they interact with something in the environment. For example, any of the following actions will cause a ghost to leave behind a mark:

  • Opening or closing a door.
  • Turning a light switch on or off.
  • Knocking on or touching a window.
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With this in mind, there are three areas in which you should be looking for fingerprints: doors, windows, and light switches.

On the Prison map, fingerprints can also be found in the two following additional areas on cell doors:

  • The horizontal bars.
  • The steel keyholes.
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Keep the above in mind if you're trying to challenge yourself with a higher difficulty! And remember, not all ghost types will leave behind fingerprints. So, if you keep checking an area with little success, you can assume it's time to move on to try the next piece of equipment, such as the Parabolic Microphone.

In terms of what equipment you'll need to find fingerprints, your eyes alone sadly won't be enough. Fingerprints will only show up when cast under UV light, so you'll need to make sure you or one of your team brings along a UV Flashlight or a Glowstick. Once you've ultimately found some fingerprints, don't forget to snap a picture using the Photo Camera to automatically pop the evidence into your journal.

What Ghosts Are Fingerprints Evidence Of

One of Phasmophobia's ghosts can be seen and there is a living survivor standing behind them.
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Fingerprints can act as evidence for multiple ghost types. We have listed the possible contenders below:

  • Goryo
  • Hantu
  • Jinn
  • Banshee
  • Demon
  • Myling
  • Poltergeist
  • Phantom
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For more information on what accompanying pieces of evidence these ghosts will display, we have a handy guide on all ghost types and their evidence here.

Now that you know exactly how to find and locate fingerprints in Phasmophobia, working out which ghost you're coming face to face with should feel that little bit easier. If you want to try and cleanse the space or protect yourself from some of the spookier ghost types, we recommend learning how to use the Crucifix too.