Call of Duty: Vanguard comes with a Field of View slider for consoles and PCs. This setting allows you to see more of the world around you, but the wrong setting can interfere with your game. Here are the best FOV settings for Vanguard.
A Field of View (FOV) slider is a powerful tool in FPS games because it allows you to see a lot more of the world around you. Black Ops Cold War featured an FOV slider across all platforms, but it’s missing from the console versions of Warzone and Modern Warfare.
However, Vanguard will offer a FOV slider on all platforms at launch! Here’s everything you need to know about Vanguard’s Field of View slider, including the best settings you can use.
How to change the FOV in CoD: Vanguard
Vanguard comes with an FOV slider for console and PC gamers, which can be found in the game’s Settings menu.
Here’s exactly how to change your field of view in CoD: Vanguard:
- Launch Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Open ‘Settings’
- Go to the “Graphics” tab
- Tab to “Gameplay”
- Scroll down to “Field of view”
- Adjust the slider
- Press Square or X to display the “Show more” features (assigned or independent)
We’ll explain exactly what Affected and Independent mean later in the guide.
Best field of view settings for Vanguard controller gamers
A controller does not have the precise aiming control of a mouse and keyboard, so anywhere between a 95-105 field of view is ideal.
Vanguard will default to an FOV of 80 (the same as Warzone), but players can raise it up to 120. Having such a massive FOV has its pros and cons.
As you increase your field of view, objects and players will appear smaller and further away. Since you are aiming with only your thumb, you won’t get the same precise aiming control that a mouse provides. Plus, trying to account for aim assist bubbles when hitting those small targets makes it even more difficult.
So, once you’ve locked in the best controller settings, between 95-105 is ideal, as you’ll still have that extra awareness, but the player models won’t be so shrunk that they’re hard to reach and follow. Long range.
Best field of view settings for Vanguard mouse and keyboard gamers
A mouse offers much finer aiming control, so if you’re precise enough, we recommend anywhere between 105-115.
If you are confident in your goal and are seated near your monitor, then 120 FOV is definitely an option. However, you will find that the world will feel large, so the tradeoff is not always worth it within the limits of multiplayer maps.
Anywhere between 105 and 115 is ideal for a PC player, as you can still make micro adjustments to hit smaller targets, and will avoid the fish-eye effect of a 120 FOV.
Does FOV affect console and PC performance?
Unfortunately, increasing your FOV seriously affects your console or PC performance.
If you are playing on a latest-gen console or have a platform lower than recommended settings, too high a FOV will increase your frame rate. If you are having this problem, try reducing your field of view until you find a balance between images and field of view.
But if you’re using the PS5 or Xbox Series consoles, or have a high-end PC, you should be free to set your FOV to your preference without worrying about performance.
What is the FOV affected in Vanguard?
Call of Duty: Vanguard allows players to set their FOV to Independent or Affected. There isn’t a correct choice here, so we break down what each setting does to help you decide.
Independent field of view
Having your FOV set to Independent means your field of view will zoom when you ADS. Vanguard sets the default FOV to 80, and Independent will keep this value when aiming.
Many players prefer this because it balances a high FOV when moving and a lower FOV when shooting.
The only downsides are that some players may find it quite shocking to go from a high FOV to a low FOV every time they aim, and you lose a ton of spatial awareness.
Corn, we recommend Independent for most players because it’s the best of both worlds. You can still get your high FOV as you move around the map to spot threats that you would have otherwise missed, and then get a crisp, crisp view as you shoot.
Field of vision affected
Setting your FOV to Affected means your field of view will remain the same when you ADS.
There are pros and cons to this setting. The advantages are that you don’t get the jarring zoom when aiming, there is less visual recoil, and you can still see everything around you.
The downside is that the player models are still much smaller and therefore can be difficult to hit. Trying to hit far targets with a high FOV is difficult, especially when you factor in aiming aid bubbles, so many prefer Independent rather than Affected.
But if you are a mouse and keyboard player with a large, high-resolution screen, Affected could be the choice for you.
Will a console FOV slider come to Warzone Pacific?
The extent of Vanguard’s integration with Warzone has not been fully disclosed, so there is no official confirmation though console gamers will get an FOV slider with the new Caldera Pacific map.
A next-gen update is confirmed to be in development, but there is no official release window. This may include an FOV slider, as Raven Software is “aware” of requests, but there is no guarantee that it will ever happen.
And that’s all you need to know about Vanguard’s FOV Slider! You can also check out the best FOV settings for Warzone, Halo Infinite, and Apex Legends.
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