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Best FOV settings for Black Ops Cold War on PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Published: 19/Nov/2020 13:45 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 13:48

by James Busby

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The FOV (field of view) setting is one of the most important adjustments you can make in Black Ops Cold War. Find out how you can spot enemies easier and increase your FOV on both PC and console. 

Being able to adjust your FOV is incredibly advantageous to any FPS player looking to increase their performance. Black Ops Cold War allows both PC and console players to adjust their FOV to whatever they like. The FOV setting will not only dictate how much you can see on the screen, but it will also impact the general feel of the game. As a result, it’s imperative that you get this setting right. 

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Just like controller and mouse sensitivity, your FOV setting is another setting that can greatly impact your performance. After all, having a wider picture of your surroundings is always going to be beneficial when it comes to getting the drop on players. Here’s how you can change your FOV in Black Ops Cold War.

What is field of view?

FOV Black Ops Cold War
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Your FOV will play a big part in your performance.

To put it simply, field of view is how much of the game you see on your screen. A lower FOV means you’ll see less, while a higher field of view means you’ll see more.

While it can be tempting to crank your FOV up to 120, it’s important to note that higher FOV values can actually impair your in-game vision. Your weapon, objects, and enemies will appear smaller and often look further away than they actually are.

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To combat this, you’ll want to balance your field of view with one that compliments all areas of play.

How to change Black Ops Cold War FOV

Black Ops Cold War FOV
Activision / Treyarch
Adjusting your FOV in Black Ops Cold War is incredibly simple.

In order to change your FOV in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll first need to load into the game’s lobby screen. Once you’ve done that, follow the instructions below:

  • Click on the Settings button (bottom left of the screen).
  • Select Graphics from the menu tab.
  • Scroll down to Display.

Simply adjust the bar to whatever level you want. Black Ops Cold War’s FOV is set to 80 by default, so keep adjusting it from there to see which is best for you.

Best FOV settings for Black Ops Cold War

While you can get by with the default 80 FOV setting, a lot of pro and casual players swear by playing at around 100 to 120. Of course, this all comes down to personal preference. However, we recommend playing on a FOV of around 105. 

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This greatly increases the amount you can see, while also not dramatically impacting the overall distance of your gun when aiming down sight. 


If you’re looking to find the best guns to try out in Black Ops Cold War and wish to give them a whirl in custom games, then be sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War weapon guides.