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Players highlight major issue with off-center aim for snipers and reticles in Black Ops 4

Published: 4/Dec/2018 12:25

by Calum Patterson


Black Ops 4 players, particularly those who use a sniper, have run into a potentially major issue affecting the aim mechanics, where the sniper’s scope appears to be off-center.

In a number of Reddit posts, users have shared what appears to be a problem with snipers, although it is possible it is a deliberate move to prevent ‘quickscoping’ being too easy.


This has lead to frustration for some players though, as they feel the weapons are made too inconsistent by this alteration. Not only this, but some players have found that certain reticles are in fact off-center too, affecting all weapons, not just snipers.

Image via u/CrookConflict

In a video shared to Reddit by u/ItsAutobot, the centering of the player’s aim is thrown off somewhat, not resetting to the initial position.


This appears to be caused by the center of the player’s screen itself being moved, only slightly, despite the player not moving their character or aim.

Is there any reason why the “off center centering” is just moving the center of my screen elsewhere? Previous CoDs the scope would sway around the center point without moving it, this just creates huge problems in terms of aiming on ALL guns from r/Blackops4

Despite frustrations, some have pointed out that this could be a design choice by developers Treyarch, in an effort to reduce the effectiveness of quickscoping.

The use of snipers in this way has long been a contentious topic in the community, splitting opinion between players who use regular guns vs those who use snipers.


However, in past games, even Treyarch’s previous entry in the series, Black Ops 3, this harsh aim penalty for using snipers was not implemented, so it’s unclear if this is intentional or not in Black Ops 4.

There have also been reports of certain reticles being off-center, such as the ‘Echelon’ sight, when used on any weapon.

Image via u/Nannar1

Treyarch are yet to respond to these complaints, but continue to roll out frequent updates to fix bugs and glitches, so presumably it will be on their to-do list – if it is indeed an unintended bug.


You can read the most recent Black Ops 4 patch notes here, which included various stability improvements and bug fixes.

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Best FOV settings for Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4 & Xbox One

Published: 8/Oct/2020 20:18

by Tanner Pierce


Black Ops Cold War Beta players on consoles can finally change their field of view settings thanks to a welcome addition by Treyarch. Here’s everything you need to know about the new options, including what the best setting is.

Field of view options for consoles is something that fans have been asking for for a long time. Whenever a new CoD game releases, there’s always a section of PlayStation and Xbox players wondering why the option hasn’t been made available for them. It’s equally frustrating considering that the PC version of every iteration has had the options available on day one.


This is all changing with Black Ops Cold War, however, as Treyarch has confirmed that players on consoles will finally be able to adjust their field of view. For people unfamiliar with the options, this might be a bit confusing. Taking advantage of these settings, however, might end up helping your game.

What is field of view?

At its most basic form, 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 some people might immediately say that a high field of view is automatically better, it’s important to note that the higher the field of view, the more distorted your screen will look and the smaller objects will look at a distance.

Generally speaking, you’ll want to balance you’re field of view with what your comfortable looking at.

How do I adjust my FOV settings?

In the beta, finding the FOV slider is relatively simple but in case you don’t know, here’s a quick and simple guide to figure it out.

  1. In your Black Ops Cold War Beta application, press the buttons for “Settings”
  2. Tab over to the “Graphics” options
  3. Scroll down until you see “Field of View”
  4. Adjust the slider from left to right to set to your desired setting.
The Field of View can be can be adjusted in the game settings.

What’s the ideal field of view setting?

If you’ve never played with a modified field of view before, it might be best to take things slow. Working your way up will allow you to adjust to the higher FOV so that you’re not thrown into the deep in, so to speak.

In order to have a high FOV, while making sure that you can still see enemies, it’s recommended to keep your adjusted setting at 100. While you can certainly push it all the way up to 120, the former will allow you to experience the changes without it being too difficult to see things at a distance.