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When is Warzone FOV slider coming to console? Latest details for PlayStation & Xbox users

Published: 7/Dec/2021 16:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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A Field of View (FOV) slider could finally be making its way to Warzone in the near future as developers at Raven Software have confirmed that the feature is in the works.

When it comes to First Person Shooters, your FOV is everything. With a wider perspective, you’re at a huge advantage being able to see more of the world around you compared to those with a limited scope. This means that a player that would otherwise not be visible in normal circumstances is now visible. This gives players more of a fighting chance in the field of combat.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is currently playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S with a fully customizable FOV. Warzone is still lacking in this regard, and players are locked to a certain FOV with no option to tweak it. 

With Xbox and PlayStation players constantly demanding the option, Raven Software’s Associate Creative Director Amos Hodge provided an update a few months ago.

When will Warzone on console get an FOV slider?

FOV slider in Warzone and Modern Warfare
Infinity Ward / u/shlammysammy
Here’s how much difference between 60 FOV (console default) and 120 FOV.

Creative Director for Warzone Ted Timmins responded to a Tweet on December 1, 2021 asking for FOV. He said: “Definitely aware of this, especially that I speak as a console player. Thing is, if I tweet literally anything then it will become a headline which wouldn’t be fair on me or the team. I just hope that these patch notes make it clear; you are being heard, and we are listening.”

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It’s clear that Raven Software are still completely aware of the public’s want for an FOV slider. However, this answer feels very safe and seems like it’s not meant to get anyone’s hopes up for an FOV slider anytime soon. Warzone Pacific is set to change many elements of the game – including Dead Silence and Heartbeat Sensors. Most players will be hoping that an FOV slider will be one of the next major changes.

What exactly is an FOV slider?

FOV slider in Black Ops Cold War
Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War was the first Call of Duty game to have an FOV slider for console players.

In short, an FOV slider allows you to alter how much of the environment you see in an FPS title. With a smaller FOV, your camera will be very zoomed in. With a larger FOV, it’ll appear as though you’re zooming out with each gradual increase. The higher your FOV slider is set, the more you’re able to see.

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With Warzone specifically, the default FOV on console is set to 80. However, console players in Vanguard are able to boost all the way up to 120, adding an extra 50% to your screen.

Why doesn’t Warzone have FOV slider on console?

FOV slider in Warzone
Activision
A Warzone FOV slider on console might cause performance issues for players.

With a wider FOV, players are constantly processing more information. When there’s more action on your screen, your hardware has more to deal with. The biggest concern in adding an FOV slider to Warzone boils down to performance.

Infinity Ward previously outlined how such a feature on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One could create a number of problems. If an FOV slider was introduced, it could impact your overall Frames Per Second (FPS) in a big way. Yet, the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S have been out for a while now, and are more than capable of processing a higher FOV.

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Players are still waiting for the next-gen version of Warzone to come out. The current version is still a PS4 and Xbox One build just slightly optimized for the latest gen consoles.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted here with any future updates on the status of a console FOV slider in Warzone.