How to Change FOV in CSGO?
Field-of-view, in other words, FOV, is one of the important elements for CSGO players. That’s why most players want to learn how to change FOV in CSGO. So why is this FOV so important, and what is it? FOV is important in CSGO and other first-person shooters because players want to adjust their views and change them to get the most out of the game.
What is field of view (FOV)?
The field of view (FOV) refers to how much of the world around the player can observe and so see on the screen at any given time. Depending on the game, the FOV is usually expressed as an angle, which might be vertical, horizontal, or even diagonal.
In a game like CSGO, where you can customize everything, it is possible to edit the FOV according to your gameplay and liking. You can change your FOV in a short and easy way, just like changing a HUD or crosshair. You can do them all easily with the developer console.
By the way, speaking of crosshairs, if you want to gain an edge over your opponents, you may need more advanced CSGO settings. You can start to meet these criteria with the FOV, but it is useful to continue it. That’s why we recommend that you take a look at our article on professional crosshair settings in CSGO.
We are ready to give you all the details about how to change the FOV in CSGO! Come on then, let’s get started.
Step 1: Enable the Console
If your console is already enabled, you can proceed directly to step 2. If you want to learn how to open the console, keep reading.
- Launch CSGO via Steam
- In the main menu screen, click the cog icon at the bottom left of the screen
- That will take you to the “Game Settings” tab
- Find the option “Enable Developer Console” and set it to “Yes“
- Bind the console to a key, the default key is tilde (~)
- Now you can proceed to learn how you can change your FOV settings.
Step 2: Using the “viewmodel_fov” Command
Now that your console is ready, the next step is to learn how to change your FOV in CSGO. We simply do this with the “viewmodel_fov” command.
There are several options you can choose after entering this command in the console. The lowest possible FOV you can choose is 54. The highest value is 68. the lower your FOV, the closer your character model appears on your screen; the higher your FOV, the further away it seems.
The value you enter should look like this:
- Viewmodel_fov # (54-68)
Players may observe that this command does not truly widen the range of view in CSGO. This is due to the fact that this command alters the ViewModel’s FOV in CSGO. In other words, the command alters how much of the player’s character’s arms and pistol are seen. Here’s how a ViewModel with a FOV of 54 compares to one with a FOV of 68.
Note: It is useful to learn which FOV you prefer by trying it out. That’s why we recommend going into a practice map and testing your FOV there. You can choose places like aim bot maps.
What FOVs Do Professional Gamers Use?
Yes, now you have learned how to change and customize your FOV settings in CSGO. So not sure which FOV value to choose? This is perfectly normal because there is no fixed FOV setting that can be called the best. That’s why most professional gamers play with different settings.
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
Successful and world-class Ukrainian player s1mple, born in 1997, is a CSGO player that most of us know. You may want to take advantage of the FOV and perhaps other settings of such a player whose name is written in history. Although we cannot guarantee that you will be a great player like s1mple, we can definitely say that these settings will affect your gameplay.
Here are s1mple’s FOV settings:
"viewmodel_fov 68; viewmodel_offset_x 2.5; viewmodel_offset_y 0; viewmodel_offset_z -1.5; viewmodel_presetpos 3; cl_viewmodel_shift_left_amt 1.5; cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0.75; viewmodel_recoil 0; cl_righthand 1;"
Finn “karrigan” Andersen
Danish expert CSGO player karrigan, who was born in 1990 and is currently in FaZe Clan, is among the CSGO players we want to share their FOV values with. Just like s1mple, karrigan prefers the FOV to be 68, the maximum value.
Here are karrigan’s FOV settings:
"viewmodel_fov 68; viewmodel_offset_x 2.5; viewmodel_offset_y 0; viewmodel_offset_z -1.5; viewmodel_presetpos 3; cl_viewmodel_shift_left_amt 0.5; cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0.25; viewmodel_recoil 0; cl_righthand 1;"
Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
Finally, we wanted to share with you ZywOo, a young French player born in 2000, who performed very well in Team Vitality. Like other legendary CSGO players, ZywOo uses a FOV of 68, but the other settings we will share make a difference. In general, we see that 68 is the most ideal FOV value.
Here are ZywOo’s FOV settings:
"viewmodel_fov 68; viewmodel_offset_x 2.5; viewmodel_offset_y 0; viewmodel_offset_z -1.5; viewmodel_presetpos 3; cl_viewmodel_shift_left_amt 1.5; cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0.75; viewmodel_recoil 1; cl_righthand 1;"
In this article, we told you what FOV is in CSGO and how you can change it. Do not forget that by customizing your other CSGO settings, you have the chance to increase your gaming experience a lot. You can get help from professional players in these matters because we think that they generally choose the right values.
For now, we bid you farewell with this article. See you soon in other articles. Bye!