Overwatch 2 Best FOV Setting [Field of View]

I have been playing Overwatch 2 for more than 70+ hours and here's what you need to know about FOV.

Best FOV sertings in Overwatch 2
Perfect FOV settings in Overwatch 2 help players get better at the game,.

The FOV can be changed according to the player’s preference. Each game differs in FOV settings; some give wider options, and some do not. In Overwatch 2, 80 is the lowest FOV, and the maximum FOV currently available in the game is 103.

In 80 FOV, you can see 80 degrees in front of you, and in 103 FOV, you can look ahead 103 degrees.  

Lowest FOV (80) – Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

Highest FOV (103) – Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

Key Takeaways

  • Like other FPS games, Overwatch 2 has a FOV that you can adjust from the settings.
  • If set right, FOV can make a major difference in your gameplay.
About The Author

Reeshail Qureshi has dedicated more than 70 hours to playing Overwatch 2, ensuring that the information he shares is based on extensive hands-on experience with the game. His Battlenet Tag is Panther #31676. 

How To Adjust FOV

Changing your FOV is not a complicated matter. Any FPS gamer would already be aware of the progress. But if you happen to be a newbie, these are the steps to adjust your FOV to your liking:

  • Press the Esc button on the keyboard or on-screen bottom right-hand corner
  • The menu opens up, and select Options
  • Go to the Video option on the top
  • Select the Video option again from the bottom
  • Find the Field Of View option and slide the button to your desired FOV 

That is how you can find and change your FOV option in-game.

The world behind your screen can widen up or narrow down all from the FOV settings. For a new FPS gamer, the difference in low and high FOV might not be noticeable, or the player simply wouldn’t care.

But an avid FPS gamer knows the difference. They’re also aware of whether high FOV works best for them or low.

Both FOVs provide different gaming experiences. Let’s find out the difference between the two in further detail:


The first noticeable thing in low FOV is less environment around you.

  1. Limited Peripheral Vision: Low FOV narrows the environment around you, particularly in the horizontal direction.

  2. This limitation reduces your peripheral vision, making it harder to detect nearby enemies.

  3. You’ll need to rely more on map awareness and sound cues.

  4. Objects Appear Larger: In low FOV settings, everything within your view appears larger because it zooms in.

  5. This can be beneficial because it makes enemies easier to spot due to their increased size.

  6. Better FPS and Graphics: I recommend the Low FOV settings, which generally result in better frame rates and less stress on your PC. Graphics may appear crisper compared to higher FOV settings.

  7. If you’re experiencing lag or have a less powerful PC, lowering your FOV can help improve performance.

Low FOV Gameplay-Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

The graphics are also low compared to higher FOV. So if, sadly, you don’t acquire a beefy PC and go through lags, make sure to lower your FOV a little. Check out my Overwatch 2 Settings for High FPS guide to run the game smoothly.

High FOV

Playing with a high FOV setting offers several advantages:

  1. Increased Peripheral Vision: High FOV widens your field of view, making it harder for enemies to sneak up on you. It provides extra vision overall, allowing you to detect threats faster.

  2. Easier Kill Securing: With a higher FOV, you can spot enemies more quickly, leading to easier kills. Being aware of your surroundings is crucial in fast-paced games.

There are some downsides to consider:

  1. Objects Appear Small: The extra details on the screen, due to the higher FOV, can make objects appear smaller. This can make it more challenging to spot and engage with distant enemies.

  2. Motion Sickness: FPS games can sometimes cause motion sickness, especially during long gaming sessions. Playing with a high FOV setting can help reduce the risk of motion sickness by providing a wider view of the game world.

High FOV Gameplay-Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

What Would I Recommend?

The best FOV (Field of View) can vary from player to player and depends on screen size and personal preference. Here are some considerations:

  1. Low FOV: Some players prefer a lower FOV because it gives them a clear and focused view of the enemy. This can help with accuracy, especially for aiming at distant targets.

  2. High FOV: Many players, especially in fast-paced games, prefer a higher FOV. It allows them to track down enemies quickly and provides a wider view of the battlefield.

  3. Middle-ground Solution: A common suggestion is to use a FOV value of 90. This offers a good balance, providing sufficient peripheral vision for quick responses and making enemies easily detectable. 

Ultimately, the best FOV setting is a matter of personal preference. Players should experiment with different FOV values to find the one that suits their playstyle and provides the best gaming experience on their particular setup.

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