How To Change VALORANT FOV

How To Change VALORANT FOV
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Tarran Stockton

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23rd Feb 2023 14:10

Learning how to change VALORANT FOV can be very useful if you want a different field of view that suits you and your playstyle more, and if you want one this is more comfortable. VALORANT is a competitive tactical shooter, so players will need to make sure their settings are optimal when playing the game if they want to perform the best and earn those victories to climb the ranked ladder. So, read on for a quick guide on how to change your VALORANT FOV. 

What Is VALORANT FOV?

What Is VALORANT FOV?
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Your field of view (FOV) dictates the range of what you can observe on your screen whilst in-game, with a higher FOV meaning you can see more. Seeing as much of the screen as possible is extremely important in a game like VALORANT, as players come from anywhere, and you'll want to be ready to switch your aim to them quickly. 

The game's default FOV is 103, which is a fairly high field of view in comparison to the average of 90 that most titles default to and most users stick with. Changing the game's ratio to 4:3 will also cause your FOV to lower to 71, which leaves you at a big disadvantage due to the restricted view. 

Sadly, you are unable to change your FOV directly in the settings of VALORANT, and although the 103 default is more than enough for most people, users may want to raise or lower it slightly. This is only possible for users that own NVIDIA graphics cards, so players with other GPUs are out of luck. 

How To Change VALORANT FOV

How To Change VALORANT FOV
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If you're looking to alter the FOV, here are the steps you will need to take. Right-click your desktop and select 'NVIDIA Control Panel.' Navigate toward the Display Section and select the option to 'Adjust Desktop Size and Position.' Choose 'Aspect Ratio' and set it to 4:3, but if you want to stretch the resolution outward, you can select 'Scaling Option.' 

That's all for our walkthrough of how to change VALORANT FOV, and now you know what field of view is in-game, how it effects gameplay, and what options you can take to alter it to your own preference. 

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Tarran Stockton
About the author
Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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