FOV or Field of View is a popular setting in most FPS games, which determines — as the name suggests — everything that you’re able to see on the screen. Now in competitive games like CSGO, you need every advantage that you can legally get on your side. Yes, the game depends mostly on your game sense and skill, but it’s the little things that make the difference in the end.
While most FPS games allow players to change the FOV setting to their likings, for some reason, Valve has withheld this setting from CSGO. This has to do with the fact that the default setting works pretty well for almost everyone. But you’re not looking to be everyone are you?
Luckily enough, we can modify this setting thanks to the hundreds of built-in console commands CSGO offers. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to change your FOV in CSGO to best suit your preferences.
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Changing FOV in CSGO
There are four primary commands that we need to familiarise ourselves with, which are listed below.
- viewmodel_fov: This command sets the base FOV for the player model. You can choose from values ranging from 54-68. The default value is 60.
- viewmodel_offset_x “x”: This command dictates the X-axis offset. In layman terms, your horizontal offset on the screen. X here is an integer value between -2 to 2.
- viewmodel_offset_y “x”: Works exactly like the previous command, except it takes care of the vertical offset.
- viewmodel_offset_z “x”: Similar command, but this one accounts for the Z-axis or how far the ViewModel is from the screen.
To change your FOV in CSGO, just hop on to an empty server and fire up the console. You’ll have to play with the commands a little to get it exactly how you prefer.
Here are the recommended FOV settings for CSGO.
- viewmodel_offset_y “2”
- viewmodel_offset_x “0”
- viewmodel_offset_z “-2”
- viewmodel_fov “68”
Here’s how the game looks with these FOV settings applied.
Note that these settings won’t magically widen the world for you. They just impact your player model and your view of the CSGO world.
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