Players diving into the details of Fatshark's latest release Warhammer: Vermintide 2 are bound to come across many settings that might not be very familiar. Outside of game-oriented options like the Cosmetics menu, players will find a number of different settings in the game's graphical options. Among them will be FOV, a slider representing the field of view setting that can make a tremendous impact on the player's overall experience. Stick with us as we break down what the FOV slider represents and the best way to adjust the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 FOV option.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 FOV Option - What It Does and How to Adjust It
In a nutshell, FOV or field of view adjustments allow players to manually control their digital avatar's range of observation. The number on the slider corresponds to an angle that typically represents the field of view, with higher numbers correlating with wider fields of view. Humans can generally view at angles around 114 degrees horizontally, but because gaming usually takes place on a monitor that doesn't fill our normal eyelines, game software usually sets the horizontal FOV angle below that number.
Generally speaking, players will want to keep the FOV setting hovering wherever it feels most comfortable, likely somewhere between the mid-60s to late-80s. Users who sit closer to their monitors, have particularly large monitors, or run games on an ultrawide monitor may want to adjust accordingly. As a frame of reference, the following screenshot was taken with the game running in ultrawide with the FOV slider set to the default 65 degree setting:
And here's the same shot with the FOV slider set to 86, a range that will likely feel much better-suited to ultrawide displays.
It's worth noting that angle adjustment numbers in Vermintide 2 may not necessarily correlate to standard settings. Reddit user ArcanumMBD has a post over on the original Vermintide subreddit that explains how the previous game's FOV values correspond to perceivable horizontal fields, and concluded that a FOV setting at 65 actually corresponds to a 97-degree horizontal field of view. It's possible but not entirely clear whether or not the same may be true with Vermintide 2.
Again, users that experience no discomfort with the default setting won't have to change it, but those who don't mind playing around with the FOV slider stand to make the game a more enjoyable experience. For more essential tips, how-tos, and guides regarding Fatshark's biggest adventure yet, be sure to check out our Warhammer: Vermintide 2 home page.