PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has quickly become one of the most popular battle royale games available, and fans everywhere are diving in and duking it out to be the last man (or woman) standing. But, if you’ve been trying to figure out how to increase your FOV (field of view), you’ve probably ended up scratching your head. In this article we’ll show you how to increase your PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds FOV and keep it from changing back to the default FOV. And just for kicks we've got the top five kills of the week to keep you entertained while you read.
How to Change Your FOV
Unfortunately, thanks to the latest update for PUBG, players are now unable to edit their FOV using the methods described below. According to the developers, they will be adding an FOV slider into the game in the future. This means users will have to stick with the default FOV.
Changing your FOV in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is somewhat complicated, and you’ll need to be comfortable changing some of the settings in the game’s files if you really want to change the FOV. Be sure to follow all of the instructions below to keep from breaking any of the game’s important files. It should also be noted that Brendan Greene—also known as PlayerUnknown—has stated that changing your FOV could lead to a false positive with Battleeye, which could lead to your account being banned.
To get started we first need to locate the files that we need to change. Open up the search bar on your desktop by pressing the Windows Key and the R key at the same time. Now, copy and paste %localappdata% into the search bar and hit enter.
Once the search finishes, located and navigate to \TslGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor.
Now, open up the file titled Engine.ini and add the following lines to the ini file.
After the line has been added, save the changes and close the file. Now, right-click on Engine.ini and tick the Read-Only option. This will make the file read-only, which will keep the program from automatically changing the settings that you’ve put into place. Now that you’ve set the FOV to be unchanged when you launch the game, hop in and make sure everything worked correctly.
Why Change Your FOV?
Now that we’ve shown you how to change your FOV, you might be asking wondering what the benefits of changing your FOV are. Well, first off, increasing your field of view makes it easier for you to see more of the screen at any given time. This can allow you to see enemy players before they see you, allowing you to plan your attacks, and react to their presence much quicker. This is extremely important in PVP (player versus player) games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and could easily be the difference between life and death.
Since you can now change your FOV, be sure to check out our guide to every possible car spawn in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. We also have a complete guide on how to get the gas mask, and even go in-depth about what the mask itself does. We’ll have even more content for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds coming, including an extremely useful guide on how to get more FPS.