How to change your FOV in CS:GO

Open up that console.

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The option to customize and cater your user interface to your liking is one of the many benefits of CS:GO.

In stark contrast to most shooters, CS:GO is known for its customization, whether it’s crosshairs, HUD scale, or view model position. The console allows you to modify almost anything in the game.

If you want to have a change of pace, increasing or decreasing your field of vision (FOV) could be well worth the effort. But how exactly do you change it?

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If you haven’t already, you’ll first have to enable the console and bind it to a key. You can do this by clicking Help NS Options, navigating to Game Settings, and choosing Enable Developer Console. The default key should be tilde (~).

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Once your console is up and running, head to a private or public match, press tilde (or whatever you bond the console to), type “viewmodel_fov,” and press enter.

You have a few options when it comes to your field of vision. The lowest possible FOV is 54 and the highest is 67. The lower your FOX, the closer your character model will appear on your screen, and the higher, the farther away it will look.

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If you can’t decide on your FOV, the pros—those who play at the highest level for big cash prizes—generally lean towards a higher FOV. Most, including arguably the greater player of all time Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, opt for “viewmodel_fov 68.”