One lingering question that remains for Call of Duty: Warzone players surrounds an FOV slider on consoles. Both PlayStation and Xbox players have been without a Field of View slider for nearly two years in Warzone. PC players have had access to a slider since the game launched. Also, recent mainstream titles like Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard have given console players the option to change their FOV. That has yet to translate to Warzone. However, a developer for Call of Duty has an update regarding the subject.
An update on a console FOV slider in Warzone
Yesterday, the creative director for Warzone, Ted Timmins, gave players an update on when they can expect news about a console FOV slider. “I just hope that these patch notes make it clear, you are being heard, and we are listening,” Timmins tweeted in reference to a fan asking for an update about the feature.
Definitely aware of this, especially that I speak as a console player.
Thing is, if I tweet literally anything then it will become a headline which wouldn’t be fair on me or the team. I just hope that these patch notes make it clear; you are being heard, and we are listening.
— Ted Timmins (@JustTeddii) December 1, 2021
It appears that the next Warzone patch notes, which will presumably arrive with the Season 1 update on Dec. 8-9, will hold some information on the subject. This doesn’t confirm the FOV slider coming for console players in Season 1, but it at least provides some detail about when it could arrive.
The FOV slider is a common feature in first person games that lets the player change their viewing angle. This changes how much of their surroundings they see at any given time. A larger FOV allows players to see more around them and can give more information in a gunfight or other situations. In Warzone, the FOV slider is extremely helpful for PC players, but console players have had to play at a disadvantage since the battle royale released.
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Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.