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One of the major talking points surrounding Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific in its short lifespan has been around Field of View. The FOV option has been requested by console players ever since Warzone came out, but Season 1 didn’t deliver an FOV slider for consoles. However, it is available on PC and one YouTuber just discovered that the FOV slider can actually increase a player’s frames per second in Warzone Pacific.
The YouTuber, TrueGameData, discovered an interesting correlation between FOV and FPS. Traditionally, a player’s FPS hasn’t necessarily been linked to what their FOV was set to. That seems to have changed with Warzone Pacific and the new Caldera map. Below, players can see TrueGameData’s findings.
Increasing FPS with the FOV slider in Warzone Pacific
The natural thought that most of the community had when it came to FPS and FOV is that a lower field of view would increase frames. This only makes sense, as having a higher field of view means the game needs to render more of the player’s surrounding objects. With a lower FOV, there isn’t as much to render and thus should help increase FPS.
However, TrueGameData found that a higher FOV can actually lead to higher frames in Warzone Pacific. They did a test where they faced a dense part of Caldera, complete with plenty of objects to render. With a higher FOV, they got a steady and expected frame rate. When they lowered their FOV to 80, though, they got fewer frames than they had with the higher FOV.
TrueGameData explained why they thought this was happening. “I think it might be because you’re more zoomed in when you have lower FOV, and it might be rendering the stuff in the frame at higher quality, which means it’s taking even more performance.”
If these tests are accurate, then players on PC should be increasing their FOV in Warzone Pacific. That, paired with the recommended settings to increase overall FPS, should give players a healthy boost in the frames per second department.
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.