Overwatch 2: Best FOV Settings for PC and Console

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
5 Min Read
Credit: Blizzard

If you’re looking for the best FOV settings for PC and Console, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll discuss what FOV is, how it works, and what FOV you should use for maximum results.

Overwatch 2 is a newly released 5v5 team-based action shooter. The game is a sequel to its predecessor, Overwatch, which was released in 2016. Overwatch was massively popular and created the initial base for what we call hero-shooter games today.

After 6 years, Blizzard has published the sequel that players have been waiting for a long time. Additionally, Blizzard has made Overwatch 2 a free-to-play title. As a result, hundreds of thousands of players are flooding the servers with the expectation of finding out what’s new.

As many new and veteran players are joining the game, most of them are confused about what Heroes Video, Controller, and FOV settings to use in Overwatch 2. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll be able to optimize the best FOV settings in Overwatch 2.

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What is FOV in Overwatch 2?

FOV is the abbreviation of Field of View. Although most of you already know what it is, it is better to clarify before moving forward. The field of View is the area under a specific angle your eyes can cover while in a static position.

In simple terms, FOV is how much you can see in front of you. Overwatch 2 supports from 80 to 103 FOV. 80 means your vision will be very limited, and 103 means you’ll have an expansive vision. Additionally, the FOV affects both horizontal and vertical vision.

80 FOV vs. 103 FOV comparison

Credit: Blizzard

Best FOV Settings in Overwatch 2

To be fair, there are no best or worst FOV settings in Overwatch 2. FOV is something that entirely depends on your personal preference. However, there are some key notes to consider.

Overwatch 2 is a very fast-paced game. You need to constantly be aware of your surroundings, care about flanks, and focus in front of you. So, in theory, the more you see, the better.

Another thing to consider is that when you increase your FOV, objects from a far distance become smaller. So, it hinders your vision. However, unlike other first-person shooters, Overwatch 2 has pretty small maps where fights always happen at close range.

So, having a high FOV in Overwatch 2 doesn’t affect your gameplay and vision that much. Additionally, Overwatch 2 is a pretty optimized game. In most games, reducing FOV improves FPS drastically. However, it is not the case for Overwatch 2.

Contrarily, having a low FOV has almost no added benefits. Unless you’re really used to playing with low FOV, there is no apparent reason to play Overwatch 2 in low FOV. So, we recommend you use the 103° FOV in Overwatch 2.

However, a few players might find it challenging to focus with a high FOV, and the gameplay may seem a lot faster because of it. Only for those players, having a 90° FOV can be a sweet middle ground. However, going below 90° is not recommended.

Here’s the best FOV settings in Overwatch 2:


Unfortunately for Console players, the FOV is locked at 90. So, XBOX, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch players won’t be able to increase or decrease their FOV settings.

What FOV Settings are Pro Players Using?

Here’s a list of FOV settings for some of the best Overwatch players in the world:


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As you can see, the majority of the pro players use 103 FOV in both Overwatch 2. So, you get a good idea that 103 is the superior FOV setting in Overwatch 2. However, as mentioned earlier, there are no right or wrong FOV settings in Overwatch 2. It all comes down to personal preference. So, try the recommended FOV settings listed in this article and tweak them accordingly.

By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.