The Outer Worlds Guide: How to Change FOV

Here are two well-tried methods on how to change your FOV settings in The Outer Worlds on PC.

The Outer Worlds, the long-awaited action RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, is finally out. The game is played from the first-person perspective, which has certain limitations when it comes to field of view. That's why it's important to know how to change FOV in the game. This guide shows you how to do it. 

There are two well-tried methods, though the only work on the PC version of The Outer Worlds. Unfortunately, you can't change FOV on consoles yet. 

Method 1: Change Game Settings

This first method can be used by simply adjusting the FOV in the game settings menu.

Here's what you need to do to be able to change the field of view:

  1. Go to Main Menu
  2. Select Settings
  3. Go to Gameplay tab
  4. Search for the FOV slider on the very bottom
  5. Move the slider to adjust your FOV

This default method works well, but it also has its limits.

Method 2: Edit System File

You could go well beyond the default FOV limits set in the game's system files if you want to tweak a few things yourself. So, if you're playing The Outer Worlds on PC, you could try the following procedure:

  1. Go to "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Indiana\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\" folder
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini file
  3. Add the following line to it: AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
  4. Save and close
  5. Start the game
  6. Go to FOV settings menu
  7. Set the slider below 180.

The added line switches the hotizontal FOV to vertical, which means that your FOV will have a higher value than before.

If you try to increase the FOV even further, the game will become unplayable, so don't go over the recommended setting. 

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Hopefully, you've managed to find the right field of view for your screen, and for more The Outer Worlds guides, check out the list below:

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin. Sergey doesn't own consoles because a PC is all he needs.

Published Oct. 29th 2019

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