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Best FOV settings for CoD: Vanguard

Vanguard features a Field of View Slider across all platforms, so here are the best FOV settings, no matter your console or input device.

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Best Call of Duty Vanguard FOV settings

Call of Duty: Vanguard comes with a Field of View slider for both consoles and PC. This setting allows you to see more of the world around you, but having it set wrong can throw your game off. Here are the best FOV settings for Vanguard.

A Field of View (FOV) slider is a powerful tool in FPS games, as it allows you to see much more of the world around you. Black Ops Cold War featured an FOV slider on all platforms, but it’s missing from the console versions of Warzone and Modern Warfare.

However, Vanguard will feature an FOV slider across all platforms at launch! Here’s everything you need to know about Vanguard’s Field of View slider, including the best settings you can use.

How to change FOV in CoD: Vanguard

Vanguard comes with an FOV slider for both console and PC players, which can be found in the Settings menu of the game.

Here’s exactly how to change your Field of View in CoD: Vanguard:

  1. Launch Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Open up ‘Settings’
  3. Navigate to the ‘Graphics’ tab
  4. Tab across to ‘Gameplay’
  5. Scroll down to ‘Field of View’
  6. Adjust the slider
  7. Press Square or X to ‘Show More’ features (Affected or Independent)

We’ll explain exactly what Affected and Independent mean further on in the guide.

Best FOV settings for Vanguard controller players

A controller doesn’t feature the fine aim control of a mouse and keyboard, so anywhere between a 95-105 FOV is ideal.

Vanguard will default to an FOV of 80 (the same as Warzone), but players can crank it all the way up to 120. Having such a massive FOV has its pros and cons.

As you increase your FOV, objects and players will appear smaller and further away. As you’re aiming with only your thumb, you won’t get the same fine aim control that a mouse offers. Plus, trying to account for Aim Assist bubbles when hitting these small targets makes it even tougher.

So, once you’ve got the best controller settings locked in, between 95-105 is ideal, as you’ll still get that extra awareness, but player models won’t be so shrunk that they’re hard to hit and track at long-range.

Best FOV settings for Vanguard mouse and keyboard players

A mouse offers much more fine aim control, so if you’re accurate enough, we recommend anywhere between 105-115.

If you’re confident with your aim and are sitting close to your monitor, then 120 FOV is certainly an option. However, you’ll find that the world will appear stretched out, so the trade-off isn’t always worth it in the confines of multiplayer maps.

Anywhere between 105-115 is ideal for a PC player, as you can still make micro-adjustments to hit the smaller targets, and will avoid the ‘fish-eye’ effect from a 120 FOV.

Does FOV affect console and PC performance?

Unfortunately, raising your FOV severely affects your console or PC’s performance.

If you’re playing on a last-gen console or have a rig below the recommended settings, having your FOV too high will tank your frame rate. If you’re having this issue, try lowering your FOV until you find a balance between frames and field of view.

But if you’re on the PS5 or Xbox Series consoles, or have a high-end PC, then you should be free to set your FOV to your own preference without worrying about performance.

What is Affected FOV in Vanguard?

Call of Duty: Vanguard allows players to set their FOV to either Independent or Affected. There’s no correct choice here, so we’re breaking down what each setting does to help you decide.

Independent FOV

Having your FOV set to Independent means your Field of View will zoom in when you ADS. Vanguard defaults the FOV to 80, and Independent will keep that value for when you’re aiming.

Many players prefer this because it strikes a balance between a high FOV when moving around, and a lower FOV when shooting.

The only downsides are that some players can find it quite jarring zooming from a high to a low FOV every time they aim, and you lose a ton of spatial awareness.

But, we recommend Independent for most players because it’s the best of both worlds. You can still get your high FOV when moving around the map to spot threats you’d otherwise miss, and then can get a tight and accurate view when shooting.

Affected FOV

Setting your FOV to Affected means that your Field of View will remain the same when you ADS.

There are advantages and disadvantages to this setting. The advantages are that you don’t get the jarring zoom when aiming, there’s less visual recoil, and you can still see all around you.

The disadvantage is that player models are still much smaller, so can be difficult to hit. Trying to hit far-off targets at a high FOV is tough, especially when accounting for Aim Assist bubbles, so many prefer to Independent over Affected.

But if you’re a mouse and keyboard player with a large, high-resolution monitor, Affected might be the choice for you.

Will a console FOV slider come to Warzone Pacific?

The extent of Vanguard’s integration with Warzone hasn’t been fully revealed, so there’s no official confirmation whether console players will get an FOV Slider with the new Caldera Pacific map.

It’s confirmed that a next-gen update is in development, but there isn’t any official release window. This might include an FOV slider, as Raven Software is ‘aware’ of requests, but there’s no guarantee it’ll ever arrive.


And that’s everything you need to know about Vanguard’s FOV slider! You can also check out the best FOV settings for Warzone, Halo Infinite, and Apex Legends.

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Warzone Pacific & Vanguard Season 2 officially delayed

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 2 has officially been delayed after devs share community update.

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It seems the Call of Duty devs have got a lot on their plate at the moment, causing them to delay the release of Warzone Pacific & Vanguard Season 2.

Warzone & Vanguard have had a lot of updates over the past couple of weeks, including the mid-season patch which looked to solve a lot of the game’s performance issues.

Despite improvements and better communication from the devs when it comes to sharing what they’re working on, Season 2 has been officially delayed to give them more time to work on fixes.

Call of Duty announced over on Twitter that Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard has officially been delayed from the February 1 released date to February 14.

With all the crazy news coming out recently regarding Microsoft’s plans to purchase Activision, which includes Call of Duty, this probably won’t come as much of a shock to the community, especially given all the current performance issues.

While the devs recognize that they have “deployed a number of updates” recently to fix the issues, including a fix for the freezing Buy Station bug, they also recognize “that more needs to be done.”

The main reason for Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard being delayed is in order for the devs to continue improving the gameplay experience. Many players will likely be happy that the season is being delayed, as another big update to the game might just cause even more issues and further frustration.


As more information is released regarding Season 2 of Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, we’ll be sure to cover it. For now, check out how much money Warzone makes.

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When is CoD: Vanguard Season 2? Season 1 end date, Zombies updates, more

Here’s everything we know about Vanguard’s Season 2 update, including the release date, content, and major Zombies updates.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s next major content drop will arrive with Season 2, so so here’s everything about it including the start date, Zombies updates, and expected content.

Vanguard has carried on Call of Duty’s live service approach to content, bringing new maps, weapons, and Operators with seasonal updates. Season 1 has received its mid-season update, so players are looking forward to what’s arriving in Season 2.

Here’s everything we know about Vanguard Season 2, including its start date, expected content, and what Treyarch has in store for Zombies.

Vanguard Season 1 end date

Vanguard Season 1’s mid-season update is live, with the season set to end on February 14, 2022 after a delay was announced via the Call of Duty Twitter account.

As of now, it remains to be seen if the delay will push the Season 1 Battle Pass expiry date to February 14 but we’ll be sure to update this section when we have more information.

Vanguard Season 2 release date & time

Following the announcement of a slight delay, Vanguard Season 2 is expected to begin on February 14 as opposed to February 1.

Significant Call of Duty updates usually arrive at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT, but Sledgehammer Games should provide an exact time nearer the date.

What’s included in Vanguard Season 2?

Sledgehammer Games haven’t announced everything they have in store for Season 2 yet, but we can take an educated guess based on previous seasons’ content.

  • New weapons
  • New Operators
  • New & remastered maps
  • New & returning game modes
  • Themed-event with challenges & rewards
  • Balance tweaks & bug fixes
  • Zombies updates

This is all just speculation, but previous seasons have included this content in one form or another, so we expect Vanguard Season 2 to be no different.

But stay tuned to charlieINTEL, as Sledgehammer will release their roadmap in the coming weeks.

Vanguard Season 2 Zombies content

Vanguard’s Zombies mode has been slammed by the community for its lack of classic features, but developers Treyarch provided an update ahead of the mid-Season 1 update.

They revealed that they’ll finally bring the Main Quest Easter Egg in Season 2, add “multiple Wonder Weapons,” and bring players to “the Dark Aether itself in a completely original location crafted for Vanguard Zombies.”

Here’s everything Treyarch teased for Vanguard Zombies Season 2:

  • New hub map
  • Dark Aether-themed map
  • Multiple Wonder Weapons
  • New Dark Aether entity
  • New enemy type
  • New Objective gameplay

Also, Treyarch announced that the highly sought-after Pause Feature would arrive “soon,” perhaps in the Season 2 update.


Also, if you prefer battle royale to classic multiplayer, you can check out everything we know about Warzone’s Season 2 update.

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How to fix Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

Here’s how you can quickly fix the CoD: Vanguard glitch that causes the right stick to stop working on your controller.

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A major Call of Duty: Vanguard glitch is causing the right stick to completely stop working mid-game for controller players, but thankfully, there is a way you can quickly fix it.

Vanguard players have had to deal with their fair share of bugs and glitches. These all have different effects on the game, such as making the High Alert perk stronger despite receiving a nerf, or letting players levitate.

Now, players that use controllers are encountering a new issue that causes the right stick to stop working. This leaves them with nothing to do but to keep running straight ahead, putting them at a serious disadvantage with no ability to aim.

Here’s how you can get around this Vanguard glitch.

Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

The right stick glitch occurs when CoD: Vanguard automatically changes your input settings from controller to mouse and keyboard. This causes your controller to disconnect mid-game.

Once the controller reconnects, the right stick stops working entirely. This prevents you from looking around and aiming. Instead, all you’ll be able to do is keep running forward and shooting.

How to fix Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

The first way to get around this glitch is to hit right on your controller’s D-pad. This button helps the game detect that the player is using a controller to play instead of a mouse and keyboard.

If this doesn’t work, then there are other methods that you can try out. Some players have reported that the right stick issue gets fixed after getting killed. This can ruin the match, but you’ll regain control of your Operator.

The final method that you can try out is to turn off the game altogether. Booting CoD: Vanguard back up will cause your controller to function properly again. You should also make sure that your controller is fully charged.


For more Vanguard, check out how to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific and how Vanguard players want a simple QoL change to improve the HUD.

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