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Best FOV settings for Warzone Pacific Season 3

Warzone PC players can take advantage of a much higher FOV, so we’re taking a look at the best field of view settings for Season 3.

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80 and 105 FOV in Warzone Pacific

For Warzone PC players, Field of View is an extremely important setting – it allows you to see much more of what’s around you, but having the wrong settings can completely throw your game off. Here are the best FOV settings for Warzone Season 3.

Field of View, or FOV, is a setting available in most competitive FPS games. This allows you to adjust how much of your surroundings you can see. YouTuber JGOD has demonstrated the incredible difference that having a FOV slider has in your game.

For the most part, the higher the FOV you have, the better. Having a high FOV will majorly improve your spatial awareness, allowing you to see enemies that would usually be off to the side of your screen. However, having your FOV cranked to the max can make targets appear small and also give a massive hit to your performance.

We’re taking a look at the best FOV settings for Warzone Season 3.

Warzone FOV slider

How to change FOV in Warzone Season 3

If you’re on PC, you can adjust your FOV by going into your settings and using the following options:

  1. Launch Call of Duty: Warzone
  2. Open up settings
  3. Select the ‘General’ tab
  4. Look under the ‘Screen’ section for FOV settings
  5. Click on ‘Advanced’ for more options

Unfortunately, only PC Warzone players have received a FOV slider

example of Warzone with 100 FOV

Best FOV for Warzone controller players

For a controller player, anywhere between 95 and 105 is an ideal FOV. You’ll get all the spatial awareness of a high FOV, but your targets won’t be so shrunk that they’re difficult to see and hit. As many controller players will have trouble making the micro-adjustments that a mouse offers, you don’t want your FOV to be too high.

If you’re playing Warzone on PC with a controller, you need to have a FOV that complements your gameplay. Once you have the best settings, you need to find the FOV that’s right for you.

Warzone defaults to 80 FOV, and this is also what console players are locked to. However, PC players get the option of raising their FOV all the way up to 120, and a high FOV has its pros and cons.

Having a high FOV shrinks targets at long range to fit more into your screen, and this makes them difficult to hit – especially when accounting for Aim Assist. Too low, however, and too much of your screen will be cut. You won’t see enemies off to the side, and you may get motion sickness.

Controller players playing on high FOV should take advantage of the Scale Aim Assist with FOV option, and set it to Enabled. This scales the aim assist bubbles with your FOV, meaning your aim will feel consistent no matter your field of view.

Example of Warzone with 110 FOV

Best FOV for Warzone mouse and keyboard players

We recommend Warzone mouse and keyboard players set their FOV from anywhere between 105 and 115. You won’t have the ‘fisheye’ effect that a 120 FOV offers, but you can take advantage of a mouse’s fine aim control to hit those slightly smaller targets.

Luckily for Warzone mouse and keyboard players, they don’t need to worry about Aim Assist. No matter how small their targets are from a high FOV, they can make those fine adjustments without the Aim Assist bubble getting in the way.

Making these fine adjustments are especially important when playing at a high FOV, as objects and targets will be much smaller as the game fits more into your screen.

Warzone Season 3 player fighting beside Kong's battle axe

Does FOV affect PC performance?

Unfortunately, if you’re running a slightly dated graphics card, having a high FOV can severely affect your PC’s performance.

As the game tries to display more information on-screen, this will be a lot more taxing on your system. You need to experiment with the FOV slider and find the setting that’s right for your system. If it’s struggling, consider taking the FOV down to under 100 and see if that helps.

If you really want the highest FOV possible while maintaining a stable performance, you can follow our guide on the best PC settings for Warzone Season 3.

What is Affected FOV in Warzone?

Warzone offers players the option to set their aim down sight FOV as Independent or Affected. Both of these settings have their pros and cons, so we’re breaking down each to help you decide which you should use.

Independent FOV

Example of Warzone Independent FOV

When set to Independent, when you ADS with low-zoom optics and iron sights, your game will go to around 80 FOV. The game defaults your FOV to 80. This is what console versions of the game run at, and is the standard for Call of Duty games.

Even if you’re playing at a FOV of 120, your game will zoom in when you ADS, making far-off targets easier to track and hit – especially when you’re using a controller. However, while aiming, you’ll lose a ton of the spatial awareness that a high FOV offers.

We recommend most players use Independent FOV as targets will be much easier to see and hit, especially at the long ranges of Caldera. Having Independent is the best of both worlds – you get your huge FOV when moving, and then get a tight and accurate view when shooting.

Affected FOV

Example of Warzone affected FOV

Setting your FOV to affected means that your field of view remains constant, even when you’re aiming. Some players prefer this as there’s jarring zoom when aiming at a target, there’s less visual recoil, and you keep your spatial awareness.

The targets will continue to appear small and far away, making them harder to hit, which is why some players avoid this setting. It will also cause aim assist bubbles to feel slightly inconsistent, so it’s a setting more suited to mouse and keyboard players.

PC players with large, high-resolution monitors can take advantage of affected FOV. They’ll still be able to see the enemies they’re aiming at clearly, allowing them to keep the advantage of a high FOV.

Warzone xbox and ps5 controller

Will a Warzone FOV slider come to consoles?

Unfortunately, a Warzone FOV slider will not be coming to consoles. Warzone console players have long been requesting a FOV slider. A high FOV offers a distinct advantage to PC players, and with crossplay enabled by default, many find this advantage unfair.

With how taxing a high FOV is on hardware, Activision was concerned that including the slider on the Xbox One and PS4 would affect performance too much. Fans’ disappointment was amplified when Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard released with a FOV slider on all platforms.

Their disappointment was amplified when Warzone Pacific devs confirmed that console players would not be receiving a FOV slider. Despite the new hardware, it seems adding a FOV slider for console players would require a massive overhaul.

With Warzone 2 confirmed and officially in development, console players are hoping that the new era of Call of Duty’s battle royale will take advantage of the next-gen hardware to launch with a FOV slider on day one.


Like almost all settings in Warzone, it’s all down to preference. You should test different FOVs with Affected and Independent ADS options, and see what works best for you.

Once you’ve got your FOV down, you can check out the best Assault Rifles in Warzone with a ranked list of every Season 3 AR.

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How to unlock RA 225 SMG in Warzone & Vanguard Season 5

Warzone and Vanguard’s new Season 5 SMG is set to deliver incredible mobility and a fast fire rate, so here’s how to unlock the RA 225.

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The RA 225 SMG is making its way to Vanguard and Warzone during Season 5, and the weapon’s speed in tight spaces should be a valuable addition to both games.

With Season 5 set to act as the final chapter of Vanguard and Warzone before players move on to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, the RA 225 will be one of the last weapons to enter the fold.

We’ve seen a ton of post-launch Vanguard SMGs join the pool of weapons over the seasons, and it’s only right that players receive one final SMG before saying goodbye.

The new SMG will rely on a high fire rate and excellent mobility to dominate Season 5 of Warzone and Vanguard, so here’s how to unlock the RA 225.

How to unlock the RA 225 SMG in Warzone & Vanguard

Warzone and Vanguard’s RA 225 SMG will arrive at the start of Season 5 on August 24, and it will be available through the Battle Pass. At the moment, we don’t know the exact tier that the weapon will become available, but it should be either 15 or 31 according to previous seasons.

The RA 225 SMG will be one of two weapons arriving via the Season 5 Battle Pass, with the EX1 being the other. These two weapons should be free unlocks that occupy tiers 15 and 31 of the Battle Pass.

Menendez and Al-Asad in Warzone Season 5

The Call of Duty blog for the Season 5 roadmap explains that “this SMG has a high fire rate and a very mobile compact frame.” The RA 225 is a lightweight SMG, which means it should provide excellent mobility for those looking to finesse opponents in Warzone Season 5.

Although it does come with quick handling, its fast fire rate means that while it will be devastating in close-range gunfights, you will have to manage some upward recoil kick that the RA 225 displays.

Its base form doesn’t boast the highest firepower possible, but with the right attachments, you should be able to increase its damage and recoil control to your liking.


For more, check out our guide to all of the Vanguard & Warzone weapons arriving in Season 5, as well as how to unlock the Valois Revolver.

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Warzone Heroes vs Villains event: Gameplay, Faction Tokens & free rewards

Warzone Pacific Season 5 brings the Heroes vs Villains event, so here’s everything you need to know including the gameplay and free rewards.

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Warzone Pacific Season 5 brings the Heroes vs Villains event to celebrate the arrival of classic Call of Duty baddies. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including the Faction Tokens, gameplay, and free rewards.

Modern Warfare 2 is almost here, and Warzone Pacific is going out with a fiery bang in Season 5. Classic villains have brought weapons from the original Modern Warfare 2 and Advanced Warfare, setting up the new Heroes vs Villains Community Event.

Here’s everything we know about Warzone Season 5’s Heroes vs Villains event so far, including its gameplay, Faction Tokens, Faction Bundles, and free rewards.

Warzone Season 5 last stand artwork

Warzone Heroes vs Villains event gameplay

The Heroes vs Villains event will take over all of Warzone Season 5, where players must pick whether they want to support the Heroes or Villains.

Faction Tokens appear in every mode, and it sounds like players must use these to help decide which team will come out on top. During this event, players can earn free rewards such as Calling Cards and Blueprints.

Warzone Faction Tokens explained

When playing any Warzone game mode during the Heroes vs Villains event, players can collect either Villain or Hero Tokens by “eliminating opponents and scavenging Supply Boxes.”

These Tokens will offer a discount on Faction Bundles at Buy Stations, and purchasing them will offer a discount on any other item from the Buy Station.

Details are sparse at the moment, but it sounds like these Faction Bundles will act like Donation Boards in Fortnite, where players spend cash to vote on an item they want to return. In Warzone, it sounds like players will be voting for whether they want the Heroes or Villains to win by the end of the event.

Black Ops 2's Menendez in Warzone

Warzone Heroes vs Villains event free rewards

At the end of the Heroes vs Villains Warzone event, every player will be awarded a unique Weapon Blueprint based on the winning team — Heroes or Villains.

That’s not all though, as like any other Warzone event there are free cosmetics to earn by completing challenges. Here’s every reward confirmed so far:

  • Legendary animated “One vs. One” Calling Card
  • Hero’s or Villain’s Weapon Charm
  • “Conflict Spike” Melee Weapon Blueprint
  • “Time Duality” Watch
  • More

You can also check out how to unlock the new Valois Revolver in Warzone and Vanguard, as well as how the new Supply Box UAV Killstreak works.

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How to unlock EX1 Energy Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard Season 5

For those interested in unlocking the new Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 EM1 weapon, here’s all the details you need to know.

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Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 will introduce five new weapons to the game and here’s how you can get your hands on the EX1.

Both Warzone and Vanguard are heading into their final season ahead of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

The Season 5 update is looking to bring an end to the seasonal updates with a bang, introducing a new Rage Serum Field Upgrade, classic characters as Operators, and an Umbrella Academy crossover.

As well as this, players will be getting five new weapons, one of which is the EM1 from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which has been renamed the EX1. For this interested in unlocking this “prototype Energy Rifle,” here’s everything you need to know.

How to unlock the EX1 in Warzone & Vanguard

The EX1 will be available for players upon launch of Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 as part of the Battle Pass.

Although it is not yet confirmed, we are expecting the EX1 to be the Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 Battle Pass tier 15 or 31 unlock.

For those familiar with EM1 from Advanced Warfare, the EX1 will be an energy Assault Rifle with unlimited ammo and an overheat mechanic which acts as a reload. It will also have an extremely fast fire rate with mediocre damage output.

According to the Call of Duty blog, the EX1 is “effective at long range,” and will also have “options for every scenario.” There are various attachments for the EX1 that can alter its behavior, turning it into a burst weapon with the “Burst Barrel,” or a sniper with the “Charge Sniper Barrel.”


For more on Warzone and Vanguard, be sure to check out how to unlock the Valois Revolver in Season 5.

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