How to Change FOV in The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds is a first-person RPG, with a very strict policy on the first-person aspect. In the following guide, I’ll be discussing in detail how to fix your Field of View (FOV) issues and change it from both within The Outer Worlds settings menu and by altering the .ini files.

Change FOV in The Outer Worlds

If you happen to be playing the game on PC, you can do the following steps to edit your FOV:

  • Press ESC to open the Main Menu.
  • Go into Settings.
  • Go to the Gameplay tab.
  • The final option allows you to change FOV, by default it should be 120.
  • Change the FOV, apply changes and head back into the game.

Changing Field Of View through the .ini File
To extend the FOV beyond its limit you can try the following steps:

  • Find the config file in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Indiana\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  • Open GameUserSettings.ini
  • Add the line AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV in the .ini file. (The FOV values will now be vertical and the new 89 value will match the old 120 of 16:9.)
  • Set CustomFieldOfView = ”Desired value”.
  • Save the file and start the game again.
  • Careful to not set the FOV to 180 as that will make the game unplayable.

If you enter the settings tab in the menu, the “AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV” will revert changes and you’ll have to repeat the entire process again.

With all these settings done, head into the game and you’ll notice a great amount of difference from previous settings and hopefully, everything should look better for you with respect to your set Field of View.

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