Sunday, May 03, 2020

FOV Calculator

Over the years a lot of people keep asking "what’s the default FOV of Guild Wars 2?" and "Why aren’t there numbers next to the slider?".

The answer is a bit complicated because GW2 uses Vertical FOV (which is probably the best option when you have a third person game that can be played in a window using all kinds of weird resolutions).

When people generally talk about FOV they are almost always referring to Horizontal FOV instead (which is the prefered way for first person shooters)

Now it’s not that hard to convert vertical to horizontal values with a bit of math so just for fun I’ve put together a small tool that will tell you which horizontal FOV you will get depending on the position of the slider and your resolution.

FOV Calculator