Black Ops PC: How to Change FOV (Adjust Field of View)

May 11, 2011   PC Gaming   Nick Vogt   Comments (18)
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The simplest way to adjust the FOV in Black Ops is to bind it to a key in the config file. This is because certain parts of the game, such as the teleporter in zombie mode, often reset your FOV to the default, and it's very easy to then just hit the hotkey and change it back.

In your config file, which is in the players folder in your Steam/steamapps/common/call of duty black ops/player folder (or in the base game folder/player, if you aren't using Steam), add the following string on its own line somewhere in the binding section:

bind U "cg_fov 90"
This binds the key "u" to change your FOV. You can change the key or the FOV amount to whatever you would like. Experiment with different FOV amounts to see what works best for your setup.

If the game resets or removes the line you added, you may have to change the config file to Read-only in Properties.
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Comments (18)

RevanHD   Mar 31, 2021
Many thanks. As of 31st March 2021 this still works perfectly.
Bjh   Feb 10, 2021
In multiple player the console works
Rav   Feb 02, 2021
can you get a VAC ban for this .. just player multiplayer against bots and Zombies one player?
ethan   Dec 15, 2020
didnt wotk
Marcel   Jan 31, 2020
Thanks! Worked Instantly.
Jacob   Oct 14, 2019
It worked!
RIXSS   Sep 14, 2019
In order for it to work in solo and coop, you have to edit both files not just the one (Config) and then (Config_mp). Worked for me on both. This is 9/14/19
Preston23   Apr 04, 2019
It's April 2019 for me right now writing this, for some reason this works for my friend but it doesn't work for me. Does anybody know any fixes?
Wet Wizard   Jul 13, 2018
bind P "SelectStringTableEntryInDvar x x sv_cheats 1; cg_fov 90" works on coop
Devxxx   May 12, 2018
This works perfectly!!!
Ozzihero   Apr 08, 2018
This still works as of April 2018, on steam version as well.
Menace   Mar 10, 2018
This doesn't work on the steam version, only on the older versions.
Pawe Budzicki   Jul 12, 2017
didnt work
Grayson Shaefer   Aug 13, 2016
Nick Vogt I meant in co-op zombies
Nick Vogt   Aug 13, 2016
I'm not surprised it doesn't work in MP. The game probably restricts settings you can change to limit competitive advantage.
Grayson Shaefer   Aug 13, 2016
Doesn't work in Multiplayer?
Felix Den Heijer   Nov 06, 2012
works like a charm on my mac version.
Jared Frost   Aug 04, 2012
didnt work...
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