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Warzone's Highest-Earning Player is Thinking With FOV Sliders

Aydan "Aydan" Conrad has unveiled a secret use for the Warzone field of view (FOV) slider that keeps him extra safe in-game.
Aydan "Aydan" Conrad has unveiled a secret use for the Warzone field of view (FOV) slider that keeps him extra safe in-game. / Activision

Aydan "Aydan" Conrad has unveiled a secret use for the Warzone field of view (FOV) slider that keeps him extra safe in-game.

The Warzone pro recently showcased his FOV strategy during a Twitch stream broadcast on Thursday, June 24, through his Twitch channel. He repeatedly zoomed in and out using the slider to check his landing location and surroundings. The feature acted similar to a player scoping—highlighting specific areas of the map close by or far away. However, this way, he didn't need to equip a rifle.

Aydan Uses PC's FOV Slider in Gameplay Strategy

Aydan initially switched his FOV from the traditional 80 to its minimum, 60, in order to get a better visual on the map below him. He was able to check out the area and potential dangers before dropping down. After determining the location was safe, he adjusted the FOV again to 115.

Most players prefer to keep their FOV value high to give them more peripheral vision—and, obviously, prevent other players from sneaking up on them. The maximum value allowed in Warzone is 120.

Unfortunately for console players, this mechanic is exclusive to PC's. Consoles are locked in at 80 FOV while PC's can effectively expand or constrict their vision at will. They can even make changes during a match—as Aydan did during his stream.

It looks like any mechanic, in the hands of a skilled player, can become a creative piece of a winning strategy.