Players looking to increase or even decrease their FOV (field of view) in Starfield may be a little disappointed.

Changing your FOV can drastically improve your overall experience in a first-person shooter. However, not every game gives you the option to change it.

So, does Starfield allow players to change their FOV on PC and Xbox? Below, we outline everything you need to know.

Can You Change FOV in Starfield on PC?

Yes, you can change your FOV (field of view) in Starfield on PC. In third-person mode, simply use the mouse wheel to switch between the preset FOV settings.

You cannot change the FOV by default playing in first-person. However, fans have found a workaround that involves creating a file in your Starfield folder.

  • Head to your Starfield folder, which is likely in your directory as ThisPC/Documents/MyGames/Starfield
  • Then, right-click and create a text file. Name it ‘StarfieldCustom.ini’ without the apostrophes.
  • Double-click the text file and paste in the following text, then save the file:


Your Starfield will now be set to 100 FOV! To change the FOV freely, simply return to this file and edit the number 100 to the FOV of your choice. This workaround was found by clu_sauce on Reddit.

Bounty hunters fighting the player in Starfield

Bethesda has announced via X, formerly Twitter, that they are adding a FOV slider to Xbox and PC, as it has been one of the most requested features from the community.

Previous Bethesda games, including Skyrim, Fallout 4 (via console commands), and Fallout 76, had a way to change your FOV.

Can You Change FOV in Starfield on Xbox?

Yes, you can change your FOV in third-person by pressing the View button (screenshot button) on your controller.

However, you cannot change your FOV while in first-person in Starfield on Xbox. Much like the PC version, there is no slider in the settings menu that lets you alter your FOV.

Unfortunately, this means that you are currently stuck with the default FOV when playing in first-person.

Bethesda are adding an FOV slider to the Xbox version of Starfield, as it has been one of the most requested features from fans.

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