Hogwarts Legacy camera angle and FOV settings

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All about the girth.

Hogwarts Legacy is a technical marvel, boasting an open world that’s both enormous and beautiful. Still, not everything about its performance is perfect right out of the gate. That includes the camera angle and field of view settings, which limits your peripheral vision. Here’s everything you need to know about how to adjust the camera angle in Hogwarts Legacy for those who can.

The camera angle influences your game experience, including the visuals, storytelling, and overall gameplay. By tweaking the camera angle, you can optimize your gameplay based on your hardware capabilities and preferences. Unfortunately, you can’t change it on every platform. Indeed, this is only possible on a PC.

Adjusting Camera Angle in Hogwarts Legacy on PC

Launch Hogwarts Legacy and head straight to the ‘Settings’ menu. From there, select the ‘Display Options’ tab. Once in the ‘Display Options’ tab, navigate to the ‘Camera Settings’ to gain control over the camera distance and perspective.

In the ‘Display Options’ tab, you will find a slider for adjusting the FOV. The FOV determines how much of the game’s surroundings you can see at any given time. It ranges from -20 to +20, with 0 being the default setting.

Increasing the FOV value widens your field of view, allowing you to see more of the game’s environment. This can be particularly useful during combat situations when facing multiple enemies. However, a larger FOV value may put more strain on your PC as it needs to display more information simultaneously. If you’re using older hardware, consider lowering the FOV to avoid frame drops and ensure smoother gameplay.

Here’s the breakdown in steps if it’s easier:

  1. Launch Hogwarts Legacy: Start the game on your PC or gaming console.
  2. Access the ‘Settings’ Menu: Once the game has launched, navigate to the main menu and select the ‘Settings’ option to modify the game’s settings.
  3. Open the ‘Display Options’ Tab: In the ‘Settings’ menu, look for the ‘Display Options’ tab and select it. This section allows you to adjust various visual aspects of the game.
  4. Go to ‘Camera Settings’: Within the ‘Display Options’ tab, find and select the ‘Camera Settings’ option. This will give you control over the camera’s distance and perspective.
  5. Adjusting Field of View (FOV): Look for the FOV slider in the ‘Camera Settings’. The FOV slider is used to adjust how much of the game’s surroundings you can see at any given time. The slider typically ranges from -20 to +20, with 0 set as the default value.
    • Increasing the FOV: Moving the slider towards the positive end (+20) widens your field of view. This is beneficial in combat situations where you’re facing multiple enemies, as it allows you to see more of the environment around you.
    • Decreasing the FOV: Moving the slider towards the negative end (-20) narrows your field of view. This may be helpful if you’re using older hardware or wish to reduce the strain on your PC. A lower FOV requires your system to display less information at once, potentially leading to smoother gameplay and avoiding frame drops.
  6. Apply and Save Changes: After adjusting the FOV to your preference, make sure to apply and save the changes. This will ensure that your new settings are active while you play.

You Cannot Change Camera Angle on Switch, PS5, & Xbox

Unfortunately, adjusting the camera angle in Hogwarts Legacy is not available on consoles. The FOV setting is not available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, or Xbox, so you’ll have to adapt to the default camera angle provided by the game. We’d suggest there could be a future update that changes this, but honestly, at this point, the chances are slim. Perhaps, PS5 and Xbox Series X might get this functionality at some point, but it’s highly unlikely for Switch due to its limited performance.

Sorry if that wasn’t quite the answer you wanted, console players. Still, for PC Hogwarts Legacy players this should have given you everything you need about how to adjust the camera angle.