What Does FOV Mean?

FOV means "Field of View or Field of Vision."

FOV is generally defined as "Field Of View or Field Of Vision," which is the observable area a person can see through his or her eyes or via an optical device, such as binoculars or a telescope.

In gaming, FOV is a measure of how much of the game world is visible to a player on the screen. A greater FOV allows for more peripheral vision, but usually has a detrimental effect on definition and can cause distortion if set too wide.

Summary of Key Points

"Field of View or Field of Vision" is the most common definition for FOV in gaming related communications on apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Field of View or Field of Vision
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of FOV in Sentences

Here's an example of FOV being used in conversation:
  • Jim: What's the best FOV for this level?
  • Lyn: Stick with the default.

Example of FOV Used in a Text


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