Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2

Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2

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Increase FOV
By Jay Kay Jin
How to increase (or even decrease) your field of view.
   
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Default FOV
The default FOV in BC2 is 60, which is 5 degrees lower than in CoD: MW2 for comparison.
With an FOV below ~80 or 90 you can barely see whats next to you.
Will I get a VAC Ban?
BC2 uses Punkbuster instead of Valve Anti Cheat.
You will not recieve a PB or VAC ban.
Recommended FOV
I recommend a FOV of 85 or more.
I play most games with an FOV between 90 and 110.
A very high FOV could cause motion sickness or (cluster) headaches.
Change FOV
Go to "[DRIVE]\Users\[YOUR USER NAME]\Documents\BFBC2" and open the "settings.ini" with notepad++ (you can use the default text editor, but I highly recommend notepad++[notepad-plus-plus.org]).

Then in the last line in "graphics" there should be "fov=60".
Change 60 to your desired FOV, save it and set as "read only".
Set a file as "read only"
1. Right click on the file, you want to make it Read-only.
2. Click on the Properties tab from the context menu.
3. Click the Read-only check box belong to Attributes from on the General tab from the popped up Properties window.
4. Click on Apply and then click on Okay.
Comparison
NOTE!
Changing the FOV seems to work in multiplayer only.
I am NOT the support of the game! For troubleshooting contact the developer!
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47 Comments
_Callum__Wallum_ Jun 7 @ 7:39pm 
help I did the drive stuff but when i press enter it says it couldnt find anything
MaDJaMeS Nov 14, 2020 @ 5:13pm 
Running samsung 49" G9 100r. 5120x1440 at 100 FOV is amazing. Just saying.
LuDe22 Apr 8, 2020 @ 1:20pm 
Just a quick note...I believe BC2 uses a vertical Field of View. Most other games use a horizontal FOV. I run 1920x1080 @ 75 VERTICAL FOV. The would make it 90 horizontal FOV. I
JoJo2498 Jul 20, 2019 @ 11:37pm 
LOL MY DEFAULT WAS 55 WTF
Rainbeon Jun 10, 2018 @ 12:19am 
I have set it as read only, maybe it doesn't work in campaign?
MJC02996920 Jun 8, 2018 @ 9:12am 
tbh i tried setting it at read only but idk how to and i noticed it only changed the fov in multiplayer which is okay cause thats what i wanted it for but it didnt change for campain
Jay Kay Jin  [author] Jun 8, 2018 @ 6:16am 
Have you set it as "read only"?
Rainbeon Jun 8, 2018 @ 6:06am 
Does not seem to be working for me, i edited the settings.ini but fov refuses to change?
Jay Kay Jin  [author] Jun 7, 2018 @ 10:30pm 
okay. I would always do this to be safe.
MJC02996920 Jun 7, 2018 @ 7:48pm 
i gave this a thumbs up because i was able to change my fov but i didnt have to do anything under the section (set a file as read only)