One fan has shared their incredible concept for a field of view (FOV) slider in Fortnite Battle Royale, and it’s likely to further the community’s calls for one to be added for real.
Apart from reverting siphon and the removal of the BRUTE Mechs, few features have been so heavily requested by the Fortnite community than an adjustable FOV slider.
A common feature in many PC games, a field of view slider essentially enables players to alter their perspective of the game, zooming in or out as they choose to give a wider, or more focused, view of the game world. Despite constant and loud demands for one from the Fortnite community, Epic has (so far) refused to implement it.
A creative fan, u/ludiqpich198, shared their concept for an FOV slider, showing various perspectives that players would be able to choose from, as well as the menu in which it would feature.
It also shows a number of options players would be able to switch on or off depending on their preferences. Despite the attention to detail, Epic seem particularly reluctant to bow to community demands when they don’t want to, as seen with the recent BRUTE mech controversy.
FOV Scale from r/FortNiteBR
The post garnered a lot of attention on the Fortnite subreddit, with over 3,000 upvotes on the original post. Despite widespread calls from the community, Epic have refused, seemingly wanting all players to be on a level playing field. Particularly in a third-person game, an FOV slider could help or hinder players depending on their customization preferences.
It is not the only feature related to graphics Epic have refused to allow. Many professional players previously opted to play on stretched resolution, in efforts to help their gameplay run smoothly and minimize input lag.
Epic Games quickly altered the rules to stop stretched resolution from being allowed in competitive tournaments, despite a fair amount of professional backlash.
They seem to be particularly stubborn in regards to an FOV slider, but that’s not stopping fans from sharing their designs or voicing their opinions.