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How to play third-person in Modern Warfare 2: Best settings & FOV

Here’s how to play Modern Warfare 2’s third-person playlist along with the best FOV settings to get you up and running.



Third-person Operator Modern warfare 2

Infinity Ward brought back the third-person playlist in Modern Warfare 2, offering a refreshing change of pace to the traditional CoD experience. These are the best settings and FOV to give you a competitive advantage.

Modern Warfare 2 will offer players the choice to select several playlists from Quick Play to the newly revamped Tier 1. Of course, Modern Warfare 2 marks the return of the nostalgic third-person playlist that debuted in 2009’s MW2.

The third-person playlist will offer a refreshing change of pace for players who want to experience Call of Duty outside of the traditional first-person perspective.

Here’s how to play the third-person playlist in Modern Warfare 2 along with the best settings and FOV to pummel the competition.

Modern Warfare 2 player in third-person mode

How to play Modern Warfare 2 third-person playlist

To access the third-person playlist in Modern Warfare 2, players must simply select it from the game’s menu.

A third-person playlist option will appear in the play menu alongside other active playlists like Quick Play and Featured.

Currently, the active third-person playlist is a Third Person Moshpit. Selecting this playlist will allow players to experience Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Hardpoint matches through a third-person point of view.

How to adjust third-person FOV in Modern Warfare 2

  1. Launch the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  2. Open up settings
  3. Navigate to the ‘Graphics’ tab
  4. Look under the ‘View’ section for the third-person FOV setting
  5. Move the slider to your desired third-person FOV
  6. Press the ‘Show More’ button for the Vehicle Field of View option
Third-person FOV settings Modern Warfare 2

Best third-person settings in Modern Warfare 2

  • 3rd Person Field of View: 80-90
  • 3rd Person Camera Movement: Least (50%)
  • 3rd Person ADS Transition: 3rd Person ADS

When it comes to third-person FOV, we suggest treating it like the game’s standard FOV setting. The wider your field of view is, the better prepared you’ll be to deal with in-game threats.

Sometimes cranking it up to the maximum could hamper the visual quality of your game as well as make it more difficult to hit your shots.

Luckily, the downside of hitting the maximum of 90 when it comes to third-person FOV is not as detrimental as the standard FOV. Therefore, we recommend adjusting the third-person FOV between the default of 80 to the maximum of 90.

Feel free to adjust to a third-person FOV that seems comfortable to you, but don’t descend lower than 80.

In addition to FOV, you’ll want to adjust the third-person camera movement setting to Least (50%.) This can be found right beneath the FOV settings.

Players also have the choice to ADS in third-person or first-person when playing the third-person playlist. This is a new feature the devs added following the beta, and to maintain a cohesive feel to the playlist, we suggest setting the third-person ADS transition to third-person ADS.

For more, check out how Modern Warfare 2 players found an easy way to destroy Cruise Missiles or their thoughts on the game’s UI.

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