How Do I Change the FOV on My Valve Index?

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By Ralph Torres

If you’re a gamer, you know that the Field of View (FOV) in a game can either make or break your experience. The Valve Index is no exception.

The FOV on your Valve Index can be adjusted to suit your preferences. In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the FOV on your Valve Index.

Step 1: Launch SteamVR

Before we begin, make sure that your Valve Index is connected to your computer and SteamVR is running.

Step 2: Open Settings

Click on the ‘Settings’ button located at the bottom right corner of the SteamVR window.

Step 3: Select Headset

In the Settings menu, select ‘Headset’ from the list of options on the left-hand side.

Step 4: Adjust FOV

Under ‘Headset’, you will see an option for ‘Field of View’. You can adjust the FOV by moving the slider left or right. Moving it to the left reduces your FOV, while moving it to the right increases it.


Changing your FOV may affect performance in some games. This is because a higher FOV requires more resources from your computer.

Step 5: Apply Changes

Once you have found an FOV that suits you, click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom right corner of the window. Your changes will be saved automatically.


If you encounter any issues while changing your FOV, try restarting SteamVR and repeating these steps. If problems persist, check for any updates for SteamVR and ensure that all drivers are up-to-date.

  • TIP: Experiment with different FOVs to find one that works best for you. Some gamers prefer a higher FOV for a more immersive experience, while others prefer a lower FOV for increased performance.
  • WARNING: Be careful not to set your FOV too high, as this can cause visual distortion and discomfort. Find a balance that works for you.


Changing the Field of View on your Valve Index is easy and can greatly improve your gaming experience. Remember to experiment with different settings to find one that suits you best. Happy gaming!