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How To Zoom In on Minecraft


There are a variety of reasons why you could find yourself needing to zoom in or out in Minecraft. Perhaps you need to be able to see objects more clearly when creating or upgrading, or perhaps you want to capture the ideal snapshot.

What ever your reasons for having to zoom in on anything in Minecraft, the game does enable you to do it to a degree. Modifications and console features might also assist you in achieving the optimal viewing distance for your situation. Continue reading to discover more about the various zoom settings available in Minecraft.

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How to Zoom In in Minecraft

Depending on the platform on which you are playing the game, zooming in when playing Minecraft is a reasonably straightforward operation. PC users have a few of more options, but console gamers may typically take use of magnification features that are exclusive to their platform.

Changing FOV in Options

If you’re playing on a PC and don’t want to utilize modifications, the only thing you can do is alter your field of view (FOV) (or field of vision). Following these steps will allow you to access your field of view settings:

1. In order to enter the Pause menu in-game, press the “ESC” key.

2. Select Options from the drop-down menu.

3. The first set of bars represents your field of view settings. By default, it’s set to Normal or 70 degrees Celsius. In order to zoom in, choose the first field of view box and slide the slider to the left to lower the number of pixels. You may set it as low as 30 to create a limited and “zoomed in” range of vision for specific situations.

4. At the bottom of the screen, click on the “Done” button to finish.

5. Return to the game to double-check your field of view and make any necessary adjustments.

Using a Spyglass (Version 1.17)

In the 1.17 update, a new item was added to the game that allows players to zoom in on certain regions. The spyglass is a craftable gadget that allows players to modify their field of view (FOV) without having to continually go between settings menus. You can make a spyglass out of one amethyst shard and two copper ingots, if you have the right materials.

Xbox One

Magnifier is a function that has already been deployed on the Xbox One platform, making it available to users. It is compatible with any game, including Minecraft. Follow the procedures outlined below to gain access to Magnifier:

1. If the game is still running when you do this, press and hold the Xbox logo button until the controller begins vibrating.

2. There are choices to turn off the console and controller on the new screen, but there is also an option named Magnifier in the lower right corner of the screen. Press the overlapping squares button or the ‘View’ button located in the middle of the controller to gain access to this menu option.

3. To check that Magnifier is turned on, press “Yes.”

4. Zoom in and out by holding down the left trigger and pressing the right trigger at the same time. Additionally, using the right analogue stick, you may pan across the screen area.

In order to keep Magnifier active while you’re playing, hit the Xbox button twice more than once. This “locks” your magnification settings, allowing you to continue to play the game as normal while doing so. To return to the Magnifier controls, hit the Xbox button twice more times on your controller.

PlayStation 4

Users of the PlayStation 4 may also zoom into their games without the need of hacks. The process is somewhat more time-consuming because the console lacks a specific magnification capability. The following are the methods to use zoom on the PlayStation 4:

1. To begin, press the PlayStation button located in the centre of the controller.

2. Navigate to “Settings” and then “Accessibility” to make changes.

3. Select the “Zoom” option from the drop-down menu.

4. To enable zoom, check the box next to Enable Zoom.

5. Exit out of the menu and begin playing the game.

6. To zoom, hold down the PlayStation button and the Square button at the same time. To deactivate the zoom function, hold down the Circle button. You may also move the cursor around the screen in front of you by using the directional pad.