Masakari played competitive FPS Games, for example, Battlefield 2042, for over 20 years. In addition, he played finals on LAN events, fought with reUnited against the top clans of the German Counter-Strike scene (Mousesports, Deutschlands Kranke Horde, A-Losers, etc.), and is still in contact with a lot of pro players.
Sorry, the post’s title is a bit clickbait because which curved monitor is the best for Battlefield 2042 or FPS games in general?
Unfortunately, not one at all.
That’s not just our opinion and experience, but that’s what Gaming Gear’s analysis of 1594 pro gamers shows.
We already wrote a post about it, the link of which you can find at the end of this post.
However, we would like to answer a few questions about using curved monitors for BF2042. Maybe you already have one or need a little help deciding before buying a good gaming monitor.
Note: This article was written in English. Translations into other languages may not provide the same linguistic quality. We apologize for grammatical and semantic errors.
Does Battlefield 2042 Support Curved Ultrawide Monitors in 4:3 or 16:9 or 21:9?
Ultrawide monitors are supported in Battlefield 2042. With the support of all possible resolutions, DICE mainly serves the expectations of console gamers, who play more often on ultrawide screens than PC gamers. In some resolutions, the HUD may shift awkwardly.
Adjusting settings at the config file level can improve or fix the problem. However, since such a solution can change over time, we simply link to the corresponding thread on Reddit here.
Do Battlefield 2042 Pro Gamers Use Curved Monitors?
Battlefield 2042 pro gamers do not use curved monitors at all. An analysis of over 1594 FPS Pro gamers with data from Prosettings.net shows that no single gamer currently uses a curved monitor. Instead, 100% of the gamers use flat screens.
We have shown the disadvantages of curved screens for FPS games here:
What Monitors Are Used at Battlefield 2042 Tournaments?
Generally, pro-gamers use hardware from the main sponsors. Unfortunately, we don’t have statistical data about the most used gaming monitor for BF 2042, but for sure, it won’t be a curved monitor.
Masakari and I have always done well buying the same gear as the best pros in a specific game. If you want to play on the same level, then gaming gear of the same quality is the least you can do.
We have analyzed 1594 pro-gamers of FPS games. 57.7% of all FPS pro gamers use a monitor from BenQ. 32% of them use the BenQ XL2546 model. Masakari recommends the successor BenQ XL2546K, which is used, e.g., at major events of CSGO. More and more pro-gamers are switching to the newer model.
You can find the main post about the topic here:
Fun Fact for Hardcore Gamers only: Masakari is currently intensively testing the Azeron Gaming Keypad. This innovative input device could be an advantage for FPS games on PC and console. Just take a look at it on Amazon. We will publish a review soon.
Final Thoughts on Curved Monitors for Playing Battlefield 2042
We are rarely negative about technology. Curved monitors make more sense than flat screens for many applications (Netflix 😉 ), but we are talking about first-person shooters here. For hand-eye coordination in BF2042, clear image quality plus low latencies during fast movements is the basis for a player’s performance.
Masakari and I don’t have two opinions about it, and more importantly, a representative mass of pro gamers see it the same way.
Curved monitors are unsuitable for FPS games.
Not because of the immersive experience – which is, of course, better than with flat screens, but because of numerous disadvantages that occur when playing FPS games.
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GL & HF! Flashback out.