If you’re planning to upgrade to an ultra-wide gaming monitor, don’t overlook one critical mistake I made

Why have two or even three gaming monitors on your desk when you can have one, smooth, curved, 49-inch beautiful? That was the reason I switched to one of the best curved ultra-wide gaming monitors around (opens in a new tab) recently, and without any counter-argument that came to mind, I soon found myself before such a dazzling one.

My first usage experience was great too. Launching Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in a new tab) and starting the game in Overdrive ray tracing mode with path tracing enabled (opens in a new tab) it was fantastic. The game’s dystopian world stretched out on either side of me and wrapped around me, taking immersion to a whole new level. It was really time to party with Johnny Silverhand! Descending with my team in Warhammer 40K: Darktide (opens in a new tab)was also epically intense, with hordes of mutants rushing from all directions represented on the screen as terrifying swarms. My buyer satisfaction has increased.

But then my problems began.

Cyberpunk 2077 running on an ultrawide gaming PC monitor

New games like Cyberpunk 2077 are more immersive with ultra-wide monitors. (Image credit: future)

Without thinking, I went to launch Fallout New Vegas (opens in a new tab)planning to start a new replay, only to find themselves in a stretched, warped 21:9 horror depiction of post-apocalyptic America. Of course, I suddenly thought that I had set the graphics settings wrong in the game. So I went ahead and restarted the game, which was needed to get to the graphics options menu, and quickly dived into the resolution options. And… to quote Dirty Harry, “I was unlucky.”

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