The Atomic Heart text size is fixed for the various menus and subtitles and it can’t be increased at all, so hopefully you’ve got a good monitor and better eyesight. Reading some of the text in Atomic Heart can be quite difficult due to how small it is, especially for certain subtitles when NPCs are talking - if you play games sitting quite far from a TV, need to wear glasses, or have other visual impairments, Atomic Heart might be a struggle. Other games lacking in accessibility features at launch have gone on to add them later through patches, so hopefully Mundfish does the same for the Atomic Heart text size.
Can you change the text size in Atomic Heart?
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We’ve gone through all of Atomic Heart’s menus and have found no such accessibility option to increase text sizes or even specifically subtitle sizes – similarly, there are no in-game methods for activating Atomic Heart sprinting or adjusting your Atomic Heart FOV either. It’s pretty disappointing that Atomic Heart is another game that opts for illegibly small text, especially for floating subtitles above NPCs – coupled with player and NPC movement, you may as well not bother trying to read them in some cases. It’s not like there are any real workarounds either, except for sitting closer to your TV screen or monitor, but we highly advise against this to avoid eye strain.
In fact, Atomic Heart lacks pretty much any accessibility or convenience settings, such as colorblind options, rebinding controls, or even a screen that shows you all the controls in one place. It does at least have what it calls ‘Art Subtitles’ on by default however. Approach almost any sign or poster and you’ll get a nice, clear translation of what the Russian writing says. This helps you better understand the world of the Soviet utopia facing ruin that Atomic Heart presents, but you’ll need to have your eyes and ears ready all times if you want to stay caught up on the story with dialogue. Speaking of which, we've broken down the Atomic Heart ending here.