A Complete Guide On Night Vision Goggles In Phasmophobia

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A Complete Guide On Night Vision Goggles In Phasmophobia

Are you looking to learn how to get and use the tier 3 headgear in Phasmophobia? Then, take a look at our guide on how to use Night Vision Goggles

Phasmophobia is one of the most well-loved horror games since its release in 2021. It is a paranormal ghost investigation survival horror game that is solo or team-based. Naturally, it has had many updates over the years and one of the biggest, if not the biggest update added to the game was the Ascension update. The Ascension update brought with it the new mechanic of having to level up to get your equipment from tier I to III. One of the equipment is headgear which turns into Night Vision Goggles in tier III and is a new item with a learning curve. Hence, here is a complete guide with everything you need to know about Night Vision Goggles in Phasmophobia.

Complete Guide on Night Vision Goggles in Phasmophobia 

A Complete Guide On Night Vision Goggles In Phasmophobia
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The Ascension update being added to Phasmophobia introduced the aspect of leveling up to acquire new equipment and maps.  You have to reach a certain level to unlock each piece of equipment and map. Of course, to level up you need to earn experience or XP points. This can be done by completing contracts and objectives on the available maps with the basic equipment loadout. 

As mentioned before, the special goggles can only be unlocked once you reach tier III on the headgear equipment. Hence, keep on reading to learn how to get and use the Night Vision Goggles. 

How to Get Night Vision Goggles in Phasmophobia

As mentioned before, the Ascension update introduced the leveling-up factor through which you have to unlock maps and equipment of all sorts. Hence, to get the special goggles you have to level yourself up in the game. The headgear equipment has 3 tiers, much like every other equipment in the game. With each tier, the properties and usage of the headgear changes. It ranges from something that is a portable video camera to a pair of goggles that give you vision in the dark. Hence, keep reading for details on how to get the Night Vision Goggles in Phasmophobia. 

Level Requirements 

Here are the level requirements to unlock all 3 tiers of the headgear equipment:

  • Head Mounted Camera (Tier I): Level 13 
  • Head Lamp (Tier II): Level 49 
  • Night Vision Goggles (Tier III): Level 82
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To level up from one level to another you need around 100-150 XP each time. You can earn these XP points by completing contracts and the objectives given for them. You get XP points specifically for correctly identifying the ghost, completing objectives, bone evidence and pictures taken based on their number of stars. You can also get bonus XP points by escaping alive and there is another bonus XP known as “Perfect Investigation Bonus.” To get this bonus XP, you need to correctly identify the ghost, escape alive, complete at least 3 objectives, get bone evidence and take 10 photos of any type with a 3-star rating.

Purchase Details

Now, of course, when you level up, you have to unlock the headgear equipment on each tier with cash. The cash you need for each upgrade does not change but it is a one-time investment. After getting the upgrade, you can buy it in the van’s shop menu at a regular price for each or for the max amount, which is 4 in the case of headgear equipment. Hence, here are the purchase details for the headgear equipment:

  • Upgrade Cost: $10,000

  • Regular Cost: $60

  • Cost to max item: $240 

How to Use Night Vision Goggles in Phasmophobia

Now that you know exactly how to get the special goggles, you need to know how to use them in your game. As we all know, ghost hunting in the dark is not only terrifying but it is also confusing at times because you simply cannot see anything. Before you can properly register where the Ghost is and what they are doing, you get killed. This is where our fantastic Night Vision Goggles come in, they can help us combat this situation quite easily. Another amazing thing is that not only does it grant the player wearing it night vision, but it can also be accessed like a normal camera with night vision inside the van.

Our special goggles brighten the visibility of players substantially by giving them a green point of view. It is like a filter for normal vision which is green and lets you see in the dark. Not only does it let you see in the dark, but it also illuminates the blind spots that could not be seen in normal vision thanks to Phasmophobia’s bugs and glitches. It is like a proper filter because we normally see the UV light sticks added light in purple, but with the goggles filter it looks white, like a visible light spectrum. 

To use or equip the Night Vision Goggles, you have to go near the item and press the “Pickup” item button which is by default “E.” Once you pick up the goggles, they will be placed in your head inventory slot and now you can turn it on or off. To turn the goggles on or off, you have to use the “Special Ability” button which is by default “T.” It is quite easy to use the goggles as their mechanics are quite similar to that of the flashlight of previous tiers of headgear equipment. 

You can see the goggles in action in this video by Insym: 

Tips and Tricks 

Here are some tips and tricks for using the goggles: 

  • During a hunt, the Ghost will be attracted to your goggles so remember to turn them off beforehand or expect instant death.

  • Keep an eye on your surroundings because your vision will be obscured by the fish-eye effect, added film grain, light green filter and lower render scale.

  • Station an observer inside the Van who can take a look at the location from your goggles to easily spot Ghost Orbs.

  • You will not be able to see too far in front of you because of your reduced vision so stick with a team member to be your guide throughout the location. 

Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of using the goggles in Phasmophobia: 


Here are the pros of using the headgear in Phasmophobia: 

  • Vision in the dark

  • Ability to see blind spots

  • Added camera feed for Van observer

  • Frees up an inventory slot


Here are the pros of using the headgear in Phasmophobia: 

  • Lowered render scale

  • Fish-eye effect

  • Added film grain on the screen

  • Light green filter on the screen

  • Can’t see as far as usual


In conclusion, the Ascension update gave us the joy of getting rewarded every time we level up with new equipment and maps. One of the best items is the headgear equipment’s tier III, so read up on our guide on the Night Vision Goggles in Phasmophobia and get them today. Make sure to check out our Phasmophobia medium maps guide and stay tuned for more content!

A Complete Guide On Night Vision Goggles In Phasmophobia
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