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How to play first person in GTA Online and best settings

Published: 28/May/2020 14:42

by Daniel Cleary


GTA Online’s first person mode can come with some advantages over the usual third person view. Here’s everything you’ll need to know to make the most out of your first-person experience.

While fans of the Grand Theft Auto series will likely be accustomed to playing with the default third person mode, Rockstar released a new feature in GTA V, for the first time ever allowing players to take in the view Los Santos through a first person lense.

Whether you are looking to gain advantages over opponents or just to experience GTA Online through a different perspective, first person mode can provide some unique advantages that may surprise you.

Rockstar Games
First Person mode can provide GTA players with a fresh experience in Los Santos.

Being in first person can significantly alter your gameplay experience as the controls will feel much more like a traditional FPS title, such as Call of Duty, rather than the usual look of a GTA game.

Rockstar has also added some features to the new first person mode, which can allow you to customize the settings to your liking and potentially give you the edge in gunfights over those stuck with the 3rd person view.

Rockstar Games
GTA Online players can select their default camera mode for vehicles and on-foot.

How to change First Person settings in GTA Online

While switching to first person mode in-game can be fairly simple, there are many settings you can change that can massively improve your experience with the new field of vision.

You can follow these steps to get the most out of GTA Online’s first person mode.

  1. Go to the ‘Controls’ tab in your settings and cycle to your ‘on-foot’ controls.
  2. Select the Standard controls for First Person Control Type for traditional FPS controls in GTA Online.
  3. Lower First Person Aim/Look Deadzone for aim input to be registered quicker and more responsive.
  4. Turn up your Aim Acceleration to the max for faster turn speeds in GTA.
  5. Turn off First Person Auto Level Camera, to stop your camera from recentering when dealing with opponents who are above or below you.
  6. Turn on “allow independent camera modes” in your Display settings if you want to keep the third person view when in vehicles.
  7. Once you have chosen your settings, return to the game and press the ‘back,’ ‘select’, or the ‘V’ key, depending on your platform, to cycle through your alternate views until you reach the first-person mode.

While it is not required for a better experience, one other setting that many players find to be useful is the ‘First Person Field of View’ slider, which can give you a wider range of vision when turned up to the max setting.

First person mode will require you to be a bit more cautious when checking corners in a hostile environment, as some of the traditional camera angles that can spot hidden enemies will not be available.

It is worth noting that after you switch to first person with these settings, it will likely take a short adjustment period before being comfortable enough to take on some heists or gunfights.


Possible GTA 6 teaser hidden in new GTA Online heist trailer

Published: 23/Nov/2020 23:59

by Michael Gwilliam


Grand Theft Auto Online fans have discovered a possible GTA 6 teaser hidden within the newest trailer for the game’s latest heist.

It seems like every month or so there is some sort of leak or rumor about the long-awaited GTA 6, but Rockstar has yet to reveal any information on the highly-anticipated, albeit inevitable title.

Instead, the company has gone all-in with GTA Online content and has begun teasing the newest mode known as the Cayo Perico heist.

One of the teasers for the heist was uploaded to YouTube with the title “surveil.exe.”

GTA Online new heist
Rockstar Games
GTA Online’s newest heist kicks off December 15.

In it, secretive-looking security footage with a green tint shows a body by the beach, with a briefcase and some farmland. Notably, on the bottom of the screen there are some coordinates labeled “38.527A N; 79.6129A W.”

Most fans would probably just ignore this or chop it up as Rockstar trying to add some neat visual flair to make the footage seem more mysterious.

However, others decided to do some digging and tried searching for the coordinates on Google Maps. What they ended up seeing was either purposefully intended by Rockstar or one heck of a coincidence. If it’s intentional this would be the first-ever official GTA VI teaser.

Rockstar appears to tease GTA VI

As you can see, Twitter user Wellgamer discovered that this pulls up a winding road that takes the shape of a “VI.”

“The only job I had was to get the exact coordinate, get each image square from the G-Maps and reassemble the entire image, making the image look better,” Wellgamer explained and added that the road is from Virginia, United States.

The GTA games often use roman numerals instead of standard numbers, so if this was an intentional Easter egg from Rockstar, could this mean Virginia will be connected to GTA 6 in some capacity?

It’s expected that whenever GTA 6 is revealed it will have a connection to Vice City, so Virginia seems like a bit of a wildcard all things considered. Maybe it’s VIrginia instead of VIce City?

Nonetheless, we can only hope that this is a sign that Rockstar is preparing for a big announcement in the future and we won’t have much longer to wait until the next entry in the series is revealed.