GTAV First-Person Tips Rolled Out by Rockstar

November 21, 2014Written by Alex Co


In case you didn’t know, Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 has a new first-person mode that might or might not be all that helpful.

Well, just in case you’re in the latter camp, Rockstar has rolled out a few specific GTAV first-person tips that should help a fair bit, which are outlined below.

If you like the First Person controls while on foot, but prefer the Third Person view when in vehicles, you can set up the control scheme to automatically switch between these two perspectives – you just need to make sure the option to Allow Independent Camera Modes in the Settings > Display menu is set to On. This also works for the inverse, if you fancy the behind-the-wheel perspective when driving but enjoy Third Person more for running and gunning, you can set it up that way as well.

Here’s another tip to decrease the amount of camera movement when struck while in first-person mode.

Turning off First Person Ragdoll will decrease the amount of camera motion experienced when you are hit. Toggling off First Person Combat Rolls and/or Head Bobbing will also minimize some of the more intense First Person motion effects. And to take full advantage of GTAV’s Third Person cover system while in First Person Mode, just switch the First Person Third Person Cover option found in Settings > Controls to On.

Finally, Rockstar has also listed the targeting options players can use in first-person mode in GTA Online.

  • Assisted Aim – Full: Lock-on targeting with a wide lock angle that allows for target switching (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Assisted Aim – Partial: Lock-on targeting with a medium lock angle. The reticule slows down whenever it passes over a target (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Free Aim – Assisted: Snap-lock targeting with a narrower lock-on angle (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Free Aim: For the hardcore, no lock-on whatsoever.

In our review, it’s been mentioned that the first-person mode isn’t all that helpful; let’s hope these tips help players out a fair bit.

[Source: Rockstar]