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How to Go Into 3rd Person in Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 players are wondering how they can switch into the third-person camera in-game.
Far Cry 6 players are wondering how they can switch into the third-person camera in-game. / Ubisoft

Far Cry 6 players are wondering how they can switch into the third-person camera in-game.

This isn’t an unusual question. Far Cry has featured third-person shots in the past and has both models and images of Dani Rojas—the protagonist of the sixth and most recent series release. Additionally, with all the sculpted, textured, shaded, and implemented gear players can equip their Dani with, it makes sense that they’d want to see them.

Here’s what we know about the third-person perspective in Far Cry 6.

How to Go Into 3rd Person in Far Cry 6

Unfortunately, for some players, Far Cry 6 does not have a third-person camera that they can switch into at will. The game does feature some third-person shots, but these are typically cutscenes and/or travel sequences to better illustrate a narrative or provide greater control.

Far Cry 6 isn’t the first game to do this—nor it is the first in its franchise to exclusively offer a first-person view. Typically, developers cite their reasons behind this as immersive to help players really step into the shoes of their character. We can’t step outside ourselves and view our own bodies in third-person, after all.

This decision hasn’t always gone over well with players. Fashion and player appearance can be a major part of games. This clashes with the exclusive use of first-person in that players cannot see their hard-thought outfit designs as they play—a prominent example being Cyberpunk 2077.

Additionally, on the pragmatic end, being restricted to first person constricts the player’s field of view and provides less ability to survey their surroundings. Games such as Far Cry 6 that occasionally depend on stealth elements for combat may artificially increase the difficulty of those sequences.

For now, it appears players will either have to adapt or lean on the community’s developers for a change of perspective.

Far Cry 6 is available now on PC, Xbox One/Series S|X, and PlayStation 4/5.