If you had to choose between first and third-person mode, which would be your preference? Here’s a rundown of first-person mode in Helldivers 2.
Can you play Helldivers 2 in first-person?
Helldivers 2 does offer a first-person mode, but it’s not available at all times. You can only engage first-person mode while aiming down your sights. This mode is accessible with any firearm, including support weapons (Stratagems). Opting for first-person mode allows for cleaner headshots against weaker enemies that can be taken out with a single shot from any firearm, including pistols. It also enables you to target critical shots against armored foes.
Switching between first-person and third-person modes is effortless with a simple button press, enabling you to prioritize accuracy over mobility. However, you can only aim down your sights in first-person mode, and you cannot change weapons while maintaining aim. Although transitioning between the two modes may feel disorienting initially, it becomes second nature with practice.
Stratagem weapons function in first-person mode, but grenades cannot be used. Third-person mode is exclusively for firearms. You’ll need to toggle between first-person and third-person modes when you want to use items like stim, reposition, employ grenades, or request Stratagem support.
First-person mode shines when engaging distant enemies, offering precise accuracy against weaker foes that might summon reinforcements, allowing you to eliminate them before additional enemies arrive. The ability to aim down sights facilitates consistent headshots, akin to wielding a sniper rifle.
In contrast, third-person shooting is less reliable due to the presence of two aim cursors, determining both where you’re pointing and where your bullets will land. First-person mode simplifies this process, presenting only one cursor to monitor.
How to enable first-person mode in Helldivers 2
First-person mode is readily accessible in Helldivers 2. It is bound to R3 on the PS5 and the scroll wheel on PC by default. If you wish to customize this binding, navigate to the settings. Access your Controller settings, proceed to Change Bindings, and navigate to the Combat tab. Locate Switch Aim Mode, typically set to Tap, and modify it to your preferred key or button.