With GTA V’s new first-person mode, you can customize the camera and control settings to suit your playstyle. You can even make it play as smoothly and accurately as a first-person shooter, and tell the game to automatically switch between first-person and third-person at certain times. Here are some of the settings we recommend.
Go to the “Controls” menu and make the following changes:
- Turn on “allow independent camera modes.” This will allow you to use different modes for different situations. One favored option is to play in first-person, but switch to third-person when you enter a vehicle.
- Change “first person control type” to the Standard FPS setting. This will give you a controller setup similar to those used in common FPS games, such as sprinting with R3 or L3.
- Lower “first person look-around sensitivity” to the level you prefer. Try a few and see which feels the best to you.
- Do the same for “third person look-around sensitivity.” Some people find it ideal at around 40%.
- Put “first person aiming sensitivity” on its lowest setting. This will make it slower and easier to aim when you aim down the sights, just like in FPS games.
- For “third person aiming sensitivity,” you might prefer it to be slightly higher, at around 20%.
- Put “first person aim/look deadzone” on its lowest setting. This will minimize the delay between your control input and its effect in the game.
- Do the same for “third person aim/look deadzone.”
- Put “first person aim/look acceleration” on its highest setting. This will increase the responsiveness of the controls.
- Do the same for “third person aim/look acceleration.”
- Put “vehicle camera height” on its highest setting.
- Turn “auto level camera” off so the camera will remain as you’ve positioned it, instead of automatically looking ahead when you move.
- Adjust “field of view” to the setting you’re most comfortable with. Lower settings will bring it closer to typical FPS fields of view, but you might prefer it higher.
- Turn on “first person ragdoll.” With this setting on, if you are knocked down while in first-person, you will remain in first-person.
- Turn on “third person cover.” This will switch to third-person when you enter cover.
- Turn off “first person combat roll.” This will switch to a quick third-person shot when you roll, then return to first-person.
- Turn off “head bobbing” to give the gameplay a smoother flow.
As always, experiment with these settings to find the setup that works best for you. This video is also a pretty useful guide about what you can do. Enjoy!