How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in Third Person Mode

You technically can, with some massive caveats.

Cyberpunk 2077 Combat
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Cyberpunk 2077 is first and foremost a first-person shooter, meaning you’ll be spending most of your time in the eyes of V. This is helpful for getting immersed and feeling as though you’re in the battles you come across, though some people still prefer a different perspective. However, getting that perspective comes with some pretty hefty caveats. Here’s how to play Cyberpunk 2077 in third-person mode.

How to Go Into Third Person in Cyberpunk 2077

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Before we get started, I want to make it clear out of the gate that going into third-person in Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles is impossible. Outside of driving cars around, there’s no way to place your camera in third person. This is unfortunate, but the reasons for allowing it on PC will become clear in just a moment.

As for those of you who play Cyberpunk 2077 on PC, third-person mode isn’t supported natively (on a fresh install). However, third person is a possibility through the power of mods. By installing the JB – TPP Mod from its NexusMods page, you’ll be able to set up a fairly decent third-person mode. It isn’t over-the-shoulder similar to something like Gears of War, but it is capable enough.

Will Cyberpunk 2077 Ever Get a Native Third-Person Mode?

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Vehicle Combat
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While the developers haven’t denied the possibility of a native third-person mode being included in Cyberpunk 2077, it’s highly unlikely. With the 2.0 update, there won’t be a native third-person mode included. Given how there likely won’t be updates of this caliber in the future, I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Still, the chance isn’t zero. If they ever do add in a third-person mode, we’ll be sure to update this article to reflect that.

If you’re looking to step back into the game with the DLC, check out our review of Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.