Will Fortnite have first-person view mode? Here’s what we know

By Fariha Bhatti


Jun 13, 2022

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Fortnite is a battle royale at the core, but a recent leak suggests that the game could be breaking with tradition. Here’s everything we know about the highly-anticipated first-person mode in Fortnite. 

Epic Games tried an exciting experiment with Fortnite recently in Zero Build Mode. For years, many had considered building as Fortnite’s selling point, but Epic giving players the option to remove it paid off. A plethora of players returned to the battle royale to explore the temporary no-building mode.

Fans’ interest prompted the developer to make it a permanent mode dubbed “Zero Build.” Now, Respawn is considering more bold changes, as leakers suggest a first-person camera is coming to Fortnite. 

Since its release in 2017, Fortnite has garnered a larger audience with its third-person camera and building. However, the developer is now expanding the modes by something for players across different genres. According to new data-mined information, Respawn is working on a first-person camera for Fortnite. 

How will first-person mode in Fortnite work? 

The first-person mode in Fortnite is still in development so it’s too early to say anything concrete. Odds are that players will be matched based on their camera and won’t be able to mix and match. 

Building is at the center of Competitive Fortnite and having a wide view of the map is crucial for building tactically sound real estate. While first-person mode can help with accurate aiming, it restricts the player’s field of vision, putting them at a disadvantage.

It’s also that the first-person camera won’t work in the regular building modes. Instead, Respawn may create a different matchmaking setup for FPS fans without crafting. 

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If this theory is to be believed, the new mode will purely be about aiming, reacting, and controlling space. With no crafting equipment involved, players would battle it out to survive as the best shooter. This would freshen up Fortnite’s gameplay, which has always been about building. Players from different gaming genres may join the battleground to take the first-person camera for a spin. 

However, none of this should be taken as a given, as Epic hasn’t yet confirmed the leaks. According to Hypex, FPP is still in an embryonic stage. It could be a while before it officially launches. But this change would surely be earth-shattering, bringing new players to kill time in casual game modes.