This Minecraft tutorial explains how to change the camera angle between first person and third person perspective when you play the game.

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When you create a new world in Minecraft, you will start in first person view. However, you can switch to third person mode and see your body in the game, either from the front or from behind.

Views in Minecraft

These are the three different views in Minecraft. Let"s explore each of them.

1. First Person View

With the first person view, you see the game from the player"s perspective. The only part of the player that you see is the player"s right hand or the item the player is holding.

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2. Third Person Rear View

With the third person rear view, you see the game as if you were standing behind the player. You will see the player"s body from the back.

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3. Third Person View

With the third person view, you see the game as if you were facing the player. You will see the player"s body from the front.

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Game Control to Change the View

In Minecraft, you can toggle between these three views (camera angles) using a game control. Here are the game controls to change between views on the Minecraft platforms:

PlatformGame Control to Toggle View
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PC/Mac
Press F5 key
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Pocket Edition (PE)
Pause game, go to Settings, select Video button and change "Camera Perspective" setting
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PS3
Press down on Left Stick (LS)
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PS4
Press down on Left Stick (LS)
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Xbox 360
Press down on Left Stick (LS)
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Xbox One
Press down on Left Stick (LS)
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Windows 10 Edition
Press F5 key
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Wii U
Press down on Left Stick
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Nintendo Switch
Press down on Left Joycon Stick
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Education Edition (EDU)
Press F5 key

Toggle Order for the View

When you toggle between views in Minecraft, here is the order of the camera angles:

First PersonThird Person RearThird Person → back to First Person

When you press the game control to toggle the view, you will move to the next camera angle. Depending on which view you want, you might have to press the game control more than once.