Minecraft is one of the most popular action-adventure sandbox games to have ever come out. The game is nearly a decade old but is still popular amongst gamers of all ages.
The game’s main focus is on scavenging items and mining elements to help create weapons, tools and other objects required for your survival throughout the three realms. That said, the game does throw in a lot of different elements your way to keep things interesting.
This article discusses POV settings in Minecraft, why they’re important, and how you can change them.
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What is POV and why is it important?
POV stands for Point Of View and essentially represents the point of view or perspective from which you see the game. In Minecraft, there are three different POVs you can use.
- First-Person View: This is the default camera that sees through the eyes of your character in-game.
- Third-Person View: This second camera option works as a conventional third-person view in video games, where you see your character from behind at a distance.
- Third-Person Rear View: In this camera view, you see your character exactly in the third-person view but from the front instead.
You might prefer the first-person or third-person view based on your situation and gameplay style. The final view — third-person rear view — isn’t of much use as you can only see what’s behind you, but it does come in handy when taking screenshots.
How to change POV in Minecraft?
Changing the POV in Minecraft is rather simple. Refer to the table below to see the key for your particular platform.
|Platform||Control to Toggle View|
|Wii U||Press the Left Stick|
|Nintendo Switch||Press the Left Joycon stick|
|Windows 10 Edition||F5|
|Pocket Edition (PE)|
|Pause game, tap Settings > Video > Camera Perspective|
|Education Edition (EDU)||F5|
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