Currently, the only way to play Fortnite in first-person is via a glitch. To replicate this glitch, head into Fortnite Save the World, go to the settings menu, and under Extra Game Options, toggle First-Person Camera to “on.”

Finally, start a match of Fortnite Battle Royale, and if you can’t manually deploy your glider, the glitch has worked.

Of course, it is worth noting that an official first-person mode is coming to the Fortnite Battle Royale mode very soon.

Once in the match, the glitch will activate any time you aim down sights, and you’ll be switched into first-person mode.

If you want to disable first-person mode in Fortnite, head back into Save the World and switch the First-Person Camera option to “off.”

Here are the full instructions on how to access the first-person mode in Fortnite:

  • Head into the Fortnite Save the World game mode.
    • This must be purchased to access it and is not a part of the free-to-play Fortnite game.
  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Under Extra Game Options, switch the First-Person Camera option to “on.”
the Extra Options settings menu in Fortnite Save the World
Credit – Fortnite News
  • Leave Save the World and go into Fortnite Battle Royale.
  • Jump into a match.
    • It can be either Zero Build or Battle Royale mode.
  • If your glider doesn’t deploy, the glitch has worked.
  • When aiming, you’ll switch into first-person mode.
Fortnite in first-person mode
Credit – Fortnite News

Fortnite leakers discovered the first-person mode glitch after the 23.30v update was officially released in Fortnite.

The 23.30v update also saw new Dragon Ball outfit bundles being added to the Item Shop as well as the reintroduction of the Kamehameha mythic. Unfortunately, you cannot use the Kamehameha mythic in first-person mode using this glitch.

Which Weapons Work in the Fortnite First-Person Mode?

The first-person mode glitch only works with a handful of weapons. These weapons include:

  • Assault Rifle
  • Burst Assault Rifle
  • Machine Pistol

It doesn’t work when using the Falcon Scout in Fortnite or any other new Oathbound weapons introduced in Chapter 4, Season 1.

You can also use the first-person glitch while in build mode in the Fortnite Battle Royale mode. However, your blueprints will currently take up most of the screen, making it useless.

first-person building mode in Fortnite
Credit – Fortnite News

Do You Need Save the World to Play Fortnite Battle Royale in First-Person Mode?

Yes, you need to own Save the World to access the first-person mode glitch in Fortnite. Save the World must be purchased to play it, and it is separate from the free-to-play Fortnite mode.

However, it isn’t worth buying Save the World to try the first-person glitch for yourself unless you’re interested in playing it anyway.

Save the World was made free for people who purchased the subscription service Fortnite Crew back in 2022. The mode may be added as a reward to Fortnite Crew in the future.

Nevertheless, an official first-person mode will likely be introduced into Fortnite Battle Royale shortly. So, spending money to try it out isn’t recommended, as you should be able to do it for free soon.

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