How to play Rocket League in First Person
Rocket League is one of the fastest and most sports games, but also racing games. Some players are easily disoriented when they start playing the game for the first time, but imagine how hardcore it would be if you could play Rocket League in first person. In this guide you will learn how you can play Rocket League from the first person perspective.
What is First Person in Rocket League?
Rocket League is normally played from the third person perspective, meaning the camera floats behind the car. To give you an example, one competitive game that is played from third person is Fortnite. Playing Rocket League in first person would mean that the camera would be placed on the hood of your controlled car.
It might seem unnatural to have your camera settings placed like that, but that’s just how it is.
How can you play Rocket League in First Person?
To play Rocket League from the first person perspective, you will need to download Bakkesmod. Bakkesmod is a mod for Rocket League that was released in 2017 which gives players a plethora of creative and interesting features, and it is needed for playing Rocket League in First Person.
Why is Bakkesmod needed to play Rocket League in First Person?
Bakkesmod is needed to play Rocket League in First Person because it will allow you to install a plugin that is needed to play Rocket League in First Person. That plugin will allow you to manipulate the game’s camera settings in ways that you are not able to in the vanilla version of the game.
Can you play Rocket League in First Person on consoles?
Unfortunately, since Bakkesmod only supports PC players, you will not be able to play Rocket League in First Person on consoles (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch). Other platforms are lacking in this feature in the same way like they lack in workshop maps, which they are unable to access. PC is still the ultimate platform for Rocket League.
How do I install the plugin needed to play Rocket League in First Person?
After you have installed Bakkesmod on your computer, go to the Bakkesmod plugins website and find the First Person plugin. In order to have an easier installment process, click Install with BakkesMod, but if you want to do it manually instead for some reason, you can click the arrow next to the big blue button and manually download the files.
After you click the Install with BakkesMod button, it’s straight-forward from there. You may receive a prompt asking to Open plugininstaller.exe from your browser. Click Open to install it with BakkesMod. After that a command prompt will pop out which will do the installment by itself. After it is finished, the command prompt will say Plugin has been installed and you are ready to enter Rocket League.
How do I turn on First Person in Rocket League?
After you have successfully installed the First Person plugin with BakkesMod, you must launch Rocket League in order to turn the plugin on.
When the game loads, press F2 on the main screen to open up the BakkesMod tab.
Go to the Plugins window and, if you have successfully installed the First Person plugin with no issues
You should be able to go to the First Person Camera plugin.
- Once there, just click Enable and you will be playing from the first person perspective once you enter freeplay or some other game mode.
Can I get a virus from downloading the First Person plugin in Rocket League?
Many people wonder if this third-party software is safe to install on your PC and use in Rocket League. BakkesMod is completely safe to use, and so is the First Person plugin. This plugin is actually maintained by the BakkesMod team and you should be able to use it even after big updates come to the game. Over 20000 players have downloaded the plugin and have had no issues, although some bugs may be present since the plugin is maintained solely by volunteers.
Can I play online game modes from the First Person perspective in Rocket League?
This plugin was created for fun and experimentation. You can play Rocket League in First Person in freeplay with no limitations, but if you want to play online you may not be able to do so in the way you want to. Ranked and Casual game modes are completely off limits, the anti-cheat will not allow you to play with it.
If you want to play private matches with friends in First Person, you will be able to do so, but you need to set the match length to unlimited time. That is because an anti-cheat check will prevent you from playing competitive matches, but will allow you to use the plugin in private matches.
Can I get banned from Rocket League because I played in First Person?
If you only play offline game modes and private matches, you will not be banned from Rocket League if you play with the First Person plugin. However, if you decide to queue up for online competitive game modes or even casual games, there is a risk of Psyonix banning you from Rocket League. That is because the anti-cheat will detect you using a third party plugin that may or may not bring you an advantage in the game.
Will playing Rocket League in First Person give you an advantage?
Rocket League is a hard game by itself and many players try to change their camera settings in order to gain an advantage over other players. While some settings such as turning off camera shake will definitely give you an advantage, playing in Rocket League in first person is much harder than playing in ordinary settings.
The plugin was created solely for experimental reasons and for content creators to create fun content. 99% of professional players have most likely never even heard of this feature in the game, let alone tried it. The same stands for high level players such as Grand Champions and Supersonic Legends. However, if you enjoy this feature, there’s no reason for you to avoid having fun with your friends in private matches!