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When in vehicle, Air, etc should always have 360 view in 3rd person and zoom out more
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Was just playing Arma 3 and was in the panther and noticed that when your in third person you can't view and look behind you and is a pain. Would be nice to be able to have a 360 viewing in all vehicles, air, etc. Along with hitting the minus key on the keypad and zoom away from the vehicle a little more. Its all too close and useless.


Legacy ID
Feature Request
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Enter panther
  2. Hit Enter on Numpad to switch to 3rd person
  3. Move mouse and notice the you can only look around to the sides and front. Can't look behind you.
  4. Also hit the minus key on the numpad, it zooms out a little bit. Needs to zoom out more and the default view is too close as your driving.
Additional Information

Running Windows 7 64bit
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
Intel 920 oc to 3.6ghz
2 GTX 480 in SLI
Running Developer Support Edition

Event Timeline

cashxx edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Aug 11 2013, 5:56 AM
cashxx edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
cashxx set Category to Feature Request.
cashxx set Reproducibility to Always.
cashxx set Severity to None.
cashxx set Resolution to Open.
cashxx set Legacy ID to 145688764.May 7 2016, 3:58 PM

3rd person view is arcadish, play in harder difficulty!

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 7 2016, 3:58 PM

You can already look around in third person view by using the numpad keys.

cashxx added a subscriber: cashxx.May 7 2016, 3:58 PM

I agree 3rd person is arcadish and I'm usually against 3rd person......I play usually only in 1st person. But 3rd person does come in handy when driving at times and landing in a heli. Other than that I am always in 1st person, but 3rd does have its benefits!

AD2001 added a subscriber: AD2001.May 7 2016, 3:58 PM

Of course 3rd person has benefits, it has benefits everywhere, but it's unrealistic and I think it shouldn't even be present on default difficulty.

I agree that it can be easier but with 3rd person view in MP some people abuse of this, it's too easy to see someone while prone in the grass or behind a wall, that's my point of view. After yes it can be helpfull with helis and vehicules, the fact is when it's turn on no balance with players in 1st person. Sorry but I can't vote for that, I'm against this 3rd person view, everybody at the same level, servers should turn it off, after in SP it's another problem.

MadDogX added a subscriber: MadDogX.May 7 2016, 3:58 PM

Mass closing ancient tickets with no activity for > 12 months; assume fixed or too trivial.

If this issue is still relevant in current dev build, please re-post.