Killing Floor 2 is a first-person shooter game that pits you and your team against hordes of zombies called Zeds. The game is known for its gore, weapon variety, and slow-motion Zed time. But did you know that you can also play the game in third person mode
Third person mode allows you to see your character from behind, giving you a different perspective and a new challenge. Some players may prefer this mode for aesthetic reasons, while others may find it more immersive or fun. However, third person mode is not officially supported by the developers, so you will need to use some console commands or mods to enable it.
In this article, we will show you how to play Killing Floor 2 in third person mode on PC, and what are the pros and cons of doing so.
How to Enable Third Person Mode on PC
There are two ways to enable third person mode on PC: using console commands or using mods. Here are the steps for each method:
Using Console Commands
This method works on solo or online servers that allow cheats. However, it may not work on all servers or maps, and it may cause some glitches or bugs. Here's how to do it:
Launch Killing Floor 2 and start a solo or online game.
Press the tilde key () or the apostrophe key (') to open the console.
Type enablecheats and press enter. This will allow you to use cheat commands.
Type viewbot and press enter. This will switch your view to third person mode.
Type killpawns and press enter. This will kill all the Zeds on the map, allowing you to explore freely.
To switch back to first person mode, type viewself and press enter.
This method works on any server or map that supports mods. However, you will need to download and install a mod that enables third person mode. Here's how to do it:
Browse the Steam Workshop for Killing Floor 2 and find a mod that enables third person mode. For example, you can try this one: Third Person Mod by Mr.Demon.
Subscribe to the mod and wait for it to download.
Launch Killing Floor 2 and go to Options > Gameplay > Enable Workshop Content.
Select the mod from the list and click Apply.
Start a solo or online game and enjoy third person mode.
To switch back to first person mode, go to Options > Gameplay > Disable Workshop Content.
The Pros and Cons of Third Person Mode
Playing Killing Floor 2 in third person mode can be a fun and refreshing experience, but it also comes with some drawbacks. Here are some of the pros and cons of third person mode:
You can see your character's appearance and animations, which can be satisfying or amusing.
You can see more of your surroundings, which can help you avoid getting cornered or ambushed by Zeds.
You can see your teammates better, which can improve your coordination and communication.
You can have a different challenge and perspective, which can make the game more interesting or enjoyable.
You may have less accuracy and precision, especially when aiming for headshots or weak spots.
You may have less immersion and horror, as you are not seeing from your character's eyes.
You may encounter some glitches or bugs, such as clipping issues, camera problems, or UI errors.
You may get kicked or banned from some servers or modes that do not allow cheats or mods.