Does Dead Island 2 have a third-person mode?

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Dead Island 2 drops players into the zombie apocalypse in first-person by default, but does the game have a third-person mode?

Dead Island 2 is finally here. The game launched on April 21, 2023 after almost ten years in development. After changing studio hands a few times, Dead Island 2 was finally released to the world thanks to Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver.

Players find themselves in HELL-A, a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic version of Los Angeles. The game is set ten years after the events of Dead Island, where the US government has put the state of California under full quarantine. Six individuals attempt to board one of the last evacuation flights out of Los Angeles: Bruno, Carla, Dani, Ryan, Amy, and Jacob. After the flight gets contaminated, with Infected having found their way on board, the flight goes down and the six individuals now must fight to survive what’s left of HELL-A.

Dead Island 2’s zombie action takes place in first-person mode, letting players get up-close and personal with every gory detail. But not everyone prefers that level of intimacy, preferring to battle hideous creatures from a viewpoint that’s slightly further away.

So, does Dead Island 2 have a third-person mode to switch to?

How to play Dead Island 2 in third-person

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Sadly, it’s not possible to play Dead Island 2 in third-person. The game only offers players the ability to play from a first-person perspective. The original Dead Island was the same, with only a first-person mode available.

It’s unclear whether Dead Island 2 will be given a third-person mode in the future. Other horror games have made the switch in the past, such as Capcom’s Resident Evil: Village which allows players to switch from the default first-person mode to third-person thanks to a later update.

At the time of writing, however, no plans for a third-person mode have been revealed by Dambuster Studios or Deep Silver.