Ever since the First Person Perspective (FPP) was released for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, it has received high acclaim among hardcore gamers and streamers alike. Playing Third Person Perspective (TPP) gives the advantage to any player who was able to hunker down in their covered position first. Because of the camera angle, players could have vision of the entire field in front of them, without ever having to expose their bodies. This led to unaware players getting ambushed without a chance to spot their enemy.
The TPP vs FPP debate has been around since the moment FPP was created, but now that it is featured in the , the arguments have never been more explosive. In Summit1G’s , “playing in the third person is not skill based at all.” As stated above, the ability to have vision over an area without having any risk to your own well being, is a huge advantage, and can be viewed as pretty overpowered. Due to this, many players have been switching over to FPP.
Interestingly enough, the majority of NA and EU both play FPP, whereas OCE and AS haven’t embraced the new mode at all. Given that we are only taking a small sample of 60,000 profiles, the trend is clear as far as EU and NA is concerned.
IEM Oakland, PUBG’s second official tournament with ESL, is also going to be played solely in FPP. It is clear that Pro players prefer first person, tune in to any of their streams on Twitch, and you can see the vast majority of them choose to play FPP.
Will we see any more official TPP tournaments for PUBG? Are OCE and AS players going to be at a disadvantage if tournaments remain solely TPP? Only time will tell.
By Harrison Silverstein