In spite of all loading downtime, GTA Online on PS4 is quite fun. Actually I got the PS3 version last year, but I’m now revisiting Blaine County due to all my friends who got the new PS4 edition.
Grand Theft Auto V doesn’t bring anything particular new. Of course it’s the best looking game in the series, but we know the hustle all too well – but that’s alright.
The fifth part does, however, present GTA in First Person Mode. Whilst this mode in itself is a bit overrated it’s a fun addition to the game. And with it, Rockstar Games patched the settings some time ago, enabling Deadzone and Acceleration to be controlled among other things.
I recommend you to tweak these settings. This post is really about that.
For example, to make aiming more responsive, turn the Deadzone slider all the way down:
Options > Settings > Controls > Third Person Aim/Look Deadzone > 0%
And if you think the controls are on the slow side, or that the movements are too heavy, then set the Acceleration all the way up.
Options > Settings > Controls > Third Person Aim/Look Acceleration > 100%
Also in Third Person Mode, you might, as I, prefer a higher Sensitivity to go these settings above:
Options > Settings > Controls > Third Person Look-Around Sensitivity > 60-70%
Options > Settings > Controls > Third Person Aiming Sensitivity > 60-70%
If you like other first person shooters, then you might gain from a more generic configuration that is familiar to you:
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Control Type > Standard FPS
And as in Third Person Mode, I like a higher Sensitivity on First Person Mode:
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Look-Around Sensitivity > 60-70%
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Aiming Sensitivity > 60-70%
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Aim/Look Deadzone > 0%
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Aim/Look Acceleration > 100%
If you want to turn off the auto-pan and have total control of your point of view:
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Auto Level Camera > Off
Correspondingly, there are some things (I think) you should turn off:
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Ragdoll > Off
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Combat Roll > Off
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Head Bobbing > Off
And if you wanna switch to Third Person Mode when you move into cover (to be able to see shit):
Options > Settings > Controls > First Person Third Person Cover > On
I also like to zoom sniper rifles with the Left Stick, which is faster, but the trade off is that you can’t move while scoped in:
Options > Settings > Controls > Allow Movement With Sniper > Off
If you want to play First Person Mode on foot and Third Person Mode while driving (or vice versa) and want the game to automatically change viewpoint, you can do that by standing next to a vehicle in First Person Mode and set:
Options > Settings > Display > Allow Independent Camera Modes > On
Then enter the vehicle and switch to Third Person Mode. The game has now learned the preferred camera angle.
Take some time to learn the sniper rifles. My experience of Free Mode is that you’re likely to get trolled by snipers far away, and the best counter-attack is to take out the sniper with a sniper rifle.
Don’t use suppressor on your sniper rifle (loses power) but on every other gun.
While shooting (not sniper rifles), lift the aim slightly to hit the head for a faster time to kill; the Assisted Aim usually places the shot lower, on the body.
Also, set a better Targeting Priority to avoid friendly fire:
Touch Pad (Interaction Menu) > Player Targeting Priority > Strangers