The Sims 4: How to play in First-Person mode

Stephanie Zucarelli
The Sims 4 First-Person camera

Playing The Sims 4 with its classic top-down perspective can be exhausting, so here’s how to change your camera perspective into First-Person.

The Sims 4 allows players to roam freely with the camera to keep a close eye on what the Sims are up to all the time. However, the inclusion of the first-person mode added a whole new dimension to the game, as it allowed simmers to fully immerse themselves in the virtual world of their favorite families.

If you’re wondering how to use the First-Person mode in The Sims 4, here’s everything you need to do.

How to go into First-Person in The Sims 4

If you’re playing The Sims 4 on PC, you’ll simply need to press the Shift and Tab keys at the same time. This will make your camera show what the selected sim is seeing, all from their perspective. If you want to access the game’s UI while in First-Person, you can do so by pressing Shift.

Keep in mind that you are going to follow your sims moving around in the scene and that you can’t move them with WASD keys. You’ll need to right-click wherever you wish to go and select the “Move Here” command that pops up. Sadly, you won’t be able to follow them when they go to any rabbit-hole job or activity.

The Sims 4 First-Person camera
Keep in mind that you’ll notice every low-texture in the game while playing in First-Person mode.

Remember that The Sims 4 wasn’t designed to be played in First-Person, so it’s usual for this camera to show some glitches or missing textures.

And that’s everything you need to do to go into First-Person in The Sims 4. If you want to know more about EA’s game, you can check our guides below:

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About The Author

Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].