I started playing recently, and in non-lethal areas, the player view automatically switches to third-person.

In story mode areas, it never does that. Haven't tried anything else like Crucible or Raids etc.

I checked the key mapping and could not find anything relevant to player view change.

Is there a way to switch to third person and back on demand?

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No Destiny 2 is a First Person Shooter and is marketed as such, for example, on Steam. The only ways to go into third person are:

  • In a safe social area: like the towns.
  • If the weapon switches you to third person mode: like a sword.
  • If you're driving a Sparrow.
  • When using supers.
  • During an emote.

There might be a couple of others but those are the ones I can remember off of the top of my head.

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    The sword point should be taken special note of. You can pull out a sword anywhere and walk around which can be very useful in platforming sections, so it's advisable to always keep one in your inventory if you find this useful. Aug 21, 2019 at 19:38
  • Well I mainly use swords in platforming sections if I want to 'airdash' with it but the camera probably helps too.
    – IG_42
    Aug 21, 2019 at 22:03

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