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The subject of this article is from the NEXT update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 28 October, 2018.

The camera view can be toggled between first-person and third-person.

First-Person View Third-Person View
Pros Aiming and mining are easier. You see your avatar and can take selfies.
Cons You don't see your avatar. You have to aim slightly to the side.

To toggle the camera view, press X, select Utilities (a gear icon), and select Toggle Camera View.