Baldur’s Gate 3 Camera Stuck In Top Down View Fix

Don't like the top-down camera perspective but are stuck on it in Baldur's Gate 3? Here is how you can easily fix it.

Many Baldur’s Gate 3 players are stuck with a top-down camera view and are looking for ways to fix it. Since this is a turn-based RPG, being unable to view your surroundings could mean getting ambushed or walking into a trap. The game gives you several camera controls to enjoy the game as you see fit. But for many, once you use the tactical mode there is no getting out of it. So here is how you can exit the Bird’s eye camera view in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Fix Baldur’s Gate 3 Top Down Stuck Camera

how to fix Baldur's Gate 3 camera stuck in Tactical and exit Bird's eye view

The reason your camera is stuck in Top Down view in BG3 is mostly because you may have accidentally changed its keybind. By default, you can enter and exit by pressing the O-key on your keyboard. But if you or someone else playing on your PC changed it then you can easily fix it by changing its keybind.

  1. Press the Esc key and go to Options.
  2. Here, go to the Keybinds tab and scroll down.
  3. Look for the option Toggle Tactical Camera.
  4. Click on the keybind and change it back to O or any other key of your choice that isn’t currently in use.
  5. Now, go back to the game and press this key and you should be able to get out of the Tactical top-down view.

Ideally, this should help you solve this issue, but if you are still having problems with it, then these solutions can help you out.

General Fixes to Exit Bird’s Eye View in BG3

  • Restart the Game & Steam: Close Baldur’s Gate 3 and Steam, now restart it and launch the game. Try pressing O or your new keybind to see if you can change the top-down view.
  • Verify Game Files: There is a chance BG3 might have some corrupted files during an update. Using Steam, Verify the integrity of its files. Once it checks and replaces any broken files restart the game and check if you still get the issue.
  • Disable Mods: There are many instances when using Mods can cause problems or glitches with existing game features. Disable mods if you are using any. If the Camera works normally now, then the problem is with some mod and you should probably remove it. Or you can wait for the creator to update their mod to work without causing this problem.
  • Reinstall the Game: If none of the above fixes work then reinstalling might just help you fix the camera of BG3.

Now, you should no longer be stuck in the top-down view in Baldur’s Gate 3. Since you like playing this game, you should also find our guides useful on how to get Infernal Iron, open Gilded Chest, and how to play multiplayer with friends.