Hello, I realize this is over a year old but I think it’s still relevant for beginners. I was wondering why they changed the First Person template so I searched and found this thread.
I can confirm that for v4.26.2 and v4.27.0 this is still a thing. If you create a project from the template it will have the projectile character and if you add the template to an existing project you will get the hitscan character.
This seems like a mistake to me but it is not a problem with your engine installation. I’m guessing they decided to change the template to hitscan but didn’t finish the job so there are actually two sets of files.
I think what would be ideal is to have both characters included in the template. It would be very simple for Epic to do this. Two maps, two game modes, two characters. If anyone needs help getting both of these characters into one project reply here and I will help. It requires some renaming to get it to work.