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Disambig.png This article is about the non-VR controls. For the VR controls, see Virtual Reality Controls.

The subject of this article is from the Visions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 13 August, 2019.

The following tables show the default controls when playing on the Playstation 4 as well as when using a keyboard, Xbox Controller, or Steam Controller on the PC.

Note: The tables below are incomplete, please help expanding it.

On Foot[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond
Tag Marker PSBUTTON.SQUARE.png KEY.E.png XBOXBUTTON.X.png BUTTON X.png
Action.forward.png Move Forward PSBUTTON.LS.png KEY.W.png XBOXBUTTON.LS.png
Action.back.png Move Backward PSBUTTON.LS.png KEY.S.png XBOXBUTTON.LS.png
Action.left.png Strafe Left PSBUTTON.LS.png KEY.A.png XBOXBUTTON.LS.png
Action.right.png Strafe Right PSBUTTON.LS.png KEY.D.png XBOXBUTTON.LS.png
Action.interact.png Perform Interaction PSBUTTON.SQUARE.png KEY.E.png XBOXBUTTON.X.png BUTTON X.png
Action.melee.png Melee Attack Psbutton.r1.png KEY.Q.png Xboxbutton.rb.png
Action.scan.png Perform Scan Psbutton.l3.png Key.c.png XBOXBUTTON.LSPUSH.png
Action.torch.png Activate Torch - KEY.T.png - -
Action.binoculars.png Analysis Visor Psbutton.l2.png Key.f.png Xboxbutton.lt.png
Action.zoom.png Zoom PSBUTTON64.R3.png Key.mouseright.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png
Action.showhud.png Show HUD Psbutton.dpadleft.png Key.h.png Xboxbutton.dpadleft.png
Action.jump.png Jump (Jetpack) Psbutton.cross.png Keywide.space.png XBOXBUTTON.A.png
Action.run.png Run PSBUTTON64.R3.png Keywide.shift.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png
Action.shoot.png Fire Weapon Psbutton.r2.png Key.mouseleft.png Xboxbutton.rt.png
Action.grenade.png Activate Alt Weapon Psbutton.l1.png Key.mouseright.png Xboxbutton.lb.png
Action.reload.png Reload Weapon PSBUTTON.SQUARE.png Key.r.png XBOXBUTTON.X.png
Action.changeweapon.png Switch Weapon Mode Psbutton.triangle.png KEY.G.png XBOXBUTTON.Y.png
ACTION.QUICKMENU.png Quick Menu Psbutton.dpaddown.png Key.x.png Xboxbutton.dpaddown.png
ACTION.BUILD.png Build Menu PSBUTTON.DPADUP.png KEY.Z.png XBOXBUTTON.DPADUP.png PAD L DPAD N.png
ACTION.PICKUP.png Pick Up Technology
(Deconstruct)
PSBUTTON64.R3.png KEY.MOUSEWHEEL.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png -
Switch Alt Weapon PS.WHITE.CIRCLE.png KEY.MOUSEWHEEL.png XBOXBUTTON.B.png -
Place Custom Marker
Inventories PSBUTTON64.TOUCHPAD.png KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXONEBUTTON.BACK.png BUTTON SELECT.png
Report Offensive or Inappropriate Base
Discoveries / Options
Toggle Text Chat
Send Chat Message
Advanced Mode Menu
Increase Terrain Beam Size
Decrease Terrain Beam Size
Rotate Terrain Edit Plane Left
Rotate Terrain Edit Plane Right
Hold to Paste (Text Chat)
Confirm Paste (Text Chat)
Toggle Auto Walk
Point to Move
Skip
Confirm (Menus)
Next Survey Mode
Previous Survey Mode
Back
Outdated entries, kept for potential future reference
Action.swimup.png Swim Up Psbutton.cross.png Keywide.space.png XBOXBUTTON.A.png
Action.swimdown.png Swim Down Psbutton.l1.png KEY.Q.png Xboxbutton.lb.png
STAR.png Discard Item ? Key.mousemiddle.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png

Quick Menu (On Foot)[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond

Flight Controls[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond
Action.shipthrust.png Thrust Psbutton.r2.png KEY.W.png Xboxbutton.rt.png
Action.shipbrake.png Brake Psbutton.l2.png KEY.S.png Xboxbutton.lt.png
Action.shipboost.png Boost Psbutton.circle.png Keywide.shift.png XBOXBUTTON.B.png
STAR.png Turn Left ? Key.blank.png ?
STAR.png Turn Right ? Key.blank.png ?
Action.shiprollleft.png Roll Left Psbutton.l1.png KEY.A.png Xboxbutton.lb.png
Action.shiprollright.png Roll Right Psbutton.r1.png KEY.D.png Xboxbutton.rb.png
Action.shipenterexitland.png Exit Ship PSBUTTON.SQUARE.png KEY.E.png XBOXBUTTON.X.png
Action.shipland.png Initiate Landing PSBUTTON.SQUARE.png KEY.E.png XBOXBUTTON.X.png
Action.shipfire.png Fire Weapons Psbutton.cross.png Key.mouseleft.png XBOXBUTTON.A.png
Action.shipchangeweapon.png Change Weapon Mode Psbutton.triangle.png KEY.G.png XBOXBUTTON.Y.png
STAR.png Free Look Psbutton.rs.png KEYWIDE.ALT.png ?
Action.shipscan.png Scan Psbutton.l3.png Key.c.png XBOXBUTTON.LSPUSH.png
Action.pulsedrive.png Pulse Engine Psbutton.r1.png Keywide.space.png Hold Xboxbutton.lb.png&Xboxbutton.rb.png
STAR.png Next Target Psbutton.dpadright.png Key.dot.png Xboxbutton.dpadright.png
STAR.png Previous Target Psbutton.dpadleft.png Key.comma.png Xboxbutton.dpadleft.png
STAR.png Closest Target ? Key.mousemiddle.png XBOXBUTTON.DPADUP.png
Action.galacticmap.png Galactic Map Psbutton.dpaddown.png Key.m.png Xboxbutton.dpaddown.png
Takeoff Hold Psbutton.r2.png Hold KEY.W.png Hold Xboxbutton.rt.png
Skip information ? Hold KEYWIDE.TAB.png Hold XBOXONE.WHITE.BACK.png
Inventories PSBUTTON64.TOUCHPAD.png KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXONEBUTTON.BACK.png BUTTON SELECT.png

Quick Menu (Ship / Exocraft)[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond
Inventories PSBUTTON64.TOUCHPAD.png KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXONEBUTTON.BACK.png BUTTON SELECT.png

Exocraft[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond
Action.right.png Accelerate ? KEY.W.png Xboxbutton.rt.png
Action.left.png Reverse ? Key.blank.png ?
STAR.png Jump ? Keywide.space.png XBOXBUTTON.A.png
Action.shipbrake.png Brake ? KEY.S.png Xboxbutton.lt.png
Action.shipenterexitland.png Exit Exocraft PSBUTTON.SQUARE.png KEY.E.png XBOXBUTTON.X.png
Action.shoot.png Fire ? Key.mouseleft.png Xboxbutton.rt.png
Action.shipchangeweapon.png Switch Weapon Mode ? KEY.G.png XBOXBUTTON.Y.png
Action.shipscan.png Scan ? Key.c.png XBOXBUTTON.LSPUSH.png
Action.shipboost.png Boost ? Keywide.shift.png Xboxbutton.lb.png
Action.jump.png Vertical Thrust ? Keywide.space.png XBOXBUTTON.A.png
STAR.png Horn ? KEYWIDE.CTRL.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png
STAR.png Place Checkpoint ? KEY.V.png Xboxbutton.rb.png
STAR.png Delete Checkpoint ? KEY.B.png XBOXBUTTON.B.png
Inventories PSBUTTON64.TOUCHPAD.png KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXONEBUTTON.BACK.png BUTTON SELECT.png

Galactic Map[edit | edit source]

Action PS4 PC Xbox Updated to
Beyond
Destination Psbutton.dpadleft.png Psbutton.dpadright.png KEY.Q.png KEY.E.png Xboxbutton.dpadleft.png Xboxbutton.dpadright.png
Filter PSBUTTON.DPADUP.png Psbutton.dpaddown.png Action.forward.png Action.back.png XBOXBUTTON.DPADUP.png Xboxbutton.dpaddown.png
Scan Discoveries ? KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png
Select nearest
(after scanning started)
Psbutton.l1.png ? ?
Deselect current system ? Key.mouseright.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png
Select next system Psbutton.rs.png ? XBOXBUTTON.RS.png
Leave Psbutton.options.png Key.m.png XBOXONE.WHITE.START.png
Free camera Ps.white.circle.png Key.mouseright.png XBOX.WHITE.B.png
Free camera
Select my location ? Key.mouseright.png XBOX.WHITE.B.png
Select targeted system ? Key.mouseleft.png XBOX.WHITE.A.png
Select targeted system
Warp ? Key.mouseleft.png XBOX.WHITE.A.png
Set waypoint ? Key.f.png XBOX.WHITE.X.png
Deselect ? Key.mouseright.png XBOX.WHITE.B.png

Photo Mode[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond
Inventories PSBUTTON64.TOUCHPAD.png KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXONEBUTTON.BACK.png BUTTON SELECT.png

Photo Mode (Menu)[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond
Inventories PSBUTTON64.TOUCHPAD.png KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXONEBUTTON.BACK.png BUTTON SELECT.png

Building Mode[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond

Menus[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond
Inventories PSBUTTON64.TOUCHPAD.png KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXONEBUTTON.BACK.png BUTTON SELECT.png

General controls (Outdated, kept for potential future references)[edit | edit source]

These are always available from the same controls.

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam Updated to
Beyond
Inventory PSBUTTON64.TOUCHPAD.png KEYWIDE.TAB.png XBOXONEBUTTON.BACK.png BUTTON SELECT.png
Options Psbutton.options.png Key.esc.png Xboxbutton.start.png
Log ? Key.p.png ?

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The Steam Overlay allows to take screenshots, using F12 (PC) by default.
  • On PC the controls in the Quick Menu can be bound to KEYWIDE.0TO9.png, this can be set up by pressing KEYWIDE.CTRL.png & KEYWIDE.0TO9.png on a certain action.
  • On PC pressing the Reset to default option in the Options/Controls menu will not reset the bound controls in the Quick Menu.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • Release - Introduced to the game.
  • Release 1.07 - PC: Fixed the X key size on the Galactic Map.
  • Foundation 1.12 - PC: Remapping of the build menu and quick menu commands are allowed to support Azerty keyboards.
  • Foundation 1.13 - PC: Removed Up, Down, Left, Right as quick menu navigation keys to allow left handed players to move while using the quick menu. Page Up and Page down can now be used to navigate up and down in the quick menu. Steam Controller: Fix for not being able to warp.
  • Pathfinder - PC: Escape key now goes directly to the quit Options page. Steam Controller: Mapping improved and expanded.
  • Pathfinder 1.23 - Steam Controller: Enabled in base reporting and Steam Workshop base upload.
  • Pathfinder 1.24 - Steam Controller: Fixed some issues with controller prompts.
  • Atlas Rises 1.33 - Added joypad and keyboard controls for switching between inventories.
  • Atlas Rises 1.35 - PC: Improved user interface navigation using Q, E, W, S, A and D keys.
  • Atlas Rises 1.37 - PC: Added ability to hold Backspace to delete text in text entry fields.
  • Atlas Rises 1.38 - PC: Fixed an issue where unbinding a key would exit the control menu. Fixed an issue where selecting a new key binding could accidentally result in it being set to a mouse button.
  • NEXT - Xbox controls introduced to the game.
  • NEXT 1.51 - Fixed an issue where new controls were missing from the controls page.
  • NEXT 1.55 - PC: Pressing P will default to opening the Log rather than Options. Options continues to be the default option for Esc.
  • NEXT 1.57 - Steam Controller: Mapping improved.
  • NEXT 1.60 - Restored the ability to use keys/buttons on the Quick Transfer inventory popup. PC: Enabled quick menu keybinding.
  • NEXT 1.63 - PC: Prevented quick menu hotkeys from taking effect while other UI panels are open (eg. during text chat).
  • Beyond - Added support for full rebinding of PC controls via Steam and OpenVR. Added the option to remove button holds and make all non-destructive clicks instant. Hidden changes: The update reverted the setting to default controls and made it impossible to rebind them.
  • Beyond 2.09 - Enabled mouse and keyboard rebinding on PC. Gamepad and other device rebinding can be performed via Steam.