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The subject of this article is from the Visions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 22 November, 2018.

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 controls[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam
Action.forward.png Move Forward Key.w.png XBOXBUTTON.LS.png
Action.back.png Move Backward Key.s.png XBOXBUTTON.LS.png
Action.left.png Strafe Left Key.a.png XBOXBUTTON.LS.png
Action.right.png Strafe Right Key.d.png XBOXBUTTON.LS.png
Action.swimup.png Swim Up Psbutton.cross.png Xboxbutton.a.png
Action.swimdown.png Swim Down Psbutton.l1.png Key.q.png
Action.interact.png Interact Key.e.png Xboxbutton.x.png
ACTION.PICKUP.png Pick Up Technology Key.mousemiddle.png Xboxbutton.b.png
Action.melee.png Melee Psbutton.r1.png Key.q.png Xboxbutton.rb.png
Action.scan.png Scan Psbutton.l3.png Key.c.png XBOXBUTTON.LSPUSH.png
Action.torch.png Activate Torch N/A Key.t.png N/A
Action.binoculars.png Activate Zoom Mode Psbutton.l2.png Key.f.png
Action.zoom.png Increase Zoom Psbutton.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 Xboxbutton.a.png Sprint Psbutton.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 Fire Secondary Weapon Psbutton.l1.png Key.mouseright.png
Action.reload.png Reload Psbutton.square.png Key.r.png Xboxbutton.x.png
Action.changeweapon.png Change Weapon Mode Psbutton.triangle.png KEY.G.png Xboxbutton.y.png
Action.discard.png Change Secondary Weapon ? Key.mousemiddle.png Xboxbutton.b.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
Action.discard.png Discard Item ? Key.mousemiddle.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png

Flight controls[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam
Action.shipthrust.png Thrust Psbutton.r2.png Key.w.png Xboxbutton.rt.png
Action.shipbrake.png Brake Psbutton.l2.png Key.s.png
Action.shipboost.png Boost Keywide.shift.png Xboxbutton.b.png
Action.discard.png Turn Left ? Key.blank.png ?
Action.discard.png Turn Right ? Key.blank.png ?
Action.shiprollleft.png Roll Left Psbutton.l1.png Key.a.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
Action.discard.png Free Look ? KEYWIDE.ALT.png ?
Action.shipscan.png Scan Psbutton.l3.png Key.c.png XBOXBUTTON.LSPUSH.png
Action.pulsedrive.png Pulse Engine Psbutton.r1.png Hold
Action.discard.png Next Target ? Xboxbutton.dpadright.png
Action.discard.png Previous Target ? Key.comma.png Xboxbutton.dpadleft.png
Action.discard.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 Key.w.png Hold Xboxbutton.rt.png
Skip information ? ? Hold XBOXONE.WHITE.BACK.png

Vehicle controls[edit | edit source]

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam
Action.right.png Accelerate ? Key.w.png Xboxbutton.rt.png
Action.left.png Reverse ? Key.blank.png ?
Action.discard.png Jump ? Xboxbutton.a.png
Action.shipbrake.png Brake ? Key.s.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
Action.jump.png Vertical Thrust ? Xboxbutton.a.png
Action.discard.png Horn ? KEYWIDE.CTRL.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png
Action.discard.png Place Checkpoint ? KEY.V.png Xboxbutton.rb.png
Action.discard.png Delete Checkpoint ? KEY.B.png Xboxbutton.b.png

Galactic Map controls[edit | edit source]

Action PS4 PC Xbox
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 ? XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png
Select nearest
(after scanning started)
Psbutton.l1.png ? ?
Deselect current system ? Key.mouseright.png XBOXBUTTON.RSPUSH.png
Select next system ? XBOXBUTTON.RS.png
Leave Psbutton.options.png Key.m.png XBOXONE.WHITE.START.png
Free camera 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

General controls[edit | edit source]

These are always available from the same controls.

Icon Action PS4 PC Xbox Steam
Inventory Psbutton.touchpad.png Xboxbutton.back.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 binded 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 binded 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).