How to Change Controller Button Prompts in Elden Ring

Elden Ring is finally out and it is just as beautiful as we imagined it. There are tons of new mechanics so you’ll have to get acquainted with the controls of the game. Speaking of controls, if you’re playing on PC, you will notice that some of the controls are not displaying correctly. That is why we will be looking at how to change button prompts in Elden Ring.

Keep in mind that this only works on PC, not the consoles. If you are seeing incorrect button prompts on PC if you’re using a controller, worry not because we’ve got you covered. With that said, let’s dive right in and take a look at how to change button prompts in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring: Change Controller Button Prompts to Keyboard and Mouse

The game has over 750,000 players on Steam right now and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Whether you are a veteran of the Souls series or a casual player, everyone seems to be enjoying the game. While the overall game has been successful, there seem to be tons of known issues and bugs, especially on PC.

How to Change Button Prompts in Elden Ring

Many PC players are reporting that they are seeing controller prompts instead of keyboard ones. This is a major problem as the keybinds are completely separate for both keyboard and controller. As you can see in the image above, the button prompt is showing “Y: OK”. However, this is a PC screenshot, and pressing Y on the keyboard does not do anything. You’ll have to press E in order to get past this message.

Related: Best Graphics Settings for Elden Ring

How to Fix This Issue?

Worry not because fixing this issue is quite simple. If you are facing this problem, we suggest that you:

  1. Launch Elden Ring
  2. Go to System Settings
  3. Go to the Sound and Display tab
  4. Set “Device for On-Screen Prompts” to “Keyboard and Mouse
  5. Now, the Keyboard button prompts will replace the controller button prompts
Elden Ring: Device for On-Screen Prompts

That’s everything you need to do in order to change the button prompts in Elden Ring on PC. Let us know if you managed to select the correct button prompts or not. We would love to know your thoughts about the game so far in the comments below!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema

By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.


  1. it didnt work because it shows no option that shows me controls for my playstation conmtroller!!! only xbox and keyboard dang wtf!!1 plz email if you know

  2. Currently using a game controller thatbis an x box equivalent. I have some added buttons on the controller that have no apparent function in game. I would like to remap the Left Joy stick crouch movement It has cost me many lives as it discounts me while am trying to maneuver with the stick. Not sure how to remap this to a button that is not recognized in game.

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