Elden Ring Controls for Keyboard and Controller | Default Keybinds

Elden Ring

Elden Ring is the latest game from FromSoftware and it features tons of new mechanics. These new mechanics have a new control scheme as opposed to previous Souls games. That is why this guide will take a look at the Elden Ring controls for the keyboard and controller so you can master them and defeat all the bosses.

This guide will cover all of the controls that you need to remember. If you cannot get used to them at once, don’t worry and keep on practicing. The game does an excellent job of explaining all of the controls. With that said, let’s get started and take a look at the Elden Ring controls. Some players have reported key binding issues, so expect them to be fixed soon with a future patch along with all the performance problems.

Elden Ring Controls for PC and Consoles

There are tons of controls in Elden Ring to keep track of therefore, you need to master the basic ones first to build up a ground base. Once you get the hang of them, it’ll be easier to proceed from there. The game does a great job at explaining the control scheme so after a while, it will become muscle memory.

Elden Ring PC Controls (Default Keybinds)

Elden Ring Controls for Keyboard and Controller | Default Keybinds
Move ForwardW
Move BackwardS
Move LeftA
Move RightD
Backstep, Dodge Roll, DashSpace
Crouch / Stand UpX
Move CameraMouse
Reset Camera, Lock-On/Remove TargetQ / Scroll Wheel Click
Switch Sorcery/IncantationUp Arrow
Switch ItemDown Arrow
Switch Right-Hand ArmamentRight Arrow / Shift + Scroll Up
Switch Left-Hand ArmamentLeft Arrow / Shift + Scroll Down
Attack (RH & Two-Handed Armament)Left-click
Strong Attack (RH & 2H Armament)Shift + Left Click
Guard (LF Armament)Right Click
SkillShift + Right Click
Use ItemR
Event Action (Examine, Open, etc)E
Two-hand weaponE + Left click/Right-click
Open mapG
Open menuEsc
Use Pouch itemE + Arrows

Related: Best Graphics Settings for Elden Ring (Maximum FPS Performance)

Elden Ring Controller Keybinds

Elden Ring Controls for Keyboard and Controller | Default Keybinds
MovementLeft Thumbstick
Backstep, Dodge Roll, DashCircle / B
JumpX / A
Crouch / Stand UpClick Left Thumbstick
Move CameraRight Thumbstick
Reset Camera, Lock-On/Remove TargetClick Right Thumbstick
Switch Sorcery/IncantationUp D-pad
Switch ItemDown D-pad
Switch Right-Hand ArmamentRight D-pad
Switch Left-Hand ArmamentLeft D-pad
Attack (RH & Two-Handed Armament)R1
Strong Attack (RH & 2H Armament)R2
Guard (LF Armament)L1
Use ItemSquare / X
Event Action (Examine, Open, etc)Triangle / Y
Two-hand weaponTriangle / Y + R1/L1
Open mapView button
Open menuMenu button
Use Pouch itemTriangle / Y + D-pad

Those are all the controls in Elden Ring. Let us know what you think of the game so far and do you like the default keybinds and controls? We would love to know what keybinds you are using. Also, be sure to check out the Dying Light 2 controls and for Lost Ark.

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