Elden Ring is a difficult game, which makes learning the controls or PC keybindings critical to overcoming some challenges. There’s no sense in wrestling with the buttons when you’re trying to tackle a boss fight or traverse some tough terrain. In the event you don’t like the standard control formats, you can customize each button, even on controller!
Players on PC that opt to use keyboard and mouse to play Elden Ring should definitely take some time to familiarize themselves with the keybindings. You may need alter a few of buttons, like those responsible for rolling and jumping.
|Backstep, Dodge Roll, Dash||Space|
|Crouch / Stand Up||X|
|Reset Camera, Lock-On/Remove Target||Q / Scroll Wheel Click|
|Switch Sorcery/Incantation||Up Arrow|
|Switch Item||Down Arrow|
|Switch Right-Hand Armament||Right Arrow / Shift + Scroll Up|
|Switch Left-Hand Armament||Left Arrow / Shift + Scroll Down|
|Attack (RH & Two-Handed Armament)||Left click|
|Strong Attack (RH & 2H Armament)||Shift + Left Click|
|Guard (LF Armament)||Right Click|
|Skill||Shift + Right Click|
|Event Action (Examine, Open, etc)||E|
|Use Pouch item||E + Arrows|
Whether you’re playing Elden Ring on PC or console, the best decision is to play the game with a controller. Those who have been playing the Soulsborne series for a while will already be familiar with the controls. However, there are a couple of differences such as you can now jump (like Sekiro) and interacting with objects uses a different button. Don’t like the default layout? Fully customize your controls.
|Backstep, Dodge Roll, Dash||B|
|Crouch / Stand Up||Click Left Thumbstick|
|Move Camera||Right Thumbstick|
|Reset Camera, Lock-On/Remove Target||Click Right Thumbstick|
|Switch Sorcery/Incantation||Up D-pad|
|Switch Item||Down D-pad|
|Switch Right-Hand Armament||Right D-pad|
|Switch Left-Hand Armament||Left D-pad|
|Attack (RH & Two-Handed Armament)||Right Bumper|
|Strong Attack (RH & 2H Armament)||Right Trigger|
|Guard (LF Armament)||Left Bumper|
|Event Action (Examine, Open, etc)||Y|
|Open map||View button (squares)|
|Open menu||Menu button (lines)|
|Use Pouch item||Y + D-pad|
Now that you’ve got the Elden Ring controls and PC keybindings information in your head, you’re ready to start your journey. Be sure to check out our Elden Ring page for more guides to help you navigate the rich world of the Lands Between.