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Action Default Key Xbox PS4 Notes
Movement
Move Forward w Controls Up Controls Up
Move Backwards s Controls Down Controls Down
Strafe Left a Controls Left Controls Left
Strafe Right d Controls Right Controls Right
Run ⇧ Left Shift Press Controls Press Controls When used while moving forward, will cause you to increase forward movement speed at the cost of increased stamina use, and over-rides 'Toggle Run' to on. A character may only run forwards; strafing and backpedaling speed will remain constant.
Toggle Run ⇧ Right Shift Press Controls Press Controls Will toggle whether run is on or off (I.E., whether you run or walk) upon input of 'Move Forward'. Can be used while standing still.
Jump space Controls Controls Causes a character to jump up while stationary, and jump directionally when moving. also to ascend to surface when diving.
Crouch c Press Controls Press Controls Also used to descend while diving.
Prone x Long Press Controls Long Press Controls Causes the player's character to lay down.

Xbox/PS4: One must release pressure after a pause. Also used to descend while diving.

Battling
Primary Fire Controls Controls Controls Will cause the primary attack with a weapon or tool, such as shooting a projectile weapon or swinging a melee weapon.
Aim-Down Sights/ Alternate Fire Controls Controls Controls Will bring up the sights of a weapon, uses the alternate action of the object if one exists (such as the Grappling Hook un-spooling), or otherwise does nothing.
Toggle Fists q Controls + Controls Controls + Controls Removes (or equips) item so that fists can be used.
Reload weapon r Controls Controls Will manually trigger the reload animation to fill the magazine with available corresponding ammunition.
Drag Body g Controls Controls Drags a corpse or unconscious body.
Melee/Pistol Whip Left Ctrl Controls Controls Has the same effect as primary fire on a melee weapon, but will trigger a melee animation/attack with projectile weapons, if applicable.
Toggle Weapon Attachment n Controls x 2 Controls Will turn off or on a weapon's attachment (if applicable). If the weapon attachment is toggle-able, it will always be off by default.
Camera
Toggle Orbit Camera k Hold Controls + Controls to '11'* Controls + Controls to '11'* Gives the camera an inverted third-person view of the character, which is not recommended for use while playing the game.
Zoom Camera In Mouse Scroll Up None Controls Zooms camera in to first person mode
Zoom Camera Out Mouse Scroll Down None Controls Zooms camera out to third person mode
HUD
Extended HUD Info Hold h Hold Controls Hold Controls Displays additional information such as map location, temperature, time of day, etc.
Toggle HUD ← Backspace None
Toggle Nameplate Distance end Toggles the distance that floating names on tamed creatures are visible.
Actions
Open Inventory i Press Controls Press Controls
Use e Controls Controls Activates the default action of an object, such as opening a door, climbing a ladder, or opening a storage box's inventory.
Access Other's Inventory f Controls Controls Opens the inventory of any applicable object, such as crafting stations, storages, and unconscious or dead bodies. Also throws shoulder-mounted creatures when pressed twice. (Use r once when mounted.)
Use Hotbar Slot Item 0 - 9 Controls, Controls/Controls/Controls/Controls/Controls/Controls

OR HoldControls + Controls to '12'* through '9'*

Controls, Controls + Controls/Controls/Controls/Controls Controls/Controls

OR Hold Controls + Controls to '12'* through '9'*

Uses item in the corresponding slot of your hotbar.
Open Map m ControlsOR

HoldControls + Controls to '10'*

Controls OR

Hold Controls + Controls to '10'*

Opens the character's in-game map.
Item Menu ? Hold Controls Hold Controls Opens the character's item selection radial wheel (Xbox/PS4).
Whistle Menu ' Hold Controls Hold Controls Displays the whistle selection menu (PC) or whistle selection radial wheel (Xbox/PS4).
Chat
Toggle Auto-Hide Chat box \ None; Accessible in Options None; Accessible in Options When on, chat box will disappear moments after the last message is sent.
Global Chat ↵ Enter Controls + Controls Controls + Controls Chat with all players on the server.
Local Chat insert None Chat with nearby players.
Tribe Chat / Controls + Controls Chat with tribemates.
Alliance Chat home Chat with alliance-mates.
Scroll Chat Up page up None Scrolls up through the chat box.
Scroll Chat Down page down None Scrolls down through the chat box.
Push to Talk b None Hold to speak to other players using your microphone.

Xbox/PS4: If a microphone is plugged in and enabled, talking into it will automatically allow nearby players to hear depending on server settings.

Whistles
Whistle Selection ' Hold Controls Hold Controls Displays whistle selection menu.
Follow All j Hold Controls + Controls to '12'* All dinosaurs within a certain radius will follow you.
Follow One t Hold Controls + Controls to '1'* The dinosaur you are looking at will follow you.
Stop All u Hold Controls + Controls to '2'* All dinosaurs within a certain radius will stop following you.
Stop One y Hold Controls + Controls to '3'* The dinosaur you are looking at will stop following you.
Aggressive None None All dinosaurs within a certain radius will change their aggression level to Aggressive.

Xbox: This aggression level is on the whistle wheel, but this will actually cause the aggression level 'Attack My Target' to be set, and it is unknown if this is intended.

Attack My Target = Hold Controls + Controls to '4'* All dinosaurs within a certain radius will change their aggression level to Attacking Your Target.
They will terminate their current attacks and will defend themselves if they are attacked, but will prioritize attacking whatever you attack.Xbox: Whistling 'aggressive' will actually cause this action to occur, and it is unknown if this is intended. This aggression setting does not actually have its own whistle.
Neutral - Hold Controls + Controls to '5'* All dinosaurs within a certain radius will change their aggression level to Neutral.
They will terminate all their current attacks but will continue to defend themselves if they are attacked again.
Passive
Hold Controls + Controls to '6'* All dinosaurs within a certain radius will change their aggression level to Passive.
They will terminate all their current attacks and will not defend themselves if attacked further.
Attack This Target . Hold ControlsControls + Controls to '7'* Hold Controls + Controls All dinosaurs within a certain radius will attack whatever target you are looking at. This whistle can be used while looking at a target through the Spyglass.
Move To Position , Controls+Controls Hold Controls + Controls All dinosaurs within a certain radius will move to the location you are looking at.
Tame Ordering Groups
Show Current Group h Displays chevrons above the dinosaurs that are in the currently active ordering group. Whistles will only affect the dinosaurs within range that are in the active ordering group.
Add/Remove To Group z The dinosaur you are targeting is added to or removed from the currently active tame ordering group.
Toggle Active Group NumPad

0 - 9

Toggles the active ordering group. Press a NumPad key to activate the corresponding group and press again to remove active ordering groups and revert whistles to affect all tamed dinosaurs within range.
Misc.
Emotes Hold

[ or ]

Hold Controls + Controls to '9'* Opens a further radial wheel for emotes.
Show Inventory Hold Controls + Controls to '8'* Xbox: This action will open your character's inventory, and is a long-form command of simply pressing the 'Open Inventory' command.
Show Craftables v Press Controls then Controls OR

Hold Controls + Controls to '10'*

Xbox: This action will immediately open your craftable inventory, rather than the character inventory.
Defecate + Hold Controls + Controls to '11'* Makes character defecate.

While Riding A Creature or Vehicle[edit | edit source]

Action Default Key Xbox PS4 Notes
Mount / Dismount e Controls Controls Will cause the character to get on a creature if on foot, or get off the creature if mounted. Some creature dismounts will 'jump' your character off (which typically occurs on small-mid creatures, such as on the Parasaur, Pteranodon, and Carno), while others will cause you to stand on the back of the creature after dismount (which typically occurs on large creatures, such as on the Stegosaurus, Quetzal, and Rex).
Primary Fire Controls Controls Controls Will use a creature's primary attack.
Alternate Fire Controls Controls Controls Will use a creature's alternate attack/action if applicable, or will use primary fire if not.
Jump space Controls Controls Only some creatures -such as Raptors and Terror Birds- can use this command.
Land/ Take-off space Controls Controls With no other input, will cause the animal to land on a suitable, horizontal surface to land, and will cause the creature to launch and hover a few feet above ground to take-off, unless you are too heavy.

(Flying creatures only).

Brake x (Not Customizable) None Stop flying creature from flying forward. (Except for the Tapejara)
Throw Shoulder Mount r Controls x 2 Controls x 2 Throws shoulder-mounted creature (such as a Dimorphodon or a Mesopithecus) while mounted. (Press f twice while unmounted.)
Aileron roll/3rd action c Press Controls PressControls Makes the Pteranodon perform a roll, or other creatures 3rd fire/action (ex: Tapejara "taunt").

Note: Some people may incorrectly refer to this with the popular term 'barrel roll,' rather than the proper (and markedly different) 'aileron roll.'

While in Inventory[edit | edit source]

PC Note: The following keys are not customiazble, except for "Toggle to Craftables".

Action Default Key Xbox PS4 Notes
Drop Item o Controls Controls The currently highlighted object is dropped from the inventory into the game world.
Transfer Stack t Hold Controls Hold Controls The stack you hover over is transferred from one inventory currently being accessed to the other.
Transfer Half-Stack ⇧ Shift+t Press Controls + Hold Controls Half of the stack you hover over is transferred from one inventory currently being accessed to the other.
Transfer Item Ctrl+t Controls + Controls Controls+Controls One item from the stack you hover over is transferred from one inventory currently being accessed to the other.
Transfer Item Controls×2 None One item from the stack you double click is transferred from one inventory currently being accessed to the other.
Transfer Five Items ⇧ Shift+Controls×2 None Five items from the stack you double click are transferred from one inventory currently being accessed to the other.
Transfer Half-Stack Ctrl+Controls×2 None Half of the stack you double click is transferred from one inventory currently being accessed to the other.
Toggle Item Labels q Press Controls Press Controls Turns on/off labels on items.
Toggle to Craftables v Controls While in your inventory, toggles to the craftables screen
Equip item ⇧ Shift + 0-9 Equip item in the selected slot of your hotbar
Unequip item control + 0-9 Unequip item from the selected slot of your hotbar
Repair Item Press Controls Repair Item

Building[edit | edit source]

Action Default Key Xbox PS4 Notes
Flip Wall e Controls Controls Flips the direction of a wall before placing.
Snap point cycle q or z when placing an object Controls Controls Find the correct snap point when placing walls, floors, ceilings, fences, and other objects.

*Xbox Note: This refers to the corresponding 'o'clock' position on an analog clock, compared to the radial wheel, where '12' is up, '3' is right, '6' is down, and '9' is left.