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You should take time to familiarize yourself with the controls of the game. Keep in mind these are the default values and not match any custom settings. All of the current controls and hotkeys can be seen and edited by pressing Esc and then clicking on options. You can change your keybinds, as well as assign keybinds for things like increasing or decreasing the game brightness (very useful during the nighttime when you don't have a torch). Also, if you have a keyboard that does not have a numpad, you should change your 'zoom in button' for the map. You can open the map with m, and it shows you your global coordinates and position in the region you are in (marked by red x).

PC Controls[]

Action Default Key Notes
Movement
Move Forward w
Move Backward s
Strafe Left a
Strafe Right d
Run ⇧ Left Shift
Jump spacebar
Crouch c
Prone x
Toogle Sprint ⇧ Right Shift
Hold To Walk Left Ctrl
Camera
Turn Right
Turn Left
Look Up
Look Down
Toggle Selfie Camera Right Ctrl
Toggle Orbit Camera k
Zoom Camera In Unassigned
Zoom Camera Out Unassigned
Combat
Toggle Fists q
Fire / Attack Left Controls
Iron Sights / Alt Fire / Attack Right Controls
Block Hold:Left Ctrl Hold and use left/right mouse
Reload r Also toggles combat mode
Melee Special Attack / Pistol Whip Controls
Fire Secondary Controls
Fire Tertiary Controls↑ scroll up
Fire Quaternary Controls↓ scroll down
Toggle Weapon Attachment n
Items and Inventory
Use e
Your Inventory i
Access Target Inventory f
Your Craftables Unassigned
Company Manager l
Upgrade Item u
Drop Item o
Detailed Info Toggle q
Craft Slot Item (Modifier) Right Alt
Use Slot Item 1 1
Use Slot Item 2 2
Use Slot Item 3 3
Use Slot Item 4 4
Use Slot Item 5 5
Use Slot Item 6 6
Use Slot Item 7 7
Use Slot Item 8 8
Use Slot Item 9 9
Use Slot Item 10 0
Construction
Place Object e Once Outline Is Blue Controls or Controls to cancel
Cycle Object Type t
Cycle Snap Points q
Chat
Toggle Chatbox Autohide \
Local Chat insert
Company Chat /
Push To Talk b
Hold to Yell delete
Hold to Whisper p
Whistles
Whistle Selection '
Whistle "All Move To" ,
Whistle "All Aggressive" - (Subtract)
Whistle "All Follow Me" j
Whistle "All Stay Put" u
Whistle "You Follow Me" t
Whistle "You Stay Put" y
Whistle "Attack My Target"
Whistle "All Neutral" - (Hyphen)
Whistle "All Passive" ';' (Semi-Colon)
Whistle "Attack This Target" .
Feats
Show Feats g
Use Feat 1 f1
Use Feat 2 f2
Use Feat 3 f3
Use Feat 4 f4
Use Feat 5 f5
Use Feat 6 f6
Use Feat 7 f7
Use Feat 8 f8
Use Feat 9 f9
Use Feat 10 f10
Misc
Defecate + While Mounted on Tame
Drag Body v
Map m
Zoom in Map +
Zoom out Map -
Place Map Marker Unassigned
Toggle Console ~
Toggle HUD ← Backspace
Extended HUD Info h
Emote Key 1 [
Emote Key 2 ]
Cycle Target Follow Distance NumPad 0
Order Add / Remove Tame z
Set Gamma 1 Unassigned Requires server permission + specified value
Set Gamma 2 Unassigned Requires server permission + specified value

The Controls listed here are for controlling a ship.

Action Default Key Notes
Captain Order Stand Down c Crew Cease fire, crew will not fire
Captain Order Free Fire v Crew fires at will at any target
Captain Order Attack Target Controls Crew only fires at selected target
Captain Order Attack Location Controls Manual aim and fire
Captain Order Red Alert Hold:n Turns Crew aggressive, leave stations, 60s cooldown
Captain Order Cancel Red Alert Hold:⇧ Right Shift crew returns to stations
Cycle Cannon Ammo Type u
Cycle Swivel Gun Ammo Type j
Toggle All Gunports r Requires port cannon manned by crew
Forward w Maneuvering Only
Reverse s Maneuvering Only
Steer to Port a
Steer to Starboard d
Sails Full Stop z Requires sails manned by crew
Sails Full Speed spacebar Requires sails manned by crew
Rotate Sails Left leftshift+a Requires sails manned by crew
Rotate Sails Right leftshift+d Requires sails manned by crew
Captain Raise Sails w Requires sails manned by crew
Captain Lower Sails s Requires sails manned by crew
Toggle All Ladders l
Lanterns On/Off o
Drop Anchor x
Overboard Ladders t While overboard, lowers ladders if up
Submarine
Submarine Left Claw Controls
Submarine Right Claw Controls
Submarine Fire Harpoon Controls
Submarine Toggle Light spacebar
Submarine Raise d
Submarine Lower a


Xbox Controls[]

Action Default Key Notes
Movement
Move Forward Controls Up
Move Backward Controls Down
Strafe Left Controls Left
Strafe Right Controls Right
Run Controls Press
Jump Controls
Crouch Controls Press
Prone Controls Long Press
Toogle Sprint Controls Press
Hold To Walk
Camera
Turn Right
Turn Left
Look Up
Look Down
Toggle Selfie Camera
Toggle Orbit Camera
Zoom Camera In (First Person Mode) Hold Controls and Controls to '10'*
Zoom Camera Out (Third Person Mode) Hold Controls and Controls
Combat
Toggle Fists Controls + Controls
Fire Controls
Iron Sights / Alternative Fire Controls
Block Hold and use left/right mouse
Reload Controls Also toggles combat mode
Melee Special Attack / Pistol Whip
Toggle Weapon Attachment Tap Controls Twice
Items and Inventory
Use Controls
Your Inventory Controls
Access Target Inventory Controls
Transfer Stack Controls Hold
Transfer Half-Stack Controls + Controls Hold
Transfer Half-Stack Tap Controls Twice
Drop Item Controls
Detailed Info Toggle Controls
Craft Slot Item (Modifier)
Construction
Place Object Controls Once Outline Is Blue Controls
Cycle Object Type
Cycle Snap Points Controls
Chat
Toggle Chatbox Autohide Accessible in Options
Local Chat Controls + Controls
Company Chat Controls + Controls
Push To Talk
Hold to Yell
Hold to Whisper
Whistles
Whistle Selection Hold Controls
Whistle "All Move To"
Whistle "All Aggressive"
Whistle "All Follow Me" Hold Controls + Controls to '12'*
Whistle "All Stay Put" Hold Controls + Controls to '2'*
Whistle "You Follow Me"
Whistle "You Stay Put"
Whistle "Attack My Target" Hold Controls + Controls to '4'*
Whistle "All Neutral" Hold Controls + Controls to '5'*)
Whistle "All Passive"
Whistle "Attack This Target" Hold Controls + Controls to '7'*
Feats
Show Feats
Use Feat 1
Use Feat 2
Use Feat 3
Use Feat 4
Use Feat 5
Use Feat 6
Use Feat 7
Use Feat 8
Use Feat 9
Use Feat 10
Misc
Drag Body Controls
Map ControlsOR HoldControls + Controls to '10'*
Emote Hold Controls + Controls to '9'*


Basic Hotkeys All Systems[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation Notes
Foward ⊞ Windows Controls Up Controls Up
Back 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 rightshift 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.
Hold To Walk Left Ctrl
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 Controls Also used to descend while diving.
Leftay / 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.

Cam[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation Notes
Turn Right
Turn Left
Look Up
Look Down
Toggle Selfie Camera Right Ctrl
Change Camera k Hold Controls + Controls to '11'* Controls + Controls to '11'*
Camera Zoom In / First Person Mode Controls↑ scroll up Hold Controls and Controls to '10'* Controls
Camera Zoom Out / Third Person Mode Controls↓ scroll down Hold Controls and Controls to '10'* Controls
Toggle Perspective p

Misc[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation Notes
Additional Icon Info h Hold Controls Hold Controls
Upgrade Item u
Toggle Interface ← Backspace Hold Controls and Controls to '9'*
Inventory i Press Controls Press Controls
Use Hand 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 Someone Elses 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 0-9 (top) 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.
Map m ControlsOR HoldControls + Controls to '10'* Controls OR Hold Controls + Controls to '10'* Opens the character's in-game map.
Zoom in Map +
Zoom out Map -
Toggle Chat Tab ↹ Back'
Place Map Marker Unassigned
Defecate +
Toggle Console ~
Set Gamma 1 needs to be permitted from the Server and a value must be specified in the field below
Set Gamma 2 Unassigned needs to be permitted from the Server and a value must be specified in the field below
Emote Key 1 [ Hold Controls + Controls to '9'* Opens a further radial wheel for Emotes.
Emote Key 2 ] Hold Controls + Controls to '9'* Opens a further radial wheel for Emotes.
Push To Yell delete
Item Menu ? Hold Controls Hold Controls Opens the Items radial menu
Hide Chat / None; Accessible in Options None; Accessible in Options When on, chat box will disappear moments after the last message is sent.
Chat Global ↵ Enter Controls + Controls Controls + Controls Text chat with all players on the server
Chat Local insert None None Text chat with nearby players
Chat to Crew / Controls + Controls Text chat with Crewmates
Alliance Chat home None None
Company / Alliance left None None
Emotes Hold [ or ] Hold Controls + Controls to '9'* Opens a further radial wheel for Emotes.
Push to talk b None None Voice Chat

Feats[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation Notes
Show Feats g
Use Feat 1 f1
Use Feat 2 f2
Use Feat 3 f3
Use Feat 4 f4
Use Feat 5 f5
Use Feat 6 f6
Use Feat 7 f7
Use Feat 8 f8
Use Feat 9 f9
Use Feat 10 f10

Whistling[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation Notes
Whistles Menu ' Hold Controls Hold Controls Displays the whistle selection menu (PC) or whistle selection radial wheel (Xbox/PS4).
Follow All j Hold Controls + Controls to '12'* All Creatures and Crewmember within a certain radius will follow you.
Follow One t Hold Controls + Controls to '1'* The Creatures or Crewmember you are looking at will follow you.
Stop All u Hold Controls + Controls to '2'* All Creatures and Crewmember within a certain radius will stop following you.
Stop One y Hold Controls + Controls to '3'* The Creatures or Crewmember you are looking at will stop following you.
Aggressive None None None All Creatures or Crewmember 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 Creatures or Crewmember 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 Creatures or Crewmember 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 Creatures or Crewmember 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 Controls + Controls to '7'* Hold Controls + Controls All Creatures or Crewmember 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 Creatures or Crewmember within a certain radius will move to the location you are looking at.
Cycle Target Follow Distance NumPad 0
Show Current Group h Displays chevrons above the Creatures or Crewmember 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 Creatures or Crewmember 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.

Combat Controls[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation Notes
Primary Fire leftmb 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/Alternative Fire rmb 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 Toggle between fists and active item. 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 Drag a dead or unconscious body.
Melee Attack (player) 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.

Mounts[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation Notes
Primary Fire leftmb Controls Controls Windowsill use a creature's primary attack.
Alternate Fire rmb Controls Controls Windowsill 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 Windowsith 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 None Stop flying creature from flying forward.
Throw Shoulder Mount r / f x2 Controls x 2 Controls x 2 Throws shoulder-mounted creature (such as a Chicken, Monkey, Parrot, Rabbit or a Crow) while mounted. (Press f twice while unmounted.)
Aileron roll/3rd action c Press Controls PressControls Makes the Aileron roll Note: Some people may incorrectly refer to this with the popular term 'barrel roll,' rather than the proper (and markedly different) 'aileron roll.' or special Sound


While Sailing a Ship[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation Notes
Rotate sails leftshift + a / leftshift + s Only with Npc's equipped, used at the steering wheel
Open/close Sails w / s Only with Npc's equipped, used at the steering wheel
Add Throttle Forward w
Add Throttle Backward s
Add Steering Left a
Add Steering Right d
Ship Throttle Full Stop z
Ship Throttle Full Speed spacebar
Toggle All Gunports r
Reload All r
Hide Map Text Tab ↹
Fire Secondary Controls
Fire Tertiary Controls↑ scroll up
Fire Quaternary Controls↓ scroll down
Show All Group Icons h
Auto Aim Controls
Switch to next loaded Weapon Left Alt
Captain Order 1 c
Captain Order 2 v
Captain Order 3 Controls
Captain Order 4 Controls
Captain Order 5 n
Captain Order 6 ⇧ Right Shift
Captain Extra Action 1 o
Captain Extra Action 2 u
Captain Extra Action 3 j

While in Inventory[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation 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 leftmb×2 None None One item from the stack you double click is transferred from one inventory currently being accessed to the other.
Transfer Five Items ⇧ Shift+leftmb×2 None None Five items from the stack you double click are transferred from one inventory currently being accessed to the other.
Transfer Half-Stack Ctrl+leftmb×2 None 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 None Controls While in your inventory, toggles to the craftables screen
Equip item ⇧ Shift + 0-9 None None Equip item in the selected slot of your hotbar
Unequip item control + 0-9 None None Unequip item from the selected slot of your hotbar
Repair Item e Press Controls Repair Item

NOTE: "Drop All" respects the filter. To drop all of a specifi item, use the inventory's search function so only the item you want to drop displays, and then hit "Drop all" and it will drop all of that item. (Example: berries from an elephant or giraffe)

Building[]

Action Default Key X-Box PlayStation 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.
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