Game Controls

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Controls Options

Here you will find a listing of the various Game Controls available for use and assignment in DayZ Standalone.

Before jumping into the game, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the basic controls including the ability to move your character and interact with your environment. You can access these key assignments by visiting the Controls section of the Configuration menu, which you can from the in-game menu using the Esc key or from the game's main menu. Additional controls can be accessed via the drop-down menu at the top of the key assignment screen. You can reconfigure the controls based on your own personal preferences. The tables below show the default key assignments for the game.

Movement[edit | edit source]

Basic game controls (outdated)
Key Function
W / Up Move Forward
S / Down Move Backward
A / Left Strafe Left
D / Right Strafe Right
Q Lean Left (double-tap to toggle)
E Lean Right (double-tap to toggle)
L. Ctrl Walk/Jog (hold for temporary; double-tap to toggle)
L. Shift Run (hold for temporary)
V Vault (Jump)
C Stand
X Crouch
Z Prone

General[edit | edit source]

Key Function
Tab Toggle Inventory Screen
~ Toggle Hotbar (Hide/View)
0 to 9 Hotkey Slots
Space Lower/Raise Item in Hands
G Throw Item in Hands
L Flashlight On/Off
Alt or * Free Look
Enter Toggle Between 1st Person (1PP) and 3rd Person (3PP) Perspectives
Right Mouse Button Zoom (Hold)
Scroll Wheel View Available Actions
F or Middle Mouse Button Use / Action

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Key Function
Left Mouse Button Fire Weapon (Firearms) / Swing Weapon (Melee)
Right Mouse Button Use Optics
Right Mouse Button (Hold) Hold Breath
R Chamber New Round (weapon)
T Toggle Weapon Firing Mode
Space Raise Weapon
Ctrl + Space Toggle Raise Weapon
Page Up Zeroing - Up
Page Down Zeroing - Down

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Key Function
W / Up Accelerate
S / Down Slow Down
A / Left Turn Left
D / Right Turn Right
Q Shift Down One Gear
E Shift Up One Gear
L. Shift Turbo

Communication[edit | edit source]

Key Function
/ Use Text Chat
Caps Lock Hold to speak in voice chat. Double-tap to toggle voice chat on/off.
F1 Wave
F2 Hands Up (surrender)
F3 Sit Down
F4 Taunt (middle finger)
F5 Clap
F6 Point
F7 Thumbs-Up
F8 Facepalm
F9 Silence (Shhhh!)
F10 Taunt (slit throat gesture)
F11 Suicide

Additional Gestures[edit | edit source]

These gestures are not bound to any key by default, and must be assigned by the user (typically in place of an existing gesture assignment).

Function
Heart
Salute
Sit Down (Alternate)

See Also[edit | edit source]