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Baldur’s Gate 3 PC Keyboard Controls

Every control option on the PC version of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 PC Keyboard Controls & Keybinds

These are the default keyboard shortcuts for the game Baldur’s Gate 3.

Camera BackwardS
Camera CenterHome
Camera ForwardW
Camera LeftA
Camera RightD
Camera Rotate LeftDelete
Camera Rotate RightEnd
Camera Zoom InPage Up
Camera Zoom OutPage Down
Toggle Camera RotateMiddle Mouse Button
Toggle Tactical CameraO
Cancel ActionEscape
Climbing ToggleLeft Shift
Context MenuRight Mouse Button
Cycle Characters NextRight Bracket
Cycle Characters PrevRight Bracket
Destruction ToggleLeft Ctrl
Go to Camp 
Highlight CharacterGrave
InteractLeft Mouse Button
Leave Camp 
Place Ping BeaconBackslash
Rotate item leftMouse Scroll Down
Rotate item rightMouse Scroll Up
Select Char 1F1
Select Char 2F2
Select Char 3F3
Select Char 4F4
Select Slot 00
Select Slot 11
Select Slot 11Minus
Select Slot 12=
Select Slot 22
Select Slot 33
Select Slot 44
Select Slot 55
Select Slot 66
Select Slot 77
Select Slot 88
Select Slot 99
Short Rest 
Show world TooltipsLeft Alt
Skip VideoEscape
Toggle Combat ModeTab
Toggle Input ModeX
Toggle Weapon SetV
End TurnSpace
Enter Turn-based ModeSpace
Leave Turn-based ModeShift + Space
Quick LoadF8
Quick SaveF5
Show Sneak ConesLeft Shift
Show Text ChatReturn
Split Item ToggleLeft Shift
Toggle Actions Bar on Hot BarX
Toggle Character PanelsB
Toggle Character SheetN
Toggle CraftG
Toggle EquipmentE
Toggle In-Game MenuEscape
Toggle InfoLeft Ctrl
Toggle InventoryI
Toggle JornalL
Toggle MapM
Toggle Party / Character OverviewTab
Toggle Presentation modeF10
Toggle SneakC
Toggle SpellK
Toggle Turbased Mode 
Toggle party management panelY
UI CancelEscape
UI Hot Bar NextR
UI Hot Bar PrevF
UI Take AllSpace

Controller (Xbox Buttons)

ActionXbox Buttons
Selection UPL
Toggle CursorR
Select LeftD-Pad Up
Selct RightD-Pad Down
Toggle InfoD-Pad Right
Selection DownD-Pad Left
Toggle Group ModeRSB (3)
Toggle Turn-based ModeBack
Game MenuStart

Basic Controls and Interactions

Basic controls you really want to know before you play (that are not obvious).
Version 1.2 / No spoilers.

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Highlight interactable objects by holding the alt key. Containers are generally not highlighted.

Highlight creatures and characters by pressing the tilde key (the key left of 1).
– Enemies are red; threats you can talk to are yellow ; friendlies are green.

Camera rotation: by default, you can use the Middle Mouse Button or use the keys Delete / End. We recommend you change this to something useful like q and e.

Before doing a Long Rest, consider that you can do a few Short Rests before. This is done with a button near the minimap (top-right). Almost all classes regain some features after a Short Rests and you heal an amount of HP (rolls your HP dice modified by your Constitution modifier bonus).

Inspecting : right-clicking offers options (for things under your cursor). This includes inspecting a creature to evaluate its capacities. It is also helpful for lockpicking.

Cancel a selected action of any kind by right-clicking.

Destroy objects, even chests, by holding the Ctrl key while you attack the object. Note this can destroy the contents (! at least in Early Access), so it is not recommended.

You can set weapons/arrows on fire or apply other substances using the Dip bonus action.

Disengage manoeuver to avoid Attacks of opportunity : currently in the game, the Jump bonus action is also the Disengage manoeuver (usually an Action in the pen-and-paper version).

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You can move objects (mouse drag) and place them in a way that allows you to climb upwards. You can also place containers inside your inventory and even send them to your camp.

Moving characters separately out of combat: there are two methods …
– A character in stealth can move away without being followed by the rest of the party.
– You can drag a portrait (bottom left) to detach the character from the party movements.

Switch characters easily by pressing F1 F2 F3 F4.
– Even when in dialogue, you can switch character. This can open up various possibilities …

Changing party members: talking to a companion allows you to ask them to stay at the camp (note that, inside the camp, you may need to talk to them more than once to see this option). You should then be able to ask another companion to join the active party. We will do more tests and try to find a better method.

Selling items: you *must* cilck the balance icon at the bottom for the vendor to give you gold, otherwise you are giving your stuff away for free! It is recommended to always Quicksave before trading/bartering.

Quickly mark items as “Wares” (stuff to sell/vendor) by shift+clicking the items.
– There is no quick sell button at the moment. A trick is to put junk items in a container and then sell the whole container (worked in DOS: not tested yet in BG3). You can filter, in the vendor window, to show only the “wares”.

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Actions you can do in combat are highlighted: for example, if you have used your Bonus Action on a given turn, all manoeuvers or usable items that require a Bonus Action will be dimmed.

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