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Controls for Astroneer

Astroneer Keyboard Controls

The Keyboard Controls for Astroneer. These controls, and other tips, can be viewed by pressing the F1 key while in-game.

  • ESC – Brings up the menu
  • W, A, S, D – Move Astroneer
  • Single Left-Click – Move/Extend/Interact
  • Right-Click-Drag – Move camera
  • Shift + W, A, S, D – Sprint
  • Ctrl + W, A, S, D – Walk
  • Space – Jump
  • Hold F / Alt + Left-Click – USE things. Enter & Exit Vehicles and Habitats
  • Hold Q / Ctrl + Left Click – Examine. Open research catalog
  • Q – Open/Close Backpack
  • E – Activate Deform Tool. Click Terrain to remove/subtract
  • Ctrl + E – Use Deform Tool to flatten/smooth Terrain. (Hold Ctrl while using)
  • Alt + E – Use Deform Tool to add Terrain. (Hold Alt while using)
  • T – Place tether. (Must have tethers in backpack)
  • Shift-Click – Automatically places items into inventory if there is space for it.
  • 1 – Joy emote
  • 2 – Happy emote
  • 3 – Wave emote
  • 4 – What? emote
  • F1 – Help

Astroneer Xbox One Controls

Every control option on the Xbox One version of Astroneer.

  • Start – Brings up the menu
  • Back – Help
  • L-Joy – Move Astroneer
  • R-Joy – Move camera
  • Hold-LT – activate cursor/interact
  • RT – Drag objects
  • Hold-down L-joy – Sprint
  • A – jump/crafting in backpack
  • X – Open/close terrain – Enter/Exit Vehicles and Habitats
  • B – Exit interfaces
  • Y – Open Packpack
  • Hold Y – Examine – Open research catalog
  • LB/RB – Alternate between terrain modes
  • UP-pad – Wave emote
  • Right-pad – Follow emote
  • Left-pad – Joy emote
  • Down-pad – Place tether. (Must have tethers in backpack)

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