Mordhau Controls, Keybinds & Graphics

Mordhau: Controls, Keybinds & Graphics

MORDHAU is a multiplayer medieval slasher. Create your mercenary and fight in brutal battles where you will experience fast paced combat, castle sieges, cavalry charges, and more.

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Keybinds and Controls

The best settings for optimal performance and visibility.

Controls

  • Move Forward – W
  • Move Backward – S
  • Move Left – A
  • Move Right – D
  • Look Up – Mouse Y
  • Look Down – Mouse Y
  • Turn Left – Mouse X
  • Turn Right – Mouse X
  • Spectator Fly Up – E
  • Spectator Fly Down – Q
  • Strike – Left Mouse Button
  • Jump – Space Bar
  • Sprint – Left Shift
  • Parry – Right Mouse Button
  • Feint or Parry – None
  • Feint – Q
  • Stab – Mouse Wheel Up
  • Crouch – Left Ctrl
  • Use – E
  • Drop – G
  • Kick – F
  • Cycle Camera  – P
  • Weapon Mode/Reload – R
  • Fire – Left Mouse Button
  • Ranged Cancel – Right Mouse Button
  • Right Strike – None
  • Right Upper Strike – Mouse Wheel Down
  • Right Lower Strike – Thumb Mouse Button
  • Left Strike – None
  • Left Upper Strike – None
  • Left Lower Strike – None
  • Flip Attack Side – None
  • Right Stab – None
  • Left Stab – None
  • Mute Target – K
  • Battlecry – V
  • Suicide – End
  • Primary Spectator Action – Left Mouse Button
  • Secondary Spectator Action – Right Mouse Button
  • Tertiary Spectator Action – Middle Mouse Button
  • Equip Slot 1-9 – (Number Keys 1-9)
  • Holster – 0
  • Choose 1-9 – (Number Keys 1-9)
  • Vote Yes – Page Up
  • Vote No – Page Down
  • Show Scoreboard – Tab
  • Show Chat – Y
  • Show Team Chat – U
  • Show Team Select – M
  • Show Profile Select – B
  • Show Emote Menu – X
  • Show Voice Menu – C

Mordhau’s default control scheme aka “240 system” isn’t great coming from chivalry or as a new player, it’s quite unintuitive IMO.

In order to disable the 240 control scheme:

  • Go to “controls” > uncheck all tickboxes

Under keybinds change the following:

  • Feint – Q
  • Right mouse button – Parry
  • Right strike – left mouse button
  • Fire – Left mouse button (make sure this is bound or you cant spawn dont overwrite above)
  • Left upper strike – Thumb mouse button if you have one
  • Left lower strike – Thumb mouse button if you have one
  • Flip attack side – Left Alt

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Graphics

Depending on FPS you may want to tweak you graphics settings. Personally, I play on mostly low settings to achieve maximum FPS – especially in Frontlines.

Under the “Game” tab:

  • Head bob – 0
  • Ragdoll limit – Lower is better. I use 3
  • Ragdoll stay time – Lower is better. I use 3

Under the “Video” tab:

Anything with [IMPORTANT] has a big impact on FPS or visibility

DISABLE V-SYNC – Even if you have a 60Hz Monitor you should always be aiming for 120fps

  • Resolution Scale – Adjust this based on FPS. If you are getting enough FPS you can turn this up to 1.1 or 1.2 for a sharper picture. Leave on 1 if not getting consistant frames or on Frontlines
  • Frame rate limit – 120 if on a 60Hz monitor, 143 on a 144hz monitor. Lower based on framerate (if you’re getting 54 FPS max then make it 50 for example)
  • Field of View – 101, obviously
  • Antia-aliasing – Off (especially if using higher than 1 screenscale) [IMPORTANT]
  • Texture quality – Adjust based on GPU VRAM size (6gb+ = Ultra) (4gb = High) etc.
  • Effects – Low
  • Shadow Quality – Low (Medium is fine, again I use for FPS)
  • Indirect Shadows – Off
  • View Distance – Low
  • Post process – Low [IMPORTANT]
  • Foliage Density – Low [IMPORTANT]
  • Character Qaulity – Low
  • Character Cloth – No Cloth [IMPORTANT]
  • Ragdoll Qaulity – Low [IMPORTANT]
  • Screenspace Reflections – Off [IMPORTANT]
  • Motion Blur – Off [IMPORTANT]
  • Bloom – Off [IMPORTANT]
  • Ambient Occlusion – Off [IMPORTANT]
  • Lens Flares – Off [IMPORTANT]

Still Getting Low FPS

Removing Shadows

Make sure you have followed the above graphics settings to your liking before doing the bellow as you cannot update graphics setting in-game after this..

  • Press windows key + R > type %appdata% > press OK
  • Exit /Roaming then into /AppData > go to Local/Mordhau/Saved/Config/WindowsClient/ open GameUserSettings.ini
  • CNTRL + F and look for sg.ShadowQuality=1 change to sg.ShadowQuality=0
  • Save, go to .ini file > right click > properties > set to “Read Only”

Using this method will not work with Mordhau open, make sure it is closed with the desired graphics settings already saved.

nVidia:

  • Under manage 3d settings > program settings > add mordhau, > set virtually pre-rendered frames to 2 or 3 (higher = more FPS but also more input lag)
  • Power management mode – Prefer maximum performance
  • Texture Quality – Performance
  • V-Sync – Off
  • Anti-Aliasing – Off
  • Make sure drivers are up to date

ONLY USE IF GETTING BAD FPS

Open Console – type r.MipMapLodBias 4 (0-10, 10 being worst looking but best FPS)

Source: Steam

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