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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Controls for PC/PS4/Xbox One

As war rages on throughout the Northern Realms, you take on the greatest contract of your life – tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

PC Controls

Every control option on the PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

General Controls

  • Movement – W, A, S, D
  • Call Horse – X
  • Look Around – Mouse
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – Z
  • Draw/Sheath Steel Sword – 1
  • Draw/Sheath Silver Sword – 2
  • Consumable 1 – R
  • Consumable 2 – F
  • Quick Access Menu – Tab
  • Use Quick Access Item – Middle Mouse Button
  • Use Witcher Senses – Hold Right Mouse Button
  • Block/Counter (Combat Only) – Hold Right Mouse Button to Block, tap RMB just before an enemy attack hits to Counter
  • Cast Sign – Q
  • Pause Menu – Escape
  • Game Menu – Backspace
  • Fast Attack – Left Mouse Button
  • Strong Attack – Left Mouse Button+Left Shift
  • Interact – E
  • Sprinting – Hold Left Shift
  • Jump/Climb Obstacles/Roll (Combat Only) – Space Bar
  • Dodge – Double tap of W, A, S or D or Left Alt + (optional) W,S,A,D
  • Roll – Space+(optional) W,S,A,D
  • Quick Save – F5 (While out of combat)

Riding Controls Controls

  • Movement – W, A, S, D
  • Look Around – Mouse
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – Z
  • Draw/Sheath Steel Sword – 1
  • Draw/Sheath Silver Sword – 2
  • Consumable 1 – R
  • Consumable 2 – F
  • Quick Access Menu – Tab
  • Use Quick Access Item – Middle Mouse Button
  • Use Witcher Senses (Cannot use while Galloping) – Hold Right Mouse Button
  • Cast Axii Sign – Q
  • Attack/Draw Sword – Left Mouse Button
  • Canter – Left Shift (Hold)
  • Gallop – Left Shift (Tap once, then hold)
  • Jump – Space Bar
  • Mount/Dismount – E

Swimming Controls Controls

  • Movement – W, A, S, D
  • Look Around – Mouse
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – Z
  • Use Witcher Senses – Hold Right Mouse Button
  • Use Quick Access Item – Middle Mouse Button
  • Quick Access Menu – Tab
  • Consumable 1 – R
  • Consumable 2 – F
  • Dive/Submerge – C
  • Swim Quickly – Hold Left Shift
  • Surface/Swim – Up Space Bar

Sailing Controls Controls

  • Movement/Steering W, A, S, D
  • Look Around Mouse
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective Z
  • Accelerate Left Shift
  • Stop X
  • Disembark E (Also used to board)
  • Quick Access Menu Tab
  • Use Quick Access Item Middle Mouse Button
  • Use Witcher Senses Hold Right Mouse Button

PS4 Controls

Every control option on the PS4 version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Exploration and Combat

  • Movement Left – Analog Stick
  • Call Horse – L3
  • Look Around – Right Analog Stick
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – R3
  • Draw/Sheath Steel Sword – D-Pad Left
  • Draw/Sheath Silver Sword – D-Pad Right
  • Consumable 1 – D-Pad Up
  • Consumable 2 – D-Pad Down
  • Quick Access Menu – L1
  • Use Quick Access Item – R1
  • Use Witcher Senses – L2
  • Block/Counter (Combat Only) – Hold L2
  • Cast Sign – R2
  • Pause Menu – Options Button
  • Game Menu – Touchpad
  • Fast Attack – Square Button
  • Strong Attack – Triangle Button
  • Interact – X Button
  • Sprinting – Hold X Button
  • Jump/Climb Obstacles – Circle Button
  • Dodge – Circle Buttton + (optional) Tilt Left Analog Stick (During Combat)
  • Roll – X Button + (optional) Tilt Left Analog Stick (During Combat)

Horse Riding Controls

  • Movement – Left Analog Stick
  • Look Around – Right Analog Stick
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – R3
  • Draw/Sheath Steel Sword – D-Pad Left
  • Draw/Sheath Silver Sword – D-Pad Right
  • Consumable 1 – D-Pad Up
  • Consumable 2 – D-Pad Down
  • Quick Access Menu – L1
  • Use Quick Access Item – R1
  • Use Witcher Senses (Cannot use while Galloping) – L2
  • Cast Axii Sign – R2
  • Attack/Draw Sword – Square and Triangle Buttons
  • Canter – X Button (Hold)
  • Gallop – X Button (Tap once, then hold while moving)
  • Jump – Circle Button
  • Mount/Dismount – Circle Button (Hold)

Swimming and Diving Controls

  • Movement – Left Analog Stick
  • Look Around – Right Analog Stick
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – R3
  • Use Witcher Senses – L2
  • Use Quick Access Item – R1
  • Quick Access Menu – L1
  • Consumable 1 – D-Pad Up
  • Consumable 2 – D-Pad Down
  • Dive/Submerge – Square Button
  • Swim Quickly/Interaction – X Button (Hold to swim quickly)
  • Surface – Circle Button

Sailing Controls

  • Movement/Steering – Left Analog Stick
  • Look Around – Right Analog Stick
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – R3
  • Accelerate – X Button
  • Stop – Square Button
  • Disembark – Circle Button
  • Quick Access Menu – L1
  • Use Quick Access Item – R1
  • Use Witcher Senses – L2

Hidden Controls

  1. Flicking UP/DOWN on the Touch pad opens the map.
  2. Holding the Touch pad down for a few seconds goes straight to the inventory screen.
  3. Pressing circle just before you land from a high height and you will roll, negating a lot of the fall damage.
  4. While holding L2 to parry you can switch signs with the D-Pad (left and right).
  5. (This one’s not really a hidden control but it took me a while to figure out, when you are on the horse, you automatically have AXII equipped and holding R2 casts it on the horse, calming it down, so you can fight longer in a fight without the horse getting scared.)
  6. If you hold down square while attacking on horseback, time slows down so that it’s easier to hit your target.
  7. Flicking the right stick right/left while in inventory/menu screens with two “sections” will flick you instant to the other section. For example, Flicking it right will go from your inventory to the shop keeps inventory in store screens.
  8. Hold down L1 and press Square for a Meditation shortcut.

Xbox One Controls

Every control option on the Xbox One version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Exploration and Combat Controls

  • Movement – Left Analog Stick
  • Call Horse – Click Left Analog Stick
  • Look Around – Right Analog Stick
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – Click Right Analog Stick
  • Draw/Sheath Steel Sword – D-Pad Left
  • Draw/Sheath Silver Sword – D-Pad Right
  • Consumable 1 – D-Pad Up
  • Consumable 2 – D-Pad Down
  • Quick Access Menu – Left Button
  • Use Quick Access Item – Right Button
  • Use Witcher Senses – Hold Left Trigger
  • Block/Counter (Combat Only) – Left Trigger
  • Cast Sign – Right Trigger
  • Pause Menu – Back Button
  • Game Menu – Start Button
  • Fast Attack – X Button
  • Strong Attack – Y Button
  • Interact – A Button
  • Sprinting – A Button (Hold to sprint)
  • Jump/Climb Obstacles – B Button
  • Dodge – B Button + (optional) Tilt Left Analog Stick (During Combat)
  • Roll – A Button + (optional) Tilt Left Analog Stick (During Combat)

Horse Riding Controls

  • Movement – Left Analog Stick
  • Look Around – Right Analog Stick
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – Click Right Analog Stick
  • Draw/Sheath Steel Sword – D-Pad Left
  • Draw/Sheath Silver Sword – D-Pad Right
  • Consumable 1 – D-Pad Up
  • Consumable 2 – D-Pad Down
  • Quick Access Menu – Left Button
  • Use Quick Access Item – Right Button
  • Use Witcher Senses (Cannot use while Galloping) – Hold Left Trigger
  • Cast Axii Sign – Right Trigger
  • Attack/Draw Sword – X and Y Buttons
  • Canter – A Button (Hold)
  • Gallop – A Button (Tap once, then hold while moving)
  • Jump – B Button
  • Mount/Dismount – B Button (Hold while standing still or while cantering)

Swimming and Diving Controls

  • Movement – Left Analog Stick
  • Look Around – Right Analog Stick
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – Click Right Analog Stick
  • Use Witcher Senses – Left Trigger
  • Use Quick Access Item – Right Button
  • Quick Access Menu – Left Button
  • Consumable 1 – D-Pad Up
  • Consumable 2 – D-Pad Down
  • Dive/Submerge – X Button
  • Swim Quickly – A Button
  • Interaction – A Button (Hold to swim quickly)
  • Surface – B Button

Sailing Controls

  • Movement/Steering – Left Analog Stick
  • Look Around – Right Analog Stick
  • Lock-On Target/Change Objective – Click Right Analog Stick
  • Accelerate – A Button
  • Stop – X Button
  • Disembark – B Button
  • Quick Access Menu – Left Button
  • Use Quick Access Item – Right Button
  • Use Witcher Senses – Left Trigger

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