Starfield Controls - Button Configuration For PC and Xbox

Starfield controls
Credit: Bethesda


Starfield controls
Credit: Bethesda

Starfield controls are something fans have been hoping to discover for quite some time. With so many systems in place that range from extensive ship customisation to one of the most complete character creation editors, exploring the hundreds of planets available should be as comfortable as possible.

Button configuration in modern games often comes to personal taste; however, developers usually try to optimise their default settings, making it, in many cases, the best way to experience titles. We expect Starfield to be no different.

In this guide, we'll take a look at the Starfield controls for both PC and Xbox using a keyboard and controller.

Starfield Xbox controls

There are plenty of systems in place, so Starfield will feature two configurations for regular gameplay and Spaceship controls.

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Credit: Bethesda
Plenty of controls in Starfield!

First, let's look at regular gameplay.

Action
Button
Jump
Y
Sneak
B
Reload/Seathe Weapon
X
Activate
A
Throw grenade
RB
Primary attack
RT
Look
R stick
Melee
Click R stick
Data menu
Start
Toggle POV
Options
Quick keys
D-pad
Power
LB + RB
Move
L stick
Sprint
Click L stick
Hand scanner/Flashlight
LB
Secondary attack
LT

Now, the spaceship button configuration.

Action
Button
Fire weapon 0
RT
Fire weapon 1
LT
Open scanner
LB
Switch flight modes
RB
Toggle POV
Options
Data menu
Start
Move
L stick
Fire boosters
Click L stick
Look
R stick
Fire boosters
Click R stick
Fire weapon 2
Y
Cancel
B
Ship action
X
Select target
A
D-pad UP
Increase system power
D-pad LEFT
Previous system
D-pad RIGHT
Next system
D-pad DOWN
Decrease power system

Starfield PC controls

Now, let's dive deep into what you can expect from Starfield controls on PC.

Action
Key or input
Look
Mouse
Move forward
W
Strafe left
A
Move back
S
Strafe right
D
Jump
Space bar
Sneak
Left CTRL
Sprint
Left SHIFT
Primary attack
Mouse button 1
Secondary attack
Mouse button 2
Melee
V
Throw grenade
G
Activate
E
Reload/Seathe weapon
R
Power
Z
Hand scanner/Flashlight
F
Open data menu
TAB
Camera zoom in
Mouse wheel up
Camera zoom out
Mouse wheel down
Toggle POV
Mouse button 3
Toggle always-run
Caps Lock
Auto-move
Numlock
Pause
ESC

Here are the spaceship controls on PC.

Action
Key or input
Look
Mouse
Toggle POV
Q
Switch flight modes
Space bar
Ship alternate control hold
Left ALT
Fire boosters
Left SHIFT
Fire weapon 0
Mouse button 1
Fire weapon 1
Mouse button 2
Fire weapon 2
G
Ship action
R
Select target
E
Increase power
Up arrow
Decrease system power
Down arrow
Next system
Right arrow
Previous system
Left arrow
Open scanner
F
Repair
O
Cancel
ESC

Finally, take a look at some quick keys you'll be able to use on PC.

Action
Key or input
Open quick-keys
Q
Quick-keys 1-10
1-10
Quick-key 11
[
Quick-key 12
]
Quick-save
F5
Quick-load
F9
Quick-powers
K
Quick-skills
P
Quick-inventory
I
Quick-mission
L
Quick-map
M

Can you customise Starfield controls?

Since the game is yet to be released at the time of writing, with early access just a few days away (except for you Game Pass users, sorry), we don't know if Starfield controls will be customisable.

We're almost sure that with such deep systems in place, Starfield will allow for plenty of button customisation both for those using their Xbox controller and, of course, a keyboard.

In any case, we'll be sure to update this article once we get more confirmation about potential Starfield control customisation once the game is out in the wild.

And that's it! We have plenty of more content for you to check out, so swing by our Starfield companions guide if you want to know more about the characters you'll meet in your journey and our deep dive into crafting if you're looking for a sneak peek into this system.

For all things Starfield, stick with us at Starfield Portal.

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