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Controls Options

Here you will find a listing of the various Game Controls available for use and assignment in DayZ.

Before jumping into the game, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the basic controls including the ability to move your character and interact with your environment. You can access these key assignments by visiting the Controls section of the Configuration menu, which you can from the in-game menu using the Esc key or from the game's main menu. Additional controls can be accessed via the drop-down menu at the top of the key assignment screen. You can reconfigure the controls based on your own personal preferences. The tables below show the default key assignments for the game.

Movement[ | ]

Basic controls layout

Basic game controls (outdated)

Key Function
W / Move Forward
S / Move Backward
A / Strafe Left
D / Strafe Right
Q Lean Left (double-tap to toggle)
E Lean Right (double-tap to toggle)
L ctrl Walk/Jog (hold for temporary; double-tap to toggle)
L. shift Run (hold for temporary)
Space Jump
C hold/push Stand
C push Crouch
C hold Prone

General[ | ]

Key Function
Tab ↹ Toggle Inventory Screen
~ Toggle Hotbar (Hide/View)
0 to 9 Hotkey Slots
Right mouse button Lower/Raise Item in Hands
G Throw Item in Hands
Left mouse button Flashlight On/Off
Alt or * Free Look
↵ Enter or V Toggle Between 1st Person (1PP) and 3rd Person (3PP) Perspectives
Middle mouse button Zoom (Hold)
Scroll Wheel View Available Actions
Left mouse button Use / Action

Weapons[ | ]

Key Function
Left Mouse Button Fire Weapon (Firearms) / Swing Weapon (Melee)
Right Mouse Button (Stable branch)

L. shift or Middle Mouse Button (Experimental branch)

Use Optics
L. ctrl(Hold) Hold Breath
R Chamber New Round (weapon)
X Toggle Weapon Firing Mode
Right mouse button Raise Weapon
Ctrl + Space (Stable branch) Toggle Raise Weapon
Page up Zeroing - Up
Page down Zeroing - Down

Vehicles[ | ]

Key Function
W / Accelerate
S / Slow Down
A / Turn Left
D / Turn Right
Q Shift Down One Gear
E Shift Up One Gear
L. shift Turbo

Communication[ | ]

Key Function
/ Use Text Chat
⇪ Caps Lock Hold to speak in voice chat. Double-tap to toggle voice chat on/off.
F1 Hello
F2 Hands Up (Wave) (Stable branch)
F3 Sit Down (Stable branch)

Heart (Experimental branch)

F4 Frig off
F5 Surrender (Stable branch)
F6 Point (Stable branch)

Magnifique (Experimental branch)

F7 Thumbs Up (Stable branch)

Point (Experimental branch)

F8 Facepalm (Stable branch)

Taunt elbow (Experimental branch)

F9 Silent (Stable branch)

Thumbs Up (Experimental branch)

F10 Die
F11 Suicide

Additional Gestures[ | ]

These gestures are not bound to any key by default, and must be assigned by the user (typically in place of an existing gesture assignment). In Experimental, new gestures have been rebound to existing keys, while some are still unavailable by conventional means.

Heart (Used to be bound to replace Frig Off during Holidays)
Salute (Non-functional in 0.62, functional in 0.63)
Sit Down (Alternate, named SIT_B)
Point at Self
Nod Head
Shake Head
Look at Me
Thumb Down
RPS (Rock Paper Scissors)
Camp? (Cooking with stick animation)

See Also[ | ]