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Controls Options

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

PC Controls[]

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.

(Console players using a mouse and keyboard cannot change any keybindings at this time)

Movement[]

Key(s) 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/Vault
C Toggle Crouch
C Hold Toggle Prone

General[]

Key(s) Function
Tab ↹ Toggle Inventory Screen
~ Tap to toggle Hotbar (Hide/View) Hold to toggle HUD
0 to 9 Hotkey Slots
Right mouse button Lower/Raise Item in Hands
G Tap to throw/Hold to drop 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)
Left mouse button or F Use / Action
L Hold Toggles Night vision

Weapons[]

Key(s) Function
Left mouse button Fire Weapon (Firearms) / Swing Weapon (Melee)
Right mouse button Ready your firearm to shoot or your melee to swing
Mouse scroll wheel click in/scroll Use Optics/Iron sights on a firearm
L. ctrl Hold Hold Breath
R Chamber New Round (firearm)
X Toggle Weapon Firing Mode
Page up Zeroing - Up
Page down Zeroing - Down
Lmb and R Change/Insert Magazine
F Melee with a firearms while hip-fire aiming (Right-Click)

Vehicles[]

Key(s) Function
W or Accelerate
S or Slow Down
A or Turn Left
D or Turn Right
Q Shift Down One Gear
E Shift Up One Gear
L. shift Turbo
L. ctrl Slow Accelerate

Communication[]

Key(s) Function
/ Use Text Chat
⇪ Caps Lock Hold to speak in voice chat. Double-tap to toggle voice chat on/off.
Tap The up arrow key switches the player's voice volume. It has three settings to choose from, whispering, standard, and yelling.
F1 Hello
F2 Hands Up (Wave) (Stable branch)
F3 Heart with hands
F4 Fuck off
F5 Surrender
F6 Point (Stable branch)

Magnifique (Experimental branch)

F7 Thumbs Up (Stable branch)

Point (Experimental branch)

F8 Taunt elbow
F9 Silent (Stable branch)

Thumbs Up (Experimental branch)

F10 Die
F11 Suicide

Zombies are now attracted to the sound of a survivor's voice.

  • Whispering has a voice range of 7 meters.
  • Default has a voice range of 25 meters.
  • Yelling has a voice range of 45 meters.
  • The further a survivor/infected are from the source, the quieter it will be.

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.


Additionally, as far as 1.12 vanilla, you can also hold the period, or > key to open the emote menu.

Function
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)
Timeout
Point at Self
Watching
Stop
Listen
Move
Down
Come
Nod Head
Shake Head
Shrug
Look at Me
Think!
Facepalm
Thumb Down
Dance
RPS (Rock Paper Scissors)
Camp? (Cooking with stick animation)
Clap

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PlayStation Controls[]

Controls Options

Here you will find a listing of the various Game Controls available for use on the PlayStation 4|5 and assignment in DayZ Standalone.

Movement[]

Controller Function
Left Stick + Up Move Forward
Left Stick + Down Move Backward
Left Stick + Left Strafe Left
Left Stick + Right Strafe Right
Hold L2 + L1 Lean Left (only works with raised hands/weapon)
Hold L2 + R1 Lean Right (only works with raised hands/weapon)
Press L2 + L1 Barrel-roll left (only works with raised hands/weapon)
Press L2 + R1 Barrel-roll right (only works with raised hands/weapon)
Left Stick + Up Walk/Jog (slight tilt/full tilt)
Press Left Stick Toggle run
Cross Jump/Vault
Circle Toggle Crouch
Hold Circle Toggle Prone

General[]

Controller Function
Press Touch Pad Toggle Inventory Screen
Hold R1 Open Quickslot Menu, use Left Stick and Cross to select
Options In-game options menu
Hold L2 Lower/Raise Item in Hands
Square Double-Tap to throw/Hold to drop item in hands
R2 Flashlight On/Off (when raised with L2)
Hold L1 Free Look
Double-Press Right Stick Toggle Between 1st Person (1PP) and 3rd Person (3PP) Perspectives
Double-Press L1 Zoom
Press Square Interact (i.e. open door/trunk etc.)
Hold R2 Action (shown on-screen)
R2 Next Action (if available)
Hold R1 Toggle Night Vision (found in Quickslot Menu)
Press Up Turn item orientation (while placing crate, fence kit or similar)

Weapons[]

Controller Function
L2 Ready firearm to shoot (hip-fire) or melee to swing
R2 (with arms/weapon raised) Fire Weapon (Firearms) / Swing Weapon (Melee)
Right Stick (with firearm raised) Use Optics/Iron sights on a firearm
Right Toggle using scope (if attached)
Hold Left Stick Hold Breath
Hold Triangle (holding firearm) Change/Insert Magazine
Double Press Triangle Clear bullet from chamber
Left Toggle Weapon Firing Mode
Up (while using scope) Zeroing - Up
Down (while using scope) Zeroing - Down
Circle (with firearm raised) Melee with a firearm while hip-fire aiming

Vehicles[]

Controller Function
R2 Accelerate
L2 Slow Down
Left Stick + Left Turn Left
Left Stick + Right Turn Right
Cross Shift Down One Gear
Circle Shift Up One Gear
Triangle Toggle Headlights
Slightly Push R2 Slow Accelerate

Communication[]

The volume settings for Ingame-Voicechat can be adjusted in the Options-menu.

Controller Function
N/A on PS4 Use Text Chat
Down Hold to speak in voice chat. Double-tap to toggle voice chat on/off.
Hold Right Access to gestures menu

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Xbox Controls[]

Controls Options

Here you will find a listing of the various Game Controls available for use on the Xbox One|Series X/S and assignment in DayZ Standalone.

Movement[]

Controller Function
Left Stick + Up Move Forward
Left Stick + Down Move Backward
Left Stick + Left Strafe Left
Left Stick + Right Strafe Right
Hold LT + LB Lean Left (only works with raised hands/weapon)
Hold LT + RB Lean Right (only works with raised hands/weapon)
Press LT + LB Barrel-roll left (only works with raised hands/weapon)
Press LT + RB Barrel-roll right (only works with raised hands/weapon)
Left Stick + Up Walk/Jog (slight tilt/full tilt)
Press Left Stick Toggle run
A Jump/Vault
B Toggle Crouch
Hold B Toggle Prone

General[]

Controller Function
Press Windows Toggle Inventory Screen
Hold RB Open Quickslot Menu, use Left Stick and Cross to select
Menu In-game options menu
Hold LT Lower/Raise Item in Hands
X Double-Tap to throw/Hold to drop item in hands
RT Flashlight On/Off (when raised with LT)
Hold LB Free Look
Double-Press Right Stick Toggle Between 1st Person (1PP) and 3rd Person (3PP) Perspectives
Double-Press LB Zoom
Press X Interact (i.e. open door/trunk etc.)
Hold RT Action (shown on-screen)
RT Next Action (if available)
Hold RB Toggle Night Vision (found in Quickslot Menu)

Weapons[]

Controller Function
LT Ready firearm to shoot (hip-fire) or melee to swing
RT (with arms/weapon raised) Fire Weapon (Firearms) / Swing Weapon (Melee)
Press Right Stick (with firearm raised) Use Optics/Iron sights on a firearm
Right Toggle using scope (if attached)
Hold Left Stick Hold Breath
Hold Y (holding firearm) Change/Insert Magazine
Double Press Y Clear bullet from chamber
Left Toggle Weapon Firing Mode
Up (while using scope) Zeroing - Up
Down (while using scope) Zeroing - Down
B (with firearm raised) Melee with a firearm while hip-fire aiming

Vehicles[]

Controller Function
RT Accelerate
LT Slow Down
Left Stick + Left Turn Left
Left Stick + Right Turn Right
A Shift Down One Gear
B Shift Up One Gear
Y Toggle Headlights
Slightly Push RT Slow Accelerate

Communication[]

The volume settings for Ingame-Voicechat can be adjusted in the Options-menu.

Controller Function
N/A on Xbox Use Text Chat
Down Hold to speak in voice chat.
Hold Right Access to gestures menu

See Also[]