For many, figuring out the controls in Cyberpunk 2077 has been a bit of a chore simply due to a wonky scheme that you might not be used to. In its current state, you aren’t able to map te buttons to your liking, so that means you’ll have to deal with the default setup if you want to get through the game. In this guide, we’ll show you a handful of tips to make the most out of Cyberpunk 2077’s controls, whether you’re on PC or console.
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Control Scheme on Console
If you go into the game’s settings, you can check out the control scheme based on the setup you have — whether you’re using a controller or mouse and keyboard. Do note that on console, Cyberpunk 2077 does not support mouse and keyboard at this time (despite being able to use M+K on the consoles themselves).
Here’s the console control scheme:
|Holster Weapon||Double-tap Triangle||Double-tap Y|
|Quick-access menu||Hold Triangle||Hold Y|
|Use combat gadget||R1||RB|
|Aim combat gadget||Hold R1||Hold RB|
|(Melee) fast attack||R2||RT|
|(Melee) strong attack||Hold R2||Hold RT|
|Scanning mode||Hold L1||Hold LB|
|(Dialogue) up||Up on D-pad||Up on D-pad|
|Use item||Up on D-pad||Up on D-pad|
|(Aiming) zoom in||Up on D-pad||Up on D-pad|
|(Dialogue) down||Down on D-pad||Down on D-pad|
|(Aiming) zoom out||Down on D-pad||Down on D-pad|
|Cycle objective||Down on D-pad||Down on D-pad|
|Phone menu||Hold down on D-pad||Hold down on D-pad|
|Open notifications||Left on D-pad||Left on D-pad|
|Call vehicle||Right on D-pad||Right on D-pad|
|Open garage||Hold right on D-pad||Hold right on D-pad|
|Sprint||Click in L3||Click in LS|
|Photo mode||Click in L3+R3||Click in LS+RS|
|Move||Left stick||Left stick|
|Quick melee attack||Click in R3||Click in RS|
|(Scanning)||Click in R3||Click in RS|
|Look around||Right stick||Right stick|
Aside from being aware of the game’s controls, there are a number of control settings you can tweak to your liking. Jump into the Controls section of the Settings menu and you’ll see everything you can customize.
We highly recommend bumping up the horizontal and vertical sensitivity, as the default setting is very slow. This comes down to personal preference, of course, but somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 for both horizontal and vertical sensitivity feels right. Play with it to find a setting that suits you.
It’s also advised to turn any sort of delay down to zero, as this will result in more fluid movement. Aside from that, don’t forget to double-tap Triangle/Y on console to holster your weapon. This is one of the game’s quirks that feels wonky in practice. Press Triangle/Y to cycle through your equipped weapons.
You can execute a nifty slide while running by pressing Circle/B. This might come in handy while being chased by enemies. Also, don’t forget you can quicksave by opening up the pause menu and pressing Triangle/Y. And for some reason, the “Skip dialogue” button is the same as the crouch button, so you’ll often find your character bobbing up and down at the end of an interaction with another character if you choose to skip through it.
While driving, we highly advise to press right on the D-pad to switch to a third-person view. This makes it much easier to navigate and tell how close you are to crashing into an object. Speaking of driving, if you hold down R1/RB, you’ll bring up a list of the radio stations, giving you an easy way to cycle through them.
For those of you who haven’t kept up with everything, there’s been quite a trail left by the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Earlier this week it came out that certain sequences in the game were using braindance segments which are well known to cause epileptic seizures. We’ve also covered how the developer was overworking its employees rather than delaying the game, inevitably, both ended up happening anyway. We also have a fantastic look at the appropriation of Asian culture in the title. And hell, if you just want more cyberpunk style games in your life, we have that too.