Age of Empires 4 Controls and Key Bindings

Age of Empires 4 controls and key bindings – Looking for the keyboard controls of Age of Empires 4? Here they are.

All the controls and keybindings given below are set by default and have not been changed in any way.

Age of Empires 4 – Controls and Key Bindings

Top Controls

  • Rotate camera (Hold) : Alt
  • Select all units on screen : Ctrl+A
  • Access secondary UI panel : Y
  • Reset camera : Backspace
  • Cycle through idle economic units : .
  • Cycle through idle military units : ,
  • Focus on last event : Space
  • Focus on Capital Town Center : Ctrl+H

Age of Empires 4 - Top Controls

Mouse Controls

  • Zoom Camera : Mouse Scroll
  • Pan Camera : (Hold+Drag) Mouse Scroll Click
  • Issue Order to Units : Right Click
  • Issue Facing Move Order to Unit(s) : (Hold+Drag) Right Click
  • Select Unit : Left Click
  • Bandbox Select Many Units : (Hold+Drag) Left Click

Selection

  • Select all unites on screen : Ctrl+A
    [Shift] : Select all units
  • Access secondary UI panel : Y

Camera

  • Rotate Camera (Hold) : Alt
  • Rotate Camera 45 degrees counter-clockwise : [
  • Rotate Camera 45 degrees clockwise : ]
  • Pan Camera up : Arrow Up / Alt+W
  • Reset Camera : Backspace
  • Pan Camera down : Arrow Down / Alt+S
  • Pan Camera left : Arrow Left / Alt+A
  • Pan Camera right : Arrow Right / Alt+D

Age of Empires 4 - Camera Controls

Unit Management

  • Cycle through selected unit types (forward) : Tab
  • Cycle through selected unit types (reverse) : Ctrl+Tab
  • Focus on selected unit(s) : F5
  • Follow selected unit : Home
  • Cycle through idle economic units : .
  • Select all idle Villagers : Ctrl+.
  • Select all Villagers : Ctrl+Shift+V
  • Cycle through idle military units : ,
  • Select all idle military units : Ctrl+,
  • Select all military units : Ctrl+Shift+C
  • Cycle through individual Scout units : /
  • Cycle through individual religious units : ‘
  • Cycle through Town Centers : H
  • Focus on Capital Town Center : Ctrl+H
  • Select all military production buildings : F1
  • Select all economy buildings : F2
  • Select all technology buildings : F3
  • Cycle through Villagers gathering Food : Ctrl+F
  • Select all Landmarks, Wonders, and Capital Town Centers : F4
  • Cycle through Villagers gathering Wood : Ctrl+W
  • Cycle through Villagers gathering Gold : Ctrl+G
  • Cycle through Villagers gathering Stone : Ctrl+S
  • Return all Villagers to work (from Sheek Shelter) : Ctrl+Shift+R

Control Groups

  • Select control group 1 : 1 [x1] / Num 1 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 2 : 2 [x1] / Num 2 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 3 : 3 [x1] / Num 3 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 4 : 4 [x1] / Num 4 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 5 : 5 [x1] / Num 5 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 6 : 6 [x1] / Num 6 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 7 : 7 [x1] / Num 7 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 8 : 8 [x1] / Num 8 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 9 : 9 [x1] / Num 9 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Select control group 0 : 0 [x1] / Num 0 [x1]
    [Shift] : Add selected units to group
  • Focus on control group 1 : 1 [x2] / Num 1 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 2 : 2 [x2] / Num 2 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 3 : 3 [x2] / Num 3 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 4 : 4 [x2] / Num 4 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 5 : 5 [x2] / Num 5 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 6 : 6 [x2] / Num 6 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 7 : 7 [x2] / Num 7 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 8 : 8 [x2] / Num 8 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 9 : 9 [x2] / Num 9 [x2]
  • Focus on control group 0 : 0 [x2] / Num 0 [x2]
  • Set control group 1 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+Num 1
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 1
  • Set control group 2 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+2 / Ctrl+Num 2
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 2
  • Set control group 3 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+3 / Ctrl+Num 3
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 3
  • Set control group 4 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+4 / Ctrl+Num 4
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 4
  • Set control group 5 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+5 / Ctrl+Num 5
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 5
  • Set control group 6 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+6 / Ctrl+Num 6
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 6
  • Set control group 7 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+7 / Ctrl+Num 7
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 7
  • Set control group 8 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+8 / Ctrl+Num 8
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 8
  • Set control group 9 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+9 / Ctrl+Num 9
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 9
  • Set control group 0 to selected units(s) : Ctrl+0 / Ctrl+Num 0
    [No Selection] : Clear control group 0

Communication

  • [All] Global chat : Shift+Enter / \
  • Scroll chat messages (older) : Page Up
  • Scroll chat messages (newer) : Page Down
  • Focus on last event : Space
  • Attack Ping : Ctrl+R
  • Defend Ping : Ctrl+T
  • Notify Ping : Ctrl+E

Age of Empires 4 - Communication

Game

  • Toggle Players & Tribute panel : F6
  • Game Menu : F10
  • Toggle game time display : F11
  • Toggle team-based or unique player colors : Insert

Single Player

  • Quick Save : F8
  • Quick Load : F9

Replay HUD

  • Toggle cinematic mode : Ctrl+U
  • Toggle free camera : Ctrl+C
  • Toggle Fog of War : Ctrl+F
  • Slower : –
  • Faster : =
  • View next player : Ctrl+]
  • View previous players : Ctrl+[

These are the default PC controls of Age of Empires 4.

How to use WASD instead of Arrow keys in Age of Empires 4

You have to hold down ALT and then use W, A, S, D.

How to change or rebind locked controls and hotkeys

Follow this guide.


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Last Updated on October 31, 2021

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