Horizon Forbidden West Keyboard Controls and Key Bindings

Horizon Forbidden West PC is finally out, and if you are keen to play it using your keyboard and mouse, then take a quick look at the controls and keybinds. We also added a little about the issues some players face while playing HFW PC using a Game Controller and some ways to fix it.

So, in this article, we will briefly talk about the Keyboard Controls and Key bindings that will be helpful for you while playing Horizon Forbidden West PC.

Horizon Forbidden West Keyboard Controls and Key Bindings

How to play Horizon Forbidden West PC on a Keyboard – Controls

Here are the default Game Controls that you can use. It is pretty straightforward, like most AAA games out there. You can access and alter key binds by going to Main Menu > Settings > Controls > Control Mapping.

Game Controls HFW PC

Movement W/A/S/D
Camera Mouse
Toggle Walk/Run Caps Lock
Sprint Left Shift
Slide/Toggle Crouch C
Jump Space
Dodge Roll/Slow Mount Left Ctrl
Interact/Quick Save E
Toggle Focus Mode V
Use Selected Tool/Trap F
Cycle Tools Left Z
Cycle Tools Right X
Show HUD and Objectives (Hold) H
Manual Save (When Available) G

Combat Controls HFW PC

Fast Equip Weapon 1/2/3/4
Light Melee Left Click
Heavy Melee Left Shift + Left Click
Aim Weapon (Hold) Right Click
Fire Weapon (While Aiming) Left Click
Reload (While Aiming) R
Concentration (While Aiming) Left Shift
Weapon Wheel (hold) Tab
Tag Target (Focus Mode) Left Click

Menu Controls

Open Menu Enter
Pause Menu Esc
Page Left Q
Page Right E
Take All E
Skills K
Inventory I
Crafting O
Map M
Quests J
Notebook N

How to fix controller not working in Forbidden Horizon West

If you are using your Xbox or PS5 Game Controller to play Forbidden Horizon West on PC then you might come across connectivity issues. In that case, you can try out the following ways to fix it.

  1. Use a Wired Controller instead of a wireless one.
  2. Plug out all the unused controllers i.e. Joysticks, Wheels, and unused Game Controllers, and keep only the main controller connected with which you intend to play.
  3. If you are using a Wireless Controller and don’t have a proper Wired Controller, use a USB Cable or a Type C Cable and connect it making it a Wired Connection.
  4. Check your Controller connection. You will find it on Steam > Settings > Controller Options > Find Connected Controllers under Settings > Click on Begin Test to start testing Inputs. Try disconnecting and reconnecting it if the controller fails to show up.
  5. Disable the Steam input by finding the game in your Steam Library > Right click and Select Properties > Click on “Override for Forbidden Horizon West” and disable the Steam input. Restart your PC thereafter.
  6. If nothing works you can get a new Controller for yourself or try switching to a new USB Port as well.

So that was all about the Keyboard Controls and Key binds for Forbidden Horizon West!

If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. Click here to find more detailed guides on Horizon Zero Forbidden West PC.

That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on March 21, 2024

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