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Horizon Forbidden West Controls & Buttons Guide

Here are all the default controls in Horizon Forbidden West.

Want a quick controls list to keep open with you while playing the game? Then you are at the right place. Today we will give you all the Horizon Forbidden West controls in this guide for your reference. Also, note that all of these controls can be customized and changed to any button layout you like. So even though there are many layouts in the control scheme, today we will show you all the default ones.

All Horizon Forbidden West Controls

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Here are all the control layouts in Horizon Forbidden West:

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  • Triangle Button – Focus Tag Part / Use (Prompt)
  • Circle Button – Dodge / Shieldwing Deactivation / Swan
  • Cross Button – Jump / Grapple
  • Square Button – Shieldwing Activation / Toggle Quick Swap Targets
  • L1 Button – Weapon Wheel
  • L2 Button – Aim
  • R1 Button – Valor Surge (while Using Weapon Wheel) / Melee Light Attack
  • R2 Button – Focus Tag / Pry / Melee Heavy Attack
  • Left Stick – Move Aloy
  • L3 Button – Sprint Toggle
  • Right Stick – Control Camera
  • R3 Button – Focus Activate
  • OPTIONS button – Pause Game
  • Touch Pad – Show HUD
  • Touch Pad Button – Open Menu
  • Up Directional Button – Heal / Refill Pouch
  • Down Directional Button – Tool Use / Hold to open Hunter’s Kit
  • Left Directional Button – Tool / Weapon Technique / Override Mode Shift Left
  • Right Directional Button – Tool / Weapon Technique / Override Mode Shift Right

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Aiming Controls

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  • Triangle Button – Equip Pullcaster
  • R1 Button – Use Weapon Technique
  • R2 Button – Primary Fire
  • R3 Button – Concentration
  • OPTIONS button – Pause Game
  • Touch Pad – Show HUD
  • Touch Pad Button – Open Menu

Swimming Controls

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  • Cross Button – Swim Ascend
  • Square Button – Swim Descend
  • OPTIONS button – Pause Game
  • Touch Pad – Show HUD
  • Touch Pad Button – Open Menu

Horizon Forbidden West Mount Controls

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  • Circle Button – Mount Brake
  • Cross Button – Jump / Grapple
  • Square Button – Mount Duck Rider (Race Only) / Mount / Dismount
  • R1 Button – Mount Light Melee Attack
  • R2 Button – Rider Recovery (Race Only) / Mount Heavy Melee Attack
  • L3 Button – Aim Behind Toggle (Race Only)
  • OPTIONS button – Pause Game
  • Touch Pad – Show HUD
  • Touch Pad Button – Open Menu

So that’s our list of all the controls in Horizon FW. While you are here, make sure to check out our Horizon Forbidden West Guides like how to fast travelquest listflying mount, how to throw rocks and the best skills to unlock first.