Valheim PC Controls To Open Menus, Map, Inventory And More

Get started with the game with the help of these basic default controls!

Valheim is a brutal survival game where nothing is handed to you on a plate – you have to figure things out as you go. We’ve got a comprehensive wiki guide which will take you through each and every aspect of the game. But if you are wondering what are the PC controls to open menus, map, inventory and more, you are at the right place. Keep reading to know which buttons you need to use to bring up all the important windows in the game.

Valheim: How To Open Menus, Map, Chat, Console (PC Controls)

Let’s take a look at how to open the console, inventory, build menu, crafting menu, chat and map in Valheim using the default controls.

How to Open Console

You need to press F5 on your keyboard to bring up the console. This is where you can enable cheats and use console commands. Type in devcommands (and not imacheater) to start using cheat codes. Make sure to enable console commands by reading this article here.

How to Open Inventory

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Players can open the inventory simply by pressing TAB on the keyboard.

How to Open Map

Press the M button on your keyboard to open Map in Valheim. Here’s how to mark locations on the map as well.

How to Open Chat

You can open the chat menu by pressing the Enter key and start typing to chat with other players. The Chat is where you can use Emotes as well. Many players are confusing this with the console which is not where you can chat with other players.

How to Open Build Menu

To be able to use a Build Menu, you need to craft a Hammer first and equip it. After that, right click on the mouse with the Hammer at hand to open up the Build Menu.

How to Open Crafting Menu

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When you open the inventory using TAB, you will see a basic Crafting Menu on the right side of the screen. These are the items that you can craft without a Workbench. For those items that require a Workbench to craft, you have to build one first and interact with it to craft those tools, weapons etc.

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That’s all the basic controls you need to remember in order to open up various windows in the game. For the full list of Valheim PC controls, check out our linked guide. If you are curious to know how to open server as well, we have a guide on the Valheim Dedicated server that will help you out. Lastly, players who want to know about how to open sail and all the raft controls, we’ve got you covered as well. For more such guides, stay with Gamer Tweak!