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Personal controls[edit]

Use these controls to move your character and interact with the world, interface, or other characters.

  • WS : move forwards/backwards
  • AD : strafe left/right (steer left/right when mounted)
  • F : talk to NPCs, interact with doors and objects
  • Space : jump
  • Ctrl+J : horse rears (stopping instantly)
  • PC Mouse Left Click.png : attack
  • PC Mouse Right Click.png : block, cancel attack
  • PC Mouse Wheel Up.png : cycle weapons
  • PC Mouse Wheel Down.png : cycle shields
  • \ : sheathe weapon
  • Tab : leave location/retreat
  • LShift : zoom
  • ~ : view outfit (hold and move PC Mouse.png)
  • R : toggle first-/third-person view
  • E : Kick (Warband only)
  • X : toggle weapon mode (Warband only)

Misc controls[edit]

  • Esc : menu (outside battle), options (during battle)
  • F12 : quick save
  • Alt+Enter : fullscreen/windowed (toggle)
  • F10 : access menu bar (windowed mode only)
  • C : character window
  • I : inventory window (use Baggage to access during combat)
  • P : party window (inaccessible during combat)
  • Q : quests window
  • L : game log window
  • Ctrl+Insert : take screenshot
  • Ctrl+PC Mouse Left Click.png : quick swap left/right (trading/looting/etc.)

Map controls[edit]

  • WASD : move view
  • PC Mouse.png : rotate view (move cursor to appropriate screen edge)
  • + or PC Mouse Wheel Up.png : zoom in
  • - or PC Mouse Wheel Down.png : zoom out
  • Space : wait (time advances)
  • Ctrl+Space : accelerate time

Party commands[edit]

Use these controls to determine what party member types hear you and what they do. These commands normally apply to your troops only; allied forces can only be controlled during sieges or if you are the marshal of that faction.

  • Backspace : toggle command interface (use with PC Mouse Left Click.png and/or the commands below to position your troops)
  • 1 : order everyone
  • 2 : order infantry
  • 3 : order archers
  • 4 : order cavalry
  • Ctrl/Shift : select additional groups (e.g. 2 then Ctrl/Shift+4 to command infantry and cavalry)
  • 5 : invert selected troop types (e.g. if you are ordering cavalry, pushing this selects infantry and archers)
  • F1 : hold position (where you are currently standing)
  • F2 : follow player
  • F3 : charge
  • F4 : mount horses/dismount (toggle)
  • F5 : hold fire/fire at will (toggle)
  • F6 : advance ten paces
  • F7 : fall back ten paces
  • F8 : stand closer
  • F9 : spread out
  • F11 : use blunt weapons (toggle)