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Controls can be modified and viewed at any time except during a multiplayer game.

Menu options[edit]

Applies when viewing one of the game's many menus.

Xbox 360 PC Action
Up lstick and Down lstick  ↑  and  ↓  Highlight Option
Left lstick and Right lstick and Change setting / Mode Slider
A button Enter and PC Mouse Left Click.png Confirm / Next Menu
B button Backspace Cancel / Previous Menu

Universal options[edit]

These options apply in all vessels and aircraft.

Xbox 360 PC Action
Back button Tab Activate Tactical Map ("RTS Mode")
R button X Jump In
None T Open Chat Window (Xbox players must use a headset when over Xbox Live)
Start button Esc or P Pause / In-game Menu
X button + Neutral dpad Alt + WSAD Command Menu
Left dpad and Right dpad Q and E Cycle Squadrons/Formations
Up dpad and Down dpad F and C Cycle unit in selected formation (Note: Does not apply to aircraft squadrons)

Map controls[edit]

Applies when the map is visible by pressing Tab or Back button

Xbox 360 PC Action
Y button O Show / Hide objectives
Left dpad or Right dpad or Cycle Objectives
RT button and LT button PC Mouse Wheel Up.png and PC Mouse Wheel Down.png Zoom Map In/Out
A button PC Mouse Left Click.png Select Unit
A button + Enemy Target PC Mouse Right Click.png + Enemy Target Order selected unit to attack target
A button + Friendly Target PC Mouse Right Click.png + Friendly Target Cover Target (aircraft)
A button + Your Unit PC Mouse Right Click.png + Your Unit Follow Target and become formation member (Warship or submarine)
A button + Empty Space PC Mouse Right Click.png + Empty Space Move to target destination (Note: Waypoints are made by right-clicking multiple times)
B button Space Cancel Move/Attack Order

Navy controls[edit]

Applies when in command of a warship or submarine

Xbox 360 PC Action
Left lstick and Right lstick A and D Rudder Left / Right
Up lstick and Down lstick W or S Speed Up / Down
Neutral rstick PC Mouse.png Rotate Camera
RT button PC Mouse Left Click.png Fire Weapon
LT button Hold Left Shift Switch Weapons
LB button R Repair Screen (Note: Applies to all vessels except PT boats)
Y button PC Mouse Middle Click.png Binoculars / Periscope
Neutral lstick PC Mouse Wheel Up.png and PC Mouse Wheel Down.png Zoom binoculars / periscope
None 1 Switch to anti-aircraft weapons (Note: Not all ships carry AA guns)
None 2 Switch to artillery (main cannons) (Note: Not all ships carry artillery)
None 3 Switch to torpedoes (Note: Not all ships carry torpedoes)
None 4 Switch to depth charges (Note: Not all ships carry depth charges)
RB button Left Shift Control Panel for launching aircraft (carriers or airfields) or ships (shipyards)
Up dpad F Surface (Note: Applies only to submarines)
Down dpad C Dive (Note: Applies only to submarines)

Aircraft controls[edit]

Applies only when in command of an aircraft

Note: It is highly recommended that PC players obtain a joystick for flying

Xbox 360 PC Action
Up rstick and Down rstick  ↑  and  ↓  or PC Mouse.png Pitch Up / Down
Left rstick and Right rstick and or PC Mouse.png Roll Left / Right
Left lstick and Right lstick A and D Yaw Left / Right
Up lstick and Down lstick W and S Throttle Up / Down
RT button PC Mouse Left Click.png Machine Guns
LT button Left Shift Bombing Mode
LT button + RT button Left Shift + PC Mouse Left Click.png Release Bomb / Torpedo