All PC controls in Escape From Tarkov

The full list of PC controls to help you figure out what button to push when you want to interact or swap weapons in Escape From Tarkov.

Escape From Tarkov is only available on PC right now, with many players searching up the list of controls in order to acclimate to the game. While some controls are relatively straightforward, like using your left mouse button to shoot, other presets are a bit harder to figure out. To help, we’ve put together a quick guide outlining all of the PC controls in Escape From Tarkov.

All PC controls in Escape From Tarkov

All PC controls in Escape From Tarkov
In the Settings menu for Escape From Tarkov, you can view a list of all PC controls and remap them based on what feels most comfortable to you.
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To view the list of PC controls in Escape From Tarkov, you’ll want to select “Settings” from the bottom right corner of your screen as represented by an icon with two gears. From Settings, select “Controls” and you should be able to view (and remap) all of the PC controls in Escape From Tarkov. You can also adjust things like mouse sensitivity and double click timeout.

By default, the PC controls in Escape From Tarkov are as follows.

  • Move Right: D
  • Move Left: A
  • Move Forward: W
  • Move Backward: W
  • Smooth Lean Right: D + L-Alt
  • Smooth Lean Left: A + L-Alt
  • Lean Right: E
  • Lean Left: Q
  • Fire: LMB
  • Aim: RMB
  • Switch Scopes: RMB + L-CTRL
  • Change Scope Magnification: RMB + L-Alt
  • Free Look: Mouse Wheel Down
  • Toggle NVG: N
  • Mumble: Y Open
  • Mumble Dropdown: Y
  • Mumble Quick Phrase: Y
  • Check Time: O
  • Check Time and Exits: O
  • Toggle Tactical Device: T
  • Switch Tactical Device Mode: T + L-Ctrl
  • Next: Mouse Scroll+
  • Previous: Mouse Scroll-
  • Interact: F
  • Throw Grenade: G
  • Reload Weapon: R
  • Quick Reload Weapon: R
  • Next Magazine: R + Mouse Scroll+
  • Previous Magazine: R + Mouse Scroll-
  • Check Ammo: T + L-Alt
  • Fire Mode: B
  • Check Fire Mode: B + L-Alt
  • Check Chamber: T + L-Shift
  • Prone: X
  • Sprint: L-Shift
  • Duck: C
  • Next Walk Pose: C + Mouse Scroll+
  • Previous Walk Pose: C + Mouse Scroll-
  • Walk: Caps
  • Overhead Blind Fire: W + L-Alt
  • Right Side Blind Fire: S + L-Alt
  • Sidestep Right: E + L-Alt
  • Sidestep Left: Q + L-Alt
  • Examine Weapon: L
  • Fold Stock: L + L-Alt
  • Inventory: Tab
  • Jump: Space
  • Knife: V
  • Draw Knife: V
  • Weapon on the Sling: 2
  • Weapon on the Black: 3
  • Secondary Weapon: 1
  • Slot 4: 4
  • Slot 5: 5
  • Slot 6: 6
  • Slot 7: 7
  • Slot 8: 8
  • Slot 9: 9
  • Slot 0: 0
  • Scope Elevation Up: PgUp
  • Adjust Scope Down: PgDn
  • Screenshot: PrtScn
  • Discard: Del
  • Hold Breath: L-Alt
  • Icons Toggle: I
  • Console: “”

Of the PC controls in Escape From Tarkov that can be hard to figure out at first, you’ll want to know that F is to Interact (opening doors, searching for items), C to go Prone, V to draw your Knife, and G to throw Grenade. Again, from the Controls menu, you’re free to remap any and all of the PC controls in Escape From Tarkov.

If you’d prefer a different key for Interact, all you need to do is click on the current setting and press a new key.

Now that you know all of the PC controls in Escape From Tarkov, we have other guides you may be interested in including how to split ammo in Escape From Tarkov, how to improve your FPS in Escape From Tarkov, and the squad size limit in Escape From Tarkov.

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