Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) PC Keybinds and Controls

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers stunning gameplay featuring a slightly different control scheme from what players were previously expecting.

Being able to utilize all the commands based on the keybindings and controls can offer players a huge advantage in both exploration and combat.

You have the option to play via keyboard and mouse (which has changeable keybindings) or a controller that has fixed controls for the game.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 PC KeybindsPC Keybind Options

A lot of players tend to have it easy when playing with a keyboard and mouse, which is due to the many keybinds there are in the game.

The following are the keybindings in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Action

Keybind 1

Keybind 2

Camera Backward

SDown
Camera ForwardW

Up

Camera Left

ALeft 
Camera RightD

Right

Camera Rotate

MMBN/A
Camera Rotate LeftQ

Delete

Camera Rotate Right

EEnd
Camera Zoom InPage Up

Mouse Scroll Up

Camera Zoom Out

Page DownMouse Scroll Down
Centre Camera on CharacterHome

N/A

Toggle Tactical Menu

ON/A
Cancel ActionEscape

RMB

Context Menu

RMBN/A
Expand TooltipLeft Alt

N/A

Highlight Characters

GraveN/A
InteractLMB

N/A

Ping

Alt + RMBN/A
Prepare Main AttackLeft CTRL

N/A

Rotate Item Left

Mouse Scroll DownN/A
Rotate Item RightMouse Scroll Down

N/A

Select Character at Position 1

F1N/A
Select Character at Position 2F2

N/A

Select Character at Position 3

F3N/A
Select Character at Position 4F4

N/A

Select Next Character

Right BracketN/A
Select Previous CharacterLeft Bracket

N/A

Select Slot 1

1Numpad 1
Select Slot 22

Numpad 2

Select Slot 3

3Numpad 3
Select Slot 44

Numpad 4

Select Slot 5

5Numpad 5
Select Slot 66

Numpad 6

Select Slot 7

7Numpad 7
Select Slot 88

Numpad 8

Select Slot 9

9Numpad 9
Select Slot 100

Numpad 0

Select Slot 11

MinusN/A
Select Slot 12Equals

N/A

Sheathe/Unsheathe Weapon

UN/A
Short RestN/A

N/A

Show Item Labels

Left AltN/A
Skip VideoEscape

N/A

Toggle Climbing

Left ShiftN/A
Toggle Dual WieldingR

N/A

Toggle Group Mode

GN/A
Toggle HideShift + C

N/A

Toggle Input Mode

CTRL+Shift+QN/A
Toggle Weapon SetF

N/A

Alchemy

HN/A
Cancel End TurnSpace

N/A

Character Sheet

NN/A
Close WindowEscape

N/A

End Turn

SpaceN/A
Enter Turn-Based ModeShift+Space

N/A

Flee From Combat

Shift+SpaceN/A
Hold To Split StackLeft Shift

Right Shift

Illithid Powers

BN/A
In-Game MenuEscape

N/A

Inspiration

PN/A
Inventory and EquipmentI

N/A

Journal

JN/A
JumpZ

N/A

Leave Turn-Based Mode

Shift + SpaceN/A
MapMinus

N/A

Party View

TabN/A
Pin TooltipTab

N/A

Quickload

F8N/A
QuicksaveF5

N/A

Reactions

LN/A
ShoveV

N/A

Show/Hide UI

F10N/A
Show Sneak ConesLeft Shift

N/A

Skip

SpaceRMB
SpellbookK

N/A

Take All Items from Container

SpaceN/A
ThrowX

N/A

Toggle Info

Left CTRLN/A
Toggle SneakC

N/A

How to Change Keybindings in Baldur’s Gate 3?

To change the keybindings for the actions in Baldur’s Gate, you can open the main menu by pressing Escape (ESC) or when you are at the main menu outside of a game.

You will need to select Options and continue by clicking Keybinds to see the list of available options, giving you the choice of binding 2 keys for each action.

Click the slot that you want to change the keybinding for and press the key that you want it to be replaced with.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Controller Support

Baldur’s Gate 3 does offer controller support, and these allow players to enjoy the game just as much as keyboard and mouse users.

Below is a list of the controller controls and the actions that they are bound to:

Action

Controls

Map

Toggle View
Journal

Toggle View (Hold)

Manage Party

L2 or R2
Character Actions

L1

Move Character

Left Joystick
Toggle Selection Cursor

Left Joystick (Hold)

Jump

Up
Toggle Light Source

Up (Hold)

Previous Target

Left
Examine

Down

Hide Party

Down (Hold)
Next Target

Left

Game Menu

Start
Shortcut Menu

R2

End Turn

Y
Cancel/Exit

B

Interact

A
Active Search

A (Hold)

Context Menu

X
Move Camera

Right Joystick

Show World Information

Right Joystick (Hold)

Verdict

Playing on a Keyboard and Mouse or a Controller will allow you to play the game either way since all actions can be completed with both.

This is perfect for players who like to switch between input devices or those who are more familiar with specific ones.

While controllers do not have many options for controls now, it may be possible that they will have different setups in the future.

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Michael James has been an avid gamer since he was young. He loves to play video games and enjoys writing about it to share his experience and ideas with others. Aside from playing, he also enjoys helping other gamers both ingame and on-site.

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