Controls in Genshin Impact differs depending on the device. Mobile devices are primarily touch based controls (with one instance of Gyro input), PlayStation has controller inputs, and PC has mouse and keyboard inputs, or controller inputs.
PC and Controllers
Since PC is a flexible device, it can take both the standard Keyboard Inputs, as well as Controller Inputs. Touch is not supported on PC. Plugging in any brand of controller (Xbox and PlayStation) will result in a map of the respective controller, with critical actions mapped to each button. However, connecting a Switch controller to the PC doesn't seem to be fully supported, even though the game detects it as a controller.
Disconnecting your controller without swapping back to Keyboard Inputs will cause the game to be soft locked, requiring a "force quit" (Alt+F4) to close the game and restart.
As with all types of controls, you can tweak the camera sensitivity for normal gameplay as well as Aimed Shot Mode. However, the game does not have the invert Y-axis option on mouse and keyboard. Inverting the Y-axis as well as the X-axis is possible only on a controller.
PlayStation consoles share the same controls as when using a PlayStation controller with PC.
|Function||Default PC Binding||Default Xbox Binding||Default PlayStation Binding|
|Switch Aiming Mode||R|
|Drop (while climbing)||X|
|Interaction in Certain Gameplay Modes||T||+||+|
|Switch to Party Member 1||1|
|Switch to Party Member 2||2|
|Switch to Party Member 3||3|
|Switch to Party Member 4||4|
|Switch to Party Member 5||5||+||+|
|Switch to Party Member and Use Elemental Burst||LeftAlt + Switch to Party Member||N/A|
|Open Shortcut Wheel||Tab ↹|
|Open Paimon Menu||Esc|
|Open Co-Op Screen||F2||+||+|
|Check Tutorial Details||G||+||+|
|Open Environment Information||U||+||+|
|Open Chat Screen||↵ Enter|
|Open the Adeptal Mirror (inside Serenitea Pot)||F6||+||+|
|Open Inventory||B||Accessible via Shortcut Wheel or Paimon Menu|
|Open Character Screen||C|
|Open Adventurer Handbook Screen||F1|
|Open Wish Screen||F3|
|Open Battle Pass Screen||F4|
|Open the Events Menu||F5|
|Open the Furnishing Screen (inside Serenitea Pot)||F7|
|Open Quest Menu||J|
|Open Party Setup Screen||L|
|Open Friends Screen||O|
|Open Notification Details||Y||N/A|
Mobile devices lack buttons to be mapped to certain functionality; all actions are done by tapping the screen. However, there is an extra feature called "Gyro Aiming". With Gyro Aiming enabled, you can use the gyroscope in your mobile device for Aimed Shot.
The following controls can be changed under Settings.
|Camera Sensitivity||1 – 5|
|Camera Sensitivity (Aimed Shot Mode)||1 – 5|
|Gyro Aiming||On / Off||Affects Aimed Shot Mode.|
On: You can tilt your phone to move the camera.
Off: Keeps the camera fixed and you can manually move it by touching and dragging the screen.
|Mode: Walk||Default or Use the button to switch||Default: While moving, you can switch between walking and running based on your finger's position relative to the center of the touchpad.|
Use button: Adds a small button on the lower right side of the screen, right above your UID. Clicking on it toggles between walking and running.