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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.


Controller Inputs diagram

Since PC is a flexible device, it can take both the standard Keyboard Inputs, as well as Controller Inputs. However, currently plugging in any brand of controller (Xbox and PlayStation) will result in a map of the Xbox One controller, with critical actions mapped to each button. 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.

Any DirectInput (or XInput) supported HID game controller (USB or Bluetooth) will be recognized by the game as a valid controller, as the game runs on DirectX.

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 keybord. Inverting the Y-axis as well as the X-axis is possible only on a controller.

Function Default Key Binding
Move Forward W
Move Backward S
Move Left A
Move Right D
Switch Walk/Run Left Ctrl
Normal Attack Left Mouse Button
cannot be changed
Elemental Skill E
Elemental Burst Q
Sprint Left Shift
Sprint Right Mouse Button
cannot be changed
Switch Aiming Mode R
Jump Space
Drop (while climbing) X
Pick Up/Interact F
Quick-Use Gadget Z
Interaction in Certain Gameplay Modes T
Quest Navigation V
Abandon Challenge P
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 Left Alt + Switch Character
cannot be changed
Open Character Wheel Tab
Open Inventory B
Open Character Screen C
Open Map M
Open Paimon Menu Esc
cannot be changed
Open Adventurer Handbook Screen F1
Open Co-Op Screen F2
Open Wish Screen F3
Open Battle Pass Screen F4
Open the Events Menu F5
Open the Adeptal Mirror (inside Serenitea Pot) F6
Open the Furnishing Screen (inside Serenitea Pot) F7
Open Quest Menu J
Open Notification Details Y
Open Chat Screen Enter
Open Special Environment Information U
Check Tutorial Details G
Elemental Sight (Hold) Middle Mouse Button
Show Cursor Left Alt
Open Party Setup Screen L
Open Friends Screen O
Open dialogue pop-up to exit domain
Exit interface or dialogue pop-up
Cancel certain actions, such as changing key bindings
(same as "Open Paimon Menu")
cannot be changed
Reset camera angle Middle Mouse Button
(same as "Elemental Sight (Hold)")
cannot be changed
Photo Mode: Picture settings F1
(independent of "Open Adventurer Handbook Screen")
cannot be changed
Photo Mode: Character pose F2
(independent of "Open Co-Op Screen")
cannot be changed
Photo Mode: Character expression F3
(independent of "Open Wish Screen")
cannot be changed
Photo Mode: Hide UI Ctrl+H

cannot be changed
Photo Mode: Take Photo Enter
(independent of "Open Chat Screen")
cannot be changed


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.

Control Possible Settings Notes
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.


Action Control
Move Character Left Stick
Rotate Camera Right Stick
Switch to Party Member 1 Up
Switch to Party Member 2 Right
Switch to Party Member 3 Left
Switch to Party Member 4 Down
Switch to Party Member 5 L1 + Triangle ()
Open Shortcut Wheel L1
Switch Aiming Mode L2
Sprint R1
Elemental Skill R2
Elemental Burst Triangle ()
Normal Attack Circle ()
Jump Cross ()
Pick Up/Interact Square (⬜︎)
Open Paimon Screen Options
Abandon Challenge L3 + R3
Chat Touch Pad
Cannot change input method for this function

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 2.2
  • Added PC platform support for DualSense™ Wireless Controller for PS5™.

Version 1.6

  • Added keybinds for "Open Party Setup Screen" and "Open Friends Screen".

Version 1.5

  • Added keybinds for Serenitea Pot
  • Added more camera customizations for mobile

Version 1.4

  • Camera mode's keybinds were changed to be independent of other keybinds that have were the same by default.

Version 1.1

  • Added ability to change most keybinds

Version 1.0

  • Controls were released.