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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.

PC and Controllers

Xbox diagram

PS4 diagram

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.

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 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
Actions
Move Forward W Icon Common 10 Up.png
Move Backward S Icon Common 10 Down.png
Move Left A Icon Common 10 Left.png
Move Right D Icon Common 10 Right.png
Rotate Camera Icon PC B Mouse0.png Icon Common 11 None.png
Switch Walk/Run LeftCtrl N/A
Normal Attack Icon PC B Mouse1.png Icon Xbox 1.png Icon PS4 2.png
Elemental Skill E Icon Xbox RT.png Icon PS4 7.png
Elemental Burst Q Icon Xbox 3.png Icon PS4 3.png
Sprint LeftShift Icon Xbox RB.png Icon PS4 5.png
Icon PC B Mouse2.png
Switch Aiming Mode R Icon Xbox LT.png Icon PS4 6.png
Jump Space Icon Xbox 0.png Icon PS4 1.png
Drop (while climbing) X Icon Xbox 1.png Icon PS4 2.png
Pick Up/Interact F Icon Xbox 2.png Icon PS4 0.png
Quick-Use Gadget Z Icon Xbox LB.png + Icon Xbox 1.png Icon PS4 4.png + Icon PS4 2.png
Interaction in Certain Gameplay Modes T Icon Xbox LB.png + Icon Xbox 2.png Icon PS4 4.png + Icon PS4 0.png
Quest Navigation V Icon Xbox 10.png Icon Common 10.png
Abandon Challenge P Icon Xbox 10.png + Icon Xbox 11.png Icon Common 10.png + Icon Common 11.png
Switch to Party Member 1 1 Icon Common Up.png
Switch to Party Member 2 2 Icon Common Right.png
Switch to Party Member 3 3 Icon Common Left.png
Switch to Party Member 4 4 Icon Common Down.png
Switch to Party Member 5 5 Icon Xbox LB.png + Icon Xbox 3.png Icon PS4 4.png + Icon PS4 3.png
Switch to Party Member and Use Elemental Burst LeftAlt + Switch to Party Member N/A
Open Shortcut Wheel Tab ↹ Icon Xbox LB.png Icon PS4 4.png
Menus
Open Paimon Menu Esc Icon Xbox Start.png Icon PS4 9.png
Elemental Sight Icon PC B Mouse3.png Icon Xbox LB.png + Icon Common Left.png Icon PS4 4.png + Icon Common Left.png
Open Co-Op Screen F2 Icon Xbox LB.png + Icon Common Right.png Icon PS4 4.png + Icon Common Right.png
Check Tutorial Details G Icon Xbox LB.png + Icon Common Up.png Icon PS4 4.png + Icon Common Up.png
Open Environment Information U Icon Xbox LB.png + Icon Common Down.png Icon PS4 4.png + Icon Common Down.png
Open Chat Screen ↵ Enter Icon Xbox Back.png Icon PS4 13.png
Open the Adeptal Mirror (inside Serenitea Pot) F6 Icon Xbox LB.png + Icon Xbox 0.png Icon PS4 4.png + Icon PS4 1.png
Open Inventory B Accessible via Shortcut Wheel or Paimon Menu
Open Character Screen C
Open Map M
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
Show Cursor LeftAlt

Mobile

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.

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.

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