Controls information for Elder Scrolls Online on PC and Consoles is listed on this page.

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Controls Information









Look/Turn Mouse xb1-right-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4-right-icon-eso-wiki-guide Also used to navigate menus.
Move W, A, S, D xb1-left-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4-left-icon-eso-wiki-guide  
Sprint Shift (hold) xb1_ls-eso-wiki-guide ps4_l3-eso-wiki-guide Sprinting rapidly depletes your Stamina. When on horseback, this control causes your horse to gallop.
On Xbox and PS4, you click down on the left stick
Activate AutoRun Num Lock N/A N/A When On, you will sprint when moving instead of walking.
Jump Space xb1_a-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_x-icon-eso-wiki-guide This makes your character jump. This does not deplete your stamina, unlike previous Elder Scrolls games. Also, while on horseback, it will cause your horse to jump if you are moving forward, or rear back if you are stopped.
Sneak Mode Ctrl xb1_rs-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_r3-icon-eso-wiki-guide Toggle crouch/sneak mode
On Xbox and PS4, you click down on the right stick


Ready Weapon/
Sheathe Weapon
Z xb1_dpad_left-icon-eso-wiki-guide(hold) ps4_dpad_left-icon-eso-wiki-guide(hold) Toggles weapon between ready and sheathed.
If used while drawing a bow or holding a charged spell, this control cancels the attack.
Swap Weapons ` xb1_dpad_left-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_dpad_left-icon-eso-wiki-guide Swap weapon/skill sets (level 15+).
Light Attack Left Click xb1_rt-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_r2-icon-eso-wiki-guide Attack with the weapon in your right hand or cast the spell assigned to your right hand.
Heavy Attack Left Click (hold) xb1_rt-icon-eso-wiki-guide(hold) ps4_r2-icon-eso-wiki-guide(hold) A more powerful attack that restores stamina (with melee weapons) or magicka (with staves).
When using a bow, draw the bow; the longer you hold, the more damage you will do. The maximum damage and range is reached in about 1 sec. Releasing the control will fire the arrow. A heavy bow attack also restores stamina.
Block Right Click xb1_lt-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_l2-icon-eso-wiki-guide Will block, using whatever shield or weapons are equipped.
Break Free
Right Click + Left Click xb1_lt-icon-eso-wiki-guide+xb1_rt-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_l2-icon-eso-wiki-guide+ps4_r2-icon-eso-wiki-guide Perform a bash, interrupting some enemy attacks.
Also used to Break Free of crowd control effects.
Skill Attack 1,2,3,4,5 xb1_x-icon-eso-wiki-guidexb1_y-icon-eso-wiki-guidexb1_b-icon-eso-wiki-guidexb1_lb-icon-eso-wiki-guidexb1_rb-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_square-icon-eso-wiki-guideps4_triangle-icon-eso-wiki-guideps4_circle-icon-eso-wiki-guideps4_l1-icon-eso-wiki-guideps4_l2-icon-eso-wiki-guide Uses the skill assigned to that slot, if the player currently has the magicka or stamina that the skill requires.
Ultimate R xb1_lb-icon-eso-wiki-guidexb1_rb-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_l1-icon-eso-wiki-guideps4_l2-icon-eso-wiki-guide Use the ultimate skill currently slotted, if the player has sufficient ultimate points accumulated.
Synergy X xb1_y-icon-eso-wiki-guidexb1_b-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_triangle-icon-eso-wiki-guideps4_circle-icon-eso-wiki-guide Activate Synergy with another player's ability.
Dodge W, A, S, D (double-tap) xb1_lt-icon-eso-wiki-guide+xb1_a-icon-eso-wiki-guide with xb1-left-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_l2-icon-eso-wiki-guideps4_x-icon-eso-wiki-guide with ps4-left-icon-eso-wiki-guide Dodge in that direction. Can be also bound to a single button on PC/Mac.
Target Tab N/A N/A Target the enemy under the cursor; successive presses cycles the target between available enemies. Targeting "locks" the effect of attacks on that enemy; no other enemies will be hit (even if they run between you and the target) until the target is dead or breaks the targeting lock. (Some skills can break target lock.)
Quick Slot Q xb1_dpad_up-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_dpad_up-icon-eso-wiki-guide Consumes whatever consumable item is in the primary Quick Slot.
Select Quick Slot Q (hold) xb1_dpad_up-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) ps4_dpad_up-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) Opens the Quick Slot wheel for viewing. The player can move their mouse in the direction of a slotted consumable to select it as the primary.
Command Pet Y N/A N/A Direct Sorcerer combat pet to a specific target.


Character Menus Alt Option xb1_menu-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_options-icon-eso-wiki-guide Leaves whatever menu/list is currently open, or reopens the last menu/list UI that was open.
Inventory I     Inventory (Item List)
Character C     Character screen
Guilds G     Guild screen
Journal J     Journal, showing quests, achievements, and the character's library of read books.
Skills K     Skills
Champion =     Champion System screen
Collections U     Account-wide collectible items
Alliance War L     Alliance war information
Map M xb1_view-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_trackpad-icon-eso-wiki-guide Map
Notifications N     Notifications
Social O     Social tools
Group P     Group tools
Crown Store .     Access the Crown Store
Mail #     In-game mail system
Quest Cycle T xb1_dpad_right-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_dpad_right-icon-eso-wiki-guide Cycles the active quest through the character's quest list.
Settings Esc xb1_menu-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_options-icon-eso-wiki-guide Game settings and options.
Help F1     Help
Emotes   xb1_dpad_right-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) ps4_dpad_right-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) Access a list of quick-slotted emotes.


Fire Siege Weapon Left Click xb1_rt-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_r2-icon-eso-wiki-guide  
Exit Siege Weapon Alt Option xb1_b-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_circle-icon-eso-wiki-guide  
Stow Siege Weapon X xb1_y-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_triangle-icon-eso-wiki-guide  

General Gameplay

Interact with Environment E xb1_a-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_x-icon-eso-wiki-guide Activate, use, talk, gather, etc.
Interact with Player F xb1_menu-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) ps4_options-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) Interact with another player.
Activate Cursor . N/A N/A  
Viewpoint V xb1_dpad_down-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_dpad_down-icon-eso-wiki-guide Toggle first and third person camera.
Viewpoint distance Mouse wheel xb1_dpad_down-icon-eso-wiki-guidexb1-right-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) ps4_dpad_down-icon-eso-wiki-guideps4-right-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) Zoom camera in or out in 3rd person. Zooming all the way in will switch to first-person mode; zooming out while in the first person will switch to third-person mode.
Mount H xb1_view-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) ps4_trackpad-icon-eso-wiki-guide (hold) Toggle mount. (The player will also dismount during some types of interaction, or when entering interior spaces.)
Toggle Fullscreen Alt+Enter N/A N/A Toggle Fullscreen/Windowed game mode.
Screenshot Prt Scr F12 xb1_menu-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_options-icon-eso-wiki-guide Take screenshot. Xbox and PS4 need to opens a console menu with options to take a screenshot or video clip.
Start Chat Enter xb1_menu-icon-eso-wiki-guide+xb1_view-icon-eso-wiki-guide ps4_options-icon-eso-wiki-guide+ps4_trackpad-icon-eso-wiki-guide  

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    • Anonymous

      Hello, is there a way to be able to use keyboard for game controls on Xbox? I swear when I first signed in it asked me if I wanted to use keyboard or controller. I selected controller at the time but would like to be able to switch between them.

      • Anonymous

        I own a PS4 PVSR and can't seem to talk to any NPCs. When I go to the Riverwood tavern, and look at the bartender, I only get the (X) for Pickpocket option. What Dualshock 4 controls do I use to open a dialogue menu.

        • Anonymous

          So on the PC/Mac version with a controller I do not have this problem, but when using a keyboard, I can not move the cursor on the map (or move the map under the cursor. I can go up and down levels with right or left clicking, but I can't find the equivalent of the 'left stick' movement on the map.

          • Anonymous

            Will there be anyway to make x interact on Xbox 1?? If not then why? Having a as interact makes no sense when x is interact in literally every other game. I don't want to have to learn new controls just for this particular game. After playing for about an hour I decided to play tomb raider and Everytime I went to interact with something I would hit a and end up falling of a ledge bc a isn't interact in that game. I can rebind all controls on Skyrim, so why can't we on eso? That makes no sense

            • Anonymous

              If you have a keyboard hooked up to the ps4 you can input some commands like changing the chat or some gestures. /flute /lute /drum /eat /zone are but a few i found to work. Haven't learned how to whisper via commands yet.

              • Anonymous

                i have been unable to swap weapon bars for about a week now and my crouch button isn't working. please help me figure this out.

                • Anonymous

                  On Xboxone when I press the LS button I have to tap it 3 times then hold for somereason how do we chang the running button

                  • Anonymous

                    On PS4 I held down the touch pad and options button by mistake and now I cant get the chat box icon to leave the side of my screen. How do I make this go away?

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