This page documents the controls available while playing Elder Scrolls Online and their default settings on each platform. You can re-map these controls to other keys to suit your preferences.
For the PC, the keys are based on a keyboard with US-international layout. Other keyboard layouts can have different keys assigned to functions
For the Mac, listed controls assume a full keyboard and mouse. Laptop keys and trackpad actions map in the default way.
Xbox One and PS4 controls have two options, default and alternative. Alternative moves “jump” from A/X to RS/R3, and “crouch” from RS/R3 to the down arrow on the D-pad. The option to change camera viewpoints is removed as a single button but can still be done along with the viewpoint distance available by holding down the down arrow.
For in-game commands, including chat commands, emotes, bug and feedback reporting, and the like, see Chat.
|Look/Turn||Mouse||Also used to navigate menus.|
|Move||W, A, S, D|
|Sprint||Shift (hold)||Sprinting rapidly depletes your Stamina. When on horseback, this control causes your horse to gallop.
|Activate AutoRun||Num Lock||N/A||N/A||When On, you will sprint when moving instead of walking.|
|Jump||Space||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||Toggle crouch/sneak mode
|Z||(hold)||(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||`||Swap weapon/skill sets (level 15+).|
|Light Attack||Left Click||Attack with the weapon in your right hand or cast the spell assigned to your right hand.|
|Heavy Attack||Left Click (hold)||(hold)||(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||Will block, using whatever shield or weapons are equipped.|
|Right Click + Left Click||+||+||Perform a bash, interrupting some enemy attacks.
Also used to Break Free of crowd control effects.
|Skill Attack||1,2,3,4,5||, , , ,||, , , ,||Uses the skill assigned to that slot, if the player currently has the magicka or stamina that the skill requires.|
|Ultimate||R||+||+||Use the ultimate skill currently slotted, if the player has sufficient ultimate points accumulated.|
|Synergy||X||+||+||Activate Synergy with another player’s ability.|
|Dodge||W, A, S, D (double-tap)||+ with||+ with||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||Consumes whatever consumable item is in the primary Quick Slot.|
|Select Quick Slot||Q (hold)||(hold)||(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||Leaves whatever menu/list is currently open, or reopens the last menu/list UI that was open.|
|Inventory||I||Inventory (Item List)|
|Journal||J||Journal, showing quests, achievements, and the character’s library of read books.|
|Champion||=||Champion System screen|
|Collections||U||Account-wide collectible items|
|Alliance War||L||Alliance war information|
|Crown Store||,||Access the Crown Store|
|#||In-game mail system|
|Quest Cycle||T||Cycles the active quest through the character’s quest list.|
|Settings||Esc||Game settings and options.|
|Emotes||(hold)||(hold)||Access a list of quick-slotted emotes.|
|Fire Siege Weapon||Left Click|
|Exit Siege Weapon||Alt||Option|
|Stow Siege Weapon||X||(?)|