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Below you will find tabs that give the function of each button for the three systems that Dark Souls can be played on.

 

Playstation 3
Xbox 360
PC

 

Playstation 3 Controls

Playstation 3

  • Left Stick: Player Controls.
  • Right Stick: Camera Controls.
  • D-pad:
    • Up: Select magic
    • Down: Select quick item
    • Left: Swap Left hand weapon.
    • Right: Swap Right hand weapon.
  • Δ: Two-hand equipped weapon.
  • X: Action.
  • Π: Use selected item.
  • O:
    • Tap O: Backstep.
    • Slide down ladder: Stop moving, Tap O ->
    • Left Stick + Tap O: Roll.
    • Left Stick + Hold O: Run/Dash.
      • While Running + Tap O: Jump.
  • R1: Attack.
    • Forward + R1: Kick. (Guard Break)
    • While falling + R1: Takedown.
    • Behind Foe + R1: Backstab (weapon).
    • Tap O + Double Tap R1: Dash Attack
  • R2: Heavy Attack.
    • Forward + R2: Jumping Attack.
  • L1: Guard (shield), Attack (weapon, catalyst).
  • L2: Parry (small shield), Bash (large shield), Parry (weapon).
    • After successful Parry: R1 to riposte.
  • R3: Target lock/release.
    • Swap target by moving the Right Stick. Move it in the direction of the preferred target, from its current position.
  • Zooming With a bow: When a Bow is Equipped with two hands hit the L1: button to zoom. With the Hawk Ring the bow will have more range and damage.
  • On ladder:
    • O: Slide down.
    • R1: Upward punch.
    • R2: Downward kick.
  • Select: Gestures.
    • Alternatively, you can hold the X button and use the Six-Axis controls of the PS3 controller. These motions are shown in the Gestures menu.
  • Start: Menu.

 


Xbox 360 Controls

Xbox 360

  • Left Stick: Player Controls.
  • Right Stick: Camera Controls.
  • D-pad: Select items and equipment.
    • Up: Cycle remembered spells.
    • Down: Cycle equipped items.
    • Left: Swap Left hand weapon.
    • Right: Swap Right hand weapon.
  • Y: Two-hand equipped weapon.
  • A: Action.
  • X: Use selected item. (D-pad; Down)
  • B:
    • Tap B: Backstep.
    • Slide Down Ladder: Stop moving, Tap B
    • Left Stick + Tap B: Roll.
    • Left Stick + Hold B: Run/Dash.
      • While Running + Tap B: Jump.
  • RB: Attack.
    • Forward + RB: Kick.
    • While Running + RB: Running Attack (Swing/ Stab/ Thrust Dependent On weapon equipped).
    • While falling + RB: Takedown.
    • Behind Foe + RB: Backstab (weapon).
  • RT: Heavy Attack.
    • Forward + RT: Jumping Attack.
  • LB: Guard (shield), Attack (weapon, catalyst).
  • LT: Parry (small shield), Bash (large shield), Parry (weapon).
    • After successful Parry: RB to riposte.
  • RS: Target lock/release.
  • On ladder:
    • B: Slide down.
    • RB: Upward punch.
    • RT: Downward kick.
  • Start: Menu.

 


PC Controls

PC

This is the default button layout of the PC version.

The on-screen prompts and tutorial messages in the PC version are the same as the XboX version, and not very helpful if you use a keyboard.
Movement

  • W - Run Forward
  • S - Run Backward
  • D - Run Right
  • A - Run Left
  • Left Control (hold + movement) - Walk


Camera

  • I - Move Forward (up)
  • K - Move Backward (down)
  • L - Move Right
  • J - Move Left
  • O - Lock Target on-off / Reset camera


Switch Equipment

  • V - Switch Right weapon
  • C - Switch Left weapon
  • F - Switch Item
  • R - Switch Magic


Actions

  • H - Right Weapon Action (attack) / Range attack, uses left slot ammo (attack)
  • U - Right Weapon Action (heavy attack) / Range attack, uses right slot ammo (attack)
  • Left Shift - Left Weapon Action (block)
  • Tab - Left Weapon Action (parry/bash)
  • E - Use Item
  • Space - Dash (hold + movement) / Roll (tap + movement) / Backstep (tap)
  • Q - Action / Gesture (hold)
  • Left Alt - Toggle one-hand / two-hand grip


Menu Display

  • END - Open Start Menu
  • G - Open Gesture Menu


Menu Control

  • Up Arrow - Select (up)
  • Down Arrow - Select (down)
  • Left Arrow - Select (left)
  • Right Arrow - Select (right)
  • Enter - Confirm
  • Backspace - Cancel
  • Insert - Menu Function 1: Switch Status, etc.
  • Delete - Menu Function 2: Toggle Display, Remove Equip, etc.
  • Page Up - Switch Menu (right)
  • Page Down - Switch Menu (left)




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