Borderlands 3: Controls & Key Bindings for PC

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Borderlands 3 has a lot of controls on PC, although a lot are ones you’ll likely never use. And some you have probably never heard of. Did you know holding Z opens a quick wheel where you can duel players and do emotes?

You can edit your key-bindings at any time in the game. All you have to do is open the main menu by pressing ESC, choose ‘Options’ and then ‘Controls’. At the top of the window, you’ll see some tabs. Head along to the third one along, labelled ‘Keyboard’.

PC Key Bindings

You can see a complete list of controls for PC below. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here

Borderlands 3 PC Controls

Below is list for all the default Borderlands 3 controls on PC. They are sorted into different sections including Movement, Combat/Interaction, Social, Miscellaneous, Driving and Common. If you have edited your controls/key-binds settings at any time, the controls below may not be correct for you. 

Movement

Action Default Keys
Forward/Accelerate W
Backward/Reverse S
Strafe/Steer Left A
Strafe/Steer Right D
Jump SPACE

Combat/Interaction

Action Default Keys
Fire LMB
Melee V
Reload R
Action Skill F
Throw Grenade G
Next Weapon SCROLL DOWN
Previous Weapon SCROLL UP
Weapon 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
Primary Use SPACE
Secondary Use SPACE
Weapon Mode SPACE
ADS (Aim) RMB

Social

Action Default Keys
Photo Mode P
Emote 1 Up-Arrow
Emote 2 Down-Arrow
Emote 3 Left-Arrow
Emote 4 Right-Arrow
Emote Wheel Z

Miscellaneous

Action Default Keys
Previous Tracked Mission [
Next Tracked Mission ]
Mark Target X

Driving

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Action Default Keys
E-Brake/Wheel Ability SPACE
Horn F
Exit Vehicle E
Swap Seats Q
Air Control WASD

Common

Action Default Keys
Character Menu TAB
Map M
Logs L
Inventory I
Skills K
Guardian Rank J
Roster F1
Matchmaking 1F2
SHiFT F3
Mail F4
LAN Browser F5
Quick Menu Z

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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!