Overcooked 2 Default Controls & Bindings

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Gaming Overcooked 2 Default Controls & Bindings

The sequel to the beloved party game Overcooked was released today. It’s available on most platforms, including PC, Xbox One, PS4 & Nintendo Switch.

If you’ve never played the original Overcooked game, you may not be aware on what some of the in-game mechanics and control settings are. Whilst you can check for yourself in game, we have provided them below.

We have control schemes for PC as well as an Xbox One controller as that’s what we have at our disposal. You can assume that the PS4 bindings are the same as the Xbox One controller. Whilst Switch players may want to look in the games settings themselves.

PC Controls

Below is a diagram showing each of the controls. There are two different options available for playing with a keyboard. Either one person can use an entire keyboard, or two people can share the keyboard, using a half each.

If you are using the keyboard solo, use the controls on the right. These are WASD to move in all directions and E to use emotes. Whilst pressing CTRL allows you to chop items, ALT will make your character dash around the map, allowing you to move faster. Spacebar is used to pick up and drop items.

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PC Keyboard controls

Sharing the keyboard is a little more complicated. Player 1 uses the left half, with player 2 using the right half.

Player 1 uses WASD to move, E to emote and SHIFT to pick up and drop items. CTRL will Chop/Thro items and Left ALT will allow your character to dash.

Meanwhile, player 2 can use the arrow keys to move around and I to do emotes. Dashing can be done with ALT GR, Chopping & Throwing with CTRL. Finally, items can be picked up and dropped with right SHIFT.

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Xbox One Controls

Below is the control schemes for Overcooked 2 with an Xbox One controller. Again, two players can share a single controller. Although this may be a little harder to work with.

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Xbox One controls

If playing with friends, I recommend that you bring as many controllers as possible to make it simpler to connect and play. Using an Xbox One controller solo is simple. Use Y to emote, B to dash, A to pick up and drop items and X to chop/throw. Meanwhile, use the left analogue stick to move around.

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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!