SCUM: Default Controls & Key Bindings


SCUM was recently released on Steam as an early access title. The game can feel quite intimidating as it has a lot of deep survival tactics. There are plenty of controls to learn.

At any point, you can take a look at the controls in-game by pressing Escape, heading to Settings then Controls. Luckily, the game was released with the ability to change the bindings to anything you want.

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Controls menu in SCUM

At the moment, it doesn’t seem like there is any support for Xbox One or PS4 controllers. Although this could come at a later date with the game being in early access.

Below, you can see the list of default controls for SCUM. Whilst we have covered a few more guides for the game, available here.

Movement Controls:

  • Move: WASD
  • Jump/Climb: Spacebar
  • Crouch/Dive in: C
  • Prone: X
  • Increase/Decrease movement speed: Scroll whee up/down
  • Lean Left/Right: Q/E


  • Punch/Kick: Left mouse button
  • Block: Right mouse button
  • Previous/Next target: Q/E
  • Toggle target selection mode: H


  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Aim down sights: Right mouse button
  • Reload: R
  • Hold breath: Left CTRL
  • Toggle weapon firing mode: Middle mouse button


  • Combat Mode: V
  • Character Menu: TAB
  • Interact: F
  • Change Camera: Enter
  • Toggle Map: M
  • Toggle Event Scoreboard: F1
  • Toggle Night Vision: G
  • Free Look: Left ALT
  • Push to talk: B


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