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Requiring improvement: Xbox/PS Controls for Rockstar Editor, Camera action and Camera DoF

This article lists the default game controls for Grand Theft Auto V on the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Default Controls

Control PC Xbox PlayStaion Notes

General

Pause Esc
P
Start Start
Radar Zoom/Multiplayer Information Z D-Pad down D-Pad down
Cycle Camera V Back Select
Touchpad (PS4)
Toggle Special Ability CAPS Left Stick + Right Stick Left Stick + Right Stick
Character Selector L Alt (hold) D-Pad down (hold) D-Pad down (hold)
Switch to Michael F5
L Alt (hold) + Mouse (left)
D-Pad down (hold) + Right Stick (left) D-Pad down (hold) + Right Stick (left)
Switch to Franklin F6
L Alt (hold) + Mouse (up)
D-Pad down (hold) + Right Stick (up) D-Pad down (up) + Right Stick (up)
Switch to Trevor F7
L Alt (hold) + Mouse (right)
D-Pad down (hold) + Right Stick (right) D-Pad down (hold) + Right Stick (right)
Switch to GTA Online F8
L Alt (hold) + Mouse (down)
D-Pad down (hold) + Right Stick (down) D-Pad down (hold) + Right Stick (down)
Interaction Menu M (hold) Back (hold) Select (hold)
Start/Stop Recording F1
Start/Stop Action Replay Recording F2
Cancel Recording F3
Social Club Overlay Home
Context Action E D-Pad right D-Pad right Used to hail taxis or interact with pedestrians

Movement

Move Forward W Left Stick (up) Left Stick (up)
Move Back S Left Stick (down) Left Stick (down)
Move Left A Left Stick (left) Left Stick (left)
Move Right D Left Stick (right) Left Stick (right)
Jump Space X Square
Sprint LShift A (hold, jog)
A (tap, sprint)
X (hold, jog)
X (tap, sprint)
Enter Vehicle F Y Triangle
Stealth Mode L CTRL Left Stick (hold) Left Stick (hold)
Look Behind (on foot) C Right Stick (hold) Right Stick (hold)

Combat

Aim Weapon/ Lock-On RMB Left Trigger L2
Take Cover Q Right Bumper R1
Throw Grenade G Touchpad (PS4)
Detonate Sticky Bomb G D-Pad Left D-Pad Left
Light Melee Attack R B Circle
Heavy Melee Attack O B Circle
Melee Dodge Space X Square
Fire Weapon LMB Right Trigger R2
Reload R B Circle
Toggle weapon accessory E
Sniper/Camera Zoom in wheel forward
]
Left Stick (up)
D-Pad Up
Left Stick (up)
D-Pad Up
Sniper/Camera Zoom out wheel back
[
Left Stick (down)
D-Pad Down
Left Stick (down)
D-Pad Down
Motorcycle Melee Attack A & LB X & L1

Weapon Select

Weapon Wheel Tab Left Bumper L1
Next Weapon wheel forward
Previous weapon wheel back
Select Unarmed 1
Select Melee 2
Select Shotgun 3
Select Heavy Weapon 4
Select Special Weapon 5
Select Pistol 6
Select SMG 7
Select Assault Rifle 8
Select Sniper Rifle 9

Vehicle General

Exit Vehicle F Y Triangle
Next Vehicle Weapon wheel forward
Tab
X Square
Previous Vehicle Weapon [
Look Behind (in Vehicle) C Right Stick (hold) Right Stick (hold)
Next Radio Station .
mouse wheel down
Q
D-Pad Left D-Pad Left
Previous Radio Station ,
Next custom radio track =
Previous custom radio track -
Cinematic Camera R B Circle Tap for permanent view, hold for hold-lasting view.
Radio Wheel Q (hold) D-Pad Left (hold) D-Pad Left (hold)
Cinematic Slowmo L Right Stick (hold) Right Stick (hold)
Duck X A X PC/PS4/XB1 only
Stunt Jump Slow Motion Speed Up wheel forward
Page up
Right Stick (up) Right Stick (up)
Stunt Jump Slow Motion Speed Down wheel back
Page down
Right Stick (down) Right Stick (down)

Cars/Bikes/Boats

Accelerate W Right Trigger R2
Brake/Reverse S Left Trigger L2
Steer Left A Left Stick (left) Left Stick (left)
Steer Right D Left Stick (right) Left Stick (right)
Lean/Tilt Forward LShift
Numpad 8
Left Stick (up) Left Stick (up)
Lean/Tilt Backward LCtrl
Numpad 5
Left Stick (down) Left Stick (down)
Fire drive-by weapon LMB LB/RB On XB360/PS3 LB/L1 used by default, RB/R2 available as a settings option
Aim drive-by weapon RMB LB L1 Only if toggled on XB360/PS3
Headlights H D-Pad Right D-Pad Right Hold to raise/lower roof for applicable vehicles
Handbrake Space RB
A (XB360 only)
R1
X (PS3 only)
Horn E Left Stick (hold) Left Stick (hold)
Bicycle Sprint Caps A X Consoles require constant tapping
Bicycle Front Brake Q Right Trigger R2
Bicycle Rear Brake S Left Trigger L2
Override Driving Mouse Control LMB (hold)

Aircraft

Aircraft Throttle Up W Right Trigger R2
Aircraft Throttle Down S Left Trigger L2
Aircraft Yaw Left A Left Bumper L1
Aircraft Yaw Right D Right Bumper R1
Aircraft Roll Left Numpad 4 Left Stick (left) Left Stick (left)
Aircraft Roll Right Numpad 6 Left Stick (right) Left Stick (right)
Aircraft Pitch Forward Numpad 8 Left Stick (up) Left Stick (up)
Aircraft Pitch Back Numpad 5 Left Stick (down) Left Stick (down)
Aircraft Fire Space A X
Aircraft Target Left Numpad 7
Aircraft Target Right Numpad 9
Toggle Landing Gear G Left Stick (press) Left Stick (press)
Aircraft Grappling Hook/VTOL Mode E D-Pad Right D-Pad Right
Toggle Aircraft Weapon Camera Insert
Override Aircraft Mouse Control LMB (hold)

Submersibles

Sub Throttle Up W Right Trigger R2
Sub Throttle Down S Left Trigger L2
Sub Hard Turn Left A Left Bumper L1
Sub Hard Turn Right D Right Bumper R1
Sub Turn Left Numpad 4 Left Stick (left) Left Stick (left)
Sub Turn Right Numpad 6 Left Stick (right) Left Stick (right)
Sub Pitch Forward Numpad 8 Left Stick (up) Left Stick (up)
Sub Pitch Back Numpad 5 Left Stick (down) Left Stick (down)
Sub Ascend L Shift A X
Sub Descend L Ctrl X Square
Override Submersible Mouse Control LMB (hold)

Parachutes

Parachute Pitch Forward W Left Stick (up) Left Stick (up)
Parachute Pitch Back S Left Stick (down) Left Stick (down)
Parachute Turn Left A Left Stick (left) Left Stick (left)
Parachute Turn Right D Left Stick (right) Left Stick (right)
Deploy Parachute LMB
F
A X
Detach Parachute F Y Triangle
Parachute Break Left Q Left Bumper L1
Parachute Break Right E Right Bumper R1
Parachute Precision Control L Shift
Q + E
Left Bumper + Right Bumper L1 + R1
Parachute Smoke X Left Stick (hold) Left stick (hold)

Cellphone

Use Phone Up
MMB
D-Pad Up D-Pad Up
Phone Up Up D-Pad Up D-Pad Up
Phone Down Down D-Pad Down D-Pad Down
Phone Left Left D-Pad Left D-Pad Left
Phone Right Right LD-Pad Right D-Pad Right
Phone Select Enter
LMB
A X
Phone Cancel Backspace
RMB
B Circle
Phone Option Delete
Phone Special Option Space
MMB
X Square Used to dial numbers or enter website links
Phone Scroll Forward wheel back
Phone Scroll Back wheel forward
Change Mode (Camera) MMB
E
Left Stick (press) Left Stick (press)
Change Expression (Camera) X
Toggle Grid (Camera) G Right Bumper R2
Adjust Depth of Field (Camera) F PC/XB1/PS4 only

Grand Theft Auto Online

Text Chat Everyone T
Text Chat Team Y
Push to Talk N
Point At B Right Stick (double-press) Right Stick (double-press)
Drop Weapon F9 Weapon wheel + Y Weapon wheel + Triangle
Drop Ammunition F10 Weapon wheel + B Weapon wheel + Circle

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