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

Default Controls

PC

On foot
Key/Button Function(s) Notes
W, A, S, D Forward, strafe left, backwards, strafe right
Shift Sprint
Left-Alt Character switch
Q Enter/exit cover
F Enter/exit vehicle
R Reload weapon
Caps-Lock Enable/disable special ability
Space Jump
V Change camera view
Left Mouse Button Fire active weapon
Right Mouse Button Aim active weapon
Mouse Button Bring up phone
Up Bring up phone
Down Put away phone
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Weapon categories
M Interaction Menu
Land and Water Vehicles
W, S Accelerate forward, accelerate backwards
A, D / Left, Right Arrows Steer left, steer right
Left Shift Lean/tilt forward Motorcycles only
Left Control Lean/tilt backward Motorcycles only
Left Mouse Button Fire drive-by weapon If active weapon selected/available, or alternative onboard turret (driver only)
Right Mouse Button Aim drive-by weapon Ditto
H Cycle through headlights.
Space Handbrake
G Activate horn If vehicle has a siren, switches on or off siren.

If vehicle has warning lights, switches on or off siren.

Caps Lock Bicycle sprint Bicycles only
S Bicycle front brake Bicycles only
W (hold) Toggle Mouse steering Hold key down for duration preferred
H (hold) Lower/raise convertible roof Only if vehicle has convertible roof. See Vehicle Features

Only when stationary/driving slow.

Aircraft
W, S Aircraft throttle on, off
A, D Aircraft yaw left, right
Num 4, Num 6 Aircraft roll left, right
Num 8, Num 5 Aircraft pitch forward (nose down), backward (nose up)
Left Mouse Button Fire mounted weaponry (pilot only)
G Toggle landing gear up/down
H Toggle aircraft lights off/on
E Drop grappling hook/magnet/activate VTOL mode on/off If vehicle has grappling hook (Cargobob)

If vehicle has magnet (Skylift, mission only) If vehicle has VTOL mode (Hydra, Tula)

Insert Toggle aircraft weapon camera If aircraft has mounted weaponry. See Vehicle Features/Mounted Weapons.
Submersibles
W, S Submersible accelerate, decelerate
A, D Steer hard left, right
Num 4, Num 6 Steer left, right
Num 8, Num 5 Pitch forward (nose down), backward (nose up)
Left Shift Ascend
Left Control Descend
Left Mouse Button (hold) Toggle Mouse Steering Hold for duration preferred
Parachuting
W, S Parachute pitch forward (down), backward (up)
A, D Parachute turn left, right
Left Mouse Button Deploy parachute

Fire weapon (once deployed)

Right Mouse Button Aim weapon
Mouse Wheel Cycle drive-by parachute weapons
F Detach parachute (once deployed)
Q, E Parachute break left, right
Left Shit Parachute precision control
X Parachute smoke (hold)

Xbox 360 and Xbox One

On foot
Button Function(s) Notes
Left Stick Forward, strafe left, backwards, strafe right
A (tap, hold) Jog, Sprint
D-Pad Down (hold) Character switch Hold and use the Right Stick to select character.

May perform Quick Shift during missions - does not require hold or manual selection.

Left Bumper Enter/exit cover
Y Enter/exit vehicle
B Reload weapon
Left Stick Button + Right Stick Button Enable/disable special ability
X Jump
View Button Change camera view
Right Trigger Fire active weapon
Left Trigger Aim active weapon
D-Pad Up Bring up phone
D-Pad Down / B Put away phone
D-Pad Left (hold) Cycle weapon categories Press to cycle weapons.

Hold to bring up weapon wheel. Use Right Stick to cycle categories, and D-Pad Left / Right to browse weapons in selected category.

View Button (hold) Interaction Menu
Land and Water Vehicles
Right Trigger, Left Trigger Accelerate forward, accelerate backwards
Left Stick (left and right positions) Steer
Left Stick (forward and backward positions) Lean/tilt forward and backward Motorcycles only
Left Bumper Fire drive-by weapon If active weapon selected/available, or alternative onboard turret (driver only)
D-Pad Right Cycle through headlights.
A Handbrake
Left Stick Button Activate horn If vehicle has a siren, switches on or off siren.

If vehicle has warning lights, switches on or off siren.

A (hold, tap) Bicycle movement Bicycles only. Hold for casual cycling, tap repeatedly for bicycle sprint.
Left Trigger Bicycle front brake Bicycles only
D-Pad Right (hold) Lower/raise convertible roof Only if vehicle has convertible roof. See Vehicle Features

Only when stationary/driving slow.

D-Pad Left Cycle radio stations Press to cycle through radio stations. Hold to bring up radio station wheel, use Right Stick to select radio station.
Aircraft
Right Trigger, Left Trigger Aircraft throttle on, off
Left Bumper, Right Bumper Aircraft yaw left, right
Left Stick (left and right positions) Aircraft roll left, right
Left Stick (forward and backward positions) Aircraft pitch forward (nose down), backward (nose up)
A Fire mounted weaponry (pilot only)
Left Stick Button Toggle landing gear up/down
D-Pad Right Toggle aircraft lights off/on
D-Pad Right Drop grappling hook/magnet/activate VTOL mode on/off If vehicle has grappling hook (Cargobob)

If vehicle has magnet (Skylift, mission only) If vehicle has VTOL mode (Hydra, Tula)

Left Stick (Hold?) Toggle aircraft weapon camera If aircraft has mounted weaponry. See Vehicle Features/Mounted Weapons.
Submersibles
Right Trigger, Left Trigger Submersible accelerate, decelerate
Left Bumper, Right Bumper Steer hard left, right
Left Stick (left and right positions) Steer left, right
Left Stick (forward and backward positions) Pitch forward (nose down), backward (nose up)
X Ascend
A Descend
Parachuting
Left Stick (forward and backward positions) Parachute pitch forward (down), backward (up)
Left Stick (left and right positions) Parachute turn left, right
X? Deploy parachute
Left Trigger Aim weapon
X Cycle drive-by parachute weapons
Y Detach parachute (once deployed)
Left Bumper, Right Bumper Parachute break left, right
Left Bumper + Right Bumper Parachute precision control
A Parachute smoke (hold)

Visual Map

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Graphical map of some of the basic keyboard controls.