This is a guide to the controls used in Valheim. If you want to know how to move your Vikings as well as how you can make them interact with the vast world, read on!
List of Contents
This list shows all the default controls set when you start playing Valheim. If you are not comfortable with the default keybinds, you can always change it by going to the Main Menu → Settings → Controls Tab.
|Attack||Left Mouse Button|
|Secondary Attack||Press Mouse Wheel|
|Block||Right Mouse Button|
|Alternative Placement||Left Shift|
|Zoom Out||, or Mouse Scroll Down|
|Zoom In||. or Mouse Scroll Up|
|Deconstruct||Press Mouse Wheel|
|Build Menu||Right Mouse Button|
|Previous Build Item||Q|
|Next Build Item||E|
This setting changes how fast your mouse responds to movement. Lower your slider when you think your screen is moving too fast.
This setting is for when you using weapons or tools that require aiming, like a bow! Check out this setting and change it to what you prefer!
Valheim is confirmed to support XBOX 360 gamepads. If you are using such, we recommend toggling this setting to ON!
|List of Controls||Character Creation Guide|
|How to Emote||Cooking Guide: How to Make Food|
|Comfort Level and Rested Explained||Map Guide: How to Mark and Ping Locations|
|Skill Leveling Guide||Best World Map Seeds|
|Controller Layout and Support||How to Build Fire Indoors|
|Combat Guide: How to Battle in Valehim||How to Parry: Parry Force and Parry Bonus|
|How to Hunt Deer||Bow Tips: How to Aim the Bow|
|List of Raids: How do Raids Work?||All Damage Types and Effects|
|Best Forsaken Power||Weapon Guide: How to Use Each Weapon Type|
|Crafting Guide: How Does Crafting Work?||How to Repair your Tools and Gear|
|How to Build and Upgrade the Workbench||How to Build and Upgrade the Forge|
|Advanced Game Mechanics|
|How to Use Cheats and Console Commands||How to Get Max Comfort|
|Farming and Resources Guides|
|Taming Guide: How to Tame Animals||Breeding Guide: How to Breed Boar and Animals|
|How to Plant Seeds and Grow Vegetables||Wolf Taming: How to Tame And Breed Wolves|
|House Building Guide||Fishing Guide: How to Fish|
|Dungeons Guide: Locations and Types||How to Sail|
|Haldor the Trader: Where to Find and What He Sells||Buried Treasure: How to Find|
|How to Get Into Sunken Crypts|
|Best Weapon Tier List||Best Armor Tier List|
|How to Play Multiplayer||How to Make a Personal Chest|
|PVP Guide: How to Turn on Friendly Fire||How to Fix Incompatible Version Error|
|Do Resources Respawn?||What Happens When You Die?|
|How to Split Stacks to Take One Item||How to Take the Best Screenshots|
|Should You Launch With Vulkan?||Best Graphics Settings|
|Best Cheats to Use: How to Cheat Well||Do Bosses Despawn? How Bosses Work|
|Do Items Despawn? How to Throw Away Items||Mysterious Figures: The Grim Reaper and Thor|
|How to Find Maypoles||How to Quick Transfer Items|
|How to Kick Players||What's at the Edge of the World?|
|Does Valheim Have Endgame?||Why is my Console Not Working?|
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