Controller Layout and Support | How to Use a Controller

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This is a guide to controller support and layout for the game Valheim. Read on to learn if you can use a controller, how to map your controls, and the control layout for the game!

Does Valheim Have Controller Support?

Valheim Has Partial Controller Support

Lucky for controller users. Valheim has partial controller support! Unfortunately, it is just partial support. This means there might be limitations with the controllers and might not detect some controllers. There is also the downside of not being able to map your controls in-game.

How to Use a Controller

Plug and Play

Steam Controller Settings.png
For PlayStation and Xbox controller users you should be able to plug in and the game should recognize the controllers without any fiddling!

Controller Not Working

If there are some issues with the controllers, you may have to check if Steam's controller configurations are on. Go to Steam and select Steam on the upper left, Settings > Controller > General Controller Settings, then select the controller you are using.

How to Map Your Controls

No in-game Mapping

Controller Config.png
As of now, with only partial controller support, there is no way to map your controls in-game. What you can do is use Steam's controller configuration settings to change your mapping. You can also get other player's controller configs for Valheim if you wish. There may be problems with this method though like the in-game button prompts not changing.

Valheim Controller Layout

General Controls

Action PS/Xbox
Camera Control
R stick.png
O button.png / XboxOne_B.png
X button.png / XboxOne_A.png
L1.png / XboxOne_LB.png
L3 button.png
R2.png / XboxOne_RT.png
L2.png / XboxOne_LT.png
L2.png / XboxOne_LT.png + O button.png / XboxOne_B.png
Alternate Attack
R1.png / XboxOne_RB.png
Open Inventory
Triangle button.png / XboxOne_Y.png
Sit Down
Square button.png / XboxOne_X.png
Put away weapon/tool
down R.png
Action Bar Naviation
Dpad left.png/Dpad right.png
Use/Equip Highlighted Item
Dpad up.png
Forsaken Power
Dpad down.png
Touchpad.png / XboxOne_Windows.png
Settings Options/Start

Menu Controls

Action PS/Xbox
L stick.png
Swap Menu Windows
L1.png / XboxOne_LB.png | R1.png / XboxOne_RB.png
Square button.png / XboxOne_X.png
X button.png / XboxOne_A.png
Open/Close Inventory
O button.png / XboxOne_B.png | Triangle button.png / XboxOne_Y.png
Drop Item
R2.png / XboxOne_RT.png + X button.png / XboxOne_A.png
Split Stack
L2.png / XboxOne_LT.png + X button.png / XboxOne_A.png
Craft Item
in crafting menu
Square button.png / XboxOne_X.png
Repair Items
at workbench crafting menu
down R.png

Building Controls

Action PS/Xbox
Build Menu
X button.png / XboxOne_A.png
R2.png / XboxOne_RT.png
R1.png / XboxOne_RB.png
Snapping Options
L1.png / XboxOne_LB.png
L2.png / XboxOne_LT.png + R stick.png
Change Building Tab
with build menu open
L1.png / XboxOne_LB.png | R1.png / XboxOne_RB.png

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