All the Dayz Keyboard Controls: Movement, General, Weapons, Vehicles, Communication, hidden gestures, and reconfigure controls

Dayz Keyboard Controls

How to reconfigure the controls?

From the in-game menu press “Esc” > Configuration Menu > Controls, and change whatever you want:

Dayz Keyboard Controls – Movement

  • W – Move Forward
  • S – Move Backward
  • A – Strafe Left
  • D – Strafe Right
  • Q – Lean Left (Q x2 = Toggle)
  • E – Lean Right (E x2 = Toggle)
  • Left Control – Walk OR Jog (Hold OR x2)
  • Left Shift – Run (Hold)
  • Space – Jump OR Vault
  • C – Crouch
  • Hold C – Prone

Dayz Keyboard Controls – General

  • Tab – Inventory
  • ~ – Hotbar / HUD
  • 0, 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – Hotkey slots
  • Mouse Right button – Lower OR Raise item in hands
  • Mouse Left button – Flashlight
  • G – Throw or Hold Item in hands
  • Alt OR * – Free look
  • Enter OR V – Change First OR Third person view
  • L – Night Vision
  • Mouse Middle button (Hold) – Zoom
  • Mouse Left Button OR F – Use OR Action

Dayz Keyboard Controls – Weapons

These Keyboard Controls are weapon exclusive

  • Left Mouse Button – Swing weapon if Melee OR Fire weapon if Firearm
  • Right Mouse button – Get your weapon ready
  • Scroll whell (Mouse) – Use zoom
  • Left Control (Hold) – Hold Breath (improves aiming)
  • R – Reload
  • X – Toggle weapon firing more
  • Page Up – Zeroing Up
  • Page Down – Zeroing Down
  • F – Use a Firearm as a melee weapon

Dayz Keyboard Controls – Vehicles

These Keyboard Controls are vehicle exclusive

  • W OR Up arrow – Accelerate
  • S OR Down arrow – Slow Down
  • A OR Left arrow – Turn left
  • D OR Right arrow – Turn right
  • Q – Gear -1
  • E – Gear +1
  • Left Shift – Turbo

Dayz Keyboard Controls – Communication

  • / – Enables Text chat
  • Caps lock – Hold = speak in voice chat | Doube tap = enables or disables voice chat
  • Up arrow – Your voice volume
  • F1 – Hello
  • F2 – Hands up
  • F3 – Sit down OR Heart
  • F4 – Fuck off
  • F5 – Surrender
  • F6 – Point OR Magnifique
  • F7 – Thumbs Up OR Point
  • F8 – Facepalm OR Taunt Elbow
  • F9 – Silent OR Thumbs Up
  • F10 – Die
  • F11 – Suicide

Hidden gestures

There are more gestures, but if you want to use them you have to replace them by one of the previous:

  • Heart
  • Salute
  • Sit Down
  • Timeout
  • Point at self
  • Watching
  • Stop
  • Listen
  • Move
  • Down
  • Come
  • Nod Head
  • Snake head
  • Shrug
  • Look at me
  • Think
  • Facepalm
  • Thumb down
  • Dance
  • Rock Paper Scissors
  • Cooking with stick animation
  • Clap