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For Controls in other games, see Controls (disambiguation).

Note: Keybindings can be changed in the ../BioWare/DragonAge/Settings/keybindings.ini file. This page describes the default behavior.

Note: Console refers to the PlayStation/Xbox versions of the game, whereas console refers to the developer tool. See Console (Origins) for more details on the latter.

PC Edit

Movement Edit

  • W moves forward with respect to current camera view angle
  • S moves backwards with respect to current camera view angle
  • A rotates camera counter-clockwise
  • D rotates camera clockwise
  • H toggles hold party
  • Left/Right arrows slide the camera left/right respectively
  • Right-clicking and moving the mouse around rotates the camera view
  • Mouse wheel scrolling zooms the camera in and out
  • Right-clicking a point on the ground orders the currently controlled character to move to that point

Combat Edit

  • 0-9 trigger the respective quickslot ability for the selected character
  • spacebar toggles pause/unpause
  • / swaps weapon sets
  • Right-clicking on an opponent causes the selected character(s) to attack that opponent using the current weapon set(s).

Other Edit

  • Party member selection
    • F1-F4 select the party members in order listed on the screen.
    • = selects all party members
    • Left-clicking the portrait selects that member and shifts the camera to them
    • Right-clicking on a portrait (except the The Warden) starts a conversation with that character
    • Shift-clicking portraits selects the subset of members clicked
  • Files
    • F5 quick save
    • F9 quick load
  • Screens
    • C brings up the character screen
    • I brings up the inventory screen
    • J brings up the journal screen
    • M brings up the map
    • ESC brings up the main menu
    • ~ brings up the developer console
  • Tab highlights interactive objects

PS3 Edit

Movement Edit

  • The left analog stick moves the character.
  • The right analog stick moves the camera.
  • The control pad changes the target.

Combat Edit

  • X: Attack [Also for any other action, such as talking...]
  • Square, Triangle, Circle: Battle Menu shortcuts.
  • L1/R1: Switch party members. [R to next, L to previous.]
  • L1+R1: Select all party members. [Pressed simultaneously.]
  • L2: Opens Radial Menu
  • R2: Switch to secondary battle menu shortcuts.
  • L3: Locks the target. (Note: Doesn't actually lock the target. Just centers your camera and attacks on the target - said "lock" will freely move between enemies for no apparent reason. Very poorly implemented.)
  • R3: Centers the camera.

Other Edit

  • Select: Manages character, quests, inventory... etc.
  • Start: Pause Menu
  • Square: Skip dialog or cut scene

Xbox 360 Edit

Movement Edit

  • The left analog stick moves the character.
  • The right analog stick moves the camera.
  • The control pad changes the target.

Combat Edit

  • A: Attack [Also for any other action, such as talking...]
  • X, Y, B: Battle Menu shortcuts.
  • LB/RB: Switch party members. [RB to next, LB to previous.]
  • LB+RB: Select all party members. [Pressed simultaneously.]
  • LT: Opens Radial Menu
  • RT: Switch to secondary battle menu shortcuts.
  • Click Left Stick: Locks the target. (As previously noted, doesn't actually lock the target.)
  • Click Right Stick: Centers the camera.

Other Edit

  • Back: Manages character, quests, inventory... etc.
  • Start: Pause Menu
  • X: Skip dialog or cut scene