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Control information of Star Citizen are listed in this page.

 

Flight Controls

Gamepad or Joystick

Target Focus. Your character looks at current target and attempts to keep the target in field of view. Once the target has moved out of the field of view, the head look will reactivate if you are able to get the target back in view within 3 seconds.

  • R3  gamepad
  • Button 11  joystick

Enhanced Stick Precision (ESP). This scales stick input as lag pips approach target, in order to reduce the tendency to overshoot. In this version (1.1), ESP is automatic for gamepad or joystick controls.

Aim-Only Virtual Joystick. Intended for use with joystick and mouse combination; is off by default. Locks/unlocks gimbaled weapons for mouse aim while also using joystick for flight control. While locked, the aim reticle follows current move input.

  • Right Shift  Toggles on and of

Mouse & Keyboard

Weapon Gimbal Lock. Can toggle on and off, or can maintain it while
holding Left Alt until released. Locks gimbaled weapons to fire straight
ahead.

  • Left Alt Toggles on and off, or holds on until released 

Target Focus. Your character looks at current target and attempts to
keep the target in field of view. Once the target has moved out of the
field of view, the head look will reactivate if you are able to get the target
back in view within 3 seconds.

  • L

Drag-to-Move Mode (Relative Mode). Can toggle on and off, or can
maintain it while holding Ctrl+C until released. Gimbled weapons
locked forward during mouse movement.

Ctrl+C Toggles on and off, or holds on until released

 

Other Controls

Eject. If a ship is equipped with an ejection system, you can escape. You
will float freely in zero-G until you press X to respawn.

  • Right Alt+L keyboard

Self-Destruct. All ships now come with a self-destruct sequence. This
can be activated at any point; it can be deactivated if you do so before
your ship explodes.

  • Right Alt+Backspace keyboard

Sensitivity Curves. Joystick sensitivity curves can now be customized
at the bottom of the Options: Control Options menu. Select a function of
the joystick to display a graph of its curve; shift the points on the curve
to adjust the joystick’s responsiveness.
Click on a point and press Delete to delete it; click on a curve away from
the points to add a new point.

 

Cameras

Rear-View Camera.

All ships have this camera.

  • . (period; hold) keyboard
  • Left Stick (hold) gamepad

Cinematic Cameras 

Missile Camera. When firing a missile keep the button held down to
track the missile.


Countermeasure Camera. When firing a countermeasure keep the
button held down to track the countermeasure

 

Spectator Cameras

When you die in Arena Commander you enter spectator mode. In this mode, there are 3 camera views you can cycle among:

  • Cinematic (tracking alongside a ship)
  • Orbit (tracking around a ship)
  • Static (observing a ship from a fixed point).
 

Keyboard

Gamepad

Joystick

Restrictions

Next target

Mouse 2 RB Button 1  

Prev. target

Mouse 1 LB Button 2  

Next view

Mouse 3 A    

Toggle HUD

B B    

Toggle lock

Y Y    

Zoom in

Mouse wheel RT Hat up Orbit cam only

Zoom out

Mouse wheel LT Hat down Orbit cam only



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