Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Complete Controls Guide for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X

Learn all of the PC and console controls for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and conquer the land like a true Viking.

Released on 10 November, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes the long-running franchise to Scandinavia and the British Isles. Taking on the role of the fearsome Viking Eivor Wolf-Kissed, traversing the beautifully rendered frozen Fjords or the eery English country can be full of dangers.

To help prepare you for this journey, we have all the Valhalla controls for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers right here.

With a few changes to the combat dynamics and other aspects from previous Assassin’s Creed titles, you can find all of the default controls and a few tips to hit the ground running in your new Norse life.

In this Assassin’s Creed Valhalla controls guide, the analogues on either console controller are shown as L and R, with the buttons on either d-pad denoted as Up, Right, Down, and Left. Pressing down on either analogue to activate its button is shown as L3 and R3.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Default console controls

Whether you’re playing on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or either of the next-gen consoles, these are default settings for the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla controls.

ActionPS4 / PS5 ControlsXbox One / Series X  Controls
Sprint / GallopL3L3
Lock TargetR3R3
Odin’s SightR3 (Hold)R3 (Hold)
DismountO (Hold)B (Hold)
Climb DownO (Hold)B (Hold)
Dive UnderwaterO (Hold)B (Hold)
ParkourX (Hold)A (Hold)
Swim UpX (Hold) while underwaterA (Hold) while underwater
RollSquare (Hold)X (Hold)
Left-Hand ActionL1LB
Ranged AbilitiesL2LT
Light Attack  R1RB
AssassinateR1 (Enemy must be unaware of your presence)RB (Enemy must be unaware of your presence)
Heavy Attack  R2RT
Melee AbilitiesR2RT
Call RavenUpUp
Call MountLeft (Hold)Left (Hold)
Quick Actions Wheel: Disguise Torch Use Horn Call Longship Meditate Call MountDown (Hold, R to Select)Down (Hold, R to select)
Photo ModeL3 + R3L3 + R3
World MapTouchPadView
Pause MenuOptionsMenu

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Default PC controls layout

Here are all of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC controls that you need to know, including when you’re on land, at sea, or in the skies.

ActionPC Input
NavigateW, S, A, D
Camera DirectionMouse
Sprint / Lunge / GallopShift
Follow Road / River / Auto MovementZ
CameraUp, Down, Left, Right
Focus CameraF
Cinematic CameraEnter
Lock TargetMouse Wheel Click
Odin’s SightV (Hold)
Primary InteractionE
Secondary InteractionF
Dismount / Release Object / Dive Underwater / Drop DownC
Parkour / Swim UpSpace Bar
Dodge / RollAlt
Left Hand ActionQ
Aim / Ranged AbilitiesRight-Click
Alternate ShootR
Light AttackLeft-Click
Smoke ScreenF
Heavy AttackLeft-Click + Shift
Special AttackR
Call RavenV
Swap WeaponsShift + T
Quick Actions Wheel:G
Call Long ShipJ
Whistle / Call MountX / X (Hold)
World MapM
Performance PanelF1
Photo ModeF3
Quick SaveF5
Quick LoadF9
Tobii Eye CalibrationF12
Main MenuEscape

Valhalla Raven PC Controls

NavigationW, A, S, D
Camera DirectionMouse
Place MarkerLeft Click
Remove All MarkersC
Stationary ModeRight Click
BoostSpace Bar
Region PanelR

Valhalla Longship PC Controls

NavigationW, A, S, D
Camera DirectionMouse
Open / Close SailSpace Bar
Start ShantyR
Stop ShantyR
Switch StoriesT

How to customise and remap controls in Valhalla

If the default controller layout isn’t to your liking, you can completely customise the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla controls by mapping each button.

To do this, simply head to the Pause Menu by pressing Options/Menu, and then pressing Left on the d-pad will take you to the Main Menu. From here, select Options and navigate to the Controller Tab using R1/RB, scroll to Customise Controls under the Controller section, and this will enable you to remap the buttons to suit your preferences.

How to manually save and load games in Valhalla

Saving Assassin’s Creed Valhalla whenever you want is very easy. Just head to the Main Menu from within the pause screen, and then select the ‘Save’ option.

To load a previously saved game, again, head to the Main Menu, select ‘Load’ and then choose the saved progress that you wish to load.

How Stamina works in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The latest battle mechanic to enter Assassin’s Creed is Stamina. In Valhalla, your Stamina is represented by a bar on the HUD.

Keeping your Stamina up during a fight is paramount: depleting the bar will cause you to lose your ability to dodge attacks and protect yourself with your shield. Stamina depletes as you dodge or block enemy attacks with your shield. Performing unsuccessful light, heavy, and special attacks also consume Stamina.

Over time, your Stamina will replenish, but performing successful light attacks will increase the speed at which it refills. Using Abilities will regenerate all your Stamina.

As you can tell, the newly introduced Stamina mechanic will force a more tactical and methodical approach when it comes to engaging enemies of all levels, so be sure to manage the bar wisely.

So, you’re now all set for your journey through the wild Viking world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla!

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Dan Plummer

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