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 AC Valhalla and conquer the land like a true Viking.

Released on 10 November, AC 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 AC 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 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.

AC Valhalla Controls
Action PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X  Controls
Navigate L L
Sprint / Gallop L3 L3
Camera R R
Lock Target R3 R3
Odin’s Sight R3 (Hold) R3 (Hold)
Interact Triangle Y
Crouch O B
Mount Triangle Y
Dismount O (Hold) B (Hold)
Climb Down O (Hold) B (Hold)
Dive Underwater O (Hold) B (Hold)
Parkour X (Hold) A (Hold)
Swim Up X (Hold) while underwater A (Hold) while underwater
Dodge Square X
Roll Square (Hold) X (Hold)
Left-Hand Action L1 LB
Parry L1 LB
Aim L2 LT
Ranged Abilities L2 LT
Light Attack   R1 RB
Assassinate R1 (Enemy must be unaware of your presence) RB (Enemy must be unaware of your presence)
Heavy Attack   R2 RT
Melee Abilities R2 RT
Call Raven Up Up
Heal Right Right
Whistle Left Left
Call Mount Left (Hold) Left (Hold)
Quick Actions Wheel: Disguise Torch Use Horn Call Longship Meditate Call Mount Down (Hold, R to Select) Down (Hold, R to select)
Photo Mode L3 + R3 L3 + R3
World Map TouchPad View
Pause Menu Options Menu

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC controls

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.

Action PC Input
Navigate W, S, A, D
Camera Direction Mouse
Sprint / Lunge / Gallop Shift
Walk Ctrl
Follow Road / River / Auto Movement Z
Camera Up, Down, Left, Right
Focus Camera F
Cinematic Camera Enter
Lock Target Mouse Wheel Click
Odin’s Sight V (Hold)
Primary Interaction E
Secondary Interaction F
Crouch C
Dismount / Release Object / Dive Underwater / Drop Down C
Parkour / Swim Up Space Bar
Dodge / Roll Alt
Left Hand Action Q
Aim / Ranged Abilities Right-Click
Shoot Left-Click
Alternate Shoot R
Light Attack Left-Click
Assassinate F
Smoke Screen F
Heavy Attack Left-Click + Shift
Special Attack R
Abilities 1,2,3,4
Call Raven V
Heal H
Swap Weapons Shift + T
Quick Actions Wheel: G
Disguise B
Torch T
Fishing N
Call Long Ship J
Meditate K
Whistle / Call Mount X / X (Hold)
Skills Y
Abilities U
Inventory I
World Map M
Quests Tab
Order O
Codex P
Performance Panel F1
Photo Mode F3
Quick Save F5
Quick Load F9
Tobii Eye Calibration F12
Main Menu Escape

Valhalla Raven PC Controls

Action Input
Navigation W, A, S, D
Camera Direction Mouse
Place Marker Left Click
Remove All Markers C
Stationary Mode Right Click
Boost Space Bar
Region Panel R

Valhalla Longship PC Controls

Action Input
Navigation W, A, S, D
Camera Direction Mouse
Open / Close Sail Space Bar
Start Shanty R
Stop Shanty R
Switch Stories T

How to customise and remap controls in AC Valhalla

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

  1. To customise controls go to the Pause Menu by pressing Options/Menu
  2. Press Left on the d-pad which will take you to the Main Menu.
  3. From the main menu, select Options and navigate to the Controller Tab using R1/RB.
  4. Scroll to Customise Controls under the Controller section
  5. Remap the buttons to suit your preferences.

How to manually save and load games in AC 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 AC 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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