Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart: Complete Controls Guide for PS5

Doctor Nefarious: “Doesn’t anyone print instruction manuals anymore?” They don’t, so here’re the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart controls for PS5.


Ratchet & Clank have returned in the multi-dimensional adventure Rift Apart. For those returning to the series, you’ll find a very familiar controls set-up, but there’re plenty of new features to make use of the PlayStation 5, too.

Below, you’ll find a table of all of the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart controls that you need to play the new PS5 game.


Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart controls list

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Controls Overview
ActionDefault (PS5 Controls)Left Bias (PS5 Controls)Right Bias (PS5 Controls)
Move(L)(R)(L)
SprintL3R3R3
Camera(R)(L)(R)
JumpXDownX
Double JumpX, XDown, DownX, X
Hover / GlideX (hold)Down (hold)X (hold)
InteractTriangleUpTriangle
MeleeSquareRightSquare
Phantom DashOLeftO
DodgeO + (L)Left + (R)O + (L)
Air DashX + ODown + LeftX + O
AimL2R2L2
Fire (Option 1)R2 (half pull)L2 (half pull)R2 (half pull)
Fire (Option 2)R2 (full pull)L2 (full pull)R2 (full pull)
Weapon WheelTriangle (hold)Up (hold)Triangle (hold)
Quick Weapon SwitchTriangle (tap)Up (tap)Triangle (tap)
Weapon ShortcutsUp, Left, Right, Down (d-pad)Triangle, O, Square, XUp, Left, Right, Down (d-pad)
SwingshotL1 (hold)R1 (hold)R1 (hold)
TetherL1 (tap)R1 (tap)R1 (tap)
Rift TetherL1 (when golden)R1 (when golden)R1 (when golden)
HoverbootR1L1L1
Melee SlamX, SquareDown, RightX, Square
Melee ThrowL2 + SquareR2 + RightL2 + Square
Get on MountTriangleUpTriangle
Steer Mount(L)(R)(R)
Jump Off Mount (Dismount)OLeftO
Mount BoostR1L1L1
Mount Ramp JumpL1R1R1
Flight BrakeL1R1R1
Wall RunX, (L) to steer, XDown, (R) to steer, DownX, (L) to steer, X
Jump Between WallsX, X, X, XDown, Down, Down, DownX, X, X, X
Turn BoltSquare, rotate (L)Right, rotate (L)Square, rotate (L)
Show ObjectiveR3L3L3
MenuTouchPadTouchPadTouchPad
Pause ScreenOptionsOptionsOptions

For the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart controls in the table above, the directions on the d-pad are shown as Up, Left, Down, and Right, while the analogues are denoted as (L) for the left analogue and (R) for the right analogue.

You can switch between these Rift Apart controls presets by doing the following:

  1. Press the Options button and then select Settings;
  2. Select Controls & Shortcuts, and then Controller Layout;
  3. Tick the box in the top-left corner for the controls that you want to use.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Glitch controls

Whenever you’re able to deploy Glitch, you’ll need to climb around the walls and ceilings of a given area, shoot viruses, and keep the little spider-droid alive. These are the Glitch controls that you need to know:

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Glitch Controls Overview
ActionDefaultLeft BiasRight Bias
Move(L)(R)(L)
Camera(R)(L)(R)
Electro Guns (Burst Fire)R2 (half pull)L2 (half pull)R2 (half pull)
Electro Guns (Rapid Fire)R2 (full pull)L2 (full pull)R2 (full pull)
Blitz-InfectorsL2R2L2

How to remap the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart controls

To remap the controls for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, you need to:


  1. Go to the pause screen by pressing the Options button and select Settings;
  2. Pick Controls & Shortcuts, and then Controller Layout;
  3. Scroll down to Custom 1 or Custom 2, select it, and then choose Customise;
  4. Pick the button that you want to change and select it;
  5. When the ‘Swap?’ window shows, press the button that you want that control to switch to;
  6. After remapping your controls, press the back button and then ‘Yes’ to confirm your choices.

How to invert the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart controls

To invert the analogues for your Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart controls, you need to:

  1. Press the Options button to see the pause screen, and then select Settings;
  2. Go to Controls & Shortcuts and scroll down to the Camera section;
  3. Use Right and Left on the d-pad to invert the camera, flight controls, and change the Flight Stick.

Those are the controls for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and some controls settings that you need to know to navigate the core aspects of the game. You’ll find many other aspects that require controls in each world, but those are usually shown as button prompts on the screen when needed.

FAQ

Here are some quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart controls on the PS5.


How do you heal or get more ammo in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

To heal in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, you need to find the crates with a glowing white-and-blue orb inside, smash the crate, and then walk into the orb. To get more ammo, you need to smash the crates with orange lights on them, revealing a random assortment of ammunition for you to walk into.

Alternatively, you can visit the Vendor to fully restore your health and ammo by purchasing the ‘Refill: Health & Ammo’ crate for a small sum of bolts.

How do the adaptive triggers work for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

With most weapons, the adaptive triggers give you two firing options. The first is by half pulling the trigger, and the second is to pull the trigger fully. The half pull usually fires a single shot, shows the projectile arc, or charges the weapon. The full pull will fire the weapon quickly or to its maximum output.

Is there a Photo Mode in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

Yes, there is a Photo Mode in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. To enter Photo Mode in the game, simply press the Options button to bring up the pause screen, and then select ‘Photo Mode.’ You can also create a shortcut to activate Photo Mode in the Controls & Shortcuts section of the Settings page.

How do you save the game in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

There isn’t a manual save feature in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Instead, it auto-saves at every checkpoint, which is very frequent. To revert to a previous point, you can opt to ‘Load’ your game from the landing screen to pick a previous auto-save.


Ben Chopping

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