Spider-Man: Miles Morales Complete Controls Guide for PS5 & PS4

From performing web strikes in stealth mode to showcasing all of the air tricks, here are the controls that you need to know for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on the PS5 and PS4.


In what will likely be one of Sony’s few new PlayStation 5 releases that also come to the PlayStation 4, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has arrived alongside the release of the new console.

Swinging into action with all of what made the first Spider-Man great, the team at Insomniac Games have further enhanced the formula for the Miles Morales sequel, bringing in some additional controls.


Here, you’ll find all of the controls and each controller format available on the PS4 and PS5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

In this Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales controls guide, L and R denote the analogues, the button activated by pressing either analogue is shown as L3 or R3, and the d-pad buttons are listed as Up, Right, Down, and Left.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Default controls

When you start a new game on Miles Morales, you’re thrown straight into the action, with these default Spider-Man controls likely being the ones that you get used to using.

ActionPS5 / PS4 Controls
CameraR
Show ObjectiveR3
MoveL
SprintR2
JumpX
Charge JumpR2 + X
DiveL3
SwingR2
PerchL3
Zip to PointL2 + R2
DodgeO
AttackSquare
Web-StrikeTriangle
Use VenomL1
Venom DashL1 + Triangle
Venom JumpL1 + X
Venom PunchL1 + Square
Venom SmashL1 + Square + X
Mega Venom BlastL1 + O + Triangle
Gadget SelectR1 (hold)
Fire GadgetR1
HealDown
Trigger MineL3
AimL2
CamouflageUp
Scan the EnvironmentR3
Yank and Throw Environment ItemL1 + R1
Shortcut 1Left
Shortcut 2Right
MapTouchPad (press)
FNSM AppTouchPad (swipe)
MenuOptions

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Left Bias controls

If you’d prefer that most of the important Spider-Man: Miles Morales controls are on the left side of the PS5 or PS4 controller, this is the set-up that you should choose:


ActionPS5 / PS4 Controls
CameraL
Show ObjectiveL3
MoveR
SprintL2
JumpDown
Charge JumpL2 + Down
DiveR3
SwingL2
PerchR3
Zip to PointR2 + L2
DodgeLeft
AttackRight
Web-StrikeUp
Use VenomR1
Venom DashR1 + Up
Venom JumpR1 + Down
Venom PunchR1 + Right
Venom SmashR1 + Left + Down
Mega Venom BlastR1 + Left + Up
Gadget SelectL1 (hold)
Fire GadgetL1
HealX
Trigger MineR3
AimR2
CamouflageTriangle
Scan the EnvironmentL3
Yank and Throw Environment ItemR1 + L1
Shortcut 1O
Shortcut 2Square
MapTouchPad (press)
FNSM AppTouchPad (swipe)
MenuOptions

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Right Bias controls

The Right Bias controls on Spider-Man: Miles Morales don’t differ a great deal from the Default set-up; the main changes concern the position of the Gadgets and Venom controls, as you can see below:

ActionPS5 / PS4 Controls
CameraR
Show ObjectiveR3
MoveL
SprintR2
JumpX
Charge JumpR2 + X
DiveL3
SwingR2
PerchL3
Zip to PointL2 + R2
DodgeO
AttackSquare
Web-StrikeTriangle
Use VenomR1
Venom DashR1 + Triangle
Venom JumpR1 + X
Venom PunchR1 + Square
Venom SmashR1 + Square + X
Mega Venom BlastR1 + O + Triangle
Gadget SelectL1 (hold)
Fire GadgetL1
HealDown
Trigger MineL3
AimL2
CamouflageUp
Scan the EnvironmentR3
Yank and Throw Environment ItemR1 + L1
Shortcut 1Left
Shortcut 2Right
MapTouchPad (press)
FNSM AppTouchPad (swipe)
MenuOptions

How to create custom controls in Spider-Man: Miles Morales

To customise your PS5 or PS4 controller layout for the Spider-Man: Miles Morales controls, follow these steps:

  1. In the game, press the Options button on your PlayStation controller;
  2. Select ‘Controller Layout;’
  3. Scroll down the left-hand side and press X on ‘Custom 1’ or ‘Custom 2;’
  4. Next, select ‘Customise;’
  5. On the ‘Customising’ screen, use the buttons list to select and switch around the Miles Morales controls.

You can create two different custom controls sets for Miles Morales in Spider-Man. Using a controls set other than the Default controls will mean that you’ll need to adapt your input for the moves listed below accordingly.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Basic Combat controls

Under the Default controller settings, these are the basic combat moves and combos to get to grips with as Miles Morales:

Basic Combat MovePS5 / PS4 Controls
Basic AttackSquare
Basic ComboSquare, Square, Square, Square
Web-StrikeTriangle (tap)
Yank EnemyTriangle (hold)
Disarm EnemyTriangle (hold) – when an enemy is holding a weapon
Web ThrowTriangle (hold)
DodgeO
Perfect DodgeO – timed with Spidey Senses
Long DodgeO, X
Dodge UnderSquare, O – against an enemy
Off-the-Wall AttackO, Square – near a wall
Web-ShootersR1 (tap rapidly)
ThrowSquare, Triangle (hold) – against an enemy
Yank-Down AttackSquare (hold), Triangle (hold)
Web Swing KickX, R2 (hold), Square (hold)
Yank-and-Throw ObjectL1 + R1 (hold) – when prompted
FinisherO + Triangle – when prompted
HealDown

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Air Combat controls

Launching your enemy into the air effectively makes them defenceless, enabling you to make the most of Miles Morales’ Air Combat controls, as shown below:

Air Combat MovePS5 / PS4 Controls
Air LauncherSquare (hold) – when an enemy’s on the ground
Air Launcher Follow-UpSquare (hold), Square – to launch and then attack in the air
Air ComboSquare, Square, Square, Square
Leap-OffSquare, X
Swing KickSquare (hold) – while in the air
Air YankTriangle (hold) – to yank enemies up while you’re in the air
Air ThrowTriangle (hold) – catch and throw an airborne enemy

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Stealth controls

When you’re tasked with crawling around the rafters to take out enemies without being noticed, you’ll want to make the most of these Spider-Man stealth controls:

Stealth MovePS5 / PS4 Controls
CamouflageUp
Scan EnvironmentR3
Tag EnemyL2 (hold)
Stealth TakedownSquare
Web-Strike TakedownTriangle

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Traversal controls

One of the many reasons why Marvel’s Spider-Man and this Miles Morales sequel are so good is because of the seamless traversal of the city. Here are the controls that you need to run up walls and swing around in this superhero game:

Traversal ActionPS5 / PS4 Controls
SwingR2 (hold)
JumpX
Web ZipX – in midair
Zip to PointL2 + R2 – while targeting ledge
Point LaunchL2 + R2, X (just as you land on the point)
Wall RunR2 (hold)
Vertical Wall RunX
Wall CorneringO (hold)
Ceiling HangL2
Charge JumpR2 (hold) + X (hold and release)

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Air Tricks controls

Now, you can add some flair to your swinging around the city with a stacked list of Air Tricks controls to use in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The vast majority of these PS4 and PS5 controls require you to manipulate the direction of the left analogue after entering ‘Trick Mode.’

Air TrickPS5 / PS4 Controls
Activate Trick ModeSquare (hold) + L
Front PikeL (up)
CannonballL (up), L (up)
Turtle SpinL (up), L (left) or L (right)
Inverse FlipL (down)
Pan StallL (down), L (up)
Miles SpecialL (down), L (down)
WhirlwindL (down), L (left) or L (right)
Indy GrabL (left)
Side Front TuckL (left), L (up)
Backside StailfishL (left), L (down)
Dragon RollL (left), L (left) or L (right)
Curly FryL (right)
Roly-PolyL (right), L (up)
Backside WackyL (right), L (down)
WindmillL (right), L (left) or L (right)
Bullet DiveL3
Free Fall DiveL3, L (up)
Downfall DiveL3, L (down)
Torpedo DiveL3, L (left) or L (right)

How to save in Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales auto-saves regularly, but you can perform your own manual save when you’re out in the open-world.

All you have to do is press the Options button on your controller and then select ‘Manual Save’ from the menu.

Now you have all of the controls that you need to play Spider-Man: Miles Morales.


Ben Chopping

Will give almost any game a chance, particularly those that include wildlife, monsters, or prehistoric creatures of any kind.

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