Star Wars Republic Commando: Complete Controls Guide for PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch

Get to grips with the default Star Wars: Republic Commando controls, or some optimised remapped controls for the ported 2005 game.


The time to take command of Delta Squad on modern consoles has arrived, with Star Wars: Republic Commando being revived by Aspyr for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

The Republic Commando controls are a bit outdated in terms of modern first-person shooters, but luckily, there is an option to completely remap the default controls as you see fit.


On this page, you’ll find the default controls list as well as how to remap the Star Wars: Republic Commando controls to a more optimal set-up on PS4, PS5, and Switch.

For these Star Wars: Republic Commando controls lists, (L) and (R) denote their respective analogues, L3 and R3 indicate the button activated when you press either analogue, and the buttons on the d-pad are listed as Up, Down, Left, and Right.

Star Wars: Republic Commando default controls

Originally launched in 2005 for the Xbox and PC, the default Republic Commando controls aren’t exactly user-friendly by modern standards. However, if you want the classic experience, these are the controls that you’ll need to know.

ActionPS4 / PS5 ControlsSwitch Controls
Move(L)(L)
Look(R)(R)
ReloadSquareY
JumpTriangleX
Use / Interact / Pick-upXB
MeleeOA
Cycle DetonatorsL1L
Cycle Visor ModeR1R
FireR2ZR
Throw DetonatorL2ZL
Zoom (Aim-in)R3 (tap)R3 (tap)
CrouchL3 (hold)L3 (tap)
Switch to Blaster RifleUp (when using Pistol or Attachment)Up (when using Pistol or Attachment)
Equip Blaster Rifle AttachmentRight / LeftRight / Left
Bring Up Command WheelX (hold)B (hold)
Select from Command WheelUp / Left / Right / DownUp / Left / Right / Down
Revive Downed CloneX (hold)B (hold)
Command Clone ManoeuvreXB
PauseOptions+
QuicksaveTouchPad

How to remap Star Wars: Republic Commando controls

To remap the Star Wars: Republic Commando controls from the Main Menu, do the following:


  1. Select Options from the menu;
  2. Select Controller Options;
  3. Select Remap Controller Buttons;
  4. Press Select on the control that you want to change;
  5. Press the new button for that control and then the Select button to submit;
  6. Remap as many controls as you want and then press Back to lock in the controls.

You can also remap Republic Commando controls and change your controller settings from the Pause menu during the game at any time – also via the Options part of the menu.

Optimal remapped Star Wars: Republic Commando controls

Our set-up for remapped Republic Commando controls below closer adhere to what’s more commonly found in modern first-person shooters, such as with L2/ZL as the aim button and R3 as the melee attack.

ActionPS4 / PS5 ControlsSwitch Controls
Move(L)(L)
Look(R)(R)
ReloadOA
JumpXB
Use / Interact / Pick-upTriangleX
MeleeR3R3
Cycle DetonatorsSquareY
Cycle Visor ModeL1L
FireR2ZR
Throw DetonatorR1R
Zoom (Aim-in)L2 (tap)ZL (tap)
CrouchL3 (hold)L3 (hold)
Switch to Blaster RifleUp (when using Pistol or Attachment)Up (when using Pistol or Attachment)
Equip Blaster Rifle AttachmentRight / LeftRight / Left
Bring Up Command WheelTriangle (hold)X (hold)
Select from Command WheelUp / Left / Right / DownUp / Left / Right / Down
Revive Downed CloneTriangle (hold)X (hold)
Command Clone to ManoeuvreTriangleX
PauseOptions+
QuicksaveTouchPad

How to change Y-axis, sensitivity, and difficulty

To change aspects like inverting the Y-axis, look sensitivity, auto-aim, difficulty, and to pull manoeuvres automatically, go to the Main Menu or Pause screen, select Options, and then Game Options.

If you don’t want to utilise all of the manoeuvres as the head of Delta Squad, preferring to focus on shooting Separatists, change the Auto Pull Manoeuvres option to ‘Yes.’

How to save the game in Republic Commando

Star Wars: Republic Commando has an autosave feature, but you can manually save the game at any time by pressing the Pause button, scrolling down to Save Game, and then press the ‘New’ button.

You can’t overwrite the autosave file, so if you’re saving for the first time, you’ll need to create a new save. If you’ve already got a save, you can choose to ‘Overwrite’ your save from the Save Game screen.

So, now you know how to command your team of Scorch, Fixer, and Sev, taking the fight to the Separatists head-on. While the default controls aren’t the best, you can remap the Republic Commando controls for the optimal gameplay experience.


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Ben Chopping

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