Star Citizen supports multiple types of game peripherals including joysticks, rudders, mouse, keyboard, and more. We provide profiles of keybindings out-of-the-box you can load per peripheral.
You can also modify and create keybinding profiles! Community players also provide exported XML files for peripherals and types of gameplay. If you want to import a keybinding profile from your collection or a community member, see Create, export, and import custom profiles.
Select a keybinding profile
- Launch the game.
- Click Options.
- Select Keybindings along the top.
- Set to the peripheral you want to customize keybindings in the lower right. For this example, select Joystick / HOTAS.
- Click Advanced Controls Customization bottom left.
- Click Control Profiles to display the list of peripheral keybindings that we provide.
- Scroll through the profiles to locate your specific peripheral and version.
We provide profiles for the following:
- Logitech G940
- Thrustmaster Warthog
- Saitek X52
- Saitek X52 Pro
- Saitek X55
- Saitek X56
- Joystick - Roll & Yaw Swap
- Keyboard Ctrl Modifier
Note: Along with the New Flight Model implemented in Star Citizen Alpha 3.5, the "Gamepad Advanced" and "Keyboard Advanced" profiles have been removed. Any custom control changes made prior to this update may behave incorrectly. Troubleshoot Issues with the New Flight Model Controls.
If you want to import a keybinding profile from your collection or a community member, see Create, export, and import custom profiles.
Change a keybinding
To modify keybindings and settings after loading a profile, scroll through the different controls on the screen to select and modify. The screen provides information on how to unbind and bind each key and option.
After selecting a control profile:
Select the peripheral you wish to modify keybinds for via the ticker in the bottom right.
Scroll through the available actions to assign a keybinding.
- Press left mouse button to select an action.
- If a keybinding is set, you will see the key/button combo listed.
- To unbind, right click with your mouse.
- Double click your left mouse button to start capturing keystrokes and button presses.
- The system checks for any other actions using that same set of keystrokes or button presses. Any conflicts are listed for you to select through, accept, or change.
- To reset, in Advanced Keybindings, click Control Profiles.
- Select Reset to defaults.
Controls between my Joystick and Mouse is causing problems!
If you bind similar keybindings for actions and action modes for a Joystick and Mouse, you may have a few issues. If you use the Joystick for specific keybindings, then go to mouse, it may not always work or have some odd responses.
You can reset to defaults or compare the keybindings to find the settings.