Party Animals Controls Guide: Xbox and PC

AKA how to wallop people.

Screenshot of a Party Animals co-op game.
Screenshot by Prima Games

To set yourself up for the win in Party Animals, you need to know the right controls to use so you can punch, kick, and grab other players to sabotage their shot at victory. If that sounds chaotic, it’s because it is. Here are the controls for Party Animals on Xbox and PC so you can go into your next match prepared to wreak havoc.

Party Animals Xbox Controls:

  • Move Up: Push the left stick up.
  • Move Down: Push the left stick down.
  • Move Left: Push the left stick left.
  • Move Right: Push the left stick right.
  • Run: LT.
  • Grab: RT.
  • Drop Weapon: Press RT twice.
  • Jump/Climb: Y button while grabbing.
  • Punch/Heavy Punch: X button while running.
  • Toss: X button while grabbing.
  • Headbutt/Roll: B button while running.
  • Look Left: Push the right stick left.
  • Look Right: Push the right stick right.
  • Look Down: Push the right stick down.
  • Look Up: Push the right stick up.
  • Show Leaderboard: Menu button (looks like a hamburger).
  • Push to Talk: Down on the D-Pad.

Party Animals PC Controls:

  • Move Up: W key.
  • Move Down: S key.
  • Move Left: A key.
  • Move Right: D key.
  • Run: L Shift key.
  • Grab: I key or hold the left mouse button.
  • Drop Weapon: F key.
  • Jump/Climb: Space bar while grabbing.
  • Punch/Heavy Punch: J key or click the left mouse button while running.
  • Toss: Right mouse button while grabbing.
  • Headbutt/Roll: L key or click the mouse scroll wheel while running.
  • Look Left: Q key or move your mouse to the left while clicking the scroll wheel.
  • Look Right: E key or move your mouse to the right while clicking the scroll wheel.
  • Look Down: Move your mouse down while clicking the scroll wheel.
  • Look Up: Move your mouse up while clicking the scroll wheel.
  • Show Leaderboard: Tab key.
  • Push to Talk: L Ctrl key.
  • Microphone: N key.
  • Listening Scope: M key.

Now that you know how to play, find out which characters you can choose from in Party Animals. Spoiler alert: they’re all adorable.

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Meg started out as a video games journalist in the UK in 2014, and obtained a degree in Games Journalism & PR (yes, it exists) in 2018. Later that year, she moved to the US, where she eventually became Managing Editor at Prima Games in May 2022. When she's not working, you can find her playing her ASUS ROG Ally, training Pokémon, or trailblazing through the galaxy in Honkai: Star Rail. You can contact Meg at [email protected].