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The First Descendant
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The First Descendant Complete Controls for PC and Controller

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The First Descendant, the latest multiplayer looter-shooter from NEXON is now available for free on PC and consoles. The title supports multiple input types on PC and has pretty decent controller support as well, with proper prompts for Xbox and PlayStation controllers. However, if you need a reference for the default scheme, here are the complete The First Descendant controls for controllers, as well as keyboard and mouse for PC.

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The First Descendant Complete Controls

We have listed the default controls for The First Descendant below. The controls are separated for keyboard and mouse, as well as Xbox and PlayStation controllers.

ActionKeyboard & MouseXboxPlayStation
Move ForwardWLeft Stick – ForwardLeft Stick – Forward
Move BackSLeft Stick – BackLeft Stick – Back
Move RightDLeft Stick – RightLeft Stick – Right
Move LeftALeft Stick – LeftLeft Stick – Left
FireLeft-Mouse ButtonRTR2
AimRight-Mouse ButtonLTL2
Grappling HookMiddle Mouse ButtonRBR1
Rescue TeammateXAX
Ecive ScanTabRR3
Player InteractionTRR3
Skill 1QLB + AL1 + X
Skill 2CLB + BL1 + Circle
Skill 3VLB + YL1 + Triangle
Skill 4ZLB + XL1 + Square
Sub AttackFLB + RBL1 + R1
Previous WeaponMouse-Wheel Up
Next WeaponMouse-Wheel Down
Change WeaponYTriangle
Select Weapon 11
Select Weapon 22
Select Weapon 33
Select Weapon 44
Ring MenuLD-pad LeftD-pad Left
Open InventoryIMenu Button (Press)Menu Button (Hold)
World MapGD-pad UpD-pad Up
Open MapMView ButtonTouchpad
Enter ChatEnterD-pad DownD-pad Down
Increase Mouse Sensitivity]
Reduce Mouse Sensitivity[
Voice Input ButtonB
Change to Tracking TargetULB + D-pad RightL1 + D-pad Right
MiscellaneousLB + D-pad LeftL1 + D-pad Left
Move to matchmaking screenD-pad RightD-pad Right
Exclusive Combination ButtonLBL1

Some actions are exclusive to particular input types, but most of the actions are largely the same.

Can you Remap Controls in The First Descenant?

Yes, you can remap controls in The First Descenant! Whether you’re playing on a keyboard and mouse or a controller, you can change the inputs to your liking.

Overall, the seamless controller support, as well as the ability to rebind actions, is a welcome feature. However, we would appreciate it if PC-specific settings like the ability to disable or adjust mouse acceleration are added in a future patch.

If you’re playing the PC version and are running into the DirectX 12 error, we have you covered. Additionally, if you can’t seem to get your controllers to work properly, you need to make a small change in Steam. For more on The First Descendant, make sure to check out our dedicated section.

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Ali Hashmi
Ali has been writing about video games for the past six years and is always on the lookout for the next indie game to obsess over and recommend to everyone in sight. When he isn't spending an unhealthy amount of time in Slay the Spire, he's probably trying out yet another retro-shooter or playing Dark Souls for the 50th time.