This is a table of all of the controls in Phantom Forces, to allow people to familiarize themselves with Phantom Forces' controls. This is an up-to-date (as of 10 June 2018) list, featuring all controls used with the mouse and keyboard.


Function Keyboard/Mouse Controller Notes
Move WASD Control LeftStick All
Look Move mouse Control RightStick All
Sprint Double-tap W

Hold ⇧ Shift

Press Control LeftStick Neutral Sprinting never expires, and forces standing up.
Jump Space Control X1 FaceA Use when crouched/prone to stand up.
Crouch C Control X1 FaceB Press again while crouching to stand.

Press while prone to crouch.

Switch Stance X N/A Toggles between stand and crouch.
Prone Cx2 OR ^ Ctrl Control X1 FaceB x2 Press C while standing to crouch.

Press again while crouched to go prone.
Press C or X while prone to crouch.
Press Ctrl while standing to go prone (cannot use to stand.)

Stand Z Use Jump Press Z while crouching or prone to stand.
Slide ⇧ Shift + C Hold down Control LeftStick Neutral, Control X1 FaceB Must be sprinting.
Dive ⇧ Shift + Z Hold down Control LeftStick Neutral, Control RightBumper Must be sprinting.


Function Keyboard Controller Notes
Fire LMB Control TriggerRT

Press Control RightStick Neutral

Clicking Right Stick functions as melee

primary fire.

Melee Alt-Fire RMB Control TriggerRT Only applies when holding melees.

With controller, RT is used.


Tap Q (toggle)

Control TriggerLT
Alternate Aim Point Tap T (toggle) N/A Toggle will not function when scoped in.

Impossible with controller.

Steady Weapon ⇧ Shift Control DPad Up Only functions on scopes that can be steadied

(e.g. sniper scopes, VCOG 6x.)

Reload R Control X1 FaceX Can be cancelled by firing unless magazine is empty.

Tube magazine weapons can cancel at any time.

Switch Firemode V Control DPad Right
Grenade G Control RightBumper Press to immediately throw a grenade.

Press and hold to cook a grenade, release to throw.

To cancel, quick melee or equip any weapon.

Quick Melee F Press Control RightStick Neutral Hold to equip melee after finishing the attack.

While a melee is held, this functions as FIRE.

Spot Enemy E Control LeftBumper or Control DPad Down See Spotting System for details.
Inspect H Control DPad Up Can be cancelled by aiming or firing.
Switch Weapon 1, 2, 3

Scroll Wheel


Control DPad Left, Control X1 FaceY

Control RightStick Neutral

1: Select primary

2: Select secondary

3: Select melee

The scroll wheel is only for primary/secondary.

Hold F to select melee.

On controller:

Control DPad Left and Control X1 FaceY toggles between primary/secondary.
Hold Control RightStick Neutral to select melee.

Pick Up Weapon Hold V Hold Control DPad Right


Function Keyboard Controller Notes
Suicide/Reset F5 N/A Instantly kills the player, counting as a death,

ending any active killstreaks.

In the test place, kills and then instantly
returns to the menu.

Legacy function:
After 5 seconds, return the player to the menu.
No death occurs.

Cinematic Mode

⇧ Shift+L used to be the only way to access Cinematic Mode. It was patched out in favor of the manual toggle on the main menu under Settings as of 12/21/17. To disable Cinematic Mode, go into Phantom Forces, then go to Settings -> Display -> Cinematic Mode and move the slider to OFF.

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