Welcome to the Cyberpunk 2077 Controls Guide, where you’ll find everything you need to know about the game’s control scheme and how to remap it to your liking.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a massive open-world RPG that puts players in the shoes of V, a mercenary in the dystopian Night City. With so much to explore and do in this world, it’s important to have a solid understanding of the controls and learn the best controller settings so you can fully immerse yourself in the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 has some of the most detailed control schemes for PC, PS4, and Xbox One; remembering them can be a bit of a challenge. In this Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we will help players with the game’s basic and advanced controls on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


It is recommended that you use a controller on a PC for the best Cyberpunk 2077 experience.

Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Controls

  • Basic Controls
  • Stealth Controls
  • Vehicle Controls
  • Combat Controls
  • First-person Camera Advanced Options
  • How to Remap Controller Buttons
  • Best Controller Settings

The following are the basic button mappings/ Control schemes for the Dualshock 4 and Xbox One controllers against their respective actions. Not only that, but we will also dive in-depth into the PlayStation 4’s advanced controls for Cyberpunk 2077. Also, the game doesn’t support the mouse and keyboard on PS4 and Xbox One.

Basic Controls

InputWhat It DoesTips
LSWalkTilt LS in any direction. The greater the gradient, the faster you walk.
L+L3RunRunning is the fastest movement speed, it slowly depletes your stamina.
L+L3+Circle/BSlideWhile running, pressing B will make you slide and end in a crouched position. It’s really handy when you need cover in a firefight or need to get out of sight fast to avoid hostiles.
X/AJumpIt can be used to traverse gaps, jump onto elevated surfaces, and vault obstacles such as walls. Leaping while running increases your jumping distance. While jumping, hold L forward, and you will automatically grab Ledges within reach.

Stealth Controls

InputWhat It DoesTips
Circle/BCrouchCrouching is a great way to remain undetected during infiltration situations. Crouch walking allows you to move steadily and silently. Taking down an unaware enemy is the best way to sneak up on them. To stay undetected, crouching should be your default stance whenever you enter a hostile area with substantial enemy forces.
Square/XChokeholdUsing this grappling technique, you can stealthily remove an enemy from the equation if you approach them from behind. You can take down your victim lethal or non-lethal once you’ve grabbed them. Both options are equally silent. It’s important to note that enemies above your level are immune to your attacks.
L1/LB (Hold)ScanHold L1 to activate your scanner. Color-coded highlights reveal essential information about your environment: enemies (red), clues (gold), devices (green), and interactive objects (blue). You’ll get a zoom feature with improved optics; use the d-pad to zoom in and out while scanning.
L1/LB (Hold)QuickhackYou’ll see your quick hack options, like pacifying a device or blinding an enemy, whenever you scan a suitable Target. Use the D-pad to navigate and Square/X to confirm.
L1/LB (Hold) + R3TagClick R3 while scanning enemies to tag them. The glowing outline of tagged enemies makes it easy to track their movements even after you turn off your scanner. It’s a great tool for stealth.

Vehicles Controls

InputWhat It DoesTips
Square/XGet inYou can also hijack a vehicle if you hold Square/X, but you will only succeed if you are stronger than the driver.
R2/RT (Hold) + LDriveHold R2 accelerate and steer with L.
X/AHandbreakPress X to activate your handbrake. You can use it to drift around the corners.
Triangle/YDraw WeaponPress Y to equip your weapon while on the passenger seat.
Circle/B (Hold)Get offPress B to exit vehicles.
L2/LT (Hold)Reverse/BrakeHold L2/LT when moving to break. Hold L2/LT when stationary to reverse.

Combat Controls

InputWhat It DoesTips
Circle/B (Double Tap)Dodge
L2 R2 / LT RTMelee
L2/LT (Hold) + R2/RTAim and Shoot
R2/RTHip Fire
Square/YDraw/Swap Weapon
Detailed PS4 control scheme.

As for the other controls like controller sensitivity, you can check them out in the images below. As you can see, these are standard controls for first-person view and third-person view. However, First-person camera controls has some advanced options that we will discuss below.

First and Third Person Basic Controls.
First and Third Person Camera Controls.

First-person Camera Advanced Options

Cyberpunk 2077 offers advanced options for its first-person camera, which you can see in the image below.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 Advanced Controls
Advanced Options
  • Response Curve: Maps raw controller inputs onto the curve before applying sensitivity.
  • Horizontal Turning Bonus: The turning bonus applies additional rotation speed when the camera control is fully pressed.
  • Vertical Turning Bonus: The turning bonus applies additional rotation speed when the camera control is fully pressed.
  • Turning Ramp-Up Time: Determines the time over which the turning bonus ramps up to full effect.
  • Turning Delay: The delay before the turning bonus is activated.
  • Horizontal Turning(ADS): Horizontal Turning bonus while aiming.
  • Vertical Turning(ADS): Vertical Turning bonus while aiming.
  • Turning Ramp-Up Time(ADS): Determines the time over which the turning bonus ramps up to full effect while aiming.
  • Turning Delay ADS: The delay before the turning bonus is applied while aiming.

How to Remap Controller

By default, Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t let you remap controls on consoles but if you’re playing on a PC, you can download the controller remap mod to activate the feature. On PC, remapping is built into the options menu.

Best Controller Settings

Inner Dead Zone0
Outer Dead Zone0.9
Horizontal Sensitivity (First Person)18
Vertical Sensitivity (First Person)16
Zoom Sensitivity Reduction (First Person)0.9
Vertical Turning Bonus (Advanced First Person)0
Turning Delay (Advanced First Person)0
Horizontal Turning Bonus (Advanced First Person)0.5

To fully enjoy Night City in Cyberpunk 2077, you need to master the controls. Learning the game’s control scheme, and how to remap it to suit your preferences is key. Understand the controls and you’ll be able to navigate Cyberpunk 2077 with ease, whether you’re on a console or PC. Make sure you experiment with different settings and find what works for you.


  1. I’m pretty F***ING annoyed right now by how cyberpunk is literally the only fps in history where ADS only speeds up the turn sensitivity. That’s pretty a** backwards. Either I turn like a boat while I’m moving around the environment or my ADS is lightning fast, and trying to shoot people is pointless endeavor.

  2. You can adjust those individually in the settings. You could flip what you’re saying if you wanted. Did you look at the control settings? Did you open the advanced settings and look there? There are specific settings for turning and separate sliders for ADS.

  3. I’m just trying to figure out the response curve setting. The description means nothing to me, and the individual options for it don’t have their own descriptions. What do “Dynamic”, “Sensitive”, “Raw”, and “Recommended” DO, exactly?!?

    WTF does “Maps raw controller inputs onto the curve before applying sensitivity” mean?!? What curve? What does mapping the controls to it do?

  4. I wish the d pad up and holding down the d pad to use the phone weren’t so similar because the amount of times I’ve wasted health cannisters because if this is ridiculous. Does the PS4 have a button mapping option?

  5. Lol! What?!? Literally every game since the end of the Playstation 2 era uses L2 and R2 for weapon control. How have you dealt with this in the past?

    • Because people just like to have certain button maps and some games allow you to do change it as you please.
      Don’t have much memory of having L2-R2 being used for aiming and shooting, unless it’s built in like that. First thing I do is change the controls if that’s the case.

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