The in-game Controls are the keybinds that allow the player to interact with the game world. They are accessible from the Options menu on the menu screen, or after pausing the game.

On the PC edition, keyboard controls can be changed from the Input tab, while game controllers can be changed using the Gamepad tab; Console Editions only have the Controls tab.

Default keybinds

Below are the default controls on each platform. The player can customise these keybinds at any time by going into the options
Action PC Xbox One Playstation 4
Pause Esc Menu Options
Move WASD / Directional Arrows Left Stick Left Stick
Look Mouse Right Stick Right Stick
Shoot Left Click Right Bumper R2
Vac Right Click Left Bumper L2
Pulse Wave Middle click / Q B Circle
(hold for jetpack)
Space Bar A X
Sprint Left Shift Left Stick (press) L3
Interact E X Square
Gadget Mode T D-Pad Down D-Pad Down
Flashlight F Y Triangle
Radar R Right Stick (press) R3
Map M D-Pad Right D-Pad Right
Slot 1 1 None None
Slot 2 2 None None
Slot 3 3 None None
Slot 4 4 None None
Slot 5 5 None None
Prev Slot MouseWheel Up Left Trigger L1
Next Slot MouseWheel Down Right Trigger R1
Report Issue
PC Exclusive
F2 N/A N/A
PC Exclusive
Backslash N/A N/A
Record Gif
PC Exclusive
Slimepedia F1 / Slash D-Pad Up D-Pad Up


  • On the Playstation 4 Edition, the World Map is assigned to both the D-Pad Right button and the Touchpad by default. Unbinding the Map key will change it to "touch pad button", and changing the bind afterwards will unbind the Touchpad. Since the Touchpad cannot be bound to a key, the only way to restore it as a keybind is to restore defaults. This does not occur if the initial keybind is simply changed, rather than removed.
  • The Radar is currently non-functional, even when bound to a key.
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