Far Cry 6: Control Guide

This page is dedicated to providing detailed information about the controls of Far Cry 6 for all available platforms. In addition, we have compiled the most important control settings for console versions.

  • PS4 and PS5
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X
  • Additional control options for console versions

PS4 and PS5 Controls

Movement

Sprint – Unfortunately, the game does not allow you to continuously sprint at top speed, as the character will eventually become tired.

Looking around

Melee/Take down – Your character uses the machete.

Interaction (you might need to hold down the button)

Reloading

Crouching (stealth mode) / sliding (press the button when the character is running)

Opening a parachute (in flight)

Jumping / vaulting

Last weapon (by default you can quickly switch between 2 weapons)

Healing your character – you need to hold down the button and have at least 1 healing charge in reserve.

Shooting

Aiming

Using an active gadget (e.g. throwing a grenade or baseball)

Displaying the weapon wheel (hold down the button) – you can select a weapon or gadget from it

Smartphone photos – you can receive them in some missions and view them on your phone screen

Mission tracking – you can choose between showing the mission objective on the screen or hiding this message

Command Amigo – a single press of the button points it to a target, and holding down the button summons the pet to you

Selecting the camera on your phone – this is primarily used to survey areas

World Map

Arsenal menu – the game is paused and you can browse through the different tabs of the pause menu

Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X Controls

Movement

Sprint – Unfortunately, the game does not allow you to continuously sprint at top speed, as the character will eventually become tired

Observing the environment.

Melee/Attack – Your character wields a machete.

Interaction (holding down the button may be necessary).

Reloading.

Crouching (stealth mode) / sliding (triggered when the character is sprinting).

Parachuting (while airborne).

Jumping / vaulting.

Last weapon (by default, you can switch between two weapons quickly).

Healing your character – holding down the button with at least one healing charge in reserve is necessary.

Shooting.

Aiming.

Using an active gadget (e.g. throwing a grenade or baseball).

Accessing the weapon wheel (holding down the button) – weapons or gadgets can be selected from it.

Smartphone photos – some missions offer them, and they can be viewed on the phone screen.

Mission tracking – the mission objective can be displayed on the screen or hidden.

Command Amigo – a single press of the button points it to a target, and holding down the button summons the pet to you.

Selecting the camera on your phone – primarily used for surveying areas.

World Map.

Arsenal menu – the game pauses, and you can browse through the various tabs of the pause menu.

Other control settings – console versions

Far Cry 6 offers additional control options and allows you to change the default controls on console versions. You can:

  1. adjust the force and settings of the aiming assist,
  2. adjust the vibration strength of the controller,
  3. enable left-handed mode and one-handed layout,
  4. enable adaptive triggers – these are only available on the PS5 version and apply to the DualSense pad,
  5. set the sensitivity of the analog sticks separately for looking around and aiming,
  6. adjust the sensitivity of both sticks to movement,
  7. choose between performing an action by pressing or holding down a button,
  8. enable/disable the L3 and R3 buttons (pressing the left and right analog sticks),
  9. reverse the axis while moving the analog stick in different types of situations (e.g. looking around, flying, gliding with the wingsuit).

FAQ

What are the basic controls in Far Cry 6?

In Far Cry 6, the basic controls include movement using the left joystick, aiming and shooting using the right joystick and R2 button respectively, melee attacks using the square button, reloading using the triangle button, crouching using the circle button, and jumping using the X button. The L1 button is used to aim down sights, while the L2 button is used to throw grenades or molotovs and the R1 button is used to switch weapons. In addition, players can use the touchpad button to access the map and inventory, and the options button to pause the game and access settings.

Can the controls be customized in Far Cry 6?

Yes, players can customize the controls in Far Cry 6 to suit their preferences. The game provides the option to remap buttons for different actions, such as swapping the aiming and shooting buttons or changing the crouch button to a different button. Additionally, players can adjust the sensitivity of the joysticks and the aim assist feature to improve their gameplay experience. Customized controls can be saved as presets for future use, and players can switch between different presets depending on their playstyle or the situation in the game.

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