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PlayStation 4 Controls Guide

If you've played any FPS with a PlayStation controller before, Call of Duty: Warzone shouldn't feel too alien. With a pretty standard control scheme lifted almost wholesale from Modern Warfare, there aren't any big surprises to be had here. Nonetheless, mastering the controls is key to securing victory in Verdansk, where the action won't stop just for you to double check your button layouts.

While you cannot freely rebind all of the commands on your Dualshock controller like you could the keybindings on PC, there are still some customization options. Warzone features several controller layout presets you can pick from, based on various popular control schemes. Some even benefit us southpaws! The default button layout on PlayStation 4 is as follows:

  • Movement - Left Analog Stick
  • Sprint/Steady Aim - L3
  • Aim/Look - Right Analog Stick
  • Melee - R3
  • Jump/Mantle/Open Parachute - Cross
  • Crouch/Cut Parachute - Circle (Tap)
  • Prone - Circle (Hold)
  • Slide - Circle (When sprinting)
  • Use/Reload - Square
  • Switch Weapon - Triangle (Tap)
  • Equip Armor - Triangle (Hold)
  • Tactical Equipment - L1
  • Lethal Equipment - R1
  • Aim Down Sights - L2
  • Mount Weapon - L2
  • Fire - R2
  • Ping - D-Pad Up (Tap)
  • Gesture/Spray - D-Pad Up (Hold)
  • Fire mode - D-Pad Left
  • Activate Killstreak - D-Pad Right (Tap)
  • Killstreak Menu - D-Pad Right (Hold)
  • Drop Ammo/Drop Cash - D-Pad Down
  • Open Map - Touchpad
  • Pause Menu - Options

Call of Duty: Warzone supports keyboard and mouse input on PlayStation 4. We highly recommend using this input method instead of a Dualshock controller, since you can gain a significant - and fair - advantage over your opponents with the increased precision of mouse aim. You don't need specific peripherals for this, any wired or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard will work with the system, just plug them in or pair them with your PS4 and start using them as usual. Despite this being so easy, chances are most other players will stick to their controllers, so make the most of your newfound advantage!


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Aron Gerencser
Aron has been playing FPS games on PC for as long as he can remember. While he prefers single-player titles, the occasional battle royale doesn't hurt and Call of Duty: Warzone is Aron's go-to. When not writing in-depth guides or covering the latest news about the game, he's probably editing - or dropping into Verdansk. You can also find Aron on Facebook.