PAYDAY 3 Controls and Shortcuts Guide

This page covers the list of all PAYDAY 3 controls and keyboard shortcuts for PC. PAYDAY 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Starbreeze Studios and Overkill Software. The game is a sequel to the previously released title PAYDAY 2. As of the moment, PAYDAY 3 is now available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Windows PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store.

PAYDAY 3 Controls

The following are the default PAYDAY 3 key bindings. You can change these PAYDAY 3 keyboard controls in the settings section of the game.

Move ForwardW / Up Arrow
Move LeftA / Left Arrow
Move BackwardS / Down Arrow
Move RightD / Right Arrow
Crouch / SlideLeft Ctrl
RunLeft Shift
Throw Bag / Shove Human ShieldQ
Equip / Place / Activate GadgetE
Request Overkill WeaponZ
FireLeft Mouse Button
TargettingRight Mouse Button
Equip Previous WeaponMouse Wheel Down
Equip Next WeaponMouse Wheel Up
Equip Primary Weapon1
Equip Secondary Weapon2
Throw ItemG
Mask OnG
Place ItemX
Open ChatEnter
Mark / Shout (Hold)Middle Mouse Button
Pause MenuEsc
PAYDAY 3 Controls

Given that the game is also available on consoles, the developer confirms that the PC version of PAYDAY 3 also has full controller support. If you’re planning to use a gamepad controller to play the game, please refer to the gamepad mapping below:

This concludes our PAYDAY 3 controls guide. In case we missed any important control details, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Good luck!