How to Swap Melee and Crouch in The Finals

A lot of Contestants can’t seem to figure out how to swap melee and crouch in The Finals, and honestly, who can blame them? The game doesn’t give you the option to remap controls. This is a problem, because most console players are used to R3 / pressing the right stick crouches; it’s a standard at this point. But in The Finals, it’s the melee attack. Kinda throws a wrench in your plans if you want to get out of the line of fire or sneak around. Fortunately, there’s an easy workaround. Here’s what you need to do.

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How to Swap Melee and Crouch in The Finals

How to Swap Melee and Crouch in The Finals

Before we explain how to swap the melee and crouch buttons in The Finals, the first thing we have to mention is that you can’t do that in the game itself. Perhaps there will be a way to do this in the full version, but the beta does not offer it at time of writing. Second, we are only going to explain how to make the changes on console. If you know how to do this on PC, drop us a line in the comments below. The solution, fortunately, is pretty similar on Xbox and PlayStation, and while slightly annoying, it’s not that bad. Here’s what you have to do: on PlayStation, go into the Settings and Accessibility options. In there, you can switch Circle and R3 off you go.

On Xbox, you swap melee and crouch in The Finals in a similar fashion. Head into the Xbox Accessories App and swap the B and Right Stick buttons. That way, you won’t constantly be shooting off melee attacks willy-nilly while trying to crouch. The only real problem here is that these changes are console-wide, meaning that they will switch these controls in every game that you have installed. So, don’t forget to switch everything back once you’re done playing The Finals. And that’s about all there is to it. If you want to participate in the beta, you can sign up on the official website.

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