How To Rebind Keys in Witcher 3

You can’t change the commands in The Witcher 3 using the options menu. If you’re playing with a mouse and keyboard, you might think you’re stuck with what the developers decided was best.
Luckily, there’s a way around this, and it involves ini file changes. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to rebind keys in the PC version of The Witcher 3. We also have a guide with the default Witcher 3 Controls, if that’s what you were looking for.

how to rebind keys in the witcher 3
The file you’re looking for is located in C:Usersyour-user-nameDocumentsThe Witcher 3, and it’s called input.settings. Before you make any changes to it, make a backup copy. If you don’t, and you mess something up, you’ll need to reinstall the game.

Open it with Notepad. You’ll see a list of commands, divided into sections. For example, in the Combat section, you’ll see a line saying IK_Alt=(Action=Dodge). This means that the action of dodging is tied to the Alt key. All you need to do in order to change the button, is change the name of the key in that line. You’ll find the names of all the keys (and mouse buttons) inside the file. Check if there are any more instances of that action – if there are, change them too. Then check to see if the key isn’t already tied to another action – if it is, change one of them. Finally, when you’ve made all the changes, save the changes and run the game.

If you notice something doesn’t work after you’ve made the changes, simply restore the backup you’ve made earlier.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. J
    Jason M

    Excellent, I will try this.

    Do you happen to know if it works for the LMB and RMB?

  2. 3
    3DMaster

    There’s an option to change the keybindings in the title screen. What isn’t present is a way to change the controller config.

  3. K
    Kevin

    I want to change the exiting of the looting menu from Esc to Tab like in Fallout 4. It’s maddening to me to click or hit Esc when I’m already so used to Tab. It slows me down substancially.

  4. C
    Clive

    I cannot find how to remap the movement keys. WASD is NOT going to work for me, I need the damn arrow keys. What are the NAMES of the arrow keys?

    1. J
      JRice

      Yup, as Clive said, YOU CANNOT ALTER THE MOVEMENT KEYS.

      So, basically, unless you are a WASD player (and, yes, I realize: most of you are, but plenty of us realize WASD is the dumbest possible set of movement keys), you are not going to enjoy this game. Full stop.

      I guess if we non-WASD players want the Witcher 3 on a PC, you will have to buy a controller. …Aaaaaaand: why bother? Just play it on a console, if you’re going for a controller.

      Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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