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Best Battlefield 2042 keybinds & settings for mouse & keyboard

Here are the best mouse and keyboard settings, including keybinds, you can use in Battlefield 2042 – no matter your playstyle.

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Battlefield 2042 is finally in players’ hands and it offers a ton of keyboard and mouse customization for every aspect of the game. To hone your skills and make everything as easy as possible, here are the best keybinds and mouse settings.

Players have had plenty of time to get to grips with Battlefield 2042, which was released on November 19 across PCs and consoles. As well as using the best weapons and knowing the layout of all the maps, dialing in your aim and movement is extremely important to winning Battlefield matches.

Unfortunately, some have been experiencing an odd issue since Update #3 which causes the mouse to freeze. Luckily, there are a few easy ways you can fix the problem, one of which is to reset your settings.

For those who had to go through this process, we have all the best mouse and keyboard settings, including keybindings, so you won’t have to scramble trying to figure out what you previously had. Plus, you may find some settings that will vastly improve your game.

Best Battlefield 2042 mouse & keyboard settings

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Global mouse and keyboard settings

  • Invert Vertical Look for Soldiers: Off
  • Mouse raw input: On

On Foot mouse and keyboard settings

Aim

  • Solider mouse aim sensitivity: We recommend anywhere from 15-20
  • Invert Vertical Look for Soldiers: Off
  • Field of View: 60-80
  • ADS Field of View: Off

Movement

  • Soldier Sprint: Toggle
  • Double tap forward to sprint: Off
  • Sprint keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Left Shift
  • Sprint to vault over: Off
  • Always use traversal Sprint: Off

Zoom

  • Soldier weapon zoom: We recommend Hold
  • Zoom keybind (Mouse and Keyboard): Right mouse button
  • Steady Scope: On
  • Steady scope keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Left Shift
  • Soldier zoom aim sensitivity: Players prefer setting this slightly lower than the regular sensitivity

Other

‘Quick throw Grenades’ is a hugely beneficial setting to have enabled, as you’ll immediately throw the Grenade upon pressing and releasing the button. With it disabled, you’ll first pull out the grenade, and then need to press again to throw it.

  • Parachute auto deploy: Off
  • Air spawn parachute auto deploy: On
  • Quick throw Grenades: On
  • Reload Hints: On

Advanced

Setting the Aim Ratio settings to 100 will match your Vertical and Horizontal aim rates, so they both have the same sensitivity. This can feel far too fast, so we recommend starting somewhere near 50 and finding what’s most comfortable for you.

  • Vertical Mouse Aim Ratio: 40
  • Vertical Mouse Zoom Aim Ratio: 40
  • Uniform soldier aiming: On
  • Coefficient: Somewhere around 50 feels good for us
  • Zoom transition sensitivity smoothing: On

Vehicles mouse and keyboard settings

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Aim

  • Vehicle mouse aim sensitivity: Around the same as regular
  • Invert Vertical Look for Tracked Vehicles: Off
  • Vehicle 3P Field of View: 30
  • Gunner Aim Sensitivity: Should be around the same as the regular sensitivity

Zoom

  • Vehicle weapon zoom: Toggle
  • Zoom keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Right mouse button

Pilot

  • Invert Vertical Look for Aircraft: On
  • Plane Control Sensitivity: 100
  • Plane Chase Camera Roll: On

Advanced

  • Vehicle mouse aim sensitivity: 60
  • Vehicle Zoom Aim Ratio: 60
  • Uniform vehicle aiming: On
  • Coefficient: Somewhere around 50 feels good for us

Best Battlefield 2042 keybinds

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Battlefield 2042 allows players to customize almost every aspect of their game, no matter if they’re boots on the ground or in a vehicle.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of all the keybinds you should use in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 Common keybinds

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  • Full map: M
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice Chat: L Alt
  • Voice Chat (Push to talk): V
  • Party Chat: P
  • Cycle chat channel: Tab
  • Toggle chat: H
  • Options menu: O
  • Social menu: Tab
  • Take screenshot: Print Screen

Battlefield 2042 Soldier keybinds

Players diving off a building in Battlefield 2042

The soldier keybinds in Battlefield 2042 are pretty straightforward, but there are a few things you can do to make life easier.

One is moving Crouch to Ctrl. Using your pinky will feel the most natural, as you won’t have to shift your hand or move any fingers away from the movement keys. The other is binding Grenades and Specialist Gadgets to your mouse, so you have immediate access to them when needed.

Here’s the full list of the best Battlefield 2042 soldier keybinds:

  • Walk forward: W
  • Walk backward: S
  • Strafe right: D
  • Strafe left: A
  • Jump: Space Bar
  • Vault: Space Bar
  • Sprint: Left Shift
  • Traversal sprint: Left Shift
  • Crouch (Toggle): Left Control
  • Prone: Z
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom: Right mouse button
  • Reload: R
  • Interact: E
  • Enter/Exit Vehicle: E
  • Parachute Deploy: Space
  • Melee takedown: F
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Gadget: 3
  • Specialist gadget: 4 & Mouse 4
  • Throw grenade: G & Mouse 3
  • Toggle underbarrel: X
  • Fire mode: C
  • Steady scope: Left shift
  • Full map: M
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Modify weapon attachments: T
  • Cycle next inventory item: Scroll wheel up
  • Cycle previous inventory item: Scroll wheel down
  • Modify sight: 1
  • Modify ammo: 2
  • Modify underbarrel: 3
  • Modify barrel: 4
  • Ping: Q
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Gunner keybinds

Tank in Battlefield 2042

There isn’t a lot to change with the Gunner, Vehicle, or Transport keybinds, but make sure any settings you’ve changed are the same across the board. These are separate menus, so you’ll need to change the keybind each time.

  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom: Right mouse button
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Ping: Q
  • Chase camera: C
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Vehicle Driver keybinds

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  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Accelerate: W
  • Brake/Reverse: S
  • Turn right: D
  • Turn left: A
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Chase Camera: C
  • Zoom vehicle: Right mouse button
  • Switch weapon: Scroll wheel up
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Self-repair: X
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Boost: Left Shift
  • Handbrake: Left Ctrl
  • Ping: Q
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Transport Driver keybinds

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  • Accelerate: W
  • Brake/Reverse: S
  • Turn right: D
  • Turn left: A
  • Boost: Left Alt
  • Rear view camera: Middle mouse button
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Enter
  • Throw lures: C
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Activate equipment slot 1: X
  • Activate equipment slot 2: G
  • Handbrake: Space
  • Ping: Q
  • Radio: T
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Pilot keybinds

Battlefield 2042 jets dogfighting

There are a few things you can adjust to make mouse and keyboard flying much easier in Battlefield 2042.

The first is swapping the Yaw input with Pitch, as this allows you to use your mouse to aim the plane at targets. The other is to also bind pitch up to Spacebar, as this will allow you to pull up quickly.

  • Throttle up: W
  • Throttle down: S
  • Yaw right: Move mouse right
  • Yaw left: Move mouse left
  • Pitch down: Move mouse up
  • Pitch up: Move mouse down & Space Bar
  • Roll right: D
  • Roll left: S
  • Rear view camera: Middle mouse button
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Chase camera: C
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom aircraft: Right mouse button
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Assisted flight/afterburner: Left Shift
  • Ping: Q
  • Modify sight: T
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

And those are the best PC settings for Battlefield 2042! No matter your playstyle, everything should be much easier and intuitive with these settings.

For more Battlefield 2042, you can check out our guide on the best controller settings for console players.

Image Credit: DICE / EA