Grounded Best Controller & Keyboard Settings

The guide covers best controller settings in grounded to enable a smooth gameplay.

Grounded is a fun survival action-adventure game that’s best enjoyed with proper controls that you’re comfortable with. Controller & keyboard settings are highly subjective, but some combinations are comfortable for the majority of the players. To make your journey across the backyard anthills a little more fun, I’ve created the best controller and keyboard settings guide for Grounded.

Key Takeaways

Here are some of my best settings suggestions for a controller:

  • Increasing the sensitivity to make it easier to aim and move around.
  • Turning off auto-aim to give the player more control over their shots.
  • Adjusting the deadline to prevent the controller from registering unwanted inputs.

These are some tips to improve your gameplay experience on a keyboard:

  • Remapping the keys to make them more comfortable to use.
  • Turning on sticky keys to prevent accidental keystrokes.
  • Adjusting the mouse sensitivity to make it easier to aim and move around.

Controller Settings

You must be aware of the settings for in-game mappings for movement and action, UI Mappings, and Construction Mappings for both controller, mouse, and keyboard. On another note, games are always fun with friends, so we have covered the How To Join A Friends Game In Grounded guide. 

It is completely up to the players’ preference to either use a controller or a mouse and a keyboard to play the game. To get the Grounded Best Controller Settings follow the tables covering the mappings below!

Movement And Action Mappings

Movement and Actions are required throughout the gameplay, so you need to know the controls to manage these movements.

Move Control
Glide A
Place Waypoint X
Look Right Stick
Jump A
Interact (Cancel) Y
Interact (Use) B
Block Left Trigger
Attack Right Trigger
Unload Left Trigger
Sprint Left Stick
Crouch Right Stick
Remove Waypoint Y
Huck Right Bumper

UI Mappings

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UI Mappings – Image captured By Us

User Interface Mappings that enable players to interact with the storyline can be processed using the following controls.

UI Mapping Controls
Toggle Executables Radial Down
Toggle Quickchat Radial Right
Consume/Repair Item Y
Equip/Inspect Item X
Toggle SCA.B Menu Back
Toggle Hotpouch Radial Left Bumper
Toggle Construction Radial Up
Toggle Emote Radial Left
Toggle Ammo Radial Left trigger

Construction Mappings

A huge part of the grounded storyline is construction, so it is extremely important to know its controls.

Construction Mapping Controls
Rotate Building Clockwise Right trigger
Cancel B
Next Building Material Right bumper
Flip Building Y
Rotate Building Counterclockwise Left trigger
Place Building X
Snap to Grid  Left bumper

Adjust Controller Sensitivity

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How To Adjust Controller Sensitivity – Image captured By Us

Most of the players complain about the controller’s sensitivity and that it is too low even when set to 100. We have covered you if you are also facing a similar issue.

First of all, you need to unplug your mouse when you have decided to play using the controller. Always remember that increasing sensitivity to 100 will not work unless you also take care of the other settings. 

Response Curves

You need to add linear response curves in case you are playing using a programmable controller. This will be a simple setting that you need to adjust to having great precision in your setting. In short, setting your response curves linear is the way to go. 


Players want precise and slower movements, which is done by adding acceleration and a slider to show how much precision you want and when you want it. This will help you aim and pick up stuff with precise and slow movements and a quick boost in case of turning quickly. 

How To Use A Controller For Grounded On PC?

In order to make your controller work with the grounded, you need to follow a few steps to launch it properly. 

  • Launch the Steam first.
  • You will find an option for Steam on the top left; click on it.
  • Go to the settings
  • Clicking on the controller will enable the option “General Controller Settings.”
  • Select the gaming control and go back to click OK.
  • Launch the game, and you will be good to play using the controller. 

If you found this guide helpful, we have a similar guide on Grounded Best Settings. 

Mouse And Keyboard Controls

The mouse and keyboard also ensure a smooth gameplay experience if you are fully aware of the controls. If you find using these controls a bit difficult, do not worry, as we have covered them all in detail. 

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Keyboard and Mouse Controls – Image captured By Us

Movement And Action Mappings

Movement controls using the mouse and keyboard are mentioned in the following table. Besides that, consider reading How To Repair Tools and Structures in Grounded.

Actions Controls
Swim Up Space
Crouch/Swim Down L + CTRL
Move Forward W
Move Backward S
Huck R
Strafe Left A
Strafe Right D
Select Space
Turn Left Left Arrow
Turn Right Right Arrow
Photo Mode P
Customize G
Autorun J
Jump space
Unlock G
Interact (Use) E
Interact (Cancel) X
Equip Item F
Sprint/Glide L + Shift
Attack Left Mouse Button
Block Right Mouse Button
Cancel ESC

UI Mappings

UI Mapping Control
Toggle Construction Radial B
Toggle Ammo Radial L
Toggle Inventory Menu I
Toggle HotPouch Radial V
Toggle SCA.B Menu Tab
Toggle Executables Radial Z
Toggle Emote Radial H
Toggle Quickchat Radial T
Toggle Crafting Menu C
Toggle Map Menu M

Construction Mappings

Construction Mapping Controls
Rotate Building Clockwise E
Rotate Building Counterclockwise Q
Snap to Grid L + CTRL
Place Building Left Mouse Button
Pick Building Scroll
Cancel Right Mouse Button
Flip Building G
Relocate Building F

You cannot enjoy smooth gameplay without knowing the controller settings, so we have covered the settings for both the controller and keyboard. The guide covers actions, movements, UI, and construction mapping controls. If you follow the controls mentioned above, you will be good to go and interact with the storyline of Grounded. 

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