Welcome to the Monster Hunter World control settings guide for the PS4. In this guide, you'll learn about how button inputs are mapped on the PS4 controller, what you can change & more!
PS4 Control Map
Default Control Configuration
This is the default button configuration for Monster Hunter World. The button mapping is the same regardless of weapon used.
Special Attack (Melee Weapon)
|Normal Attack (Melee Weapon)|
|Crouch or Roll When Running|
|Sheathe or Unsheathe Weapon|
|Display health bar |
Radial menu display
|+||Run / Dash|
|+||Navigate Radial Menu|
|+||Select Item From Radial Menu|
|Press||Target Lock On|
|+||Aim and shoot (Slinger / Ranged Weapon)|
Options Settings List & Recommendations
Game Settings & Recomendations
|Autosave Settings||Turn autosave on or off|
|Minimap||Change behavior of how minimap is displayed|
|Head Armor||Toggle whether head armor is displayed or not|
|Damage Indicators||Toggle to show damage numbers or not|
|Control Guide||Toggle whether control tips and prompts are displayed|
|Vibration Settings||Turn vibration on or off|
|Subtitles||Turn subtitles on or off|
Leave Control Guide On By Default
With the control guide on, button prompts and control maps are always on for you to see.
Turn On Damage Indicators
This will allow you to see and gauge how much damage you deal on a monster, as how it's meant to be played.
Control Settings & Recomendations
|Directional Control Type||Toggle to invert direction of the Y Axis|
|Sheathe Settings||Toggle whether to manually or automatically sheathe weapon|
|Dash Settings||Change assigned dash buttons|
|Switch L1/R1 and L2 / R2||Toggle to switch inputs between back and front shoulder buttons|
|Radial Menu Settings||Change how to navigate and select items from the radial menu|
|Item Control Settings||Change how you access the quick use items|
Turn Off Auto Sheathe Weapon
It would be best that you learn how to manually sheathe your weapon. This way, you have full control on when your weapon is up for an attack.
How To Change Settings
You can change these settings anytime by pressing the "Options" button to bring up the menu. Navigate the menu to the right until you see "System". Then select "Options".