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HUD Elements & PS4 Controls

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Learn the controls and meaning of HUD in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in this guide. Included are the PS4 controls list, different gauges and bars and more!

HUD & Controls Guide

Table of Contents

What Can You Find in Your HUD?

Static HUD Elements

Static HUD Elements
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1. Health Bar

At the bottom left of your screen, you will find your health bar. This indicates how much health you have left. When it's fully depleted, you character will perish.

2. Quick Use Item

The leftmost box on the bottom right of the screen will note which item you can quickly use with a button prompt. You can also switch between weapons to use here instead of having to open your inventory.

Check Out All Item & Consumable List Here!

3. Active Prosthetic Tool

The HUD will always show which Prosthetic Tool is active in the box next to the Quick Use Item. Similar to the item box, you can cycle through your available Prosthetic tools here.

Check Out All Prosthetic Tools List!

Situational HUD Elements

Situational HUD Elements
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1. Posture Gauge

When fighting against a Boss in Sekiro, 2 bars will appear on your screen. The top will indicate the Posture Gauge of your enemy and the bottom one will indicate yours.

Check Out The Posture System Here!

2. Enemy Health

The health of the enemy you are fighting will also be displayed in the top left of the screen. There you can see how much health they have left or if they're vulnerable to a Deathblow.

Terror Bar

Terror Bar

Certain enemies will inflict terror to the One-Armed Wolf and that will shown in the Terror Bar that will appear on the screen. The bar will fill up with every blow or block you do without harming the enemy.

Experience Bar

Experience Bar

Once you defeat an enemy, the Experience Bar will show up and show your progression. It will flash briefly then disappear after a few seconds.

Check Out How Farm EXP & Skill Points!

Control List

PS4 Control Guide

ButtonFunction
TRIANGLE BUTTONSwitch between Prosthetic Tools
SQUARE BUTTONInteract
X BUTTONJump
[Tap 2x] Jump 2x over wall / enemy
O BUTTONSide step
[Hold] Dash
R1 BUTTONAttack
[Hold] Charged attack
R2 BUTTONUse Prosthetic Arm
R3 BUTTONCamera Reset
Target
L1 BUTTONParry
[Long Press] Block
L2 BUTTONUse Grappling Hook
L3 BUTTONCrouch
L JoystickMove
D-PadSwitch items
→ D-PadChange item order
↑ D-Pad Use items
Option ButtonPause
Menu

Controls Can be Changed for the PS4

Players are free to change the controls for Sekiro in the Settings menu. Do this in case you find the controls awkward or if you have your own control preference.

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