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Control Guides - How To Use & Change

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Control settings in Zelda Breath Of The Wild (BotW). Learn about the control settings, how to change the operation control keys in the settings and how to use the Ability Controls.

Table of Contents

Basic Controls

ATalk, Take & Climb down.
BSprint, Close
X Jump, Climb
YHold a weapon, Attack, and Rearrange items in the inventory screen.
L Stick Move, selection
L Stick
Pushed in
R Stick Rotate the camera, switch pages in the inventory, and select weapons such as swords and shields.
R Stick
Pushed in
Move camera, Telescope view
LUse item, navigate menu
ZLShield/Lock on target (hold)
RThrow weapon, navigate menu
ZRBow (draw and shoot arrows)
D-pad ▲Rune selection
D-pad ◀Normal: Shield selection screen
Bow use: arrows selection screen
D-pad ▶Normal: Weapon selection screen
Bow use: Bow selection screen
+Open Inventory
-Open Map

How To Control Combat And Weapon Actions

Normal AttackY button
Continuous AttackY button repeatedly
Dash attackPress Y button while dashing.
Jump SlashPress the Y button while jumping or falling.
Charged AttackPress and hold the Y button
Throw a weaponPress and hold the R button+release
SneakstrikeWhen the enemy is not aware, such as when they are sleeping, press the Y button to attack.
Side HopPress ZL button, move L stick sideways, and press X button.
Perform a perfect dodge by timing your movements to match the enemy's attack.
BackflipZL Button+L Bottom+X Button
Timing your movements to match the enemy's attack allows you to perform a perfect dodge.
BackflipAfter a perfect dodge, rapidly press the Y button.
Spinning SlashL Stick 1 Rotation + Y Button
Only for Sword Equipment
Get BowZR Button
Set Up ShieldZL button
Only when the Sword is equipped or sheathed
Perfect GuardPress the ZL button and then, timing it with the enemy's attack, press the A button.
Shield SurfZL Button + X Button + A Button
Useful Information For Beginners

Underwater Controls

AccelerationX button
Spin AttackY button
Only when equipped with Zora Helm

Paraglider Controls

Open ParagliderX Button
Close ParagliderB Button
Get BowZR Button
Paraglider Guide - How To Unlock & Use

Climbing Controls

JumpX Button
ReleaseB Button

Horse Controls

Action Controls
Get OnA Button
Go DownB Button
Jump From HorseX Button
MoveL Stick or A Button (while riding)
AccelerationA Button (while riding)
Calm DownL Button
StopL Stick down
Attack with weaponsY Button
Shoot With BowZR Button
Horse Guide - How To Catch & Tame Horses

Runes Control

Remote Bomb A Button: Let
R Button: Throw
L Button: Detonation
Magnesis[Before grabbing]
A Button: Attack
Cross key ▲ ▼ Move to the back or just before
R Stick: Move in the up, down, left, and right directions.
StasisA Button: Attack
CryonisA Button: Create, Destroy
D-pad ▼:Aim at the feet
CameraA button: Shooting
D-pad ▲▼:Zoom
X button:Switch between portrait and landscape camera.
-Button: Album
AmiiboMove closer to the NFC area
Master Cycle ZeroA button: accelerate (acceleration)
B button: Brake
LButton: Jump
X: Jump from a motorcycle
Y Button: Attack with weapons
ZR button: Attack on Bow
Snow while stopping: Change direction
Press B and move the stick sideways while accelerating: Drift
Move the stick downwards while accelerating
Runes List And How to Use

How To Change Controls

Change From Options

Procedure+ Button → System → Option

Jump Buttons Are Switchable

Controller settings in the game are limited to just switching the jump button. The jump button is switched between X and B cancel buttons.

Detailed Changes Can Be Made On The Switch Itself

You can also make more detailed settings from "Settings" → "Controllers and Sensors" on the Switch. However, be careful as it may also affect other game settings.

Default Settings Are Fine

It is recommended to play without changing the default settings. However, there are some parts, such as camera settings, that are a matter of personal preference, so feel free to make changes as necessary.

BoTW Useful Guides and Articles

Useful Articles For Early Game

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