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Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Sekiro guide, walkthrough

This page in our guide to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice focuses on the controls. Check the game's control scheme and the additional options (making your own control scheme).

Sekiro controls on PlayStation 4

Move - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Move.

Crouch - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Crouch. Press the analog stick to start sneaking.

Look around - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Look around.

Lock the camera on an enemy - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Lock the camera on an enemy. This mechanic is useful when you want to focus on attacking a single enemy. Lock-on in Sekiro works similarly to that in Dark Souls. Move the right analog stick to switch between enemies.

Hold to Guard - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Hold to Guard. Press to Deflect. Parrying is especially important - it allows you to weaken their posture gradually and get a chance to use a Deathblow.

Grappling hook - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Grappling hook. This gadget is very useful in exploration. After upgrading it, you will be able to use the grappling hook to attack enemies.

Dodge - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Dodge. Perform dodges when you notice a red symbol - it informs you that your enemy will use an attack that can't be blocked. Dodging is the only way to avoid damage. Press the button and tilt the analog stick in the direction you want to move.

Hold to sprint. Run faster to move away from enemies or to run towards them.

Interact with objects and NPCs - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Interact with objects and NPCs. Collect nearby loot - hold the button to "suck" the items in.

Switch between three currently equipped prosthetic tools - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Switch between three currently equipped prosthetic tools.

Jump - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Jump. You can jump and use the grappling hook to move farther. This button also allows you to bounce off of the vertical walls.

Use your selected tool - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Use your selected tool. These are prosthetic tools and they can help you to, e.g. deal additional damage or to use their weaknesses (e.g. fire). You can't use a tool that consumes Spirit Emblems if you don't have any of these items.

Attack with your katana - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Attack with your katana. Hold the button to perform a more powerful Thrust.

1 - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough?Combat Arts - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Combat Arts. These are powerful attacks that you have to unlock by purchasing a skill. After that, you have to place it in your active slot. You can only use one Combat Art at a time.

Use a Quick Item - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Use a Quick Item.

Browse Quick Items - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Browse Quick Items. You can browse through items that are placed in quick slots (up to 5 items).

Browse Quick Items - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Browse Quick Items. You can browse through items that are placed in quick slots (up to 5 items).

Eavesdrop a conversation - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Eavesdrop a conversation. You can only eavesdrop selected conversations - the game will inform you about the option to do that by displaying the related icon.

Pause - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Pause.

Sekiro controls on Xbox One

Move - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Move.

Crouch - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Crouch. Press the analog stick to start sneaking.

Look around - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Look around.

Lock the camera on an enemy - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Lock the camera on an enemy. This mechanic is useful when you want to focus on attacking a single enemy. Lock-on in Sekiro works similarly to that in Dark Souls. Move the right analog stick to switch between enemies.

Hold to Guard - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Hold to Guard. Press to Deflect. Parrying is especially important - it allows you to weaken their posture gradually and get a chance to use a Deathblow.

Grappling hook - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Grappling hook. This gadget is very useful in exploration. After upgrading it, you will be able to use the grappling hook to attack enemies.

Dodge - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Dodge. Perform dodges when you notice a red symbol - it informs you that your enemy will use an attack that can't be blocked. Dodging is the only way to avoid damage. Press the button and tilt the analog stick in the direction you want to move.

Hold to sprint. Run faster to move away from enemies or to run towards them.

Interact with objects and NPCs - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Interact with objects and NPCs. Collect nearby loot - hold the button to "suck" the items in.

Switch between three currently equipped prosthetic tools - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Switch between three currently equipped prosthetic tools.

Jump - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Jump. You can jump and use the grappling hook to move farther. This button also allows you to bounce off of the vertical walls.

Use your selected tool - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Use your selected tool. These are prosthetic tools and they can help you to, e.g. deal additional damage or to use their weaknesses (e.g. fire). You can't use a tool that consumes Spirit Emblems if you don't have any of these items.

Attack with your katana - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Attack with your katana. Hold the button to perform a more powerful Thrust.

2 - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough?Combat Arts - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Combat Arts. These are powerful attacks that you have to unlock by purchasing a skill. After that, you have to place it in your active slot. You can only use one Combat Art at a time.

Use a Quick Item - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Use a Quick Item.

Browse Quick Items - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Browse Quick Items. You can browse through items that are placed in quick slots (up to 5 items).

Browse Quick Items - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Browse Quick Items. You can browse through items that are placed in quick slots (up to 5 items).

Eavesdrop a conversation - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Eavesdrop a conversation. You can only eavesdrop selected conversations - the game will inform you about the option to do that by displaying the related icon.

Pause - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Pause.

Additional controls settings in Sekiro

Sekiro gives you the option to - Controls for Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Appendix - Sekiro Guide and Walkthrough

Sekiro gives you the option to:

  1. Flip X axis for the camera (the right analog stick).
  2. Flip Y axis for the camera (the right analog stick).
  3. Adjust the camera sensitivity. You can, e.g. increase this setting if you want to be able to react faster.

Controller Config menu is the most interesting one (presented in the picture above). This tab allows you to re-assign buttons to adjust them to your own preferences. The only exceptions are the analog sticks - you have to move with the left analog stick and rotate the camera with the right.

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