Controls in Hollow Knight is covered on this page. This will contain a guide of the names of each action and its default mapping, players may, later on, choose to remap the buttons according to their preference - the default mapping of the controls will be for the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

 

Hollow Knight Controls

PC Default Key Bindings

  • Up - UP Arrow Key
  • Down - DOWN Arrow Key
  • Left - LEFT Arrow Key
  • Right - RIGHT Arrow Key
  • Look Up - UP Arrow Key (Hold to view)
  • Look Down - DOWN Arrow Key (Hold to view) 
  • Jump - Z
  • Attack - X
  • Focus/Cast - A (Hold to use Focus and the Dremgate
  • Dream Nail - D (Hold to use Dream Nail or Dreamgate)
  • Quick Cast - E
  • Dash - C
  • Super Dash - S
  • Inventory - I
  • Quick Map - TAB
  • Pause - ESC

Nintendo Switch Default Controls

  • Up/Down/Left/Right - Left Stick or Directional Buttons
  • Look Up/Down - Right Stick
  • Jump - B
  • Attack - Y 
  • Focus/Cast - A (Hold to use Focus and the Dremgate
  • Dream Nail - X (Hold to use Dream Nail or Dreamgate)
  • Quick Cast - R Button
  • Dash - ZR Button
  • Super Dash - ZL Button
  • Inventory - (-) Button
  • Quick Map - L Button
  • Pause - (+) Button

 

Xbox One Default Controls

  • Up/Down/Left/Right - Left Stick or Directional Buttons
  • Look Up/Down - Right Stick
  • Jump - A
  • Attack - X
  • Focus/Cast - B (Hold to use Focus and the Dremgate
  • Dream Nail - Y (Hold to use Dream Nail or Dreamgate)
  • Quick Cast - RB Button
  • Dash - RT Button
  • Super Dash - LT Button
  • Inventory - Back Button
  • Quick Map - LB Button
  • Pause - Start Button

PlayStation 4 Default Controls

  • Up/Down/Left/Right - Left Stick or Directional Buttons
  • Look Up/Down - Right Stick
  • Jump - X Button
  • Attack - Square
  • Focus/Cast - Circle (Hold to use Focus and the Dremgate
  • Dream Nail - Triangle (Hold to use Dream Nail or Dreamgate)
  • Quick Cast - R1 Button
  • Dash - R2 Button
  • Super Dash - L2 Button
  • Inventory - Share Button
  • Quick Map - L1 Button
  • Pause - Options Button



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