Default controls

Controls can be altered in the settings menu. The following shows the default controls for each platform.

Menu XBOX360 PS3 PC
Left hand LT


M2 (right)
Right hand RT R1 M1 (left)
Sprint LB L2 Alt
Shout/Power RB R2 Z
Move Left Analog Stick Left Analog Stick W A S D
Look/Adjust Camera Angle Right Analog Stick Right Analog Stick Mouse
Sneak (toggle)

Left Analog Stick (Press)

Left Analog Stick (Press)


Toggle Third/First Person

Right Analog Stick (Press)

Right Analog Stick (Press)


Toggle Walk/Run N/A N/A Caps Lock
Wait Back Button Select Button T
Journal Start Button Start Button J
Activate A Button X Button E
Character Menu B Button O Button Tab
Ready X Button 口 Button R
Jump/Rear Y Button △ Button Space
Pick Up A Button (Held) X Button (Held) E (Held)
Favorites D-Pad U/D D-Pad U/D Q
Quick Keys

D-Pad L/R (Under Favorites Menu, Hold to assign)

D-Pad L/R (Hold to assign) 1 - 8 Keys


Other key settings

Quick Keys Xbox 360

  1. Add the spell or weapon to the favorites menu,
  2. Open the favorites menu (Using D-Pad U/D)
  3. Highlight the item to be used on a quick key
  4. Hold the D-Pad Left or D-Pad Right button until a number appears next to the item selected (1 and 2 for the respective buttons)


  • Press the quick key a second time to dual-wield spells - spells will default to the left hand while weapons default to the right hand.

Melee weapons dual wielding

  • Melee Weapons can't be dual-wielded using quick keys. Unless it's a stackable weapon, pressing the quick key a second time will only replace the previous weapon.
  • Some enchanted weapons are stackable at first but if the charge levels become different they cease to be stackable and the quick keys can no longer be used for dual-wielding.


To remove an arrow from a loaded bow without shooting it, press the sheath/unsheath weapon button. Hold down the right hand button to ready an arrow; how far the arrow will go is determined by how far back the string is drawn, which itself is determined by how long the right hand button is held (up to some maximum which appears to be a few seconds holding - this may be dependent on Marksman level). The arrow will be shot in a trajectory similar to that of a thrown baseball. The arrow goes upwards a little bit for some distance, and then comes back down. The trajectory of the arrow depends on the weight of the bow.

For Xbox360 players that have Kinect, here is a link to the Kinect Voice Commands. Kinect

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