Battlefield 1 Controls (Xbox One + PS4)

Battlefield 1 featureBattlefield 1 takes you back to WW1 and the beginning of modern warfare would become. The first armoured vehicles, automatic and semi automatic weapons as well as hand to hand combat made this period of time a major historic not only for the people who lived it but for the way it changed warfare of the future. Battlefield One has a lot of different aspects to it in various modes from the range of multiplayer games all requiring different tactics to the Individual single Player “stories” each of which puts you in the place of a different soldier each fighting a different kind of battle in a different location. So as you can imagine there are plenty of different controls to learn and use in different scenarios. So once again we will list these controls for Battlefield 1, for the soldier on foot or if you are in a tank or a Plane. Remember not all controls are available for all classes of soldier, some are dedicated to a specific class such as the repair function.

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Battlefield 1 Infantry Controllers (Click to enlarge)

Battlefield 1 Xbox one infantry controls  Battlefield 1 PS4 Infantry controls

Battlefield 1 Air and Ground Vehicle Controllers

Battlefield 1 Xbox One Vehicle controls  Battlefield 1 PS4 Vehicle Controls

Battlefield 1 Infantry Controls

Action PlayStation Controls XBOX Controls
Move Left Thumb Stick Left Thumbstick xbox left thumb stick Left Thumbstick
Look / Aim xbob right thumb stick Right Thumbstick xbob right thumb stick Right Thumbstick
Shoot R2 right-trigger
Zoom L2 playstation button
Grenade l1 Left bumper
Marking r1 Right Bumper
Communication r1 Right Bumper
Melee Attack Press xbob right thumb stick Press xbob right thumb stick
Sprint Press xbox left thumb stick Press xbox left thumb stick
Crouch Circle B Button
Prone Hold Circle Hold B Button
Reload square X Button
Jump Cross A button
Interaction square X Button
Open Parachute Cross A button
Stabilization of Scope Press xbox left thumb stick Press xbox left thumb stick
Change Weapon Triangle Y button
Reset Dpad-down Dpad-down
Gas Mask Press dpad-up Press dpad-up
Flashlight On/Off Hold dpad-up Hold dpad-up
Gadgets dpad-left and dpad-right dpad-left and dpad-right
Menu ps4-options-button  X1-menu-button
Scoreboard ps4-options-button  X1-menu-button

Battlefield 1 Ground Vehicle Controls

Action PlayStation Controls XBOX Controls
Steering Left Thumb Stick Left Thumbstick xbox left thumb stick Left Thumbstick
Aiming xbob right thumb stick Right Thumbstick xbob right thumb stick Right Thumbstick
Shoot R2 right-trigger
Zoom L2 playstation button
Change Camera Press xbob right thumb stick Press xbob right thumb stick
Move Position in Vehicle Cross A button
Enter / Exit Vehicle Hold square X Button
Change Weapon Triangle or dpad-left / dpad-right Y button or dpad-left / dpad-right
Repair Dpad-down Dpad-down

Battlefield 1 Aircraft Controls

Action PlayStation Controls XBOX Controls
Throttle Left Thumb Stick Left Thumbstick xbox left thumb stick Left Thumbstick
Rudder control Left Thumb Stick Left Thumbstick xbox left thumb stick Left Thumbstick
Operate Elevator xbob right thumb stick Right Thumbstick xbob right thumb stick Right Thumbstick
Operate Ailerons xbob right thumb stick Right Thumbstick xbob right thumb stick Right Thumbstick
Shoot R2 right-trigger
Zoom L2 playstation button
Free Look Press xbox left thumb stick Press xbox left thumb stick
Change Camera Press xbob right thumb stick Press xbob right thumb stick
Change position in aircraft Cross A button
Enter / Exit Vehicle Hold square X Button
Change Weapon Triangle or dpad-left / dpad-right Y button or dpad-left / dpad-right
Repair Dpad-down Dpad-down

*Elevators control the pitch of the aircraft, the movement around the lateral axis of the aircraft. Ailerons control the roll of the aircraft which is the movement around the longitudinal axis of the aircraft.

Battlefield One Aircraft Controller guide Video

Controlling the Aircraft in Battlefield One is what most people find the most difficult part of the game. This has been the same for previous battlefield games as well. But it is one of those things that becomes easier with time and practice. It is however always a good idea to have a place to start, so we have looked out a decent video for you to take a look at which goes through firstly the game settings that affect the aircraft and then how to control the aircraft in the game. The Video is from Youtube with credit going to Jlinz20

General Gameplay Tips

Elite Classes – Occasionally during your combat you will receive a message saying that certain extra equipment is available on the Battlefield. These are called elite classes and changes your character into one of these classes until your next death. They are obtained through pickups on the map. There are 3 available elite classes, the Flametrooper, Sentry Elite and the Tank Hunter. These are very heavy duty classes and can turn the tide of battle. don’t miss any opportunity to pick one of these up. Note that these pickups spawn in the same location five minutes after the death of the last user.

Marking Enemies – Using R1 or RB you can mark your enemies when you spot them. This is very beneficial to your team as they can immediately see where that enemy is on the mini map. It will also inform your team what class that enemy is so they will know what they are encountering. While may not be immediately obvious what you are getting in terms of benefits for yourself, as a team player this is very helpful to getting to the end goal of your team winning.

Request a Revive – After dying you are still able to be revived by a medic. In order to make it clear that you need help select the request revive option on your screen. You can choose to skip the revive option but the time between spawns is fixed so you may still have to wait before you can re-spawn.

Don’t neglect the Pistol and Melee weapons – Your main weapon will always cause the most damage but may not always be the correct choice. The pistol is a quicker close quarters weapon and more accurate than WW1 rifles and machine guns. Melee weapons are also much better when you have been surprised by an enemy at close range. They are also quieter so a kill with a melee weapon wont alert other enemies and wont show up on the mini map.

Bayonet Charge – If you are using a weapon with a bayonet attached then you will be able too utilize the bayonet charge ability. In order to do this you must initiate a sprint with your basic weapon with bayonet in hand. Then press the Melee attack button. This can kill with a single stab. It also gives you a temporary speed boost above the normal sprint speed. This can be used for escaping as well as attacking.

Be aware however of the disadvantages of the bayonet. Bayonets makes your weapon heavier this means it takes longer to get ADS (Aim Down Sight), They also change the balance of the weapon, this will in turn change the recoil behaviors of the weapons. Finally there is a run cooldown after a change. After you have performed a charge, your sprint ability will be disabled for a short period of time while you recover your energy.

Gas Masks – When you have been attacked with a gas grenade pressing up on the D-Pad will equip the mask, pressing again will remove the mask. While the gas mask will stop you from losing health points due to poison, your sight will be limited and you will not be able to go to ADS, you will be limited to hip fire only.

Choose your Squad – Unless your playing with a specific group of friends, join a squad with a large amount of people already in it. This way you will be able to gain more team related points during battle. Things like team assists, following team orders and team revives will boost your overall total.

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