The Battlefield 2042 open access beta is now underway, giving everyone on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation a taste of all-out warfare. As this is an open beta, the game is attracting a lot of players who may have never tried a Battlefield title before, leading to many first-timers asking what the Battlefield 2042 beta controls for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation are.
Of course, if you are a seasoned veteran you have probably wasted no time in remapping the controls to fit your preferred layout, with the new features being the only fresh controls you have to learn. For everyone else, we are going to run through the main controls across all platforms, so you look less like a bot.
Battlefield 2042 beta controls
We are going to look at the movement controls, how to fire your weapon, melee, picking up items, vaulting, and more! Bear in mind these are all default controls, you can change them in the settings if needed.
Battlefield 2042 beta controls on PC
|Move: W/A/S/D Keys||Zoom: Right Mouse Button|
|Sprint: Shift (Hold)||Fire: Left Mouse Button|
|Look: Mouse||Grenade: G Key|
|Melee: F Key||Reload: R Key|
|Crouch: Left Ctrl or Hold C Key||Call-In Menu: B Key (Hold)|
|Prone: Z Key||VOIP: Left Alt Key|
|Slide: Z Key (While sprinting)||Chat: H Key|
|Jump: Spacebar||Full Map: M Key|
|Vault: Spacebar + Move towards obstacle||Menu: Esc Key|
|Enter/Exit Vehicles: E Key||Swap Seat (Vehicle): F1 to F8|
|Revive: E Key (Hold)|
|Plus Menu: T Key||Number Keys:|
|Comorose/Ping: Q Key (Hold)||Switch Primary/Secondary Weapon: 1, 2|
|Open Gadget: 4|
PC players also have the option of connecting a controller, strange I know, but if you choose to use a controller then see the Xbox controls below.
Battlefield 2042 beta controls on Xbox
|Move: Left Stick||Zoom: LT|
|Sprint: Left Stick (Click)||Fire: RT|
|Look: Right Stick||Switch Primary/Secondary Weapon: Y|
|Melee: Right Stick (Click)||Specialty: Left D-Pad|
|Crouch: B||Open Gadget: Right D-Pad|
|Prone: B (Hold)||Grenade: Up D-Pad|
|Slide: B (While sprinting)||Reload: X|
|Jump: A||Call-In Menu: RB (Hold) + Select Call-Ins|
|Vault: A + Move towards obstacle||Full Map: Menu Button|
|Enter/Exit Vehicles: X||Menu: Options Button|
|Revive: X (Hold)||Swap Seat (Vehicle): A|
|Plus Menu: LB (Hold)|
|Comorose/Ping: RB (Hold)|
The Xbox One and Xbox SeriesX/S controls are the same.
Battlefield 2042 beta controls on PlayStation
|Move: Left Stick||Zoom: L2|
|Sprint: Left Stick (Click)||Fire: R2|
|Look: Right Stick||Switch Primary/Secondary Weapon: Triangle|
|Melee: Right Stick (Click)||Specialty: Left Directional Button|
|Crouch: Circle||Open Gadget: Right Directional Button|
|Prone: Circle (Hold)||Grenade: Up Directional Button|
|Slide: Circle (While sprinting)||Reload: Square|
|Jump: Cross||Call-In Menu: R1 (Hold) + Select Call-Ins|
|Vault: Cross + Move towards obstacle||Full Map: Touchpad (Press)|
|Enter/Exit Vehicles: Square||Menu: Options Button|
|Revive: Square (Hold)||Swap Seat (Vehicle): Cross|
|Plus Menu: L1 (Hold)|
|Comorose/Ping: R1 (Hold)|
The PS4 and PS5 Battlefield 2042 beta controls are the same.
How to fly a helicopter in the Battlefield 2042 beta
Flying a helicopter in Battlefield 2042 can be quite challenging to new players but we are going to run through the basic controls to help you take off and at least get a bit of flight time before plummeting to your death.
- Pressing forwards is what makes the helicopter climb (accelerate upward).
- Left and right will make you turn to either side without any tilt.
- To move forwards, press your thumbstick forwards or pull your mouse down (towards you)
You can fly the chopper in first and third person and it is going to take some getting used to but at least you can now take off.