All Roblox Controls for PC, Xbox & Mobile [Beginners Guide]

Written By Sajal Dipu

Unlike other games where you have full control over every keybinding for each action, Roblox is different. As it is filled with different genres of games, there are no fixed controls except for some basic movements.

That being said, this article explains every vital control of different actions in all Roblox games and how to customize keybindings.all-roblox-controls

Keep reading because in under two minutes, you’ll learn all the Roblox controls on mobiles & tablets, computers, and Xbox consoles.

Here are the controls of Roblox at a glance:

General Controls

CommandController Keys Mobile KeysKeyboard & Mouse Keys
Move ForwardLeft Stick ForwardThumbstick ForwardW Or Up Arrow
Move BackwardLeft Stick BackwardThumbstick BackwardS Or Down Arrow
Move or Strafe LeftLeft Stick LeftwardThumbstick LeftwardA Or Left Arrow
Move or Strafe RightLeft Stick RightwardThumbstick RightwardD Or Right Arrow
Look UpRight Stick ForwardPull Up On The Main ScreenPull Mouse Forward
Look DownRight Stick BackwardPull Down On The Main ScreenPull Mouse Backward
Turn LeftRight Stick LeftPull Left On The Main ScreenRotate Mouse Left
Turn RightRight Stick RightPull Right On The Main ScreenRotate Mouse Right
JumpAScreen Jump ButtonSpace
RunPush Left Stick Toward A DirectionPress The Thumbstick Toward A DirectionShift
ShootRight TriggerOn-Screen Fire OptionLeft Mouse
Shoot Full AutoHold The Right TriggerDouble-Tap On The TargetHold Left-Mouse Key
AimLeft TriggerOn-Screen Aim IconRight Mouse Key On Hold
Select WeaponLeft Or Right BumperOn-Screen Weapon Key1 To 9 Keys
SkydiveATouch On The Main Screen AreaSpacebar
Take ItemXTouch On ItemE
Open DoorX On-Screen Door IconE
Toggle MinimapPull Up On D PadOn-Screen Minimap OptionM
Show/Hide LeaderboardPress Down On D PadOn-Screen Player CountTab

Build Controls

CommandController Keys Mobile KeysKeyboard & Mouse Keys
Open Build ModeBon-screen toggle keyQ
Select Building Tile-on-screen tile button1 to 9 keys
Place Building TileRight triggerTouch on the main screen arealeft-mouse key
Rotate Building TileRight stickon-screen rotate optionR
Previous/Next Building TileLeft or right bumperOn-screen next/previous arrowright mouse key
Wall Tile-on-screen tileZ
Floor Tile-on-screen tileX
Ramp Tile-on-screen tileC

Vehicle Command

CommandController Keys Mobile KeysKeyboard & Mouse Keys
Accelerate / ForwardRight TriggerJump ButtonW Or Up Arrow
Brake / ReverseLeft TriggerSmaller Key On The Left Of The Accelerate OptionS Or Down Arrow
Turn LeftLeft Stick LeftThumbstick LeftA Or Left Arrow
Turn RightLeft Stick RightThumbstick RightD Or Right Arrow
E-Brake / DriftXAbove Vehicle Key PromptsSpace
Enter / Exit / FlipYSmaller Key Above The Accelerate OptionE

Now read through the post to get a more in-depth overview of Roblox Controls.

What are the Controls for Roblox Mobile

When you join a game in Roblox mobile, all the controls are virtually available at your fingertips, no puns intended. The dynamic thumb stick is on the down-left corner. Use it to move left, right, forward, and backward. All other actions will be displayed on the screen, conveniently labeled.

Here are the controls for Roblox on Android & iOS devices:

  • Use the up arrow at the bottom-right corner to jump.
  • The left-bottom area is for moving around. Drag your thumb upwards to go forward, and downwards to go back.
  • The upper-right area of your screen controls your camera angle. Move your finger to that place to adjust the camera.
  • Your inventory is at the bottom of the screen. Simply tap on the tool you want to equip.
  • Press the Chat icon to send a message.
  • Tap on the Roblox icon on the top-left corner to open the Settings, Help, and your profile options.
  • Select the three dots button to see the leaderboard and the players in your lobby.roblox-controls-mobile

Playing Roblox on mobile will give you the same experience as playing it on a PC or console. However, the controls are a nightmare as your fingers will be covering half of the screen.

So, I’d say, the best way to play Roblox on iOS & Android devices is through a controller, and in the following section I’ve explained how.

How to use a Controller on Roblox Mobile

To use a PlayStation or Xbox controller to handle your Roblox character, simply connect the controller to your mobile device via Bluetooth. Once you link the two, join a server in Roblox and the game will automatically detect and set different actions for the controller buttons.

Here’s how to use a controller on Roblox mobile:

Connect PlayStation Controller to Roblox Mobile

  • Press and hold the PS button & the Share button on the controller for a few seconds until the controller flashes white light, i.e., goes into pairing
  • Turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device.
  • Select DualShock Controller from the list of available Bluetooth devices.

Connect Xbox Controller to Roblox Mobile

  • Make sure the Xbox controller has Bluetooth support.
  • Press the Xbox button on the controller to turn it on.
  • Press and hold the Sync button for about 5 seconds on the top of the controller until the light on the controller
  • Enable Bluetooth on your mobile and select Xbox Wireless Controller.

Once you connect your controller and join a game, Roblox will automatically detect it, and you can use it as you would on a console. The game will label the controller buttons on different actions on the screen.

What are the Controls for Roblox?

Roblox has standard controls like regular PC games. W, A, S, and D are for normal movement, Spacebar for Jump, and number keys (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0) for switching items in inventory.

You can also use the arrow keys of the keyboard as well to move your character. Other keys depend on the Admin of the game. The admin can choose any key, depending on the game genre.roblox-controls

Roblox keyboard controls

Here are the basic computer controls for Roblox:

Control Key Description
WMove Forward
AMove Left
SMove Backward
DMove Right
1, 2, 3,...Equip and Unequip Tools
Mouse Left ButtonUse Tool
Mouse WheelZoom In/Out
Hold Mouse Right ButtonRotate
EscRoblox Menu
TabPlayer List

All the above keybindings are for the most recent edition of Roblox. Be sure to download the latest Roblox version or update it if it’s already installed on your device.

How to Adjust Camera and Mouse Sensitivity on Roblox

Keyboard and mouse maps are useful if you don’t know which button corresponds to a given action to play Roblox. Some controls are permanent and cannot be changed, while game admins can only customize other keyboard controls.

Hold down the right mouse button to move the camera in all directions. You can use this control in all of Roblox’s games. But to adjust the camera and mouse sensitivity, you need to follow some steps.adjust-camera-and-mouse-sensitivity

Here are the steps to adjust Camera and Mouse Sensitivity on Roblox:

  • Play any game in Roblox.
  • Press Esc and click on the Settings Button.
  • Change Mouse Sensitivity according to your need.
  • Change Camera and Movement Mode if necessary.

There are two camera modes in Roblox, Classic and Follow. As long as the game admin hasn’t fixed the camera mode, you can switch between the two.

In Classic mode, the camera remains fixed in one spot. Edit your avatar’s pivot point by holding down your mouse’s right button and moving it.

In Follow mode, the camera will rotate along with your avatar to help keep your indicated targets in view.

To switch between the two camera modes, press the shift key.

How to Change Controls in Roblox

Customizing any basic controls in Roblox requires Roblox Studio. Only the game admins can make this change. You cannot change the game controls in-game. In most cases, the games have the same controls (WASD keys).

So, to modify controls in Roblox, you need to become an administrator first, then follow the instructions below.

Here’s how to customize game controls in Roblox:

  • Open Roblox Player and Run a Test Version.
  • Select StarterPlayer from Explorer.
  • Navigate to Properties and Scroll down to Controls > DevComputerMovementMode.
  • Change controls according to desire.roblox-studio-controls
ClickToMovePlayers can only move about the game world by right-clicking a target location.
KeyboardMouseUse WASD to move and Space to Jump.
ScriptableAllows you to script your control scheme.
UserChoiceAllows players to choose their desired control scheme from the in-game Settings menu.
DPadThis feature is not applicable anymore.
DynamicThumbstickThumbstick appears where the player initially presses down.
ThumbpadThis feature is not applicable anymore.
ThumbstickA mobile thumbstick pops up in the lower-left region of the screen. The thumbstick doesn't move position, unlike DynamicThumbstick.

You can change game controls on the desktop by changing the value of Controls > DevComputerMovementMode in the custom scripts.

For mobile devices, you can change game controls by changing the values of Controls > DevTouchMovementMode.

In case you are having the Roblox Studio not working issue, be sure to update your graphics driver and disable plug-ins from the app.

However, you can reset Roblox if you make any errors while changing the controls. And with this method, you won’t lose your settings.

How to Shift Lock on Roblox

There are some facts and features that make Roblox quite different from most games, both in terms of gameplay and build quality. One of them is Shift locking.

But what is shift lock in Roblox?

Shift lock in Roblox is a feature where the camera’s perspective is locked with the player’s movement in a 3rd person view. But remember, it doesn’t work on touchscreen devices.

To activate the mouse lock or shift lock, simply press the Shift Key.

Also, some games on Roblox have a built-in mouse lock feature, like the Tower of Hell game.enable-shift-lock-roblox

Here’s the process to shift lock in Roblox:

  • Open Roblox Player and start playing any Roblox game.
  • Go to the in-game Settings.
  • Enable Shift Lock Switch.
  • Press Esc and click on the Shift button to use the mouse lock feature.

If you face any difficulties while changing the Shift lock, you should download Roblox on your PC and play it from there instead of a browser.

What are the Controls for Roblox on Xbox One?

Roblox is also available on Xbox with cross-platform support. And below, I’ve listed all the controls for an Xbox controller in a Roblox game.

Here are the controls for Roblox on Xbox One:

Controller ButtonIn-game Action
AJump, Accept
BOpen menu
XLeave game
YReset in the menu
Right TriggerUse tool
Right Analog StickRotate camera
Right Stick PressSwitch between first person and third person view
D-padLeft, right, forward and backward movement
StartOpen and close menu
SelectActivate and deactivate navigation mode
Left button (LB)Equip tool
Right button (RB)Remove tool


Question: How to view Roblox PC controls?

Answer: To see the Roblox on your PC, play any game in Roblox and press Esc. Then select the Help menu to view Roblox PC controls. And if you have administrative access you can also change the controls from there.

Question: How do you move in Roblox?

Answer: On PC  you need to use W Or Up Arrow to go forward, S Or Down Arrow to go back, A Or Left Arrow to go left and D Or Right Arrow to go right in Roblox. Also, you can press RMB and move the mouse for camera movement.

Question: How do you shift lock on Roblox mobile?

Answer: The shift locking feature requires the permission of the Admin. If the Admin enables the shift locking feature for mobile, then, you can perform.

Final Thoughts

It is easier to use controls if you adapted yourself to Roblox. But for beginners adjusting to the controls is tough.

This guide is for complete beginners who don’t know the controls of Roblox. I hope Roblox adds a tutorial for new players.

Leave a comment below if you have any more questions.

About The Author
Sajal Eahsan’s passion for technology, especially gaming, can be traced back to pre-processional days.He recently obtained a university degree in AIS, and now he is building up some elite tech experience. And when he’s not playing games, you can find him reviewing the newest films, TV shows, or musical compositions.

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