All Basic Roblox Controls For Beginners [Keyboard and Mouse]

Written By Steven Arends

As there is no instruction in-game, Roblox users face problems for not knowing the in game controls properly.

When I started playing Roblox, I didn’t know which keys to press. There were no websites to teach me how to play any game in Roblox.

With 15 years of experience, I found the easiest solution to gain control over Roblox’s movement.all-roblox-controls

So, How do you move on Roblox?

Use WASD to move. Press RMB and rotate the mouse for camera movement. And, use space to jump, LMB to fire. The rest of the keybinds depend on the Admin of the game. Check the controls below the game’s description.

Keep reading because in under two minutes, you will learn all the basic Roblox controls for pc.  But, Before doing anything, get the latest version of Roblox download to make sure that it’s not the app that’s causing this problem.

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, 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 keys, depending on the genre of the game.

Also, check out our free Roblox admin commands list for having premium features in the game.roblox-controls

You may ask:

How to Move in Roblox?

Roblox keyboard controls

Here are the basic computer controls for Roblox:

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

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

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

  1. Play any game in Roblox.
  2. Press Esc and click on the Settings Button.
  3. Change Mouse Sensitivity according to your need.
  4. 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 modes in the game.

In Classic mode, the camera remains fixed in one spot. Change 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 to toggle between the two mouse look modes.

PRO TIP: Increase your avatar speed using Roblox speed scripts.

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).

Here are the steps to customize game controls in Roblox:

  1. Open Roblox Player and Run a Test Version.
  2. Select StarterPlayer from Explorer.
  3. Navigate to Properties and Scroll down to Controls > DevComputerMovementMode.
  4. Change controls according to desire.

roblox-studio-controls

OptionDescription
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.

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How to shift lock on Roblox

Shift locking is a useful method when you want to play with your keyboard only. And you don’t want to rotate the camera’s perspective often with the mouse.

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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. Shift lock does not work on touchscreen devices. To activate the mouselock or shiftlock, press the Shift Key.

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

Now you might ask:

how to use shift lock on Roblox?

Here are the steps to shift lock in Roblox:

  1. Open Roblox Player and start playing any Roblox game.
  2. Go to the in-game Settings.
  3. Enable Shift Lock switch.
  4. Press Esc and click on the Shift button to use the mouse lock feature.

Now if anyb0dy asks you:

How to play Roblox on laptop without mouse?

The best answer is to mouse lock your screen for a smooth character movement. The feature can only be enabled on a PC, Mac, or any other computer. By enabling this feature, your character will be in third-person view, but the movement will be similar to first person mode.

You will face ROBLOX error codes like Roblox Error Code 116Roblox Error Code 268ROBLOX error code 279Roblox Error Code 103 etc.

FAQ

Question: How do you view Roblox PC controls?

Answer: Play any game in Roblox and press Esc. Select Help to view Roblox PC controls.

Question: How do you move in Roblox?

Answer: Use WASD to move in Roblox. 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 shift lock.

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 those who are new to Roblox.

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