Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) All Controls List

Having issues getting familiar with the controls? Worry no more, we've got you covered!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Modern Warfare 3 is finally out and players cannot wait to get their hands on the game. The game offers tons of controls that can be somewhat overwhelming. That is why this guide will show you all the controls for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

We will talk about both PC and controller keybinds so that you can get familiar with them without any issues. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Keyboard & Mouse Controls

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Keyboard & Mouse Controls

If you have been playing CoD for some time, you’ll be familiar with the controls since they are basically the same. However, if you are new to the series or want to brush up on the keybinds, worry not we’ve got you covered.

FunctionKey bind
Move ForwardW
Move BackwardS
Move LeftA
Move RightD
Jump/Stand/MantleSpace Bar
Sprint/Steady AimShift
Fire WeaponLeft Mouse Click
Aim Down SightRight Mouse Click
Previous WeaponScroll Down
Next WeaponScroll Up
Switch to First Weapon1
Switch to Secondary Weapon2
Field UpgradeX
Weapon MountF
Alternate FireB
Detonate Satchel ChargeMiddle Mouse Button
Killstreak Slot 13
Killstreak Slot 24
Killstreak Slot 3:5
Killstreak Slot 4 (Extra)6
Killstreak WheelV
Gas (For Vehicle)W
Reverse (For Vehicle)S
Turn Left (For Vehicle)A
Turn Right (For Vehicle)D
DetonateLeft Mouse Click

Controller Keybinds

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Controller
ScoreboardTouch Pad
Aim Down SightL2
Tactical EquipmentL1
GesturesD-Pad Up
Alternative FireD-Pad Left
High FiveD-Pad Down
KillstreaksD-Pad Right
Sprint (press) / Steady Aim (press) / MovementL3
Fire WeaponR2
Lethal EquipmentR1
Switch WeaponTriangle
Crouch / ProneCircle
Interact / ReloadSquare
Jump / StandX / Cross
Melee Attach (press) / LookR3


That’s everything you need to know about all the controls of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. These settings will allow you to have a good time with the game. If you do not like some of the mentioned settings, you can always adjust them and see what works best for you.

What do you think about the game so far? Do you like the control scheme that Modern Warfare 3 has to offer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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