Xbox Controls

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The following table lists controls of Astroneer with Xbox Controller.

Xbox One - Menu Button Menu Bring up menu.
Xbox One - View Button View Open Research Catalog.
Xbox One - Left Stick Left stick Move Player.
Xbox One - Right Stick Right stick Move camera. Move cursor when in Cursor Mode. Drag/move selected object in Cursor Mode.
Xbox One - Left Trigger Left trigger Activate Cursor Mode.
Xbox One - Right Trigger Right trigger Select object when in Cursor Mode. (Selected object can then be dragged)
Xbox One - Left Stick Click Left stick click Sprint.
Xbox One - A Button Jump. Crafting in Backpack.
Xbox One - X Button Open/close Terrain Tool.
Xbox One - B Button Exit interfaces. Open Backpack.
Xbox One - Y Button Enter/exit vehicle/shelter.

Open module interfaces. Place Small items into Backpack when selected in Cursor Mode, Medium/Large items are placed into players arms.

Xbox One - Y ButtonHold Scan Research Sample. Unpack Crate.
Xbox One - Left Bumper Left bumper

Xbox One - Right Bumper Right bumper

Alternate between Terrain Tool modes. Use items in the widget slots.
Xbox One - D-Pad Left D-Pad left Emote 1.
Xbox One - D-Pad Up D-Pad up Emote 2.
Xbox One - D-Pad Right D-Pad right Emote 3.
Xbox One - D-Pad Down D-Pad down Place Tether. (Must have Tethers in Backpack)

Cursor Mode[edit | edit source]

Many tasks in Astroneer require entering Cursor Mode by holding Xbox One - Left Trigger. When Cursor Mode is active, a white circular reticle appears on the screen, which can be moved with Xbox One - Right Stick. Pressing Xbox One - Right Trigger on a selectable object will select that object, at which point Xbox One - Left Trigger can be released.

While an object is selected, Xbox One - Right Stick moves that object around and Xbox One - Left Stick can be used to move the player as normal. Pressing Xbox One - Right Trigger again will place the object down and exit Cursor Mode.

If the selected object is Small, pressing Xbox One - Y Button or Xbox One - X Button will transfer it into the player's Backpack unless the Backpack is full. Pressing Xbox One - Y Button or Xbox One - X Button while selecting a Medium object will place it in the player's hands to carry, but movement speed will slow.

When the Backpack interface is open, Cursor Mode can be used to move objects in and out of a player's Backpack.