Red Dead Online PS4 and Xbox One controls

Learn the basic controls in Red Dead Online.


Red Dead Online gives players the chance to dive in and explore the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 with others, but many players have found themselves struggling to get the hang of all the controls in the online mode. If you’re one of these players, or if you’ve just picked up the game and are looking to get a grip before you dive in, here are the important controls you’ll need to know.

Red Dead Online PS4 and Xbox One Controls

The controls in Red Dead Online are very similar to the controls used in the main single player campaign, which means players shouldn’t have to worry about learning any new controls. Of course, a few things aren’t available in the multiplayer that were available in the single player mode, but again, it shouldn’t take you long to get the hang of the slight differences in the controls.

Like the main campaign, Red Dead Online’s controls are based on three main variances, On Foot, On Horse and In Vehicles. We’ve outlined the different options below using the in-game charts, so take a look to see how each control scheme works.

On Foot Controls

The On Foot controls will be the most useful for those taking part in combat within the game, so make sure you memorize these controls before diving into the game.

On Horse Controls

Horseback is one of the most common ways to traverse the world in Red Dead Online, so make sure you come to grips with these controls early on.

In Vehicle Controls

Vehicles like carriages and wagons are also useful in Red Dead Online, so make sure you learn these controls before getting too deep into Red Dead Online.

If you’re playing on Xbox One, then the controls are a bit different, though most of the button configs should line-up with what you see in the gifs above. For more help in Red Dead Online, make sure you check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough.

Guides Editor

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

From The Chatty
Hello, Meet Lola