God of War Ragnarok is finally here and players are quickly diving in. While most of the controls remain the same as the first game, there are a few slight changes. For those that want to fully harness Kratos’ power, it is important to know these differences and remember any updates to the controls.
Controls & PS5 button layout
The controls for God of War Ragnarok will be the same on PlayStation 5 as they are on PlayStation 4. Users can also go into the Settings to find the controls under View Controls. There is also a Controller Remapping option to assign new inputs to buttons, add swipe features to the touchpad, or alter hold or toggle settings for blocking and aiming.
|God of War Ragnarok PS5/PS4 controls & button layout|
|Triangle||Signature Weapon Ability|
|Circle||Interact / Jump across gaps / Rappel from certain ledges|
|D-pad up||Arrow Type|
|D-pad right||Primary Weapon|
|D-pad down||Secondary Weapon|
|D-pad left||Tertiary Weapon|
|L1||Block / Parry|
|L3 + R3||Spartan Rage|
|R3||Lock-On / Stun Grab|
|Three lines||Options / Pause menu|
|Touch pad - Left side||Map|
|Touch pad - Right side||Character/Weapons|
|Hold L1 + D-pad down||Quick Turn|
|Left thumbstick + Circle||Vault over low objects|
|Other Combat Moves|
|Hold Square||Atreus' Runic Summon|
|L2 + Square||Tell Atreus where to fire an arrow|
|L1 + Circle||Activate Relic|
|R2 when empty-handed||Spartan Kick|
|D-pad down OR D-pad down twice||Put weapon away|
|L1||Slow or hold to hard stop|
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the controls. One thing that might be worth changing is the Spartan Rage input. Players that sprint toward an enemy while trying to lock-on will find that they constantly activate Spartan Rage by accident. There is an option to switch this to Cross + Circle, which could be handy.
Now that you’ve gotten a good look at the controls, take a moment to also look over the Codex in God of War Ragnarok, specifically the Lessons. This is where you will learn some more in-depth controls for the game, how elements work, and other useful hints. For more guides to help you, check out our God of War Ragnarok page.