Controls for Salt and Sanctuary refers to the bindings on gamepads and keyboards / mice that allow for player input and manipulation of the game and the player character. The controls for this game are rather simple and easy to follow, but if you need you can reassign keys by using the provided in-game menu or your console's settings.


Controls for Salt and Sanctuary


PS4 Controls:

Additional Controls:

  • Holding R2 (default) while descending a ladder will allow your character to slide down the ladder.
  • To parry, press Square (Attack) while holding L2 (Blocking). When parry is successful a red Circle icon will appear infront of the enemy, press Circle before it dissapears to deal major damage.
  • Press X and R2 to perform a longer jump, use joystick in direction to jump even further.  Be careful, if you don't do this correctly, it is easy to accidentally roll off a ledge!
  • Circle (O) opens secret doors.

Gameplay Tips:

  • Practice dodge rolling with the R2 to take advantage of invincibility frames similar to the Dark Souls franchise.
  • Using your Creed's health restore item is a very quick animation, don't hesitate to use it during an intense fight.
  • You are able to jump and stay mid-air for as long as you are attacking which can create new combat strategies.

To change the key mapping on PS4

  1. Setting Menu
  2. Accesibility
  3. Button Assignments
  4. Enable Custom Button Assignments (Checkmark)
  5. Once you put the checkmark there will be a new option called: Customize Button Assignments
  6. You are now able to make all changes needed. Don't forget to confirm changes.

PC Controls:

 Default PC Key Mapping

To change the key mapping on the PC

  1. Setting Menu (or on launch of game before resuming start of play)
  2. Options
  3. Game
  4. Controls
  5. Remap Keys

Keep in mind these changes will apply to all games.


    • Anonymous

      23 Oct 2017 08:30  

      Anyone else think these controls are better than Dark Souls? I could never get Dark Souls controls, but after playing this I remapped them to the Salt and Sanctuary layout and suddenly the game made sense.

      • Anonymous

        14 Feb 2017 19:32  

        I reassigned controls so it's like Dark Souls. I don't get why it's not like that by default.
        Y to switch loadout, L1 to block, Rb light attack, Rt heavy attack, O to roll, X to use estus

        I kept A for jumping and put action on L2.

        • Anonymous

          Controls22 Mar 2016 01:32  

          Was really that hard to include an option to customize the controls the way the player wants it WITHOUT needing to change the mapping of the controls itself from the setting?? There needs to be a patch about this. Highly unacceptable.

          • Anonymous

            Intuitive to Souls Players?15 Mar 2016 15:23  

            The controls may be simple to follow and but controller layout is different from the Souls games and therefore not intuitive to Souls players.

            • Anonymous

              Remap15 Mar 2016 01:56  

              Is there a way I don't know about to remap the controls? I prefer using the d-pad for side scrollers.

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