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Original Xbox Controller (Default Controls)Edit

Xbox controller diagram
Xbox Controller
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Halo: Combat EvolvedEdit

A - Jump
B - Melee attack
X - Reload weapon/Action
Y - Switch weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog - Camera
Right Analog Click - Zoom
Right Trigger - Fire primary weapon
Left Trigger - Throw grenade
"Back" Button - Go back/Multiplayer score
"Start" Button - Pause game
Directional Pad - Menu Movement
Directional Pad Up - Teamspeak
Black Button - Switch grenades
White Button - Flashlight/Teamspeak

Halo 2Edit

A - Jump
B - Melee attack
X - Reload weapon/Swap weapon/Action
Y - Switch weapons/Duel wield weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog - Camera
Right Analog Click - Zoom
Right Trigger - Fire weapon
Left Trigger - Throw grenade/Fire secondary weapon/E-brake/Boost
"Back" Button - Go back/Multiplayer score
"Start" Button - Pause
Directional Pad - Menu Movement
Directional Pad Up - Teamspeak
Directional Pad Down - Lower weapon
Black Button - Switch grenades
White Button - Flashlight/Invisibility/Teamspeak

Xbox 360 Controller (Default Controls)Edit

Xbox360 controler face
Xbox 360 controller
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Halo: Combat EvolvedEdit

A - Jump
B - Melee attack
X - Reload weapon/Action
Y - Switch weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog - Camera
Right Analog Click - Zoom
Right Trigger - Fire weapon
Left Trigger - Throw grenade
"Back" Button - Go back/Multiplayer score
"Start" Button - Pause
Directional Pad - Menu Movement
Directional Pad Up - Teamspeak
Right Bumper - Switch grenades
Left Bumper - Flashlight/Teamspeak

Halo 2Edit

A - Jump
B - Melee attack
X - Reload weapon/Swap weapon/Action
Y - Switch weapons/Duel wield
Left Analog Stick - Movement
Push Left Analog Stick - Crouch
Right Analog Stick - Camera
Push Right Analog Stick - Zoom
Right Trigger - Fire weapon
Left Trigger - Throw grenade/Fire secondary weapon/E-brake/Boost
"Back" Button - Go back/Multiplayer score
"Start" Button - Pause
Directional Pad - Menu Movement
Directional Pad Up - Teamspeak
Directional Pad Down - Lower weapon
Right Bumper - Switch grenades
Left Bumper - Flashlight/Teamspeak

Halo 3 Beta Controls[1]Edit

A - Jump
B - Melee attack
X - Use Equipment
Y - Switch weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog - Camera
Right Analog Click - Zoom
Right Trigger - Fire weapon
Left Trigger - Throw grenade/Fire secondary weapon (while Dual Wielding)
Directional Pad - Push to talk
Right Bumper - Action/Reload
Left Bumper - Switch grenades/Reload secondary weapon (while Dual Wielding)

Halo 3 Controls Edit

Button Layout Edit

Default Edit

The following is the recommended button layout.

A - Jump
B - Melee Attack
X - Use Equipment
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Analog - Aiming
Right Trigger - Use Right Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Left Weapon/Throw Grenade
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Right Bumper - Action/Reload Right Weapon
Left Bumper - Reload/Swap Left Weapon
LB + RB + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Lower Weapon (Only works in Local or System Link)
LB + RB + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Display Co-ordinates

This is the most common control scheme despite many flaws (see below) that often become apparent to more experienced players. This is the control scheme that Bungie starts you with, but it is suggested that one quickly learns to either use the claw grip, bumper jumper, walkie talkie, or possibly even green thumb, all of which are more often used by experienced players.

Please note that it is not possible to aim while meleeing, jumping, and deploying equipment without use of the "claw grip."

Southpaw Edit

"For lefties."

A - Jump
B - Melee Attack
X - Use Equipment
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Trigger - Use Left Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Right Weapon
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Right Bumper - Action/Reload Right Weapon
Left Bumper - Reload/Swap Left Weapon
LB + RB + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Lower Weapon (Only works in Local or System Link)
LB + RB + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Display Co-ordinates (Only works in Local or System Link)

This is the same as default except that the triggers are switched.

Please note that if you compare new players using all button layouts this is the most accurate. Because unlike all of the other layouts offered in the game this is the only one that you are not required to use the same hand to shoot and aim with. Therefore having more reaction time and accuracy.

Boxer Edit

"Pulling the left trigger will melee."

A - Jump
B - Throw Grenade
X - Use Equipment
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Trigger - Use Right Weapon
Left Trigger - Melee/Use Left Weapon
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Right Bumper - Action/Reload Right Weapon
Left Bumper - Reload/Swap Left Weapon
LB + RB + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Lower Weapon (Only works in Local or System Link)
LB + RB + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Display Co-ordinates (Only works in Local or System Link)

This has the advantage of giving the user aim while meleeing, but has the disadvantage of not allowing you to aim while throwing grenades.

Please note that it is not possible to aim while throwing grenades, jumping, and deploying equipment without use of the "claw grip."

Green Thumb Edit

"Pressing the right stick will melee."

A - Jump
B - Zoom View
X - Use Equipment
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Melee Attack
Right Trigger - Use Right Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Left Weapon
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Right Bumper - Action/Reload Right Weapon
Left Bumper - Reload/Swap Left Weapon
LB + RB + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Lower Weapon (Only works in Local or System Link)
LB + RB + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Display Co-ordinates (Only works in Local or System Link)

This has the advantage of giving you some control over your aim while meleeing without compromising the aim of your grenades. However it is considered hard to learn and can be somewhat unreliable if not mastered.

Please note that it is not possible to aim while zooming, jumping, and deploying equipment without use of the "claw grip."

Also this is very similar to the default Call of Duty controls.

Bumper Jumper Edit

"Jump and Melee are on the bumpers."

A - Reload/Swap Left Weapon/change grenade type
B - Action/Reload Right Weapon
X - Use Equipment
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Trigger - Use Right Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Left Weapon
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Right Bumper - Melee Attack
Left Bumper - Jump
A + B + LB + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Lower Weapon (Only works in Local or System Link)
A + B + LB + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Display Co-ordinates (Only works in Local or System Link)

This has been called by many to be the best possible controller configuration as you can aim while meleeing, jumping, zooming, and throwing grenades without having to use the uncomfortable claw grip usually only taking a few days to learn.

Please note that it is not possible to aim while deploying equipment without use of the "claw grip," although this is not much of a deterrent for most.

Bungie originally considered this as the default control scheme of Halo 3, but thought it would be too radically different to players used to Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 and so altered it into the actual default configuration. However, with its relative popularity among Bungie workers, it was kept as an alternate configuration.

Using the Banshee becomes much easier with this control scheme, seeing as how you can use your cannon and aim, as well as perform tricks and determine your trajectory at the same time.

Walkie Talkie Edit

"Multiplayer team broadcasting is on the Left Bumper."

A - Jump
B - Action/Reload Right Weapon
X - Reload/Swap Left Weapon
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Trigger - Use Right Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Left Weapon
Up on Directional Pad - Use Equipment
Right Bumper - Melee Attack
Left Bumper - Team Chat
X + B + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Lower Weapon (Only works in Local or System Link)
X + B + A + D-Pad + Left Analog Click - Display Co-ordinates (Only works in Local or System Link)

This has very similar advantages to Bumper Jumper except you can aim while deploying equipment but not while jumping, and it is much more convenient to communicate with your team as you can continue walking and aiming while you switch into your team chat.

Please note that it is not possible to aim while jumping without use of the "claw grip."

Stick Layout Edit

Default Edit

"This is the recommended stick layout."

Left Stick - Move Forward/Backward | Strafe Left/Right
Right Stick - Look Up/Down | Rotate Left/Right

Southpaw Edit

"For Lefties"

Left Stick - Look Up/Down | Rotate Left/Right
Right Stick - Move Forward/Backward | Strafe Left/Right

Legacy Edit

"An older way of doing things."

Left Stick - Move Forward/Backward | Rotate Left/Right
Right Stick - Look Up/Down | Strafe Left/Right

Legacy Southpaw Edit

"An older way of doing things for lefties"

Left Stick - Look Up/Down | Strafe Left/Right
Right Stick - Move Forward/Backward | Rotate Left/Right

Film Controls Edit

A - Play/Pause
B - Hide/Show HUD
X - Hide/Show Control Pad
Y - Flying Cam/Player Cam
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Pan
Right Analog - Camera
Right Trigger - Slow Motion/Fast Forward
Left Trigger - Thrust
Directional Pad - Switch Player
Right Bumper - Move Up
Left Bumper - Move Down

Forge Controls Edit

A - Pick up/ Drop Item
B - Hold to Drop Item
X - Inventory/Item Options
Y - Delete Item
Left Analog - Move/Rotate Selected Item
Right Analog - Look/Rotate Selected Item
Right Trigger - Hold to Rotate Selected Item
Left Trigger - Thrust
Directional Pad - Play/ Edit Mode
Right Bumper - Move Up
Left Bumper - Move Down


Halo: ReachEdit

Default Controls Edit

A - Jump
B - Switch Grenades
X - Action/Reload
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Analog - Aiming
Right Trigger - Use Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Grenades
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Left on Directional Pad - Night Vision
Down on Directional Pad - Open Mic/Regroup
Right Bumper - Melee Attack
Left Bumper - Use Equipment
"Back" Button - Multiplayer Socre
"Start" Button - Game Menu


Green ThumbEdit

Melee Attack and Zoom View exchange places.
A - Jump
B - Switch Grenades
X - Action/Reload
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Melee Attack
Right Analog - Aiming
Right Trigger - Use Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Grenades
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Left on Directional Pad - Night Vision
Down on Directional Pad - Open Mic/Regroup
Right Bumper - Zoom View
Left Bumper - Use Equipment
"Back" Button - Multiplayer Socre
"Start" Button - Game Menu


BoxerEdit

Grenades and Zoom View exchange places.
A - Jump
B - Switch Grenades
X - Action/Reload
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Analog - Aiming
Right Trigger - Use Weapon
Left Trigger - Melee Attack
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Left on Directional Pad - Night Vision
Down on Directional Pad - Open Mic/Regroup
Right Bumper - Use Grenades
Left Bumper - Use Equipment
"Back" Button - Multiplayer Socre
"Start" Button - Game Menu

Bumper JumperEdit

A - Switch Grenades
B - Action/Reload
X - Use Equipme
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Analog - Aiming
Right Trigger - Use Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Grenades
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Left on Directional Pad - Night Vision
Down on Directional Pad - Open Mic/Regroup
Right Bumper - Melee Attack
Left Bumper - Jump
"Back" Button - Multiplayer Socre
"Start" Button - Game Menu


ReconEdit

A - Jump
B - Melee Attack
X - Switch Grenades
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Analog - Aiming
Right Trigger - Use Weapon
Left Trigger - Use Grenades
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Left on Directional Pad - Night Vision
Down on Directional Pad - Open Mic/Regroup
Right Bumper - Action/Reload
Left Bumper - Use Equipment
"Back" Button - Multiplayer Score
"Start" Button - Game Menu

SouthpawEdit

A - Jump
B - Switch Grenades
X - Action/Reload
Y - Swap Weapons
Left Analog - Movement
Left Analog Click - Crouch
Right Analog Click - Zoom View
Right Analog - Aiming
Right Trigger - Use Grenades
Left Trigger - Use Weapon
Up on Directional Pad - Team Chat
Left on Directional Pad - Night Vision
Down on Directional Pad - Open Mic/Regroup
Right Bumper - Use Equipment
Left Bumper - Melee Attack
"Back" Button - Multiplayer Socre
"Start" Button - Game Menu

ReferencesEdit

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