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Gang Beasts is a great game to battle it out with your friends, but if you want to win there are some controls you should know how to use. With thanks to Outsider Gaming for the list of controls, we take a look at the basic controls that will help you learn how to play the game and the combinations that will make you a winner.

If all else fails button-mashing is the way to go, but the real pros know how to effectively beat down their opponents with the in-game controls. It might seem like an impossible task for you to become well-versed in how to maneuver your character in Gang Beasts, although it is well worth the struggle.

Xbox Controls

Xbox One Elite Controller Series 2 front and back
ActionControl
BackflipA, then Hold X
Body SlamFind a Ledge, then A + B
Change Camera AnglesD-Pad
Charged HeadbuttA, then B, then Hold B
ClimbLB + RB, then A
CrawlHold B
Drop SlideHold A While Moving, then A, then X, then Hold A + X
DuckB
Flip KickX, then Tap A Repeatedly
Flying Drop KickHold A While Moving, then Tap A, then Hold X
HandstandHold B, then LB + RB, then X
HeadbuttB
JumpA
KickX
Knockout HeadbuttHold LB + RB, then B
Lean Back/Lie DownHold X
Leap-Up ClimbHold RB + LB, then Double-Tap A
Left Punch/GrabLB
LiftY While Grabbing
PowerslideHold X, then Hold B While Moving
Right Punch/GrabRB
RunHold A While Moving
SitHold A While Standing Still
Slide TackleHold A While Moving, then Hold X
Standing Drop KickA, then Hold X
Super Drop KickHold A While Moving, then A, then Hold X, then B (Here’s a more detailed guide to help you with the mechanics of this move.)
Super PunchB, then Quickly Press LB or RB
Swing-up ClimbHold LB + RB, then Hold X + B, then Move
Switch Your Focus When SpectatingRT
TauntHold Y
Throwing FoesLB + RB, then Y, then Move, then Release with LB + RB
Zombie WaddleHold B + X, then Move

PlayStation Controls

The PlayStation and Xbox controls are the same, except for the different buttons on their controllers. One tip for beginners is to start with the basics and one or two special moves to practice with before moving onto more complicated combinations.

This will give you an edge over your competition and make you competitive, plus if you switch between consoles it will be easy to remember the move sets as they will become muscle memory.

ActionControls
BackflipX, then Hold Square
Body SlamFind a Ledge, then X + O
Change Camera AnglesD-Pad
Charged HeadbuttX, then O, then Hold O
ClimbL1 + R1, then X
CrawlHold Circle
Drop SlideHold X While Moving, then X, then Square, then Hold X + Square
DuckCircle
Flip KickSquare, then Tap X Repeatedly
Flying Drop KickHold X While Moving, then Tap X, then Hold Square
HandstandHold O, then L1 + R1, then X
HeadbuttCircle
JumpX
KickSquare
Knockout HeadbuttHold L1 + R1, then O
Lean Back/Lie DownHold Square
Leap-Up ClimbHold L1 + R1, then Double-Tap X
Left Punch/GrabL1
LiftTriangle While Grabbing
PowerslideHold Square, then Hold Circle While Moving
Right Punch/GrabR1
RunHold X While Moving
SitHold X When Not Moving
Slide TackleHold X While Moving, then Hold Square
Standing Drop KickX, then Hold Square
Super Dop KickHold X While Moving, then X, then Hold Square, then O
Super PunchO, then Quickly Press L1 or R1
Swing-up ClimbHold L1 + R1, then Hold Square + O, then Move
Switch Your Focus When SpectatingR2
TauntHold Triangle
Throwing FoesL1 + R1, then Triangle, then Move, then Release with L1 + R1
Zombie WaddleHold O + Square, then Move

PC Controls

The biggest downfall to using a PC to play this game is that if you don’t have the right equipment you won’t be as successful. You need to have a mechanical keyboard at your disposal if you want to press three keys at one time. Otherwise, you won’t be able to perform certain combos that could mean the difference between a win and a loss.

However, PC does come with extra key bindings that are great for single-player or custom games, and here is how you can make your own.

ActionControl
BackflipSpace, then Hold M
Body SlamFind a Ledge, then Space + Ctrl
Charged HeadbuttSpace, then Ctrl, then Hold Ctrl
ClimbLeft Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button, then Space
CrawlHold Ctrl
Drop SlideHold Space While Moving, then Space, then M, then Hold Space + M
DuckCtrl
Flip KickM, then Tap Space Repeatedly
Flying Drop KickHold Space While Moving, then Tap Space, then Hold M
HandstandHold Ctrl, then Left Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button, then Space
HeadbuttCtrl
JumpSpace
KickM
Knockout HeadbuttLeft Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button, then Ctrl
Lean Back/Lie DownHold M
Leap-Up ClimbLeft Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button, then Double-Tap Space
Left Punch/ GrabLeft Mouse Button/ ,
LiftShift While Grabbing
MenuEsc
MovementWASD
Next Camera AngleRight Arrow Key
PowerslideHold M, then Hold Ctrl While Moving
Previous Camera AngleLeft Arrow Key
Revert to Standard Speed0
Right Punch/ GrabRight Mouse Button/ .
RunHold Space While Moving
ScoreboardHold Tab
SitHold Space When Not Moving
Slide TackleHold Space While Moving, then Hold M
Slow Down GameTap –
Spawn OpponentsShift/Ctrl + 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, or 8
Spawn Props3, 4, 5, 6, or 7
Spawn Pushing or Pulling Force1, or 2
Speed Up GameTap +
Standing Drop KickSpace, then Hold M
Super Drop KickHold Space While Moving, then Space, then Hold M, then Ctrl
Super PunchCtrl, then Quickly Tap the Left or Right Mouse Button
Swing-Up ClimbLeft Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button, then Hold Space + Ctrl, then Move
Switch Your Focus When Spectating< or >
TauntHold Shift
Throwing FoesLeft Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button, then Shift, then Move, then Release with Left Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button
Toggle Day/NightF1
Toggle NametagsHold Q
Zombie WaddleCtrl + M, then Move