Rimworld – Controls Guide

In RimWorld, you play as one of the colonists, trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You must build and protect your colony from different events, and survive the challenges of a harsh and unforgiving environment.

In this guide, you’ll find all the Controls to play RimWorld

ActionsKeysDescription
Move ForwardW or Arrow UpPress W or Arrow Up to Move Forward
Move LeftA or Arrow LeftPress A or Arrow Left to Move Left
Move BackwardS or Arrow DownPress S or Arrow Down to Move Backward
Move RightD or Arrow RightPress D or Arrow Right to Move Right
Double Scroll SpeedShift + W, A, S, or D
Shift + Arrow Up, Left, Down, or Right
Press Shift + W, A, S, or D
Shift + Arrow Up, Left, Down, or Right to Double Scroll Speed
Zoom InPage DownPress Page Down to Zoom In
Zoom OutPage UpPress Page Up to Zoom Out
Closes any open dialogue or opens the Game MenuEscPress Esc to Close any open dialogue or open the Game Menu
Pause / UnpauseSpacebarPress Spacebar to Pause / Unpause
Toggle architect tabTabPress Tab to Toggle the architect tab
Toggle work tabF1Press F1 to Toggle the work tab
Toggle schedule tabF2Press F2 to Toggle the schedule tab
Toggle assign tabF3Press F3 to Toggle the assigned tab
Toggle animals tabF4Press F4 to Toggle the animals’ tab
Toggle wildlife tabF5Press F5 to Toggle the wildlife tab
Toggle research tabF6Press F6 to Toggle the research tab
Toggle quests tabF7Press F7 to Toggle the quests tab
Toggle world tabF8Press F8 to Toggle the world tab
Toggle history tabF9Press F9 to Toggle the history tab
Normal speed1Press 1 to Normal speed
3x speed2Press 2 to 3x speed
5x speed3Press 3 to 5x speed
Ultra-fast speed (Dev mode only)4Press 4 to Ultra-fast speed (Dev mode only)
Rotate objectQ or EPress Q or E to Rotate the object
Toggle screenshot mode (turns on/off HUD elements)F9Press F9 to Toggle screenshot mode (turns on/off HUD elements)
Take screenshotF10Press F10 to Take a screenshot
Select next/previous colonist, or .Press , or . to Select next/previous colonist
Use with left mouse to select multiple itemsShiftPress Shift to Use with the left mouse to select multiple items
Use with the right mouse to queue colonist actionsShiftPress Shift to Use with the right mouse to queue colonist actions
Select the next item in the squareNumpadPress Numpad to Select the next item in the square
×10 (For any number field, multiply the increment/decrement button by 10)CtrlPress Ctrl to ×10 (For any number field, multiply the increment/decrement button by 10)
×100 (For any number field, multiplies the increment/decrement button by 100)ShiftPress Shift to ×100 (For any number field, multiplies the increment/decrement button by 100)
×1000 (For any number field, multiplies the increment/decrement button by 1000)Shift + CtrlPress Shift + Ctrl to ×1000 (For any number field, multiplies the increment/decrement button by 1000)
Select pawn, item, objectLeft Mouse ButtonPress Left Mouse Button to Select pawn, item, object
Select all of the same types on screenLeft Mouse Button (Double Click)Press the Left Mouse Button (Double Click) to select all of the same type on screen
Draw square to select multiple itemsLeft Mouse Button (Drag)Press Left Mouse Button (Drag) to Draw square to select multiple items
Open context menu for an object, when applicable.Right Mouse ButtonPress Right Mouse Button to Open the context menu for an object, when applicable.
Zoom In/OutMouse Scroll WheelPress Mouse Scroll Wheel to Zoom In/Out

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