List of default keys

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This is a list of default keys for the PC version of Team Fortress 2. All keys are user-definable in the game Options, via the Developer console, or by scripting.


Action Key/Button Command Remarks
Move forward W +forward
Move back S +back
Move left (Strafe) A +moveleft
Move right (Strafe) D +moveright
Jump Space +jump
Duck Ctrl +duck
Swim up ' +moveup Rarely used when mouselook is enabled
Swim down / +movedown
Look up Page Up +lookup
Look down Page Down +lookdown


Action Key/Button Command Remarks
Use voice communication V +voicerecord Speak to players only on your team, provided the server's CVAR sv_alltalk is set to 0. If set to 1, all players on the server will receive your voice chat.
Chat message Y say Text chat to all players on the server, including Spectators
Team message U say_team Text chat to players only on your team
Voice Menu 1 Z voice_menu_1
Voice Menu 2 X voice_menu_2
Voice Menu 3 C voice_menu_3
Call for help E +helpme Same as voicemenu 0 0


Action Key/Button Command Remarks
Change class , changeclass
Change team . changeteam
Open Character loadout M open_charinfo_direct
Open Backpack N open_charinfo_backpack
Open Contracts Drawer F2 show_quest_log
Open Matchmaking F3 show_matchmaking This command does not currently exist within the game.
Loadout Quickswitch N/A +quickswitch
Load item preset A N/A load_itempreset 0
Load item preset B N/A load_itempreset 1
Load item preset C N/A load_itempreset 2
Load item preset D N/A load_itempreset 3
Drop the briefcase L dropitem Drop the Intelligence, the Australium briefcase, Powerups, or Player Destruction Pickups.
Taunts G +taunt
Use item in Action slot H +use_action_slot_item Pick up weapons dropped by players who died. Also used to cast magic spells.
Contextual Action/Taunt N/A +context_action
Show Map Information I showmapinfo
Inspect Target or Item F +inspect
Call Vote N/A callvote
Toggle Player Ready F4 player_ready_toggle Indicate if you are ready for the next wave to begin in Mann vs. Machine and Competitive Mode.
Once all players have indicated readiness, the wave or match will start.


Action Key/Button Command Remarks
DEMOMAN: Detonate Stickybombs MOUSE2 +attack2 Alternatively, charges if a shield (Chargin' Targe, Splendid Screen or Tide Turner) is equipped.
HEAVY: Spin Minigun Barrel Alternatively, drops a Sandvich, a Buffalo Steak Sandvich, a Dalokohs Bar, a Second Banana or attacks with right fist.
MEDIC: Deploy ÜberCharge
SNIPER: Zoom Sniper Rifle Alternatively, retracts the Huntsman if aiming.
SPY: Cloak / Uncloak Alternatively, deploys/undeploys Dead Ringer.
SPY: Last Disguise B lastdisguise If already disguised, changes your disguise weapon to whatever slot corresponds to the Spy's active weapon.
SPY: Toggle Disguise Team - disguiseteam Available only while holding a Disguise Kit. When the disguise menu is open, R (+reload) also works.

* Note: On a right-handed mouse, MOUSE1 is the left mouse button and MOUSE2 is the right mouse button.

* Note: The default key for MOUSE2 on a Mac with a one-button mouse is Tab ⇆.


Action Key/Button Command Remarks
Primary attack MOUSE1 +attack
Secondary attack MOUSE2 +attack2 Also used with Class-specific skills.
Special Attack MOUSE3 +attack3 Activates the Heavy's Rage and the Medic's Projectile Shield in MVM when either meter is full.
Reload weapon R +reload Opens the teleport menu with the Eureka Effect, switches resistances for the Vaccinator, and activates Focus for the Hitman's Heatmaker. Also works like - with the Spy's Disguise Kit to change the disguise team.
Previous weapon MWHEELUP invprev
Next weapon MWHEELDOWN invnext
Last weapon used Q lastinv Spy: Cancel Spy Disguise Kit
Engineer: Cancel Buildings.
Weapon category 1 1 slot1 Primary weapon (Except for Spy, where it is the secondary weapon)
Weapon category 2 2 slot2 Secondary weapon (Except for Spy, where it is the building, i.e. Sapper)
Weapon category 3 3 slot3 Melee weapon
Weapon category 4 4 slot4 Used by the Engineer to create Buildings, and by the Spy for disguising.
Weapon category 5 5 slot5 Used by the Engineer to destroy Buildings.
Weapon category 6 6 slot6 Selects the Grappling Hook in Mannpower Mode (or if the server allows Grapples)
Weapon category 7 7 slot7 Used to interact with server menus
Weapon category 8 8 slot8
Weapon category 9 9 slot9
Weapon category 0 0 slot10


Action Key/Button Command Remarks
Spray logo T impulse 201
Display multiplayer scores Tab ⇆ +showscores
Take screen shot F5 screenshot
Save a replay of your current or last life F6 save_replay
Take Steam Abuse Screenshot F7 abuse_report_queue
Quit game F10 quit prompt
Toggle Developer console ` toggleconsole
Accept redirect to another server N/A askconnect_accept Used to accept a server's request to connect you to a different server.
View/Accept the topmost alert. J cl_trigger_first_notification e.g. trading requests
Remove/Decline the topmost alert. K cl_decline_first_notification

* Note: The default key for "Display multiplayer scores" on a Mac with a one-button mouse is ].


  • F1 is bound to a non-existent command, +showroundinfo.
  • F3 is bound to a non-existent command, show_matchmaking.

See also