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 multiplayer 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 on the same team, provided the server's CVAR sv_alltalk is set to 0. If set to 1, all players on the server 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 on the same 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. 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 you are ready to play in Mann vs. Machine and Competitive Mode.
Once all players have readied up, the wave or match starts.


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 any Lunchbox item or attacks with the 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 or the Medic's Projectile Shield in Mann vs. Machine 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. Viewing items received from the item drop system, requests to join a game, trading requests etc.
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