Up For Debate - Are you playing Cyberpunk 2077 with a Keyboard and Mouse or gamepad?

Written by Chad Norton on Sun, Dec 13, 2020 12:00 PM
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The wait is finally over as Cyberpunk 2077 was officially released this week, but putting all preconceived notions of how we feel about the game so far behind us, let’s chat about the age old PC gaming question: mouse and keyboard? Or gamepad? Which one do you play with?

With the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 this week we wanted to explore this big hype release with lots of Up For Debates so we can explore a bit of our gamer psychology and to see if it holds up to our expectations. You can find a list of the other Cyberpunk -related Up For Debates at the bottom under the "Cyberpunk 2077 launch" group tag.

The age old question has been brewing for a very long time on PCs, as the platform has generally been dominated by mouse and keyboard supporters. However, gamepads are on the rise for the PC gaming community, so we wanted to know if you’ve been playing Cyberpunk 2077 with a controller or classic keyboard and mouse controls.

But wait, it doesn’t end there. With news spreading of the controls being a bit… odd on both devices, we want to hear your experiences with the controls and whether or not you've downloaded any mods to combat them yet?

For instance, gamepad players are complaining about weird sensitivity issues, mostly due to aiming acceleration (you can easily turn this off under advanced options in the controller settings menu). Whilst keyboard and mouse players are complaining about strange key bindings that they can’t change, which of course has led to lots of mods online to fix them like E for interact or a dedicated walk speed key.

So what do you think? Are you playing Cyberpunk 2077 with a gamepad or Keyboard & Mouse? How are you finding the controls for them so far? And have you downloaded any mods to fix them yet? Let’s debate!

Are you playing Cyberpunk 2077 with a KBM or gamepad?

Keyboard and Mouse players - how are you finding the controls so far?

Gamepad players - how are you finding the controls so far?

Have you downloaded any mods already?

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23:13 Dec-14-2020

K+M is mostly good, with some annoying prohibitions on keybinds, but driving is so much better on gamepad.

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02:59 Dec-15-2020

thats what i do...keyboard an mice to play and gamepad to drive

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11:00 Dec-14-2020

tried ps3 controller but i can't aim so mouse is needed even tho the keys on the keyboard are alot to manage

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10:06 Dec-14-2020

Barring an apocalyptic scenario where the apocalypse targeted all keyboard and mice in perpetuity throughout the known and unknown universe, why would you 'choose' to play with a gamepad?

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11:04 Dec-14-2020

I have heard reports that people switch to a gamepad for driving as it feels clucky with a kb

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21:21 Dec-14-2020

And I am sure those reports are by people on gamepad for whatever asinine reason.

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08:15 Dec-14-2020

M/KB only and always even when driving. Installed an reshade preset which negated blurry visuals. Ive set the red launcher to off, did the hex edit for amd ryzen cpu's.

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13:49 Dec-15-2020

What does the hex edit do? I don't seem to have any trouble cpu-wise with the game.

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07:38 Dec-16-2020

you probably have issues so this fix will help with stablizing your fps and maybe give you a little more fps.

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01:18 Dec-14-2020

Both . For car / walking outside of combat - gamepad . For combat / stealth - M&KB. I find it annoying how V is running everywhere otherwise when you press "W". If at least they had a "walk" toggle it would be more doable.

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07:05 Dec-14-2020

the walking sway was the first thing I disabled together with auto-aim and all that bs

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23:45 Dec-13-2020

The dash is not greatly mapped..when sneaking and going slow you need to tap directional keys(love disarming mines on keyboard)... To craft muilitiple item you need to hold mouse key and do it one by one and it takes like 2-3s why? car handling has a slight delay. Menus are so clunky selling multiple items has no "sell all" for said item. Im 30h in enjoying the game but its far from perfect.

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23:27 Dec-13-2020

I'm waiting for the bugs to get ironed out before I play, but I'll 100% play with a mouse & keyboard. Gamepads are just nowhere even close to being useful for camera control vs a mouse (controversial personal opinion)...

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21:56 Dec-13-2020

Controller maybe for driving, analog is usually the best for that. But K&M all the way for every other situation. Though controller is often also useful for lo

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21:42 Dec-13-2020

I grew up as a console video gamer and will therefore use a gamepad. Yes, keyboard and mouse controls are best for FPS but my old hands can’t handle that setup.

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21:06 Dec-13-2020

Having the crouch and skip convo key be the same button is such an awful design choice, and I consider the walk key mod essential of M&K.
Aside from that, the shooting feels good but I have to have light aim assist on to hit most things

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19:18 Dec-13-2020

playing on M + K here, got a roccat vulcan aimo 120.... when i turn the volume up on the keyboard's volume knob my driving view changes in CB2077... um, lol?


also none of the roccat EZ-shift functions work in game... no macro keys etc

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16:32 Dec-13-2020

Hmm, my profile gets downvoted because of me saying that I enjoy game and have good experience with it. Interesting... Anyway yes, keyboard and mouse. Dash should have dedicated key imo and some things could have been easily improved like pressing O again to leave inventory menu and not pressing ESC twice. Seems a bit clunky.

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15:42 Dec-13-2020

Playing with keyboard+mouse. The only thing I don't like is the auto dash... I wish it had a dedicated key, or just something simple like shift+(WASD), or the option to rebind it like that. It's really annoying when you're moving and accidentally dash forward/back/to the side, running into people. I'd also like a walk button. V walks, and doesn't jog, in some dialogue moments where you're supposed to follow a character and listen to them, but I'd like to be able to just walk around myself...

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15:01 Dec-13-2020

Can anyone recommend a good wireless controller for PC with full support ? I had dualshock 4 back when I owned PS4 and I was shocked with the lack of programs/settings for PC.

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19:04 Dec-13-2020

The ds4 controller is pretty good and has an really good support for most games on PC. Its just tht you have to set it up a bit for some games and this can be a bit of a chore. But it will be worth it in the end.
The controller icons and prompts displayed in game will be xbox style and you just have to remember the button layout while using the ds4 controller. For instance, X from an Xbox controller will be mapped to Square, while B button will be mapped to Circle, and so on..

For your steam library games, you can setup your ds4 controller with steam's controller config and for games that are not on your steam library and are in other launchers like Uplay, Epic, GOG,... You have to use DS4Windows (ryochan's fork). Just in case, read up a bit on using DS4Windows.

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14:03 Dec-13-2020

cant play with 30 fps with my rig

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14:37 Dec-13-2020

tbf your CPU is AGES old

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15:45 Dec-13-2020

I upgraded from that cpu to what I have now...trouble is you'll need new mobo as well i think...

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16:01 Dec-13-2020

It is because of your cpu man, im playing this game at high with 3 settings on medium at 1080p and getting 30-40 fps

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13:30 Dec-13-2020

For shooters, even RPG ones, definitely mouse and keyboard. Like aiming with gamepad is just not same. But for games like Witcher 3, gamepad is also great. Though in some cases, like Skyrim, playing archer with gamepad is no-no for me. So it kind of depends on game. Also how well things are supported, there are gamepad designed games that literally expect you to have third arm on m+k. :-D

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12:49 Dec-13-2020

WIll 100% play with mouse and keyboard when I buy the game. I can't aim with controller.

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12:48 Dec-13-2020

Controller, like with pretty much any game.


Only played for a bit though to see how it runs on my system. Probably going to wait for at least few months for more patches to come out. Have lots of other games I want to play first anyway.

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12:47 Dec-13-2020

planning to use both, just like I play gta V, Keyboard when on foot, gamepad when in a vehicle

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13:30 Dec-13-2020

Ah, I do that too:-)

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12:36 Dec-13-2020

Obviously one of the greatest advantages of PC is the availability of multiple ways to control a game and no way is wrong as long as you have fun but using controller on a FPS game... It's almost a sin

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