Fallout 4′s control scheme for the Xbox One has been leaked online, revealing new abilities for the forthcoming sequel in Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic series.
Fallout 4‘s game manual for the Xbox One version of the title has been made available on the Xbox One Smartglass app, revealing the game’s default control scheme for Microsoft’s next-gen system, as well as new abilities previously unavailable to the retro-futuristic franchise. According to Fallout 4‘s leaked handbook, the controls will include a fresh option for attack called “bash” as well as the capacity to “sprint”.
Should the images below be authentic, it seems as if Bethesda is attempting to infuse the action-RPG elements of Fallout 4 with other popular first-person shooters’ sensibilities, for “bash” can almost certainly be presumed as a melee button in the vein of those found in the Call of Duty series. Plus, being given the choice to sprint will be a welcome change from the often tediously slow traversal abilities found in prior entries, and it may even cut down on fast-travel usage, which would further incentivize players’ exploration of the massive Boston Wastelands.
As if the addition of “bash” and “sprint” wasn’t cool enough, Fallout 4 players will also be able to hold the Xbox One’s right bumper to quick-lob grenades at their enemies instead of having to equip them first. Hopefully these components are real, and if so, they’re probably the brainchild of Bethesda’s collaboration for developing and refining the title’s gunplay with Doom developer id Software.
If the leak is to be believed—and it should be, since we noticed the subtle inclusion of melee and sprint abilities in the trailer for E3 2015—then the full list of controls for Fallout 4‘s Xbox One port will be as follows:
- LB – VATS
- RB – Bash / Power Attack / [hold] for Grenade
- LT – Aim / Block
- RT – Attack Back – Toggle POV
- Start – Pause
- L – Move
- L – [click] Sprint
- R – Look
- R – [click] Sneak
- Y – Jump
- B – Pipboy
- X – Ready / Reload
- A – Activate PAD – Favorites PAD + A – Select Favorite
Of course, even though the control scheme listed above is that of the Xbox One’s, it can be assumed that the default layout will be similar for PlayStation 4 fans and PC gamers who opt to use controllers instead of mice and keyboards. However, only Microsoft’s console will have an exclusive peripheral for the game, as Bethesda recently revealed an Xbox One controller with a Fallout 4 theme.
With Fallout 4 set to release two weeks from today, the prospect of new and more streamlined controls ought to make fans of Bethesda’s long-awaited sequel even giddier. Not to mention, since the game’s Achievement and Trophy lists have also become available and reflect tons of different gameplay features, would-be Vault Dwellers are most likely mapping out exactly what type of character they’re going to create on launch day.
Fallout 4 is set to release on November 10, 2015, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.