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The Basics Controls Active Reload Weapons Enemies
Campaign Walkthrough Act 1: Ashes Act 2: Nightfall Act 3: Belly of the Beast Act 4: The Long Road Home Act 5: Desperation
COG Tag Locations Achievements

Gears of Wars - Controls

A quick overview of the DEFAULT control style...

R Trigger Shoot current weapon/throw grenade.
A button Hold to aim.
L Trigger Reload (Press again for Active Reload).
L Bumper See objectives and squad status/orders.
L Thumbstick Move character around.
R Thumbstick Look. Click to zoom.
A button Evade, Get into/Out of cover, Mantle (climb), Cover slip, Make swat turn, press and hold for Roadie Run.
B button Melee, hold for chainsaw.
X button Use/Interact.
Y button Look at point of interest (Look for the prompt at bottom of screen)
D-pad Up Switch to Frag/Smoke Grenade.
D-pad Down Switch to Snub/Boltok Pistol
D-pad Left Switch to left weapon.
D-pad Right Switch to right weapon.
Click LT + A Perform evasive roll.
Start Pause the game and bring up the pause menu.
Back View multiplayer scoreboard.

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