Total War: Warhammer III

Total War: Warhammer III Hot Keys Revealed


  • Get your first look at the various Hot Key commands that will help you better control your armies during the Campaign and Battle portions of the game.
  • Camera control, troop selection, grouping, and more are all highlighted below.
  • Total War: Warhammer III will be available day one with PC Game Pass on February 17.

Your troops are scattered. The legions of Chaos have you surrounded. It’s only a matter of time until the remnants of your broken army are laid to waste. All that’s left to do is succumb to the inevitable defeat.

But it didn’t have to be this way.

If only you had the tools to better manage your troops on the fly. If only you had the opportunity to know how to group your archers and cavalry in a more effective manner. If only… you knew which Hot Keys gave you better control of your army on the field of battle! Well, you came to the right place.

Below are a series of Hot Key commands that will be featured in the upcoming Total War: Warhammer III, available day one with PC Game Pass on February 17. Look these over and save them to memory (or print them out) as you prepare for the upcoming fight with the Realm of Chaos.


Hot Key DefaultHot Key Action
SHIFT+COMMASelect previous
SHIFT+BACKCancel current selection
F5Standard ping
ALT+MToggle music
KToggle UI
ALT+KToggle UI with borders


Hot Key DefaultHot Key Action
W,A,S,DPan camera
MousewheelZoom camera
TABStrategic map toggle
HOMEPan to capital
CTRL+SQuick save
CTRL+LQuick load
RToggle character move speed 
Mouse Left click on object Select character/army/settlement
Mouse Right-click on terrain/target Issue move/attack order
Mouse Left-click on terrain Cancel selection
Hold SPACEView/toggle campaign overlays
MINUSShow finance
EQUALSShow clan
1Show overview
2Show garrison
3Show building browser
4Show recruitment units
5Show recruitment agents
SHIFT+RETURN/NUM PAD ENTEREnd turn (skip warnings)
HEnd turn notification zoom
CTRL+PCurrent selection disband
CTRL+SQuick save
CTRL+LQuick load
CTRL+TToggle labels
CTRL+MAuto merge units
ENDDefault camera rotation

Battle – Keyboard

Hot Key DefaultHot Key Action
W,A,S,DCamera Movement
E, QRotate Camera
InsertUnit Camera (Esc to exit)
CTRL+ASelect all units
CTRL+1-9Create unit selection group
1 through 9Select group
CTRL+GLock/Unlock group formation
INSFollow unit mode/artillery fire mode
C/VPitch camera up/down
Z/XYaw camera up/down
NZoom in
GSoft group selected units
CTRL+GHard group selected units
YOpen chat
TCycle next spawn zone
CTRL+BSelect all artillery
CTRL+ISelect all melee
CTRL+CSelect all cavalry
CRTL+MSelect all ranged
RETURNDeselect all

Battle – Mouse

Hot Key DefaultHot Key Action
Left click on unitSelect unit
Left click on terrainCancel selection
Left holdDrag select
Right clickMove / attack unit
Double right clickRun / charge unit
MousewheelCamera zoom
Hold mouse wheelFreelook

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