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 Default Hot Key Action
SHIFT+PERIOD Select next
SHIFT+COMMA Select previous
SHIFT+BACK Cancel current selection
F5 Standard ping
ALT+X Toggle SFX
ALT+M Toggle music
K Toggle UI
ALT+K Toggle UI with borders


Hot Key Default Hot Key Action
W,A,S,D Pan camera
Mousewheel Zoom camera
TAB Strategic map toggle
HOME Pan to capital
CTRL+S Quick save
CTRL+L Quick load
R Toggle 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 SPACE View/toggle campaign overlays
MINUS Show finance
EQUALS Show clan
1 Show overview
2 Show garrison
3 Show building browser
4 Show recruitment units
5 Show recruitment agents
SHIFT+RETURN/NUM PAD ENTER End turn (skip warnings)
H End turn notification zoom
CTRL+P Current selection disband
CTRL+S Quick save
CTRL+L Quick load
CTRL+T Toggle labels
CTRL+M Auto merge units
END Default camera rotation

Battle – Keyboard

Hot Key Default Hot Key Action
W,A,S,D Camera Movement
E, Q Rotate Camera
Insert Unit Camera (Esc to exit)
CTRL+A Select all units
CTRL+1-9 Create unit selection group
1 through 9 Select group
CTRL+G Lock/Unlock group formation
INS Follow unit mode/artillery fire mode
C/V Pitch camera up/down
Z/X Yaw camera up/down
N Zoom in
G Soft group selected units
CTRL+G Hard group selected units
Y Open chat
T Cycle next spawn zone
CTRL+B Select all artillery
CTRL+I Select all melee
CTRL+C Select all cavalry
CRTL+M Select all ranged
RETURN Deselect all

Battle – Mouse

Hot Key Default Hot Key Action
Left click on unit Select unit
Left click on terrain Cancel selection
Left hold Drag select
Right click Move / attack unit
Double right click Run / charge unit
Mousewheel Camera zoom
Hold mouse wheel Freelook

Total War: Warhammer III is now available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store. It will also be available day one with PC Game Pass on February 17. Act fast and pre-order to lock in your free Ogre Kingdoms DLC for a limited time – this deal will end on February 24. Click here to learn more and keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire for all the latest news about your favorite games on PC and console.

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Far beyond the world and its petty wars there exists a dimension of pure, malevolent magic: The Realm of Chaos. It is a terrible place, incomprehensible to the mortal mind. It whispers promises of power, but to behold it is to be seduced by it. To relinquish your soul to it. To become it.

The four Ruinous Powers rule over this place, ever seeking to slip their bonds and engulf the world in a tide of daemonic corruption. Nurgle, the plague god; Slaanesh, the lord of excess; Tzeentch, the changer of ways; and Khorne, the god of blood and slaughter.

On the border between the worlds, two mighty kingdoms stand sentinel: the stern warriors of Kislev and the vast empire of Grand Cathay. But each is beset by its own trials, and now both have cause to cross the threshold and send their armies into the Realm of Chaos.

The world stands on a precipice. A single push will plunge it into cataclysm.

And there is one who schemes to achieve just that, an ancient figure who desires nothing less than to wield supreme power. But to succeed, he will need a champion…

The coming conflict will engulf all. Will you conquer your daemons? Or command them?

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