Anybody have recommended keybinds?
Vivisector Tacoma, Wa Join Date: 2016-06-27 Member: 219168Members
Something I've noticed over the years playing NS2 (I only created a forum account recently and I don't play that often) is that I always seem to forget the default keybinds. Not only that but the bindings are kind of spread out across the keyboard. I may just create a profile and use my extra mouse keys for some common commands but until then does anyone have any recommended keybinds they use for their memorability/functionality?
I Put the map key and the crouch key on my mouse buttons for example.
If you don't have an officemouse (i.e one with no special buttins on it) I suggest you put if nothing else, microphone on one of the special buttons, as suggested above. put it close to where you leave your hand, (which is probably nearby WASD/WAXD or whatever azerty has as default 4 movement keys.)
Everything else is.... well.. personal taste. Just remember if you find yourself doing 2 tasks simultaneously a lot of the time, then it's possibly a good idea to merge the keybinds - for efficiency's sake.
For example, most of my keybinds from top to bottom rows are:
I don't recommend copying my keybinds. Decide for yourself which actions are most important to you and bind them to keys that you'll be able to learn and remember quickly.
For example, Weapon1 and Weapon2 are most important to me since I often switch to the pistol/parasite/metabolize in combat. Their close placement to the movement keys lets me press them without a second thought or glancing at my keyboard. I'm too used to the Use action being bound to E across multiple games, and I need to hold it as a marine in order to build while often needing to move at the same time, so I keep it on E. I use ShowMap often in order to gain intel, so F is a good, close key. Reload is also pretty important, but I needed the R key for loosely placing the Weapon actions close to each other, so Reload is rebound to C, which is easy to press. I find the number keys hard to press, except for 4 and possibly 3 or 5, so 1-3 are bound to Request actions, which I use pretty often. As you can see, less-used actions like ShowTechMap and LastUpgrades are placed pretty far away; I often need to glance at my keyboard in order to press them. This is the sort of thought process I went through in order to decide which actions should go where. Hope this helps!
E: weapon slot 1
Q: next weapon
R: reload & 2ndary attack (don't like having blink on the mouse)
Mwheel down: jump
Space: unbound (used to spam it too much during engagements decreasing acc)
Mwheel up: rebound as LMB for pistol
Mouse4 &5: ammo/meds
qer = weaponslot1-3 for faster weaponswitching
I never played NS1 so I don't know how the keybinds work there. Maybe I'll try it. Being able to jump easier as a Skulk would be great.
I don't know about this, but is there a way to bind a key to request welding and send a message to your team in the same key? People doesn't seem to hear the "request welding" sound. I've tried some console commands but the "teamsay" doesn't seem to work.
Well, that's a pretty common key bind for anyone that played any Half-Life game. Will it be useful? I don't know, but why can't we have it?
And what about the console commands? In Natural Selection 1 we could do something like this to ask for Meds:
Is there a way to do that in NS2? I was searching the wiki for the console commands and I found that some of them don't even work, like the "teamsay" one.
Also, can we bind a key to mute/unmute voice chat?
I know, that's a lot of questions but I couldn't find it anywhere else.
Thanks in advance.
In general not being able to bind 2 keys is really bad