The Evil Within 2 [PEGI 18] is a third-person survival horror game available on PS4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. In this post we will focus on the controls when using an Xbox One controller. However, the corresponding input on a PS4 controller will apply in each case.
The Evil Within 2 has some controls and gameplay options which may affect how the game is played and may, consequently, help make the game more accessible to some people. We will take a look at these too.
The Evil Within 2 has a few modes within the general settings where you can modify your game experience. Assist modes are available to Bethesda.net account holders and these can decrease the difficulty of the game to allow more focus on the story.
First Person Mode – changes the perspective from third to first person
Invincibility Mode – enabling this means that most enemy attacks will cause no damage. There are a few exceptions such as boss fights. This mode requires a Bethesda.net account.
Super Strength Mode – enabling this means that some enemies will require only one hit to kill, though not in all situations. This mode requires a Bethesda.net account.
Infinite Stamina Mode – enabling this means sprinting will not use up your stamina, though it may not work in some situations. This mode requires a Bethesda.net account.
The controller button assignments have two layouts. Type A is for newer players and those more used to third-person shooters. Type B is for those already familiar with the original game’s controls. Both layouts have default recommended settings which can be altered to the player’s preference.
Type A Layout:
Type A’s Default Hold/Toggle Settings:
- Sprint = Press (Toggle) Input
- Cover = Hold Input
- Arsenal Menu = Hold Input
Type B Layout:
Type B’s Default Hold/Toggle Settings :
- Sprint = Hold Input
- Cover = Press (Toggle) Input
- Arsenal Menu = Press (Toggle) Input
In the game, there are certain objects which you can interact with which require specific button inputs. They can require buttons to be held for a certain length of time. Below are some of these and their timings (if applicable):
Skip Dialogue – Hold X when prompted (~0.4 sec)
Look into Mirror/Computer– Hold X (~0.8 sec)
Use Camera – A to operate, L1/R1 to focus, R2 to take photo
Tune Radio – Hold X (0.8 sec)
Opening Generators – Press X when gauge is blue
Struggle – Press A repeatedly
The controls options enable you to edit your button assignment, adjust camera controls and sensitivity, as well as adjust the toggle or hold options to your playing style. It also enables you to turn aim assist on or off if you scroll down the options.
Sprint = Hold or Toggle option
Cover = Hold or Toggle option
Arsenal Menu Display = Hold orToggle
Quick Turn = Enable/Disable option
Camera Controls = Invert X and Y axis
Adjust X and Y camera sensitivity (standard is 80%)
Aim Assist = On/Off
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