Metroid Dread: Can You Change Controls? Answered

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As you dive into Metroid Dread, the latest game in the Metroid series, you may find yourself wondering if the control scheme can be changed and how to do so. Some button mappings might not feel totally natural to you, and you may wish to change them. We’ll answer your question of whether or not you can change the controls in Metroid Dread.

Can You Change the Controls in Metroid Dread

Unfortunately, you cannot change the controls or button mappings in Metroid Dread.

There are no in-game settings to change or re-bind any of the attack, movement, aeion, or morph ball controls, which seems pretty typical for Nintendo Switch games.

However, if you really can’t stand some of the button mappings or have trouble executing any of the controls, there is a way to get around it. Custom controller configurations can be changed via the Switch settings menu, which makes the button mappings universal across all games. Up to five configurations can be stored per controller.

Since you cannot change the controls in-game, you will have to change them in the Switch settings through this method if you want different button mappings in Metroid Dread.

To access this option, go to Settings on the home screen, navigate to Controllers and Sensors, then click Change Button Mapping. From there, you can set any control to another button as you wish.

Hopefully this helps you out and answers the question of whether or not you can get stuck in Metroid Dread. Be sure to check back with Twinfinite for more Metroid Dread tips, tricks, and guides.

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Rebecca Stone

Rebecca is a Staff Writer at Twinfinite. She has been with the site and in the games media industry for 4 years, and she has a college degree in psychology and writing. Rebecca typically covers Nintendo for the site, and she especially loves the Legend of Zelda series. Outside of gaming, Rebecca is an avid Swiftie and enjoys playing with her cat Frisk.