Are your key mappings making you a worse player?

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Game Macros and Configurations |


Here at the Good Work Matters Research Institute*, we never stop looking for new ways to improve your game. The subject of key-mapping strategy came up at our morning meeting today, and we wanted to shed some light on how to optimally map your in-game controls. As you can see, all the prime real estate on the keyboard is centered around “wasd” and any key east of “h” is just about unreachable without forcing you to stop doing important stuff, like moving. Use this guide to look at your game commands, and ask yourself if you’re leaving any prime real estate vacant, or with low-priority actions.

*although not an official research institute, I always work with a dual-monitor system.

Practical Keyboard Map