How to invert flight controls in Starfield

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The character on the unknown planet in Starfield
Credit: Bethesda
September 29, 2023 - We've updated our guide on how to invert flight controls in Starfield.

Starfield is Bethesda's newest RPG set within an expansive outer-space open world. This setting naturally features spaceship flights, so you're probably eager to embark on a space journey or maybe even raid some other ships. If you want to make your journey as smooth as possible, you should know how to invert flight controls in Starfield.

When it comes to games that involve controlling flying objects, mastering them can be quite a daunting task. Remember how challenging it was to fly a plane in GTA 5? But let's not be too hard on the developers. Designing intuitive and enjoyable flight controls is not easy at all. So while flight settings often lack options, at least players have the opportunity to invert the Y-axis in Starfield.

By the way, if you are looking for more content, be sure to take a look at our article on how to hire crew members in Starfield. On top of that, you can also read our guide on how to buy new ships in Starfield. All of this and everything else we've got for you can be found in our Starfield hub!

How to invert flight controls in Starfield

So you can change the flight controls in just a few steps. Here's how to do it:

  • Open settings.
  • Go to controls.
  • Invert the Y axis for flying.

This will lightly change the controls of the spacecraft. For some, it works great, while for others it complicates flying even more.

Starfield: settings
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Is there Starfield flight stick support?

If you are a hardcore pilot, you would probably like to use a flight stick to fly in Starfield. Unfortunately, there is no native support for this type of controller, so this can only be done using mods or third-party software.


Bethesda did not develop the flying aspect of the game that extensively, and even landing here is done through a cutscene. So that's why there is only support for a regular controller since you will have to shoot much more than fly. And as you could guess, there is no HOTAS support either, at least for now.

But there you have it, now you know how to invert flight controls in Starfield. For more on the game, we have a guide on how to harvest resources in Starfield, make sure to check it out!

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Starfield page.