Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault – manual


Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault requires you to right-click in order to perform many commands. If you are using a Magic Mouse or Trackpad, your secondary click may not be activated by default. For detailed instructions on how to enable secondary click, see Can I play Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault using my Magic Mouse or Trackpad in the FAQs.

Classic and Grid Hotkeys

In Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault, you can choose between using “Classic” hotkeys and “Grid” hotkeys.

Classic hotkeys are the default option. They’re easy to remember, because the key you need to press often refers to the thing you want to do (for example, you press A to “Attack” or G to “Attack Ground”).

Grid hotkeys are organized close together, so that you can reach them all easily with your left hand. With grid keys enabled, the layout of the hotkeys is always the same as the layout of abilities in the Abilities grid shown in the bottom-right corner of the screen, so by looking at the Abilities grid, it’s easy to know which key to press.

To change the hotkey type, select MenuOptions from the Main Menu, then select the Gameplay tab. On this tab, Classic Hotkeys is enabled by default; disable it to use grid hotkeys.

The controls listed below and in the rest of this manual assume that you are using the classic hotkeys.


Move camera
Move Mouse to edge of screen

Middle Mouse button (hold) + move Mouse

Arrow keys

Zoom in
Mousewheel up OR Page up

Zoom out
Mousewheel down OR Page down

Rotate and tilt
Alt + move Mouse

Reset camera tilt

Reset camera rotation and zoom
Backspace (tap twice)

Move camera to starting position