Hotkeys are an important part of building up your village, managing your army on the battle field or to generally help you become a better player in Age of Empires IV. Here's a guide to the default hotkeys, how to switch to remappable keys, and answers to issues you may run into.
What are the default hotkeys?
Here are some of the key Shortcuts you can use to help build up your village, manage your army on the battle field, and in general help you become a better player with Age of Empires IV.
More information about specific hotkeys can be found in these posts:
Age of Empires IV Shortcuts Revealed - Age of Empires
Age of Empires IV Hotkeys Revealed - Xbox Wire
How do I switch to remappable hotkeys?
When switching into Fully Remappable mode for the first time, the default keys will be set to align with the default Grid Key layout. Once in the Fully Remappable layout you can now independently reassign any hotkey binding.
When I switch to Fully Remappable why do I have so many key conflicts?
The Fully Remappable Key schema is set to mirror the default Grid Key layout, conflicts between keys in the Fully Remappable Keys profile do not currently account for whether a key can actually be activated at the same time. For example, House and Ovoo, which never exist together in-game.
What happens when two keys conflict at the same time?
Only one key can be activated at a time, if you do make a conflict between two keys that can be activated at the same time then you will not be able to activate one of them.
Should you wish to disable the conflict alerts, a new toggle has been added called “Warn conflicts”, which will prevent any new alerts from appearing when disabled.
Can I remap my Villager build hotkeys to be the same as other Age of Empires games?
While it is now possible to remap every key in the game, buildings are still grouped by their respective Age so it is not possible to create a 1:1 mapping with other Age title’s building hotkeys at this time.
I updated a Global Key in Fully Remappable mode but when I switched back to Grid Keys the change was not there.
Grid Keys and Fully Remappable Keys are completely separate profiles. Any changes in Global Keys will not automatically copy to the other profile.