The keyboard controls can be customized to the player's liking by viewing the Options. Options can be accessed through the World Map, PvP lobby, and rooms by clicking the gear in the top-right corner of the in-game screen.
| Basic attack|
(Repeatedly press to perform combos, hold and release to perform skills)
| Switch between special attack sets and/or switch PvP Item(s)|
(Only available for certain characters and jobs)
|or||Activate pet attack when available|
|Use PvP Item|
|Jump or perform aerial combo|
|Drop through platforms|
| Switch between Type 1 and Type 2 skills|
(Only available with certain characters and job classes)
|Move left or perform additional combos|
|Move right or perform additional combos|
|and hold or and hold|| Run|
(Available for only some characters and job classes)
Dio, Zero, Ley and other AP characters in that instead of holding to charge and activate an MP skill, Ap characters make use of the , , , and keys to activate skills and specials. Due to this, some commands have been moved to different keys.
When using a character that is not Dio, players are still capable of activating pet attacks and taunts with and respectively.
|Activate first skill|
|Activate second skill|
|Activate third skill|
|Activate fourth skill|
|Activate fifth skill|
|Activate pet attack when available|
When in-play in either a dungeon, PvP, Practice Mode, or Park, players cannot change certain options through the Options menu, such as game quality and toggling of the BGM (Background Music) and sound effects. Certain keys allow players to automatically change these, however.
Also while in-game, players can take an in-game screenshot.
|Q, W, E, R, T||Uses Items equipped to said spot (Note: This only works in dungeons.)|
|0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9||Uses Emotes equipped to said spot.|
|F1||Lowers game quality by one setting|
|F2||Raises game quality by one setting|
|F4 or Print Screen|| Takes an in-game screenshot|
(Note: The image taken will be sent to "C:\SG Interactive\Grand Chase\Screenshot".)
|F6||Toggle FPS (Frames Per Second) meter|
|F7||Toggle Background Music|
|F8||Toggle Sound Effects Music|
|Ctrl + 1|| Recording
(Note: This only works in PvP. A red "Recording" on the bottom right corner of the screen if successful. Recording can last up to hours, and will be saved provided if the user does not quit the game.)
Practice Mode: Toggles moveset
|1||Toggles Practice Mode character settings|
|Esc||Quit in-play game|
|Enter + %||Toggles Team Chat in PvP|
|Enter + >||Whispering|
|Enter + *|| Park Outcry
(Note: Has a one minute cooldown)
|Alt + Enter||Toggles Full Screen mode|
These controls alter the game's performance.
|Lowest Quality||Lowest Quality; all characters are given classical appearances, entire background is dimmed black, stage appears more pixilated.|
|Low Quality||Low Quality; Stage area is more stable. HP bar of monsters is not displayed.|
|Average Quality||Average Quality; Background appears normally.|
HP bar of monsters is not displayed.
|Above Average Quality||Average Quality; Background appears normally;|
from this quality onwards HP bar of monsters is displayed.
|High Quality||High Quality; Possible stage effects appear.|
|Very High Quality||Very High Quality; Characters are modernized.|
|Highest Quality||Highest Quality; Characters are given an outline appearance.|
|Auto Adjust||Automatically adjusts the quality to a suitable rate for the CPU.|
|Resolution||Changes the resolution. Possible following changes:
|MSAA (MultiSampling Antialiasing)||Alternates the MSAA. Possible following changes:
|Sound Effects||Alternates the Sound Effects of the game|
|Background||Alternates the Background Music of the game|
|Block Whispers||Toggles whispering on/off|
(Note: When whispers are off, a message saying someone is trying to contact will appear instead.)
|Hit Effects||Toggles Hit Effects|
|Motion Blur||Toggles Motion Blur|
|Skill Effect||When a skill comes into play, the character image may or may not appear depending on the option.|
|Auto Invite Block||When a player tries to invite another person to a dungeon/PvP room, the name may or may not appear depending on the option.|