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This page includes the controls for Up Your Arsenal. Originally released on the PlayStation 2, the game was later ported to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as part of the Ratchet & Clank Collection. As such, both the controls for the standard DualShock controller and those for the Vita will be included.

Ratchet

Ratchet is the main character, who you control for most of the gameplay, be it on foot, or in a vehicle.

Third-person mode

The default control setup, this setup is more similar to the controls of Ratchet & Clank and Going Commando.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Double jump X + X Jump twice in the air for extra height.
Glide X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to glide while in mid-air.
Crouch L1 Shoulder R Crouch down.
Crouch turn L1 + Left analog stick Shoulder R + Left analog stick Rotate around while in the crouching position.
Backflip / sideflip Left analog stick + L1 + X Left analog stick + Shoulder R + X Flip in the air from a crouching position in the intended direction.
Boost jump L1 + X Shoulder R + X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to make a high jump from a crouching position.
Stretch jump Left analog stick + L1 + X Left analog stick + Shoulder R + X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to make a longer jump forward while running.
Strafe Left analog stick + L2 Left analog stick + Touchpad top-left Walk sideways, while facing forwards and without turning.
Use equipped weapon, gadget or item Circle Fire equipped weapon or use equipped gadget.
Swing OmniWrench Square Swing OmniWrench in front of player to attack. Can be used three times in succession for a combo.
Hyper-strike X + Square Jump in the air, strike the OmniWrench down to attack below, dealing more damage.
Comet-strike L1 + Square Shoulder R + Square Throw the OmniWrench forward while crouching for a brief time, dealing damage or breaking objects, before it returns to player character.
Quick select Triangle (hold) Show quick select menu.
Toggle weapon Triangle + Triangle (double tap) Toggle between the last two equipped weapons and gadgets.
Interact Triangle Triangle interacts with devices and vehicles, such as entering Ratchet's ship.
Rise X (hold) Hold to rise and swim upwards underwater, release to swim at the same depth.
Dive Square (hold) Hold to dive and swim downwards underwater, release to swim at the same depth.
Swim faster L1 (hold) Shoulder R Use the Hydro-Pack to swim faster while underwater.
First person targeting view L1 / L2 Shoulder L / Touchpad top-left Toggle to view first person to free-view and target weapons.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and available missions.
Display HUD L3 Touchpad top-left Displays the HUD on-screen if it is hidden, contains info such as the nanotech and bolt count.

Lock-strafe mode

Lock-strafe is a new set of controls that are more similar to a third-person shooter. The main difference of this mode is that Ratchet will automatically strafe upon holding a weapon other than the OmniWrench or Plasma Whip, with an aimable reticule.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Jump X / L1 X / Shoulder L Jump once.
Double jump X + X / L1 + L1 X + X / Shoulder L + Shoulder L Jump twice in the air for extra height.
Glide X / L1 (hold) X / Shoulder L (hold) Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to glide while in mid-air.
Crouch R2 Touchpad top-right Crouch down.
Crouch turn R2 + Left analog stick Touchpad top-right + Left analog stick Rotate around while in the crouching position.
Backflip / sideflip Left analog stick + R2 + X Left analog stick + Touchpad top-right + X Flip in the air from a crouching position in the intended direction.
Boost jump R2 + X Touchpad top-right + X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to make a high jump from a crouching position.
Stretch jump Left analog stick + R2 + X Left analog stick + Touchpad top-right + X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to make a longer jump forward while running.
Use equipped weapon, gadget or item Circle / L1 Circle / Shoulder R Fire equipped weapon or use equipped gadget.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and available missions.

First-person mode

First-person mode controls identically to lock-strafe mode, except the player is permanently in a first-person view.

Clank

Clank, Ratchet's sidekick, has a few sections in which he has to act on his own. Sometimes, he can use and control Gadgebots or the BGAMD.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Glide X + X (hold) Glide slowly in the air.
Punch Square Throw a punch forward. Can be used three times in succession for a combo.
Use BGAMD. Circle Fire the equipped weapon.
Gadgebot command menu Triangle + Left analog stick Hold to select a Gadgebot command from a menu.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and available missions.

Giant Clank

The player can control Clank in Giant Clank mode in Lunar City, Dobbo orbit, and on the Damosel moon.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Punch Square Throw a punch forward.
Fire rockets Circle Hold to fire rockets that home in on enemies.
Bomb Triangle Press to throw a large bomb attack at enemies.
Strafe Left analog stick + L2 Left analog stick + Touchpad top-left Walk sideways, while facing forwards and without turning.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.

Turboslider

The player can control the turboslider on Tyhrranosis, Aridia, and Mylon.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Steer Left analog stick Steer the vehicle around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Accelerate X (hold) Hold to accelerate forward.
Drill Square Drill for raritanium.
Exit vehicle Triangle Exit vehicle.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.

Hoveship

The player can control the hovership on Tyhrranosis, Kerwan, and Aridia.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Steer Left analog stick Move the hovership around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Fire cannons Circle or L1 Hold to fire cannons.
Fly higher X (hold) Hold to fly higher, release to fly at the same level.
Fly lower Square (hold) Hold to fly lower, release to fly at the same level.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.
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