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Elden Ring – How To Two Hand A Weapon On Xbox & PlayStation?

Read this guide to learn how to two-hand a weapon in Elden Ring.

The ability to two hand a weapon in Elden Ring can be extremely beneficial once you master it. As the name suggests, two-handing a weapon means that you quite literally grip it with both your hands. This helps you gain better control and maneuverability over your weapons, allowing you to fight Elden Ring’s terrifying bosses better. If you are new to the game, however, knowing how to two hand a weapon can be quite difficult, and we understand this. That is exactly why we have come up with just the guide for you. Here, we will show you how to grip a weapon with both your hands.

How to Two Hand a Weapon in Elden Ring on Xbox & PS?



In order to two hand a weapon in Elden Ring, you need to press the Y button on Xbox (Triangle on Playstation). To swap, you need to press RB on Xbox (R1 on Playstation) and LB (L1 on PS).

Swapping means you can switch from using a weapon in one hand to two-hand mode. For example, if you are using a weapon in your left hand, you need to press LB or L1 to switch to two hand mode. When you do so, we recommend you pay attention to your shield, as players often tend to accidentally two hand their shields. This can be counter-productive, as two-handing a shield will not bolster your attack.


These controls are slightly different from earlier Elden Ring titles, where all you needed to do was press the Y or Triangle button while carrying the melee weapon of your choice at the same time. However, with a little practice, we believe you’ll easily master this method of attack.

And that’s all you need to know about how to two-hand a weapon. As you can see, doing so is quite easy. Just remember to use the right weapons and get your timing right, and you should be good to go!

Now that you know all about two-handing a weapon, take a look at our guide on How to Change Appearance in Elden Ring.