Elden Ring, as with Dark Souls and Bloodborne before it, allows players access to massive weapons, including massive swords and huge axes that two hands can better handle.
How to dual wield in Elden Ring? However, Elden Ring changes the control system used by “Soulsborne” users in various ways, including using two hands to hold weapons for maximum effect. If you’re puzzled by the prompt on the button which explains how you can use two weapons in Elden Ring, Don’t fret: You’re not the only one!
How to dual wield in Elden Ring
Here’s How to dual wield in Elden Ring: When holding a weapon normally, then use the following buttons as if you’re carrying the main weapon in your left hand:
- PS4 or PS5 controller: Triangle + R1
- Xbox One or Xbox Series X controller: Y + RB
- Windows PC (with keyboard and mouse): E + right click
Repeat the same action to return to the single-hand position for the weapon.
In the same way, you could double-hand the shield, weapon or staff with your left hand to do similar things, but using an L1 button, LB or left click, based on the type of platform and controls set up.
It might feel uncomfortable initially, but eventually, it will become second nature.