Elden Ring How to Two-Hand Weapons on PC, PS4 & Xbox

If you want to know how to two-hand weapons in Elden Ring, as in wield a weapon with both hands, you’ve come to the right place. Switching from one-handed to two-handed wielding is not too complicated; it’s just a relatively simple button combination. The issue is that the game doesn’t really do the greatest of jobs communicating this. That being the case, here’s our guide to show you how to 2 hand in Elden Ring.

elden ring how to two-hand weapons
Elden Ring How to Two Hand Weapons

How to Two Hand in Elden Ring PS4, Xbox

How to two-hand in Elden Ring? The answer is simple: To two hand in Elden Ring press and hold Triangle on PlayStation or Y on Xbox. Then press R1/RB or R2/RT to switch your right-hand weapon to two-handed mode. If the weapon is in your left hand, you have to press L1/LB or L2/LT. And that’s all there is to it. I recommend that you use the bumper buttons instead of the trigger buttons, just so you don’t accidentally lock yourself into a bumbling heavy attack.

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How to Two Hand in Elden Ring on PC

Hold E and press the RMB or LMB depending on which weapon in your hand that you want to two hand. We would like to say a big thank you to Independent_Tooth_23 for sharing this info.

So, yeah, that’s how to two-hand wield a weapon in Elden Ring. Remember, as is always the case in Souls games, there’s a trade-off here. Using a weapon that can be two-handed in this way reduces the amount of strength necessary to attack with it, plus, it boosts the amount of damage output. This comes at the cost of not being able to block any enemy attacks. So, if you’re going to 2 hand in Elden Ring, just be aware of the danger. You’re gonna have to be very deliberate with your dodges and strikes, because you’re pretty much completely defenseless. Good luck! Also, one more thing, if you want to use some skills you’ll have to go into two-handed mode.


Very early in your exploration of Elden Ring world you will find out that you need to prepare your character for different tasks. You'll need to learn how to use Ashes of War, how to two-hand weapons, or use magic spells during the course of your adventures. Many secrets are also waiting for you, such as, a hostile NPC Sellen that doesn't let you see her shop, an invisible man in a bush, or a huge turtle with a bell that lets you duplicate some very important items.


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