One-handed gaming options

Hi friends! I’ve been busy trying different things to help me play even more games, including new equipment and new ways to use equipment I already had.

For PC gaming

I use a combination of things. First, I have a mouse with a thumb stick, which I use for WASD, RMB, and LMB. There are also 2 buttons on the side that I have programmed as E and F. I’ve had this mouse for awhile. However, I recently got foot switches (pedals) which are programmable. I programmed the pedals for LShift, LCtrl and I change the 3rd pedal based on the game I’m playing. V for Phasmophobia and Ghost Exorcism Inc, x for Realm Royale, and so on and so forth. The pedals allow me to sprint, crouch, and use push-to talk in games while still moving.

For Nintendo Switch gaming

I simply use the console’s button remapping feature to get all needed buttons mapped to one joycon. This allows me to play one-handed without any special equipment.

Xbox Gaming – Right handed

Finally, for Xbox gaming, I combine my regular controller with an Xbox Adaptive controller (XAC) to get my game on. In order to use both controllers at once, I turned on Co-pilot mode. Co-pilot can be found in the settings under devices > Accessories. Once I set up co-pilot, I then configure my controller and remap the thumb sticks to switch. This way, I can use the right stick to move around. I then plug in two switches to my XAC, one for LB and one for LT, as they’re the only two buttons that I can’t easily reach with my right hand.

Xbox gaming – Left handed

For left handed gameplay, You would use the regular controller for the left stick, then plug in switches for the buttons that you can’t easily reach with your left hand. You could also remap A, B, Y, and X to your D-pad and use switches for RB and RT.

I hope this brief guide helps. I know I could have used something this when I became disabled.

Do you have other one-handed gaming options? Please let me know in the comments and I’ll try it out!


Published by Vanri The Rogue

Hey guys! I'm Vanri. Vanri the Rogue. I enjoy all types of games. I grew up with NES, SNES, N64, Playstation and a Virtual Boy in my house. I love RPGs mainly, but I will always be up for trying new games. My favorites include the Fable series, Final Fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons, Betrayal at House on the Hill and so many more.

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