There are many weapons in Elden Ring that you can get your hands on, but no matter which you prefer, you may want to add a bow to your loadout. Like magic, bows are able to hit targets from a distance so you can avoid getting caught in close-combat. Bows are pinpoint accurate in Elden Ring. This means that you can hit a target from a great distance if you can aim that far. If you want to get more accurate with the bow, you will have to look down the sight with it and aim. True to form for souls-like games, you aren’t told how to do this. This guide will show you how to aim a box in Elden Ring.
How to aim bows and crossbows in Elden Ring
There comes a time in every player’s run when they realize that bows are very useful tools. There are even entire builds in Elden Ring that focus on using a bow as the primary means of attack. This allows you to stay mobile and hit enemies in unique ways. If you see an enemy off in the distance, it is best to aim down sight and try to take them out before they even know you’re there. To do this, you need to get a bow. The earliest bow in the game can be bought from Merchant Kalé. Of course, you can always start as the samurai class to get a free one as well.
Once you have a box, equip it to your weapons slot and bring it out. Make sure to two-hand it as well. Once you have the bow out and ready, press the L1 button on PlayStation, the RB button on Xbox, or the left mouse button on PC. This is also the button you would normally use to parry if you have a shield equipped. Pressing this button will cause you to look down sight and get a better aim with the bow.
While looking down sight, you will have a reticle appear just like in a first-person shooter. This will allow you to hit far-off targets should you spot them. Just make sure to adjust for the dropping of arrows since gravity does exist in Elden Ring. You can perform a similar action with the binoculars should pick them up.