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PS4: ‘Battlefield 4’ Will Use L2 and R2 For Aiming and Shooting

PS4: ‘Battlefield 4’ Will Use L2 and R2 For Aiming and Shooting


DICE’s lead core game designer Alan Kertz has recently revealed that the PS4 version of Battlefield 4 will “likely” use the L2 and R2 triggers to aim and shoot because, given the DualShock 4’s design compared to the DualShock 3’s, the PS4’s triggers are “so much improved” over the PS3’s.


I can understand why this would be a topic of interest  to some gamers because of the DualShock 3’s rather notorious trigger design. My first experience with the DualShock 3’s triggers was a baffling one because I had grown so accustomed to the Xbox 360’s controller design, and when I placed my fingers on the L2 and R2 triggers they just slipped off. Naturally I was very much taken aback by this for aforementioned reason.

Luckily there were attachable trigger extensions at hand but they too were easy to clip off as easy as they were to clip on, at least in my experience.

It seems that Sony took the feedback on the DualShock 3’s design seriously and made the improvements into what we know as the DualShock 4. Not only is it physically different but the triggers have also been extended outward to be adjacent to the controller’s underside instead of being curved under, like with the DualShock 3.

For gamers who game with a PlayStation this might be great news for you – playing Battlefield 4 on the PS4 may be no problem for you.

Honestly, though, I don’t understand why the DualShock 3’s triggers were designed the way they were. Of course I eventually got used to having to apply just the right amount of pressure on the L2 and R2 triggers to prevent my fingers from slipping off, but (from a design perspective) I’ve always preferred the Xbox 360 controller’s trigger design. That’s just my preference, however.

It’ll be interesting to test out the new triggers on the DualShock 4 and see how they fair with games like Battlefield 4. I look forward to that day.

How do you feel about ‘Battlefield 4’ using the DualShock 4’s triggers to aim and shoot? Let us know in the comments!

Chirps to Gameranx. Thank you for readying, and I’ll catch you next time!

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  • Philip Mudhir

    Thank GOD….always hated the L1 R1 travesty of the PS3 hopefully other Developers will follow suit or at least give us the option to reverse them.

  • Doctors Tardis

    Can we get a patch for battlefield 3? I just got it for free with plus and I’m about ready to get rid of the damn thing. Who doesn’t uses TRIGGERS… AS TRIGGERS.