US Veteran Streams Battlefield 1 Using a Controller with Only One Arm and His Foot - Dexerto

US Veteran Streams Battlefield 1 Using a Controller with Only One Arm and His Foot

Published: 11/Jul/2018 15:46 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson


A US Marine Corps veteran and amputee has started streaming his Battlefield 1 gameplay on Twitch – which he plays with a controller using his only arm and his foot.

The streamer, who goes by ToeYouUp, has no left arm due to amputation but that hasn’t stopped him picking up the controller and grinding out some first person shooter action.

He explains on his channel that he lost the arm after a motorcycle accident at age 24, but has “adapted and overcome the challenges of playing, by using his foot, in place of his hand.”

He recently started streaming his gameplay and includes a camera showing his entire body to demonstrate the very unorthodox playing position, all while using a standard PS4 controller.

His channel on Twitch has just over 500 followers at the time of writing, which received a boost when a number of other channels hosted him after being impressed with his skill – despite his disadvantage.

After the host, a clip of him playing was posted to Reddit, gaining him even more attention.

He was thankful for the added exposure as he attempts to grow his stream following, with a special mention to another Battlefield streamer, StevenSwendsen, for sending viewers his way.

While ToeYouUp sticks with using a standard PS4 controller, there are numerous developments from the likes of the recently unveiled Xbox ‘Adaptive Controller’, designed specifically for those with physical impairments.

While Sony and PlayStation are yet to announce an official equivalent, there are modified PlayStation controllers for single hand use, such as Ben Hecks ‘Accessibility Controller’.

For now though, it looks like TouYouUp has it pretty well covered with his hand and foot technique and will have undoubtedly gains some new fans since his clip has went somewhat viral.


How to play Battlefield V’s final free multiplayer weekend

Published: 1/Nov/2019 15:47 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 15:58

by Connor Bennett


EA are handing over the multiplayer of Battlefield V to the fans with a final free weekend of play. So, if you haven’t dived into the game’s online portion just yet, here’s what you need to know.

Battlefield V dropped back on November 20, 2018, marking the 11th installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise. With the new release, EA Dice took things up a notch with multiplayer compared to previous titles, adding a battle royale mode as well as expanding on the mega Grand Operations.

With it’s one year anniversary coming around, as well as the release of the game’s fifth chapter, EA launched their annual Battlefest celebrations with a raft of content for players. Included in that has been free trial weekends – letting everyone jump into different aspects of the game.

EA games/FlakfireBattlefield V’s Firestorm was the game’s attempt at the battle royale genre.

When is Battlefield V’s free trial weekend?

Starting on Friday, November 1 and running through November 4, players will have the chance to experience all of the game’s multiplayer maps and modes in order to celebrate the release of the Pacific Theatre.

This means that players can try out the traditional Battlefield mode of Conquest, as well as the usual FPS game types of Team Deathmatch and Domination. Anyone who ever enjoyed ‘Rush’ can try their hand at Breakthrough which works in a similar way.

DICE / EAThe epic Battlefield V is the 11th game in the popular franchise.

Where to download Battlefield V for the free trial weekend

The free trial weekends run on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and EA Origin for the PC. So, all you have to do is fine Battlefield V in your respective marketplace and hit download on the free trial.

Once you’ve waited for the long download and dropped into a game, you will be able to keep any progress you make should you choose to purchase the full game after that point. 

So, what are you waiting for? Time is ticking down on your last chance to experience Battlefield’s epic multiplayer for free.

It’ll take some time to download, of course, but it’s better to act fast than wait until the last minute – especially when you can get in plenty more matches, too.