Is Elden Ring multiplayer? How to play with friends

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(Pocket-lint) – Elden Ring is a great game that allows you to play in many ways, including with friends or strangers online, but the system for achieving this is not very simple.

Where other games have simple menus and prompts, Elden Ring is more than a small difference. Here are all the details on how to play with other people online.

How does Elden Ring Multiplayer work

In Elden Ring, multiplayer works through summon cues – the ones that you can leave on the ground in the game or that are left to you. You can only see it if you use an item called Furlcalling Finger Remedy.

These tags allow you to be summoned by other players, or to be summoned by yourself. You can summon up to two allies to your group, but doing so leaves you open to conquering hostile players, in turn.

The players you summon will stay with you until you die or die, or until you defeat a boss together – they are meant to be your aides through tough times, rather than permanent companions.

Elden Ring Multiplayer Items

Practically speaking, all of this means that you’ll need some in-game items to access the multiplayer parts of Elden Ring. We’ll review them below.

Finger call therapy: This item, a recipe that you can buy from dealer Kale at the beginning of the game, allows you to see other players’ summon signals on the golden floor, and interact with them to summon the respective players. The item is consumed when someone is successfully summoned.

Cracked forked finger: This item allows you to leave your summon sign on the ground, to be summoned by the players who encounter it if they wish. It can be used indefinitely without being consumed.

little golden doll: This item sends many of your summon signals to different groups to allow players to summon you from more locations, if you don’t care where you help. It also has endless uses.

Finger Severer: This item allows you to remove yourself from the game of the player after he has been summoned, or get rid of those you have summoned yourself. It has endless uses.

Swordsman’s Coil Finger / Challenger’s Finger: This puts your summon sign on the floor. Instead of helping them, you’ll arrive to try to duel the player who summoned you, and they’ll be asked to do so. It can be used indefinitely.

Bloody finger restriction: You are trying to invade another player’s game that has already summoned his comrades. Your goal is to kill them. Ordinary bloody fingers are infinitely usable, while fierce bloody fingers are consumable.

How do summon signals work in the Elden Ring?

There are several types of summoning signals that you should be aware of in the Elden Ring. The most common is the simple gold mark, which is similar to white letters except for its color. Using one of these, you’ll be able to summon a co-op partner to help you.

If you’re in the same multiplayer group as a player or have a matching password, you’ll see his sign surrounded by a gold ring to make it stand out even more.

There are also red summon signs that summon an aggressive player looking to fight you – these are useful if you want to play PvP or practice.

Elden Ring Multiplayer Passwords

If you want to play with a specific friend, Elden Ring has a system that gives you tighter control over who can see your summons: passwords.

In the multiplayer menu, you can set two types of passwords, which we will explain below.

Multiplayer password: If you set the same password as your friends, you will only see summon signals from those who match that password, making it easier to find your friends in the game.

Multi-party password: This type of password is more flexible. It allows you to join unions so that other players who match your group password have priority in the game world. This means that you will be more likely to see their messages, ghosts, bloodstains, and summons.

Is Elden Ring cross game compatible?

If you try to play with your friends on different platforms, you may be wondering if it is possible, unfortunately the answer is no.

Elden Ring doesn’t have full cross-play games, but it does have cross-generational cosplay games within ecosystems.

This means that Xbox Series X/S owners can play alongside those on Xbox One, and the same is true for PS5 and PS4 owners. On the other hand, PC players are in their own group.

So, if you’re trying to connect with a friend who’s on a different system, that might explain why you’re out of luck. We don’t expect that to change, although it would be a pleasant surprise if it did.

Written by Max Freeman Mills.

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