Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s latest fantasy action RPG, has finally arrived on console and PC. The game takes players on a grand adventure through the Lands Between as they explore a huge open world and face a massive number of perilous environments, dangerous enemies, and ruthless bosses on a quest to collect weapons, powerful armor and spells, and unravel the mysteries of the game world.
Unfortunately, Elden Ring also has a few bugs that plague players at launch, and while most of them are minor, a handful of them also make it incredibly difficult for players to enjoy the experience the game has. to offer. Here is an overview of all known Elden Ring bugs and launch issues, as well as all available workarounds.
Top Elden Ring launch bugs and issues
While Elden Ring is quite polished on consoles and PC overall, there are some bugs and issues plaguing players as they dive into FromSoftware’s new adventure.
Elden Ring frame rate drops
A large number of players have reported that Elden Ring’s frame rate sometimes drops below 60fps during boss fights or exploring the game’s open world, even when using a device that meets the requirements. of the Elden Ring system. This issue occurs on both Xbox and PC systems, but seems to be more common and severe on PC. On PC, players can attempt to resolve this issue by lowering their graphics settings. Updating your graphics drivers can also help alleviate the problem. Another potential solution is to configure your PC to run Elden Ring in high performance mode by going to your Windows Settings > System > Display > Graphics Settings, making sure Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling is enabled, then selecting your Elden Ring executable, then selecting “High Performance.”
Elden Ring stutters on PC
Elden Ring also seems to have occasional stuttering issues on PC, causing the game to crash and “freeze” for about a second. The issue can start occurring anywhere in the game world, but in general it is more likely to occur when fighting bosses or exploring enemy-dense areas. You can try to solve this problem by lowering your graphics settings.
Game launcher initialization failed
On PC, players may encounter an error that Elden Ring “failed to initialize the game launcher”, preventing them from starting the game. Quitting and restarting Steam may resolve the issue, but verifying the integrity of the game files or restarting your PC can also solve it.
The controller does not work on PC
Some PC players have shared bug reports of Elden Ring not recognizing plugged-in Xbox or PlayStation controllers, preventing them from being able to play. Restarting the game may fix the problem, but if not, players should try restarting their PC or reinstalling the game. Some players have also reported that they were able to fix the problem by enabling Steam Input in Elden Ring’s controller tab in the game’s Steam properties menu.
Network status check failed
While trying to connect to Elden Ring’s servers, players may encounter an error called “Network Status Check Failed”. This indicates that the game’s servers are struggling to keep up with the massive influx of players following the game’s launch. Try waiting for a while and then try connecting again.
Unable to interact with NPCs
Some players have reported being unable to speak with NPC characters, even in safe locations with no enemies or other types of threats nearby. This issue can be resolved by restarting the game.
Unable to open menu
Some players have also reported that they cannot open their in-game settings menu in Elden Ring due to the menu button not working properly. This can be fixed by force quitting the game with task manager or via the Xbox Dashboard and then restarting it.
Black screen/white screen problem
A rare, but frustrating bug that some players have encountered is that Elden Ring does not launch properly on PC. Players will only see a black or white screen and (optionally) their mouse cursor. To fix this, try quitting Steam completely and then restarting it. If that doesn’t fix the problem, try verifying the Elden Ring game files. You can also try restarting your PC or reinstalling the game.
Ring of the Ancients: Other bugs and issues
In addition to the major issues listed above, players are also experiencing a wide variety of smaller bugs and issues with the game. The full list of these follows below:
- Enemies can, very rarely, become invisible. This bug is usually resolved by reloading the area with a save and closing.
- Elden Ring’s lightning may sometimes display incorrectly. Reloading the area or restarting your game should resolve this issue.
- Sometimes the player’s weapon can become invisible after sitting on a grace site. Reloading the area or restarting the game resolves this issue.
- In some cases, players will not be able to summon or be summoned due to a connection issue with the Elden Ring servers. Restarting the game resolves this issue.
- While creating a character, players may encounter a bug that causes their character to start spinning around. Canceling the character creator and trying again usually resolves this issue. If the problem persists, restart your game.
- If you play with mouse and keyboard, there is a small chance that mouse inputs will cause performance issues. A reboot should resolve this issue.
- Players may experience longer than usual loading screens when fast traveling. Restarting the game usually resolves this issue.
- Elden Ring may incorrectly recognize a PlayStation controller as an Xbox controller and display Xbox button inputs in tutorials and control settings.
These are all the issues we’ve come across and seen so far, so let us know if we’ve missed any that you’ve come across and we’ll add it to our list! Elden Ring is one of the best Xbox games you can play right now, so hopefully the game launch issues will be resolved soon.
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Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s latest fantasy epic, emphasizing open design in a universe created by both FromSoftware President Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin.
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