FromSoftware’s Elden Ring is slowly evolving into one of the best games of 2022, considering it was a highly anticipated game in 2021. The brutal and punishing challenge built into the game’s core has impressed critics and players across the board. As of writing, the game holds the #1 spot in Metacritic’s PC chart boasting a review average of 94 made up of 46 positives and 2 mixed reviews in Metacritic. With that said, if you are looking for some quick-time gameplay or an auto-playing game, then you are on the wrong page. Even more so, this game is not designed to hold your hand and guide you to the end. However, if you’re looking for a punishing gaming experience that requires skills and not luck, then, this is the game for you. Furthermore, it allows you to enjoy its Elden Ring Co-op features.
Play with Friends Through the Elden Ring Co-op Feature
New players should know that Elden Ring is a game that makes the player suffer over and over again. Much like the “Souls” series, winning battles in this game, especially boss fights provide a euphoric and satisfying experience not found in other games. You can achieve victory through strategic planning, enemy analysis, and learning from your mistakes. After all, you cannot just simply walk into the Lands Between and execute bosses.
With that in mind, if the going gets tough, then you can always share the burden with your friends. You can do that through the online Co-Op multiplayer feature. The Elden Ring Co-op Online Multiplayer feature also comes with an online PvP that allows players to fight each other. In line with multiplayer, today we are going to take a quick overview of this feature. We will also learn how to summon our most trusted allies on the battlefield when needed.
Accessing the Online Multiplayer Elden Ring Co-Op
FromSoftware understands the value of camaraderie, and it’s one of the reasons why you will be able to access the online co-op multiplayer of the game once you are okay with the tutorial. As easy it looks, the game requires specific items for each summoning activity. Below are the various multiplayer items you can find in the game. Check out the descriptions of each item below.
Blue Cipher Ring
Our first multiplayer item is the Blue Cipher Ring. This reusable item will allow the bearer to answer rescue calls. You can purchase the Blue Cipher ring at the Roundtable Hold for 1000 Runes.
Furlcalling Finger Remedy
The Furlcalling Finger Remedy is a craftable item in the game that shows co-op and hostile summoning signs. Aside from crafting, there are other methods of acquiring this item, such as purchasing it directly from Merchant Kale for a thousand runes. This item is also dropped by Bloody Finger Nerijus, Anastasia, high tarnished-eater, and Recusant Henricus among others.
White Cipher Ring
The White Cipher Ring will allow the player to request a hunter from another world for a rescue. Similar to the Blue Cipher Ring, this item is sold by the Twin Maiden Husks for a thousand runes at the roundtable Hold.
The Finger Severer is a consumable summoning item that allows the player to choose another player who will be sent back to their world. The chosen player will be removed from the online multiplayer session. You can obtain your first Finger Severer at the starting area just past the Site of Grace.
Tarnished’s Furled Finger
The Tarnished’s’ Furled Finger is a special multiplayer item that allows the player to create a cooperative multiplayer summon sign. You will find this item at the starting area just past the Site of Grace alongside the Finger Severer.
Duelists’ Furled Finger
The Duelist’s Furled Finger is a reusable multiplayer item that creates a competitive summon sign. As you may have noticed, it’s the opposite of the Tarnisheds’ Furled Finger. You will find this item in the northernmost part of Limgrave just beside the Frustrated Spirit.
Tarnished’s Wizened Finger
The Tarnisheds’ Wizened Finger is a multiplayer item used for creating in-game messages. You will find this item at the beginning of the game at the right side of the tutorial area. This item will allow you to leave messages to other players to help them or lead them to their demise.
The Bloody Finger is a multiplayer item obtainable at the Rose Church once you defeat Godrick the Grafted. This reusable item will allow you to invade the world of other players. The goal of the invasion is to defeat the host of fingers which, if successful, will grant you with a Rune Arc and a Furlcalling Finger Remedy. This item will allow you to invade a world you previously invaded.
As the name of this multiplayer item suggests, this will allow you to invite invaders into your realm. This item will allow you to be invaded even without the presence of a Furled Finger cooperator. Moreover, a spirit called Mad Tongue Alberich will drop this item at the Roundtable.
Memory of Grace
The Memory of Grace is a common multiplayer item present in each class. This item allows players to communicate with each other in various methods. For instance, they can leave messages for other players to read in PVP and co-op.
Small Golden Effigy
The Small Golden Effigy is a multiplayer item that you can find west of the first step site of grace called Limgrave. This reusable item will allow you to send a signal to the summoning pool for co-op. Furthermore, you can only activate this after the activation of the Martyr Effigy.
Small Red Effigy
Found next to the Frustrated Spirit at the northernmost zone of Limgrave, the Small Red Effigy will allow you to send an indicator to the summoning pool for competitive play. Plus, this item is also reusable.
Festering Bloody Finger
The Festering Bloody Finger is a consumable multiplayer item that will allow you to attempt an invasion of other players’ realm. This item is purchasable for 1000 runes from the Nomadic Merchant located in East Limgrave. In addition, its also sold by Patches, the Twin Maiden Husks, and the Imprisoned Merchant.
The Recusant Finger is a consumable multiplayer item located in the rooms of Volcano Manor. Using this item, you will be able to attempt an invasion. Furthermore, this item will also allow you to claim victory even without striking a blow. All you need to do is become present when the host of the real you invaded dies.
There you have it, if you want to play with your friends or random players across the globe with Elden Ring Co-op, just make sure that you have the necessary item needed. Always remember that each item has its unique function or purpose, which means that you need to familiarize yourself with the items above to succeed. Elden Ring is now available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.