Today’s the day that FromSoftware’s much-anticipated action-RPG finally launches, and we’re happy to report that fans and critics alike have an absolute blast. While the bulk of your time will be spent hulking bosses and grotesque monstrosities, all that intense combat may soon begin to tire you out. As a result, you may be wondering Elden Ring in the action of pausing the way there is. In this guide, we’ll explain. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
Elden Ring in Can You Pause the Game?
While you can’t pause the game in Elden Ring – well, in the traditional sense, anyway – it’s our job to come to that and thankfully there’s a workaround that does that.
First, go into the game’s menus by pressing the Options button on the PS5 or Menu button on the Xbox. Next, go to the tab ‘Inventory’ and open it. Then press the Touchpad / View button, and it’ll bring up a menu with three choices: View Controls, Explanation, and Menu Explanation. Choose the latter ‘Menu Explanation’ option and – voila! – Elden Ring of your game will now be paused.
Keep in mind that as soon as you have a menu explanation screen, the action will continue, even when you’re still in the various menu screens, so you’ll need to exit. When you select the ‘Menu Explanation’ option.
But that’s about everything you need to know pausing the game in The Elden Ring. For more tips, tricks, and guides, search Twinfinite, or head over to our dedicated wiki for the game.
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