If you’ve launched a Souls game in the past, you know that a big part of the game’s asynchronous multiplayer aspect is the ability to step away and view messages on the ground while you’re playing. The latest FromSoftware titles, Eldon Ring,not excluded.
If you’re not familiar with how the system works, you can basically choose from a series of templates and pre-approved words to create notes that display as other players explore.
Granted, the developer FromSoftware may have initially wanted you to let others know about the dangers and dangers ahead – perhaps a warning of sudden boss fights, mock chests, or abuse traps – but instead, some players just use the feature to raise crap Post. Fascinating.
By far the most common examples we’ve seen in Elden Ring are prompts that trick players into jumping to death: “attempt to jump” or “jump attack required” messages mean (usually) if you try to jump where you believe the message is, You always fall to your death. Say goodbye to your lovely rune transport. Damn.
If you’ve been falling for these messages (no pun intended), check the messages for blood around them; if you find one, it means a lot of other players have died there. So don’t be fooled.
Here’s a quick gif of what it looks like when you see another player fall for one of these cheap tricks. RIP. Here’s a link to an image if it’s easier for you to see.
Elsewhere, we’ve seen many people mistaking donkeys for dogs. No malice here, but fun. Nearly every donkey in the game has a message next to it that says “Dog”. Peak comedy, that.
Other players have a more creative take on the messaging system. One player we saw on Reddit hid a message in the bushes that read “Snake, Try Stealth” – a nod to Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid franchise, and the author probably couldn’t just type in “!”. The reply – “Try to remember the basics of CQC” – got it.
Another good one, thanks again to Reddit, is a vulgar vignette on Lands Bet ween. I guess that’s where no virgin drives you. Maybe some Elden Ring player base needs a “touch of grace” every now and then, eh? There’s a lot of indecent news out there. In fact, that’s most of what we found on Reddit.
If you’re getting into a game and wondering how not to die instantly – whether in the comfort of your home or in the wild via the Steam deck – check out our Elden Ring beginner’s guide. We also have a dedicated page on Elden Ring Tips, and there are more handy tips linked in those pages.