How to turn off Invasions - Elden Ring

Here's how you can stop players from invading your game in Elden Ring.


Elden Ring takes the beloved Soulsborne formula and expands it across a sprawling open world. There are many systems and mechanics at play, with Invasions being among them. However, some players might not be too keen on other players barging into their game and attacking them. If you’re looking to avoid this, we’re going to show you how to turn off Invasions in Elden Ring.

How to turn off Invasions - Elden Ring

To turn off invasions in Elden Ring, you’ll need to simply avoid summoning other players into your game. Playing in solo mode, while connected to the internet, will not allow players to invade your world. You’re entirely safe when doing this. However, summoning other players to aid you in battle will also open the door for unsuspecting players to show up and try to kill you. Summoning a friend can be helpful in getting past a tough boss, so you’ll have to just weigh your risks.

It’s worth noting that Elden Ring does have several scripted NPC invasions. If you’re playing solo and have invasions near a particular landmark, it’s probably one of those instances. You’ll know an invasion is about to commence when you’re forced off of Torrent without any prompt. If you want to avoid even NPC invaders, you can simply run from them and they will eventually disappear.

When players invade your game, you likely won’t know until they pop out on you unsuspectingly and try to kill you. Hardcore Soulsborne fans will likely find a lot of joy in this feature, but it’s understandable while many players won’t, considering how difficult the game already is with NPC bosses. Luckily, you’re not forced to allow invasions and can easily opt out.

That’s how you can turn off Invasions in Elden Ring. That way, you can erase surprise attacks from players from your list of worries while exploring the world. Check out our Elden Ring strategy guide for more help.

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