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Elden Ring Network Test, How to Register, Cross-Play, Schedule

October 18, 2021

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware announced a Network Test for Elden Ring is coming in around two weeks, with a new short gameplay trailer.

Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated JRPG releases of 2022. Both its newly announced delay, and this network test displays how FromSoftware and Bandai Namco are handling its multiplayer with extra care.

Testing a game’s servers before release should be a mandatory step for any developer and I surely hope a certain SNK fighting game about a big tournament will take a hint. Hopefully, we’ll hear about a test for KOF 15 once the one for KOF 98 rollback ends.

  • MORE – Elden Ring gameplay, difficulty, and dungeons details fom TGS 2021

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How to play the Elden Ring cross play Network Test on PlayStation, Xbox, schedule

A handful of players selected for the Beta will get to test Elden Ring and help the developers in making some final adjustments. The Test will most notably be cross play between console generations. PS4, PS5 players can play together. Idem for Xbox One, and Xbox Series players. The test is not coming to PC.

You can register for the Elden Ring Network Test on this page. Winners chosen to participate in the test will be contacted at a later date. You have until November 1 to sign up for the Elden Ring Test.

Plus, the Elden Ring Network Test will only be accessible during certain time blocks:

  • November 12: 3:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. PST
  • November 12: 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. PST
  • November 13: 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST
  • November 14: 3:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. PST
  • November 14: 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. PST

The Network Test for Elden Ring is a way to stress test the servers and check for any issues. This is why very strict time frames to play are enforced. This way, a large number of players will be all connecting at the same time. Lastly, you can check the new gameplay trailer below.

Elden Ring was delayed from its January 21 release to February 25, 2022. You can always reach me @A_iyane07 on Twitter to chat about the game’s inspirations like Berserk.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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