Elden Ring: How To Invade Worlds [Step By Step]

This guide will explain how to use the online component (PvP) and how to invade worlds in Elden Ring using different items.

Invading other players’ worlds is another activity accessible in Elden Ring, where players can invade each other’s worlds and challenge each other to a fight. Invading works both ways. You can either invade a different player’s world through a certain item, or they can invade yours. Invading adds much more spice to the game and provides a further multiplayer PvP element for players to enjoy.

Key Takeaways
  • To invade, players need to use the Festering Bloody Fingers item, bought from the merchant in Mistwood Ruins or looted from the Rose Church.
  • After consuming the item, you will be brought into another player’s world and have to kill them before they kill you in battle.
  • To defend themselves, the invaded player receives notification prior to being invaded.
  • Additionally, players can acquire an item called “Duelists Furled Finger” to summon players for PvP fights.
  • The “Duelists Furled Finger” is found by visiting an area near Stormveil Castle, at the Coliseum’s entrance.

How To Invade Other Players In Elden Ring

  1. For this to work, you must be online, so make sure you launch Elden Ring online and have a stable internet connection.
  2. You can now go into your inventory and look for the Festering Bloody Fingers.
    How to Invade Worlds - Festering Bloody Finger in Inventory
    Festering Bloody Finger in Inventory [Image Credits: eXputer]
  3. Festering Blood Fingers can be bought from the merchant in Mistwood Ruins.
  4. Obtained for free from White Mask Varre.
  5. After consuming it, you will receive a message saying you are invading another player’s world.
  6. You can only invade someone who hasn’t defeated the area’s boss yet, so if you are unsuccessful in invading another world, you can try moving to a different area and trying again.

Granted, if it actually works. There are a few rules to invading someone else’s world:

  • This skill-based matchmaking system ensures you do not overpower the other player and vice versa.
  • You can only invade someone who hasn’t defeated the area’s boss yet, and if you are unsuccessful in invading another world, you can try moving to a different area and trying again.
  • Festering Bloody Finger is a one-time use item only, so if your invasion proves successful, the finger is used up.

PvP Summon

Invading other players’ worlds isn’t the only way to access PvP gameplay in Elden Ring. If you’re feeling up for it, you can unlock a special item that can be used to summon you by other players to fight with them. The special item in question is the Duelist’s Furled Finger. Luckily, you can get your hands on it fairly easily.

Duelist’s Furled Finger is located outside the Colosseum, near Storm Veil in Elden Ring.

How To Invade Worlds - Duelist's Furled Finger in Inventory
Duelist’s Furled Finger in Inventory – How to Invade in Elden Ring [Image Credits: eXputer]
You can see the location of this item on the map below. The Duelist’s Furled Finger has infinite uses. This means that once you have acquired it, you can keep using it repeatedly, no matter the outcome of the summons.

How To Invade Worlds - Massive Ruins Location on Map
Massive Ruins Location on Map [Image Credits: eXputer]
Remember that since someone else willingly summons you into their world, the Skill Based Matchmaking for these summons does not exist, and the enemy you face upon your summons might be much more difficult to defeat than your everyday invasions.

So, always be prepared and equipped with your best weapons and armor because you have a high chance of getting killed.

This concludes my guide on how to invade Elden Ring. FromSoftware’s latest award-winning title, Elden Ring, may be full of places to explore where players can spend hours immersed in its deep world. Fighting bosses, Farming equipment, or exploring dungeons. It has it all.

Because, after all, this has been the PvP formula that FromSoftware has adapted since Demon’s Souls. While you are at it, why not consider reading our guides on the best Darth Maul build, best poison build, and best Rivers of Blood build in Elden Ring?


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