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

Below you can find the step-by-step guide on how I invade worlds in-game.

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. 

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.
  7. So, if you are unsuccessful in invading another world, you can try moving to a different area and trying again.

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. Duelist’s Furled Finger can be used by other players to summon you to fight with them. It 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. Also, the Duelist’s Furled Finger has infinite uses. 

How To Invade Worlds - Massive Ruins Location on Map
Massive Ruins Location on Map [Image Credits: eXputer]
You should always be prepared and equipped with your best weapons and armor so your opponents regret summoning you or invading your world.

This concludes my guide on how to invade the 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.

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 the guides on the best Darth Maul build, best poison build, and best Rivers of Blood build in Elden Ring?

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