Elden Ring: How To Pause [Xbox, PlayStation & PC]

If you have played Elden Ring. Then you probably know that there is no way to pause the game technically. FromSoftware following their tradition and without compromising their vision hasn’t featured the pause button but there is another way to pause the game. Our Elden Ring how to pause the game guide entails how to pause the game despite having no direct option.

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After reading this article you will be able to indirectly pause whenever you want for instance during fighting with either a Boss or a mob of enemies or whenever you are in the middle of anything you can take a break and do anything that suits you. After coming back you can start where you left the game.

How To Pause Elden Ring On Xbox Consoles

To pause the Elden Ring on Xbox consoles, you have to open the menu and go into the inventory section select it by pressing (A). Then press help it will be shown at bottom of your tv screen. When you will go into help the choice option will pop up at bottom of it will be written “Menu Explanation” just press (A) to it and the game will be paused. We have attached here a picture of that to make it easy.

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Pause
This is the menu go into inventory.
Pause
This is inventory Press help here.
Pause
After pressing help this will pop up select Menu Explanation.
Pause
This will show up when you select Menu Explanation means the game is paused now.

How To Pause Elden Ring On PS4/PS5

To pause the Elden Ring in PS4/PS5 press the “Options” button first which will open the menu. Now go into equipment or inventory by pressing (X) on it. In the equipment section press “touchpad” that will bring up a menu in which you have to select “Menu Explanation” by Pressing (X). Now whatever you will get the game will be paused. We have attached here a picture of that to make it easy.

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Pause
After pressing Options to select the Equipment
Pause
When this shows up Press the touchpad
After pressing the touchpad to select the Menu Explanation
Pause
After selecting menu explanation this will show up which means that game is paused

How To Pause Elden Ring on PC

To pause on Microsoft Windows you have to press ESC which will open the menu. Now move the arrow through the mouse to either inventory or status and left click to open it. Then move the arrow to help by clicking it option will show up in the option you have to click the menu explanation and your game will be paused. We have attached here a picture of that to make it easy.

Pause
Select status from the menu
Pause
Here move the arrow to help and left-click it. look at the mouse arrow
Pause
Going in help will show this option move mouse arrow and left-click on menu explanation here
Pause
When this shows up means the game is paused

Many people like multitasking for them having no option of holding their favorite game for a minute to take a break for something else would be problematic. In everyday life, there are tons of things to do while gaming, such as feeding your cat, using the washroom, answering the phone call, or checking notifications on social media accounts. Having these things in mind FromSoftaware wants players to fully devote themselves in-game, disconnect themselves from everything else and disappear in their masterpiece.

Simply they want this game to be the best doesn’t matter it attracts the mass. Contrary this game is highly popular and trending and at the same time gained a cult following and is universally acclaimed. However, despite not giving pause option by FromSoftware, players will be delighted to know after all there is a way to pause this game.

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