15 Ways To Fix Elden Ring Connection Error When Summoned

Our guide contains all of the possible fixes for Elden Ring connection error when summoned.

Imagine you just got your hands on the much-hyped dark fantasy Elden Ring game and begin playing, but you are faced with the connection error when summoned just after a while of slashing epic monsters. What a bummer. Don’t worry, this article tells you all about how to fix this error in Elden Ring.

Key Takeaways

  • Elden ring connection error occurs when a player is trying to summon another player into their world or is being summoned into another player’s world in Elden Ring.
  • As a result of this error, players cannot be summoned into a boss fight. This error is caused by server issues, slow internet connection, corrupted DNS cache, or cross-platform multiplayer mode.
  • This error can be resolved by clearing the DNS cache, fixing the internet speed, trying Furlcalling Finger Remedy twice, enabling cross-region playing, and turning on voice chat.

What Is Elden Ring Connection Error When Summoned?

First, let us discuss why you are facing the connection error when summoned in Elden Ring. This error “Unable to summon cooperator” occurs when you are trying to summon others to your world in Elden Ring or when someone tries to summon you to their world. This prevents you from accessing the multiplayer mode.

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Elden Ring has lived up to its much-created hype with amazing graphics and a co-op feature. This means that quite a number of players access the game on a daily basis. This can cause the game’s servers to be overloaded when too many players go online at the same time. The connection error can be a result of the server being slow and not performing as it should. Another reason this error might occur on your screen is due to a slow internet connection that might cause the game to glitch.

Alternatively, it can be that this error shows up when the summoning sign you are using to summon another player into your world is already in use. In this case, you cannot summon players to your world for the moment. Nevertheless, there are plenty of ways to fix this issue, and you can find them below.

Restart The Game

This may be something that you may have already tried, but we tested it, and 8/10 times it fixes the error! Sometimes the game may have some minor bugs or glitches, which usually go away with a quick restart. If you are playing on a PC, close the game and Steam launcher and restart them.

  1. Turn on your PC.
  2. Go to “Task Manager” by pressing “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” on your keyboard.
  3. You can also search Task Manager by right-clicking on the Windows icon.
  4. Once the Task Manager is open, find the “Elden Ring” and “Steam” clients.
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  5. Right-click on the process and choose “End Task.”
  6. Relaunch the Steam client.

Restart the game and try again to see if the error still persists. If it still hasn’t gone away, dive into the next solution.

Make Sure Your Internet Is Working

More often than not, slow internet is the cause of the connection error when summoned. You will need a stable internet connection to play online. If your internet speed is slow, it is likely that you will experience errors in your gaming experience. Check to make sure that your internet is working by browsing other sites or playing a different game.

If you feel that your internet connection is slow, then try restarting your router to refresh the network connection.

  1. Turn off the power button on your router/modem.
  2. Wait for 5 minutes.
  3. Press the power button to turn on the router.

This will clear any DNS cache-build up that you might have on your router. The DNS cache stores network configurations in your router that can build up and get corrupted. That is why restarting the router can do wonders for you.

If this does not fix the connection error, there may be a chance that your NAT type is strict. This means that your network configurations are strict to protect you against security risks. This may lead to lag issues in gaming. Contact your internet service provider to confirm this to continue matchmaking, as NAT type strict does not allow you to get into any PvP match. We have analyzed this method, and it allows you to play online error free once your NAT type is changed.

Check Your Internet Speed

Gaming requires you to have a stable internet connection of a minimum of 10 Mbps. If the internet speed is slow or unstable, there is a high chance that you will face a connection error in Elden Ring while playing. To continue slashing mythical monsters in Elden Ring error-free, make sure that your internet speed is at least 10 Mbps. If it is less, contact your internet service provider to increase the bandwidth of your internet.

You can check your internet speed with Fast.com to diagnose whether the issue lies with a slow internet connection.

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Turn On Voice Chat

We know this sounds completely random, but many users in community forums for Reddit have reported that turning on voice chat in the game have allowed them to get rid of the connection error when summoned. This sounded very random to us as well, but we tested it out, and it worked.

We suggest you give it a try as well to resolve the error. Follow the steps below to turn on voice chat in Elden Ring:

  1. Go to “Settings.”
  2. Choose the “Network” tab.
  3. Go to the “Voice Chat” option.
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  4. Turn it on to enable voice chat in the game.

Note: Make sure you are connected to the internet when you try to turn on voice chat; otherwise, you will not see the voice chat feature.

Once the voice chat feature is turned on, try summoning another player into your world.

Enable Cross-Region Playing

If you are trying to summon a player who is in another region, you need to turn on the cross-region play. You may be getting the connection error while summoning other players because your cross-region play setting is not enabled. To turn on cross-region play:

  1. Go to “Settings” in the game.
  2. Choose the “Network” tab from the settings.
  3. You will be able to see the “Cross-Region Play” setting, which will be set to “No Matchmaking.”
  4. Enable this setting to summon players from other regions into your world.
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Sometimes there are lag issues when you are trying to play with players from other regions. However, enabling this setting will allow you to play with more players and get rid of the error as well.

Try The Furlcalling Finger Remedy To Reset Summoning

The Furlcalling Finger Remedy is an item in Elden Ring that allows you to co-op with other players and visualize summoning signs. If you have not acquired this item, you will not be able to play in multiplayer mode and cooperate with other players in boss fights or have them cooperate with you. The other item that you need to have to leave summoning signs in Lands Between for other players to cooperate with you is Tarnished’s Furl Finger. To fix the summoning error, try acquiring the Furlcalling Finger Remedy twice.

If you are still facing the connection error in Elden Ring, reset the summoning signs by using the Furlcalling Finger Remedy twice. When you attempt this the first time, it will make the gold-colored and red-colored summoning signs disappear and disable the summoning feature in your game.  You can consume it again to fix the connection error issue.

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Try repeating the process a few times if you still get “Unable to summon cooperator” on your screen. Most users have reported on Elden Ring community forum that invoking the Furlcalling Finger Remedy twice solved their problem.

Verify Elden Ring’s Server Status

Due to Elden Ring’s popularity, there are always a large number of players who play it on Steam daily. This can overload the server sometimes and lead to server outage issues. The connectivity error in Elden Ring can also mean that the server is down for maintenance and the fault is not at your end. You can check the Steam server status page to see if there is a specific problem with Elden Ring servers on PC.

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If you are using PlayStation to play Elden Ring in multiplayer mode, check the website to find out if there is any news regarding Elden Ring multiplayer mode errors. It is possible that there may be a platform-specific outage on the PlayStation Network for Elden Ring players.

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However, if the error is on Xbox, check their Xbox status page to see if there are any issues with the game server. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Games & Gaming to find out if there is any specific issue reported about Elden Ring on the website.

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If the problem lies at the server’s end, there is nothing you can do but wait for the servers to be back up again. You can also check the server status on Elden Ring’s official social media pages, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Avoid Cross-Platform Gameplay

Many users on Reddit have reported that playing Elden Ring on the same gear with other players fixes most multiplayer errors. It would be easy if everyone had the same hardware so that we could say goodbye to multiplayer bugs, but unfortunately, that is not the case. Hundreds of thousands of players play Elden Ring on Xbox and PlayStation every single day, so cross-platform gameplay can take place.

Try to avoid cross-platform gameplay on Elden Ring if you are facing a connection error. It may occur as a result of a large number of players trying to summon other players cross-platform, which can lead to server blockage in some cases.

Update Network Drivers

If you are gaming on a PC, there is a chance that outdated network drivers are causing the Elden Ring connection error. In this case, you will need to update the network and device drivers to continue multiplayer game playing and get rid of the summoning connection error. While you are at it, update all your device drivers, so you are on the safe side and do not experience more errors related to device drivers in the future.

  1. Type “Device Manager” in Windows Search Bar and open it.
  2. Find “Network Adapters” and click on it.
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  3. Find your network adapter and right-click on it.
  4. Click on “update driver” and wait for the process to finish.

You can follow these steps to update your Windows drivers as well.

  1. Go to “Settings” from your Desktop.
  2. Choose “Update and Security” from Settings.
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  3.  In Windows Update, you will see an optional update option.
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  4. Choose “View all optional updates” and select the drives you want to install.
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  5. Reboot your PC once the drivers have been updated.

Hopefully, this will fix the connection error if it was a result of outdated drivers on your device.

Turn On Easy Anti-Cheat

If the Easy Anti-Cheat app is not running on your gaming device, a connection error can appear. This app was developed by Epic Games to cheat-proof online multiplayer games and is automatically installed with a supported game. This is because Elden Ring and other games, such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, do not allow the usage of any cheats or exploits to level up or win.

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If you are facing the “unable to summon cooperator” message on your screen, check the Task Manager and verify that the Easy Anti-Cheat app is running in the background.

If you cannot find it in Task Manager, try installing a game that supports EAC to install it again automatically.

Update Elden Ring On Steam

If you have tried all of the methods we mentioned above and are still facing the connection error when you try to summon, try updating the game. There may be an updated version that has fixes for the glitch you are facing. Follow the steps below to update Elden Ring on Steam.

  1. Open the “Steam” client on your PC.
  2. Go to “Library.”
  3. Choose “Elden Ring” from the available games on the left.
  4. If an update is available, you will see an “Update” option. Click on it to update Elden Ring.
  5. Once the game has been updated, restart your PC.
  6. Restart the game and try summoning again to see if the error remains.
  7. To make sure the updates are installed automatically, relaunch “Steam.”
  8. Choose “Library” and right-click on the “Elden Ring” game.
  9. This will show a drop-down. Choose “Properties” from the dropdown.
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  10. Go to “Updates” in the Properties tab.
  11. You will see the “Automatic Update” option. Choose the “Always keep this game updates” option.

Repair The Game Files

It could be possible that you are facing the Elden Ring connection error when summoned due to a corrupted or missing file in the game. We analyzed this and recommend that you repair the game files if you are unable to fix the error by other methods. If you are playing on your PC, follow these steps to repair corrupted game files.

  1. Open the “Steam” client on your PC.
  2. Go to “Library.”
  3. Find Elden Ring game and right-click on it.
  4. Choose “Properties” from the drop-down.
  5. Go to “Local Files” and choose “Verify the integrity of game files.”
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This will verify the integrity of game files and repair any if they are missing or corrupted. If the error was due to corrupted or missing files, this will solve it.

Clear DNS Cache

The DNS cache stores router configurations and can sometimes get corrupted, which may result in connectivity issues while playing online games. To verify whether the connection error is due to an invalid or corrupted DNS cache, try flushing it.

  1. Open “Command Prompt” as administrator.
  2. Type ipconfig /flushdns in the command prompt.
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  3. This will flush the DNS cache, and you will see the message “Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
  4. Close the command prompt. Your DNS cache will be cleared.
  5. Restart the game and see if the connection error persists.

Enable VPN

A VPN is a program that allows you to access different applications and websites from locations that might be restricted. It changes your IP address to a different location so you can access content and features that are restricted in your location. The Elden Ring connection error when summoned can be fixed by enabling VPN on your device. Countries like Switzerland, Germany, and Canada have amazing online multiplayer game servers, and accessing from one of these locations will solve your connection error in Elden Ring.

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Once you are connected to one of these servers using a VPN, try summoning in Elden Ring again to see if the connection error has been resolved or not. You can install ExpressVPN and connect to game servers from one of the countries mentioned above to fix the connection error.

Submit A Ticket On Bandai Namco Support Page

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If you have tried all of the fixes we mentioned above and are still unable to find one that works for you, the last thing you can do is submit a ticket to the official Bandai Namco Support Page for Elden Ring. This support page lets you complain about your error to the developers of Elden Ring so they can help you out with a solution for it.

Submitting a ticket to the developers will divert their attention to your bug, and they will make sure to find a way around it so you can continue slashing mythical monsters in Elden Ring. We recommend you try this approach as well if you have exhausted all other methods to fix the connection error.

Additional Tip

Elden Ring developers are still working on this bug, so there is no definite solution for it, but some players on Elden Ring forums have reported that some character designs contribute to players’ inability to summon in the Lands Between. Others claim that if you try to use save points in your game, it makes the connection error go away. You can change your character design and use your save points to solve the connectivity issue.


In this guide, we have compiled all tips and tricks to help you get rid of the Elden Ring Connection Error when summoned. We hope that you will be able to solve the bug by following some of the methods. This error may seem troublesome, but thankfully, there are a lot of fixes you can try to get rid of it.

If you are an avid gamer and often experience errors while gaming on Xbox or PlayStation, check out our other articles How To Fix Xbox Error Code 80151012?, layStation Error CE-35694-7, and 6 Quick Fixes for PlayStation Error WC-40382-7.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Elden Ring connection error when summoned?

This error occurs when you are trying to summon someone into your world or vice versa. It is caused by server issues, slow internet, cross-platform gameplay, or the wrong NAT type.

How do I fix Elden Ring connection error?

First, make sure that the servers are not down by checking their status. If the issue isn’t with the game’s servers, check your internet connection, restart the game, invoke Furlcalling Finger Remedy twice, and try repairing game files to continue playing.

Do you have to be at a specific level to summon other players in Elden Ring?

If you are above another player’s level in Elden Ring, you cannot summon them. Another player may be able to summon you if they are below your level.

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