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Why can’t I summon my friend in Elden Ring? [fixed]

You can’t see the summon sign of your friend, or You can’t summon your friend in Elden Ring.

Many users had reported this problem that they can’t summon a friend now and before they were able to.

Elden Ring is a relatively new game and is developing each day. There are also server issues that lead to this problem.

You can’t summon your friend in Elden Ring because of server issues, or Once you beat an area boss, you cannot summon anyone to that area in Elden Ring.

In this article, you will learn why can’t you summon friends, possible fixes, and more.

  1. Why can’t I summon a friend in Elden Ring?
  2. How to summon a friend in Elden Ring?[fix]
  3. Elden Ring multiplayer co-op requirements
  4. How to change the password in multiplayer Elden Ring?

Why can’t I summon a friend in Elden Ring?

Elden Ring is a new game, and developers are working hard to improve it daily.

Server issues sometimes make co-op games and summoning a friend difficult.

You can’t summon your friend despite everything being okay.

The second reason is that there is some built-in game lock that prevents players from summoning into each other maps.

This lock works as Once you beat an area boss, you cannot summon anyone to that area.

Some players might diss agree with this, but being able to spawn people in limgrave is there are three area bosses for limgrave. So even if you beat some of them, there are still areas where you can summon people further away.

Playstation users have reported NAT-type issues in the Playstation setting. which was set to NAT type 3 instead of NAT type 2 in Playstation.

NAT type 3 has restrictions on networks that might not allow multiplayer matches.

Some users have also reported not sign showing is because of level Difference but say it’s due to a server issue.

if you are so committed to playing with your friend try a new game and try match-making at a low level.

How to summon a friend in Elden Ring?[fix]

If you have started a new game, then make sure you fulfill these requirements first.

Or if you were summoning before, but now you can’t summon, then keep reading.

Many users have reported this issue, and three main things can cause it.

  1. Server Issue
  2. Area locking
  3. NAT type 3 in Play station
Server Issues

The server issue can be solved by restarting the console or PC of both players trying to match together.

And make sure you have an internet connection before lunching Elden Ring.

Area Lock

Once you have beaten the area boss, you can’t summon a friend in that area.

To avoid area locking, you need to explore the area first and do a side quest, and in the end, when you and your friend are done exploring and ready to move, you can beat the area boss.

NAT Type

In Playstation NAT stands for Network Address Translation which is a security measure for the network.

NAT type 3 is the strict measure that blocks matchmaking like in Elden Ring.

You need to check NAT type in Playstation. Your NAT type should be NAT type 2 or 1.

To check your NAT in Playstation.

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ menu on Playstation.
  2. Select ‘Network.’
  3. Go to ‘View Connection Status.’
  4. Wait for the checkup to finish and locate the NAT type at the very bottom of the screen.
  5. Write down your IP Address somewhere, as well as your Default Gateway. You’ll need them if you want to change the NAT type.
Check NAT in PlayStation

If you have NAT type 3 then You need to change NAT type 3 to NAT type 2.

Here is full detail in this article on how you can change NAT type in Playstation.

These are the solutions available up till now as more update comes. I will update this article as well.

Elden Ring multiplayer co-op requirements

Elden Ring is an open-world game that is fun to play with friends, explore new areas, and beat bosses.

Cross-Region Play and Summon Sign should be as below.

  1. The setting needs to be.
    Setting > Network > Cross Region Play < Perform Match Playing >
  2. The setting needs to be.
    Setting > Network > Summon Sign < Enable >

To play multiplayer co-op with your friend, you must complete some Elden Ring multiplayer requirements.

  1. You should have Tarnished Furled Finger to place summon sign on the map.
  2. Host friend needs to use a Furlcalling Finger Remedy on the map to join the game.
  3. All friends in co-op have the same multiplayer password in the multiplayer menu.
  4. Both friends need to be in the same place on the map to see summon sign.
Tranishde’s Furled FInger
Furlcalling Finger Remedy

Tarnished Furled Finger and Furlcalling Finger Remedy can be achieved by killing area bosses or purchasing it in merchant. It can also be crafted from raw materials collected.

you can find detailed articles or videos on google for collecting these items.

Tunters’s Tongue can also be used as and similar artifact to put summon sign.

make sure you and your friend are in the same area of the map to see the summon sign.

All friends need to have the same multiplayer password otherwise it won’t work.

How to change the password in multiplayer Elden Ring?

By default, there is no password and anyone can join your game.

You can stop players from joining your game by changing your password and only telling your friend the password to join the game.

if you want to change the password in Elden Ring, You need to go to the menu by pressing the escape button.

Then you need to click on Multiplayer in the menu which will open up the multiplayer screen.

You can see a box on the right side of the screen in multiplayer named “password”.

Click on that box to change the password of multiplayer.

There are two types of passwords, one is called “multiplayer password” which allows you to match-making only with friends whose password matches with you.

No other player can join if the password doesn’t match your multiplayer password.

Another password is called “group password” which will allow you to see friends’ blood stains, messages, summon signs, and phantoms if the password matches.

This allows you to summon any friend in the group and you can have 5 different friend groups at once.

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