Elden Ring: how to wait and pass the time

Just for the title, if you didn’t already know, Elden Ring has a time system. While it’s definitely a regular open world mechanic, this is a new feature for a FromSoft title. So how is the time system used? Let’s break down how to wait and pass the time in Elden Ring.

The first important information to know is that all of this is done within the menus of a Site of Grace. Having a day/night cycle like this is definitely a first for FromSoft Soulsborne titles, but with the open world aspect of Elden Ring, it’s a nice touch to feel the progress of time as you travel through The Land Between.

There aren’t as many options when it comes to times when you want to change the time of day, but they cover the times you’d expect.

How to wait and pass time in Elden Ring

  • Approach a Site of Grace and press Triangle/Y to use it.
  • Once in the Site of Grace menu, navigate to Pass Time and open that menu, it should be the first option.Hang out at the Elden Ring
  • Once inside the Pass Time menu select the time until you want to wait. Your current time of day can be seen above the selections. Your options are Until Morning, Until Noon, or Until Evening.Hang Out at the Elden Ring Menu Hang Out
  • Once you’ve selected a cooldown, this should be the screen you see when the game loads.Pass Time in Elden Ring Screen Pass Time

There you have it, everything you need to know for how to wait and pass the time in the Elden Ring.

If this guide was helpful, please go to our Elden Ring Guide Wiki where you can find more helpful tips for traversing The Land Between. We have guides with tips and tricks for beginners, fast travel, the best souvenirs and classes to choose from for different builds and much more.