If you’re trying to play cooperative multiplayer, you may have already encountered the Elden Ring Error Network Status Error. As the name suggests, this is causing problems for players when trying to access the online features of the game. Here’s everything you need to know about what it means and how to fix it.
What does the network status error mean?
The network status failed error is simply due to too many people trying to access the Elden Ring servers at any given time. This is because the game is incredibly popular and has just been released.
As a result, players won’t be able to play cooperative multiplayer with friends, something that can certainly make the game less harsh in its opening hours. However, this is unlikely to be a permanent issue, so rest easy and developer FromSoftware should resolve this (hopefully) in the near future.
Fix Elden Ring Network Status Failed Error
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to ‘fix’ the network status error in Elden Ring, other than simply waiting a while and trying again later.
This is because, as we noted earlier, the issue stems from the servers simply being overwhelmed by the number of players trying to play and log into them.
Not really a surprise, given the fact that Elden Ring has over half a million players actively playing on Steam right now, and peaked today at over 750,000 players.
PlayStation and Xbox players are likely to have similarly high numbers, so there could be some server instability for a while. Note however that the game does not have cross-play, so you cannot play with someone on Xbox if you are on PlayStation or PC.
The incredibly high player count comes from Elden Ring’s stellar reviews, including our own, where we called it “Exemplary” and gave it a 5/5 and an Editor’s Choice award. On Metacritic, the game has a 97, making it one of the highest rated games so far.
That’s all you need to know about fixing the Elden Ring network status error. For more tips, tricks, and guides, head over to our wiki, or check out more of our coverage of the game below.