ELDEN RING – Closed Network Test Announcement
The closed network test will be playable between November 12, 2021 to November 14, 2021 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Sign ups for a chance to get in the closed network test will close on November 1, 2021.
Q. What is network testing?
Network testing is a technical verification test conducted in the middle of game development.
Testers are asked to play the game ahead of time in various tests and verifications.
Q. Is the network test a trial version?
No, the network test is not a trial version.
The purpose of the test is to discover problems and errors using game data that is still under development.
Problems are expected to occur during the test play, and you may not be able to play the game fully.
Q. Is the content of the network test the same as the full version?
No. The content of the network test is limited to some features of the base game.
Also, some of the game specifications will differ from the full version.
Q. Is there a fee to participate in the network test?
You can participate in the network test for free.
However, you will be responsible for the Internet connection fees associated with network play.
※There is no need to join PlayStation Plus or Xbox LIVE Gold Membership.
Q. Do I need to join PlayStation Plus or Xbox LIVE Gold Membership?
For the network test version, it is not necessary to join PlayStation Plus or Xbox LIVE Gold Membership.
Q. What do I need to play the network test?
You will need a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox series X|S, a set of accessories, and an internet connection.
※The network test version is for online play only and cannot be played offline.
Q. Can anyone participate in the network test?
Anyone who meets all of the following requirements can apply.
・You must be at least 17 years old.
・Own a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox series X|S, and a set of accessories.
・Those who can connect to the Internet at all times.
・Those who agree to the Terms of Service for the ELDEN RING Network Test Version and any additional terms presented.
・Those who can cooperate with the questionnaire after the test.
Only those who meet these requirements and are selected by lottery will be able to play as testers.
Q. Is it first-come, first-served to participate in the network test?
No, it is not.
Participants will be selected by lottery from among those who apply during the registration period.
Q. Can I play the network test at any time?
You can only play during the following predetermined times.
Session 1: 3 a.m. - 6 a.m., November 12th 2021 PST
Session 2: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., November 12th 2021 PST
Session 3: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., November 13th 2021 PST
Session 4: 3 a.m. - 6 a.m., November 14th 2021 PST
Session 5: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., November 14th 2021 PST
There is a possibility that you will not be able to play even during the above times due to maintenance or server failure.
Test times are subject to change without notice.
Q. Do I have to attend all the dates of the network test?
No, you do not have to participate in all sessions.
In order to make the game even better, we would appreciate your active participation.
Q. I forgot my registered e-mail address when I applied.
We are sorry, but we are unable to respond to inquiries regarding the registered e-mail address.
Please be sure to manage your e-mail address carefully so that you do not forget it or make a mistake.
Q. I have applied for the network test, but have not received a confirmation email. What should I do?
Please check the inbox and junk folder of your registered email address.
Please make sure that you have permission to receive emails from the domain (fromsoftware.co.jp).
If there are no problems with the above, you may have entered an incorrect email address when you registered, or you may have registered a different email address.
If you made a mistake in your e-mail address when you registered, it is not considered a duplicate registration, so please start the entry process again from the beginning.
Q. How will the winners be announced?
Registrants of the Closed Network Test in the Americas will be emailed their voucher code if they are a selected participant prior to the Closed Network Test dates.
Q. How can I get the game data for the network test?
Go to the on-console store of the platform in which you registered and received a voucher code. Enter the voucher code and begin your download.
The network test version game data is approximately 7GB. It is recommended to download the game data before the Closed Network Test is live.
Q. I am a selected participant, but I have a sudden conflict on the days of the test and cannot participate. Can I give the right to participate and my voucher code to a friend?
You can transfer the right to a friend as long as the download code has not been used and the game data has not been downloaded.
However, the person you are transferring the rights to must meet all of the following conditions.
・Must be at least 17 years old.
・Own a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox series X|S and all accessories.
・Must be able to connect to the Internet at all times.
・Those who agree to the Terms of Service for the ELDEN RING Network Test Version
・Those who can cooperate with the questionnaire after the test.
Once the rights have been transferred and the game data is downloaded, they cannot be taken back. The voucher code is only valid for one use.
The download code cannot be reissued under any circumstances.
Q. Can I do live streaming or live action during the network test?
A. Live steaming is not allowed due to the fact that the game data is still work in progress.
Q. Can I play the network test version offline outside of the test period?
No, it is not possible.
The network test version can only be played by connecting online and logging into the game server during the test period.
Q. Can the data from the network test be transferred to the full version?
No, it cannot.
The save data used in the network test version cannot be transferred to the full version.
Q. I'm playing the network test version, but I can't log in to the game server.
The network test version can only be played during the test period.
Also, during the test period, we are intentionally restricting access to the game server in order to verify the access load, so it may be difficult to log in.
Please wait a little while and try again.
Also, there is a possibility of sudden disconnection or logout even during login. Please be forewarned.
Q. Can the player data at the end of the first test be inherited for the second and subsequent tests?
In the network test version, you can save your game progress.
When you resume the game, you will be able to play the test from where you left off.
Elden Ring will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 25, 2022.
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