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Elden Ring Network Test: Dates, times and how to join

Players who want to get their first taste of life as a Tarnished can join the Elden Ring Network Test but there are some very specific dates and times.
Elden Ring Network Test: Dates, times and how to join
Back in October 2021, developer FromSoftware announced the delay of Elden Ring, and we can still hear the muffled cries of prospective Tarnished. With Hidetaka Miyazaki new tough-as-nails fantasy RPG, from the mind of and George R. R. Martin, now releasing on 25th February 2022, there's an Elden Ring Network Test to jump into.

Here's what you need to know about the Elden Ring Network test, from how you can possibly join, to the exact dates and times so you can set your alarms, and mark your calendars.

How to join Elden Ring Network Test

We've learned quite a lot about Elden Ring from 15-minutes of glorious gameplay footage, getting a vast open-world map set in the "Land Between", the combat, unique characters and more.

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The Lands Between is dark and full of terrors. (Picture: FromSoftware)

The first Elden Ring Network Test will see players explore fields and dungeons, fight ghastly monstrosities, and enjoy online elements from the game's unique multiplayer.

To join the Elden Ring Network Test, players can sign up for a chance via the official website. Scroll down to the bottom, accept the T&Cs, and click on the platform you wish to join.

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Choose your platform for Elden Ring's first Network Test. (Picture: FromSoftware)

The participants for the first Elden Ring Closed Network Test have already been drawn, and emails with codes will be sent out to the lucky few on 9th November 2021. We recommend you still sign up as more tests are bound to happen as we creep closer and closer to launch.

Keep in mind that there are more to come, as Bandai Namco specifically notes "tests". This should be considered a beta experience, so expect bugs and glitches.

Elden Ring Network Test dates & times

Check out the Elden Ring Network Test dates and times below. Please note that the times are in GMT.

  • 12 November from 11:00 to 14:00.
  • 13 November from 03:00 to 06:00.
  • 13 November from 19:00 to 22:00.
  • 14 November from 23:00 to 02:00 on 15th.
  • 15 November from 03:00 to 06:00.

If you happen to get into the first Elden Ring Network Test, be sure to set those alarms to explore the Lands Between.

In case you missed it, check out 15 minutes of Elden Ring gameplay below.

While signing up for the Elden Ring Network Test is easy, many gamers will likely have to wait for the next test to get in. If you haven't received an email by 10th November, you probably didn't get into the first one.

 

Don’t forget to check out our dedicated Elden Ring section for the latest news, updates, guides, leaks and more.

Featured image courtesy of FromSoftware.