Elden Ring servers will undergo maintenance for a little while today

Bell-bodied enemies in Elden Ring

The downtime will be to improve some multiplayer functions

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware are bringing the Elden Ring servers down for a spell today. This maintenance period is only expected to last about an hour, and the time will be used to help improve multiplayer.

The Elden Ring server maintenance will take place on March 1 in JST and CET, which puts it in this evening’s window for North America.

The times vary for each platform and region, as listed out below:

  • Steam: 8 to 9 p.m. PST
  • PlayStation: 6 to 7 p.m. PST
  • Xbox: 7 to 8 p.m. PST

That’s in the early hours of the morning, March 1, for CET and middle of the day for JST.

The Elden Ring account doesn’t specify exactly what aspects of multiplayer the maintenance will address. There have been reports of different issues with multiplayer, like bloodstains not always playing out, so hopefully that’s on the docket.

The latest from FromSoftware has been a big hit for the studio, though. Recent numbers put Elden Ring at the top spot on the UK charts, and our own Chris Carter has really enjoyed his time with it. The open-world take on the Souls style of gameplay seems to have largely worked out. I’ve only just skimmed the surface, but it does feel like a remarkable game to play.

If you’re currently playing through, we’ve been putting up some guides and helpful hints to keep you moving ahead in The Lands Between. Really, though, just be wary of that one treasure chest in the rat cave. If you’ve opened it, you know what I’m talking it. It’s a bad time on the other side of that chest.

Eric Van Allen