Elden Ring is a game that allows you to play with friends, against random people in PVP, or alone at your own pace. There are a lot of ways to play, but by far one of the most confusing aspects of the game is the PVP. People are asking if it is possible to turn it off or even stop it in certain situations. There is really one simple answer for you.
No, you can’t disable PVP if you are playing with a friend or random person. It is extremely annoying, but most people will just play solo. If you do play solo, players can’t invade you. It is only when you join another player’s world that you get invaded. It is not possible to turn it off.
You can turn the game to offline mode, but at this point, you don’t need to disable PVP because you can’t join a friend when you are offline. The whole point of people invading you is so that they can defeat you and if you have another player there, it will allow other random people to invade and try to defeat you. It is annoying, but you just have to deal with it.
Can you disable NPC invasions?
NPC invasions are a main part of the game. You can’t disable NPC invasions. You can run past them, but you will be missing out on all the loot they drop or the area they are guarding. The area they invade you will most likely have a special item or Site of Grace that can only be acquired once you defeat them, so it is what it is.
It is definitely annoying at times, but if you look back to the other FromSoft games, at least you don’t get invaded by random people while playing solo. You can put down a sign to get invaded, but they won’t actively invade you unless you have another person in your world with you. Even in offline mode you will get invaded by NPCs so get used to it while you can.
Is it hard to play co-op?
That depends on the players that are playing. It is hard because the bosses scale their health and you are able to be invaded. Thankfully, you can’t get invaded when fighting a boss, but it does get very annoying when you just want to explore the world with a friend. It is best that you explore on your own though. You also don’t get access to Torrent when you summon someone.
It is also very hard because if the owner of the world dies, the summoned player will get sent back to their world. It works the same the other way as well. It is not the worst thing in the world, but it is annoying enough to make players angry at times.
The players are also scaled down to the lowest leveled character in the game so it definitely is harder. The person that was summoned in also only gets 5 Flasks. It doesn’t make the game any easier at all because of everything the game nerfs when playing co-op. Just make sure you are ready for any player invasions when exploring with a friend.