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Stuck on a Loading Screen in Elden Ring: 2 Obvious Fixes

Stuck on a Loading Screen in Elden Ring: 2 Obvious Fixes

Elden Ring is not perfect, and it does have a few occasions when it comes to glitches and crashes. It happens on consoles and PC, so if you get the game, don’t be angry when it happens. If a crash does happen, don’t worry. It won’t corrupt your files and will drop you in the spot you were right before the crash happened.

There are only 2 ways to fix the stuck loading screens. You can either wait it out or restart your game or device. It depends on what you are playing the game on, so we will review your device.


It can be extremely annoying if you run into crashes or infinite loading screens. It doesn’t happen often, so it shouldn’t be a constant issue for you when you just want to play the game. The entire time we played the game, it probably happened to us about 4-5 times in over 100 hours of playtime. It might be worse for other people, so keep that in mind.

1. Wait a bit longer for the game to load

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As we said, you can always wait for the loading screen to finish. Depending on what you are playing the game on, it could take a lot of extra time to load the game. When it does this, it can be frustrating, but it will eventually load for you. This is a big problem on the previous generation consoles because they also don’t have the power to load newer games like this.


On PC, it all depends on what you have the game installed on. If you have an SSD and it takes a long time to load, you might have another issue. At that point, you probably want to follow the second way to fix your game. If you know it won’t load all the way, restart, and you will be all good.

2. Restart your game or device

Depending on what device you are playing on, you will have to do things a little differently. If you are on a console, you could either close the game and restart it or do a hard shut-off of your console. Hard shutting your console isn’t great, but it will fix the issue. If you are on a PC, you don’t need to shut off your entire PC.

You can either go through Steam and shut the game off or open task manager and force close the game. Doing that is not super good, but it is your only option. If you want to try saving your saved file, you might want to find the save folder and copy it. Once you force close the game, you won’t have to worry about your file getting corrupted.