Elden Ring is one of those games that you can play online mode or offline. You don’t have to worry about getting invaded like the other games in the Dark Souls series. They made the game so that you wouldn’t have to be a part of the PvP side of the game if you don’t want to be. The game is massive, and the PvP section is a pretty big part of it.
If you are playing and get disconnected, there are only a couple of reasons. You either lost connection with your internet at home, or the game servers went down for maintenance.
If you are online, you will get bonuses like messages left by other players, or you could even get help from other online players in co-op. Each thing the game gives you access to is insane, and it just goes to show what a good developer FromSoftware is to its player base.
If you are online, you might have run into the issue of your game going offline for no reason.
Do you lose your progress when you lose connection?
One question that most people have when you lose connection is if you lose progress. Most of the time, you won’t lose your progress. It will just tell you that you will be put into offline mode, and every online portion of the game will be closed off to you until you go back online. It doesn’t even take you out of the game when it happens.
It will tell you, and all the messages will disappear. If you join another player, you will get sent back to your world. As for progression, you won’t lose any progress unless the game crashes and the save gets corrupted. This rarely happens since the developers constantly update the game and fix bugs.
How to activate online if you get disconnected
If you get sent offline, it is very easy to get back into online mode. All you need to do is head back to the main menu, and a new option will appear. Instead of it saying offline, it will say online. Just hit that, and if you can connect to the servers, you will be put back into online mode.
If you play the game mainly offline, it works the same way. If you want to go back online, just go to the menu and click the button again. There are many things you miss out on if you aren’t connected to the servers, so make sure you are connected so you can take advantage of everything the game offers.
What if I can’t reconnect to the servers?
If you can’t connect to the servers, that usually means there is something wrong with your connection or the servers are down. It does suck, but you won’t lose anything playing the game in offline mode. As we said before, you won’t lose any progress either way, so if it bothers you not playing in online mode, then you just have to wait until the issues are fixed to play.
If you don’t care, you can play your game just like normal. You will have to go on your journey without help besides your Spirits, but most people playing the game won’t care too much. The servers rarely go down, but when they do, it only lasts about an hour. If it is a connection issue on your side, then you will have to fix it.