Elden Ring Closed Network Test announced, but game delayed until February 2022

by on October 18, 2021

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware have announced that their upcoming fantasy action RPG Elden Ring will be playable in a Closed Network Test planned from November 12, 2021. Selected fans will be able to experience the opening hours of the game to get a hands-on glimpse at what the full game will have to offer. This will also assist the development team in testing the game’s online servers ahead of its release.

The Elden Ring Closed Network Test will be playable throughout the weekend of November 12, 2021 to November 15, 2021. It will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S during the following time periods:

  • 1st Day: November 12: 12:00 to 15:00 CET
  • 2nd Day: November 13: 4:00 to 7:00 CET
  • 3rd Day: November 13: 20:00 to 23:00 CET
  • 4th Day: November 14: 12:00 to 15:00 CET
  • 5th Day: November 15: 4:00 to 7:00 CET

European players will need to register on www.eldenring.com/cnt for a chance to participate in the Closed Network Test. The game will allow for cross-play multiplayer (PS5 and PS4 players will be able to play together, same for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. PlayStation players will not be able to play with Xbox players).

You can also see the video announcement of the Elden Ring Closed Network Test here:

Bandai Namco has also confirmed that Elden Ring will now be delayed until February 25, 2022.

Citing “The depth of the game and the degree of freedom in strategy exceeded the initial expectations” they have announced the decision to extend the development time for final adjustments and thus the new release date of February 25, 2022

Elden Ring is launching on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on February 25, 2022.

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