Elden Ring is perhaps one of the most anticipated games that have ever released in modern gaming, and with reviews pouring in, its easy to see why.

Pausing is a rather common feature within gaming in most genres except FromSoftware and there Soul's games.

But, there's a way you can pause Elden Ring without modding the game!

How To Pause Elden Ring (Without Mods)

From time to time you're probably going to want to pause the game, in situations such as crucial fights or when you need to head out for a bit, but can't exit the game.

This is where a pause button be nice, but FromSoftware is known for never adding them into their games.

However, if you're looking to pause the game anyways, there's one way we can think of doing it without mods.

Players will need to hit the following menu buttons.

  • Press start or ESC
  • Head into any menu (like Equipment)
  • Press the back button to show contextual options
  • Select "Menu Explanation"