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How To Run In Elden Ring

Running is a key aspect of combat and traversal in Elden Ring. Let us give you a detailed guide on how to run in Elden Ring.

How To Run In Elden Ring

FromSoftware has continued to make world-class games one after the other. The Souls Like genre has its own big identity now, and it has accumulated one of the most passionate player bases you’ll ever see. Elden Ring is easily the biggest FromSoft game to date, and it will be surprising if it doesn’t win the game of the year in 2022. That’s just how good it is. 

Like all other FromSoftware games, Elden Ring’s combat is hard to master, and movement plays a huge role. How you move might be the difference between life and death in Elden Ring. That’s why getting used to the game’s running mechanic is important. This guide will give an in-depth explanation of How To Run In Elden Ring. 

Running in Elden Ring is different for every platform, and there are a few caveats involved that you need to know to master the running mechanic. Let’s guide you through it step by step.

How To Run In Elden Ring

How To Run In Elden Ring

Running in Elden Ring is not a complicated process. But, if you want to survive the ruthless world of Elden Ring, you better master the mechanic as early as possible. Here’s how you can do that on every platform.

How To Run In Elden Ring On PS5

If you are a Playstation player, the “Circle” button is your best friend if you are looking for a quick escape in Elden Ring. If you want to run, hold the circle button. You can use the left stick to control your character’s direction. 

However, the circle button is not only used for running. Tapping it once while giving direction from your left stick will allow you to dodge in that direction. You can also press the circle button once to take a step back. 

How To Run In Elden Ring On Xbox Series X/S

If you are playing Elden Ring on an Xbox, the running controls are pretty much similar to the Playstation controls. You need to hold down “B” to run in any direction you please. The other stuff is pretty similar too. You can take a step back by pressing “B” once and dodge roll by pressing B and giving direction. 

How To Run In Elden Ring On PC

Running on a PC can be a little versatile. It’s because you can change the key binding from the options menu and use the key that you are most comfortable with. 

The default key for running in Elden Ring is the “Space Bar” You can also use the space bar to do the back step and dodge roll movements. These movements can also be changed in the key bindings section in the options menu. 

How To Run In Elden Ring

Running In Elden Ring

Apart from the controls, there is a lot more that you need to know about running in Elden Ring. Knowing when to run and when to dodge is a priceless skill. You can also attack while you are running by initiating a light or a heavy attack. 

The other thing you need to know about is stamina and how it works in Elden Ring. When you run outside combat, your stamina will not deplete, and you can run for as long as you like. But, when you are in combat, running will deplete your stamina. Which means you will have to use it carefully. 

Running is incredibly important in Elden Ring. Apart from combat, you cannot use your mount in every location, and running is your fastest way of commuting. Running is also unquestionably important while in combat. It can help you flee when you have your backs against the wall. Or it can help you take down stronger enemies much quicker. 

That is everything you need to know about running in Elden Ring. It’s a key mechanic; the sooner you master it, the better it will be for you. No matter how good you are at the game, always be ready to look the other way and RUN! 

Do you know any other cool things you can do while running in Elden Ring? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Elden Ring is available to play on Steam here.