A new Elden Ring mod is coming soon that will allow players to “seamlessly” join other plays in cooperative multiplayer.
A new trailer for the mod showcases how players can open themselves up to “wanderers” (as opposed to exclusive invaders, duelists, or cooperators) whom they can meet at Sites of Grace. When opened up to multiplayer this way, players will be joined at a site of grace by someone else at the same Site of Grace to a maximum of 4 players.
Players will also have the option to activate an item which turns PvP on. Given the nature of the matchmaking this can likely be done by any player at any time.
You can find the trailer and a Q&A about the mod from its creator below.
Q) Can the mod get me banned?
A) No, the mod doesn’t connect to the matchmaking servers and does not use FromSoftware’s online services and therefore you can’t get banned for using it.
Q) What is the player cap?
A) The maximum player count in a party is 4 (1 host + 3 guest players). Increasing the player cap beyond this is out of the scope of this project.
Q) Are there invasions?
A) No, there are no invasions. You can PvP with members of your party if you like using an item to toggle friendly fire mode.
Q) How do items work?
A) Items are unique to every player. If boss drops a talisman pouch for example, everyone will get it. The same applies to items found in the world and enemy drops.
Q) How do sites of grace/bonfires work?
A) If one player sits at a site of grace anywhere in the world an enemy/world reset will occur for every player. If a player is fighting a non-open world boss at this time, they will be placed back outside the fog wall and the fight will be reset.
Q) Is progress shared?
A) Yes progress is shared. But it only applies to actions you do whilst in a player’s world – for example if you start a fresh character and join a player to kill an end-game boss, only that boss will be dead in your world and you won’t inherit all of the other player’s progress they had before you joined.
Q) How does it work with the anti-cheat?
A) It doesn’t, the mod uses a separate launcher which runs the game without launching Easy Anti-Cheat.
Q) Can I use other mods?LukeYui (Mod Creator)
A) Yes, however for regulation / param file edits everyone in the party must have them active in order for them to be visible. (e.g. if just 1 player uses a randomiser, it will only work for that player).
The Elden Ring “Seamless Co-Op” mod is expected to enter open beta when it releases on Nexus Mods on May 27th.