Elden Ring co-op review mod is now playable in open beta

Modder LukeYui’s project to bring seamless, easy-to-use co-op to Elden Ring enters public beta today, with mod available for download (opens in new tab) on the Nexus Elden Ring.

Elden Ring’s co-op play is severely limited: it’s limited to the open world, you can’t ride your horse, and co-ops are sent back home upon defeating a boss. It’s understandable that FromSoftware’s formula might have some growing pains in the transition to open world design, but co-op is the one area I think they’ve really failed to adapt to properly. For the most part, I was a lone wolf on my first playthrough, partially out of preference, but also because I didn’t want to mess with all the little “finger” items and annoyances mentioned above.

LukeYui’s mod provides a more user-friendly platform to play Elden Ring with friends. LukeYui is an experienced hand in changing the online functionality of FromSoft games: he’s behind Sekiro multiplayer mod (opens in new tab)as well as the Blue Sentinel (opens in new tab) project that addressed hacking and security vulnerabilities in Dark Souls 3.

The Seamless Co-op mod allows for seamless uninterrupted play with support for multiplayer building their own Torrent, allowing them to enjoy Elden Ring with friends for as long as they like, as opposed to the base game’s “ships at night” approach to Tap co-op. The mod also has its own launcher and connectivity, separate from EAC and similar to LukeYui offline launcher (opens in new tab), which means you can enjoy this style of play without risking your status in normal online play. Stay tuned for our practical impressions in the coming days.

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