A Souls YouTuber discovered a workaround for the Elden Ring Pause button, which allows players to pause the game. This is the first time a game in the Soulsborne series has been paused!
In the video below, Iron Pineapple, a YouTuber, demonstrates how players can pause Elden Ring can pause your game via Twitter. It's pretty simple, but I will probably die 5-10 times if I keep trying this on a keyboard.
The embedded video shows Iron Pineapple's character surrounded by enemies as he attempts to open the menu.
He then selected an item in his inventory and navigated to its “Menu Explanation”. This immediately stopped all music and sounds occurring in-game.
It's not unclear whether this “trick” works in multiplayer, particularly invasions. This would be a problem, and FromSoftware will address it in an upcoming patch if that's the case. Players can, however, enjoy pausing a FromSoftware game for the first time ever.