Some of the players who took part in the Elden Ring Closed Network Test this past weekend managed to find a way to break out of the game’s demo section – only to be hit by a very angry bear.
A limited number of players were recently invited to join From Software’s upcoming open-world Elden Ring as part of network testing the studio is conducting. While players were able to try the game first hand, they were not given access to its entire open world and instead were given a demo area.
Not happy with this little piece of paradise, some of those involved tried to test the game’s limits in hopes of exploring a wider range of Elden Ring. As reported by Kotaku, several players eventually found an in-game exploit that allowed them to successfully access areas of the game that were not yet intended for exploration.
The experiences of players outside of the network testing barrier seemed to vary from account to account. While the Out-of-Bounds region was missing items and reportedly had some areas where players would find themselves in an endless void, there were also some pretty nifty finds.
Content creator AllisonByProxy posted a video on YouTube showing her character take a pretty hard beating by a wild oversized bear who didn’t seem too happy to be found in the area. A separate video posted on the same channel appeared to be one too undiscovered boss known as the Crucible Knight Flea.
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While From Software is likely to want to keep a number of details about Elden Ring’s bosses and enemies close by until the game’s release, IGN recently had to face one of the game’s bosses, Margit the Fell, during our time playing the game. The character’s backstory and lore are still under wraps for the moment, although our preview includes details about the character’s movement set and devastating lightning hammer.
For more information on From Software’s upcoming release, please visit our dedicated IGN page for Elden Ring, which has a range of the latest news, clips and previews about the game.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.