Bandai Namco and From Software announced that another round of server maintenance for Elden Ring would be carried out today, but maintenance on the PlayStation and Steam servers is taking longer than first thought.
Earlier this morning, the Elden Ring Twitter account announced that multiplayer server maintenance would begin on March 23 at 1am Pacific / 8am UK, with an expected duration of one hour. However, a follow up message announced that the PlayStation/Steam server maintenance “will be prolonged”. No estimate was given for when services would resume.
Update: the server maintenance for PlayStation/Steam will be prolonged. We apologize for the inconvenience, you will be notified in this thread when the maintenance ends. Thank you for your patience.
— ELDEN RING (@ELDENRING) March 23, 2022
As of 4am Pacific / 11am UK time, the servers are still down on PlayStation. We’ll update this story when service resumes.
As you’d expect, the game is still playable in offline mode, but features like summoning other players, invasions, and messages are not available.
Elden Ring is currently going through what feels like its first major update phase following its release. Just last week patch 1.03 made a substantial amount of changes, including overhauling Glintstone sorcery (yay!) and nerfing Hoarfrost stomp (boo!). Speedrunners have been notably upset about some of the changes.
For more, check out the strange secret wall in Elden Ring that opens after 50 hits, and how Valve fixed the PC performance on Steam Deck.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.