Attempting to Invade Another World, Elden Ring Varre Quest with Bloody Fingers

The Elden Ring Varre quest with Bloody Fingers and the Attempting to Invade Another World message that never leaves are currently inextricably tied, to the enormous frustration of every Tarnished trying to complete this quest. On its face, the mission should not be too big of a problem. White-Faced Varre gives you five Festering Bloody Fingers and asks you to invade three other people. You don’t even have to beat them, just invade. So, why is it not working for so many people? Let’s try to get to the bottom of it.

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Attempting to Invade Another World, Elden Ring Varre Quest with Bloody Fingers

How to Complete Elden Ring Varre Quest with Bloody Fingers, Attempting to Invade Another World

To complete the Elden Ring quest with Festering Bloody Fingers from White-Faced Varre, you need to invade three people, and that’s where the dreaded Attempting to Invade Another World message comes up and nothing else happens. So, Varre gives you five Fingers, but you only need to perform three invasions to further the quest. So, it’s nice that you have a little extra. However, the issue is that the PvP mechanics is not working that great. In fact, a lot of people are stuck at this very step. Here are some things you can try to make this easier.

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One thing you should definitely do is keep your eyes on the different Elden Ring forums. The base is slowly starting to agree upon places where PvP is going to be happening. Stay in the loop. The second thing to do to complete the Varre quest with Bloody Fingers in Elden Ring and circumvent the eternal Attempting to Invade Another World message is to make sure that you’re not overleveled for the zone you’re trying to invade in. It seems that there’s some kind of matchmaking that prevents people at higher levels from invading players in lower-tier areas.

Lastly, you have to switch up locations. At the moment, Caelid in general and its Cathedral and Sellia Crystal Tunnel seem to be popular at the moment. However, until the fans agree upon set player-on-player arenas, that is going to be in flux. Yet another reason to pay attention to the forums. Hopefully, the developers will also hear the cry of frustrated players and modify the system to make invading simpler.


Very early in your exploration of Elden Ring world you will find out that you need to prepare your character for different tasks. You'll need to learn how to use Ashes of War, how to two-hand weapons, or use magic spells during the course of your adventures. Many secrets are also waiting for you, such as, a hostile NPC Sellen that doesn't let you see her shop, an invisible man in a bush, or a huge turtle with a bell that lets you duplicate some very important items.


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