With both players and critics alike praising the game, it’s safe to say that Elden Ring has had a very successful and profitable launch. Though, that isn’t to say that the game is flawless. While many of the bugs and glitches that plagued the initial version have been patched out, several problems still remain. The game’s often confusing and unintuitive control scheme is probably the biggest issue here. Elden Ring doesn’t do a good enough job telling players the commands for certain actions, and this translates to a frustrating playing experience. For example, How to Use Pouch Items in Elden Ring is a common gripe for many players, and we are going to help you understand this system right here.
How to Use Pouch Items on PC, PS and XBOX
In Elden Ring, the Pouch is used to store and quickly access four items of your choosing. These can be different weapons, consumables, magic, and so on. We don’t have to point out why this is so important to have and master in a game that is as fast-paced as Elden Ring. Of course, this also includes switching up your strategy from time to time, as different situations (and enemies) call for different items. So let’s see how this is done on each gaming platform that Elden Ring was released on. We’ll start with the PC, since it is the most complicated and finnicky. In fact, we have an entire guide with all the PC controls, if any other commands are giving you problems.
First, open up the menu. The pouch is in the upper right section of the screen. Hover over one of these that you want to change. Now, press and hold E + one of the directional arrows. You can now choose to remove, use, or switch this item. Choosing to switch it will take you into the Pouch menu, where you can select a new item to put in that spot. For the PS and Xbox versions of the game, the process is largely the same. On the PS, press Triangle to change the pouch items, and on the Xbox, this is Y. Our video shows this in action.
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.