Elden Ring Unable to Summon Cooperator Fix

How to fix Unable to Summon Cooperator in Elden Ring is something many players are desperately trying to figure out. Like most FromSoftware games, playing Elden Ring with other players is a great experience – having more than one is double the fun! But Elden Ring co-op is not working smoothly since launch, with players reporting Easy Anti-Cheat problems, unstable servers, Summon Signs not appearing, and other issues. One especially persistent problem is the “Unable to Summon Cooperator” message when you try to use the signs. Read on to learn what we know about it.

Elden Ring Unable to Summon Cooperator Fix
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How to fix Unable to Summon Cooperator in Elden Ring

Elden Ring’s multiplayer component is an online feature, thus the first thing you need to do is to make sure that the problem has nothing to do with your Internet connection. Perform some basic checkups to make sure that your Internet is working correctly. Here’s what you should do:

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  • Check if your Internet is working properly in other games
  • Turn off your router for around ~5 minutes, then turn it on again
  • Make sure that Elden Ring is not blocked by your Firewall or Antivirus Software
  • Make sure that Easy Anti-Cheat is turned on (you can’t play online without it
  • If possible, use an Ethernet cable instead of a Wi-Fi network. It’s both faster and more stable

Note that the actions listed above are not a solution to fix the “Unable to Summon Cooperator” issue, rather just a procedure to make sure that everything is fine on your side. If your internet is working fine, then why is this message keep happening? The answer is rather simple. At the moment, millions of people are playing Elden Ring simultaneously on Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. And they all want to summon other players to aid them against tough bosses.

The “Unable to Summon Cooperator” message appears because players get summoned almost instantly when they drop a sign. The message means that someone else has already summoned that player before you. Thus, that sign is no longer available for you to summon. Because of overcrowded servers at launch, the best solution not to get the “Unable to Summon Cooperator” message is to be really fast before other players snag a sign. Be quick and you might get lucky to finally summon a player to join you in battle.


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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