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Can’t Interact With NPC In Elden Ring Fix?

Not being able to talk to an NPC can be frustrating. Here's the trick to get rid of the bug where you can't interact with NPCs in Elden Ring.

Apart from the Frame Rate Unsuitable for Online Play, Network Status Check Failed and Controller not working issues, there’s one more bug that’s appearing. Due to this bug, players can’t interact with NPCs in Elden Ring even in places where enemies are nowhere to be seen. If this happens to you, here’s what you need to do.

Can’t interact with NPCs in Elden Ring Bug Fix


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To fix the issue where you can’t interact with NPCs in Elden Ring, simply restart the game. This has worked for players so go ahead and try it out. Close the game, load it back up and it should continue from where you left off.

Interacting with NPCs is one of the most important things to do in Elden Ring primarily because they are the quest givers. They can even be related to a quest’s progression. Another important use of interacting with NPCs is to get information. This information could be about how you to proceed further or about getting some in-game lore. Lastly, you can purchase and sell items to Merchant NPCs in exchange for Runes.


In case you are also facing other issues where you can’t open the menu, restarting should help as well. Plus, if the game ends up freezing at certain times and lags, it will end up gravely hampering your experience, especially if you are surrounded by enemies (or even one enemy). In such a situation, lower your graphics settings, reload the game and check if the game runs smoothly now or not.

This is what you can do if you can’t interact with an NPC in Elden Ring. If this is a widespread issue, the developers will release a patch fixing it soon. While you are here, make sure to check out our Elden Ring Guides for more interesting tips & tricks, like How to summon friends and play coop.