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Elden Ring Unable To Summon Cooperator Fix?

Can't summon another player to fight enemies? These could be the reasons behind it.

Many players who want to summon friends or other players to join them and beat an area boss are facing a frustrating issue. It’s the Unable to Summon Cooperator error in Elden Ring and if you are wondering how to fix it, here’s everything you need to know.

How to Fix Unable To Summon Cooperator in Elden Ring?


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Players are able to see summon signs but when they try to interact with it, they see the Unable to Summon Cooperator message. This is despite having the relevant multiplayer item, so what could be the reason?

Check Elden Ring Server Status


Due to the overwhelming response that the game has received at launch, Elden Ring is getting a huge influx of players. And if you are trying to play Elden Ring online but unable to summon others, chances are that the servers are overloaded or down.

In such a scenario, simply wait for some time and try again. Since the bosses are so challenging to take down solo, you might want to bring in two more players to help you out. But if servers are having trouble, there’s nothing you can do apart from trying to defeat the enemy by yourself.

Check your Internet Connection


The problem, most likely, should be the servers. But just in case it’s something from your end, make sure to reset your router and check again. Use a wired connection for the best experience.

Summoned By Someone Else

Some suggest that you are unable to summon a co-op partner because they were immediately summoned by someone else. If you can’t see summon signs, make sure to use a Furlcalling Finger Remedy. Here’s how to get this item:


  • This can be dropped by various enemies like Bloody Finger Nerijus, Recusant Henricus, Hosts of Fingers when invading, Anastasia Tarnished-Eater, Festering Fingerprint Vyke, and more.
  • You can also purchase it from Merchant Kalé by spending 1000 Runes.
  • Players can explore the Castle Morne area to find this item or you can get it at Stormveil Castle.
  • You can also craft it with x2 Erdleaf Flowers which can be easily found.

Wait for a Patch

With a launch, many highly-anticipated games end up having issues related to servers, connection, bugs, crashing etc. But don’t worry, the devs will soon release a patch that should fix a majority of errors you are seeing. Until then you can try visiting other areas in the open world and try summoning people from there (just to see if it works). Also, keep an eye on the official @EldenRing Twitter account for updates.

In case you also encounter the Frame Rate Unsuitable for Online PlayNetwork Status Check Failed and Controller not working issues, be sure to check out our guides.