Elden Ring is funny. An opaque, philosophical RPG full of twisted, tragic monsters shouldn’t be much cause for laughs, but somehow FromSoftware still manages to lighten the mood at unexpected times. And sometimes it’s not done on purpose. It’s a deeply weird game, and while its quirks aren’t always inherently hilarious, there’s always something about them that makes us want to crack jokes and spit memes.
So instead of trying to dissect this complex epic, today I just want to share our favorite web gags. And then you can give us your own favorites – we could all laugh.
I absolutely have to start with this cracker from Polygon’s Patrick Gill.
This is perfect. It’s a deep cut that doesn’t make sense unless you’ve visited that optional area, but that only makes me love it more. And it was coincidental that I was visiting this area for the first time moments before watching Gill’s tweet. Get out of my head, Patrick. We are supposed to be competitors.
Naturally, the Dark Souls Toilets Twitter account has taken full advantage of the new game. Honestly, it’s hard to pick a favorite here. the menacing ice spike toilet? The golden toilets that Godric, First Elden Lord absolutely uses as a throne? No, it must be this one.
Toilets #ELDENRING pic.twitter.com/42tSgHZeWRMarch 2, 2022
While we watch the animals, let’s give Torrent some love. Although Rich is not entirely convinced, Torrent is objectively one of the best horses (horses-goats?) around, but what if he drew fire from his asshole?
As a nerdy mage and spammer, I feel a little challenged by this one. But hey, I’m still alive, so fuck you.
Outside of my magical prowess, I couldn’t have completed Elden Ring (with my sanity intact) without plenty of advice (and more than a few guides), and this Patches remix of a classic from dasharezone is an important public service announcement.
when the patches left the radahn festival after getting 1 (one) little booboo i really laughed out loud #ELDENRING pic.twitter.com/G06928baItMarch 20, 2022
This advice will unfortunately not help Frasier, whose front door has become a fog door.
But what boss is hiding beyond? Smart money is on Eddie. There are many evil dogs in Elden Ring, one of which is stronger than 11 Radahns.
On sitcom characters who become bosses of the Elden Ring, please enjoy Margit Simpson.
My friend called Margit a Marge and I can’t stop thinking about it #EldenRing pic.twitter.com/yIcOGMKVpkMarch 8, 2022
It’s been 150 hours of game time since I finally defeated the first major boss, and I’m still a little nervous.
Have you really beaten Elden Ring if you keep letting your summons do the hard work? Yes absolutely. Ignore opponents and go boss fight with your best friend, the ghost of a jellyfish.
Aragorn gets it.
POV: you are the boss of Elden Ring who was giving me a hard time hours ago pic.twitter.com/qydkkgkwBqMarch 10, 2022
A confession: I never used my large runes. I know, I’m very good at Elden Ring. If only I spent more time looking at memes on Reddit.
To be fair, I equipped my first big rune very early on, and much later figured out that I had to use a runic bow to activate it on my own, but I had already managed to get this far without that I just decided to keep one hand tied behind my back for laughs. Maybe I’ll see what all the fuss is about in NG+.
And finally, dog.