Gestures are an important part of FromSoftware games, just as Messaging and Dodge Rolls are! Fortunately, Elden Ring has brought back Gestures, a simplified method to use them, and an efficient updated multiplayer mode. Gestures are usually used in multiplayer settings, both PvP, and co-op, as this lets players talk to each other without needing to use voice chat.
There are a lot more Gestures in Elden Ring compared to some of From Software’s other games, and they are easier to obtain thanks to the Non-Playing Characters that provide them. We’ll cover more about Elden Ring’s Gestures in this post, including what they are, how to use them, and ways to unlock a few Gestures in the game.
Elden Ring Gestures: The Basics
Gestures, also known as emotes, are particular animations that continue for several seconds. You can use Gestures most of the time if you’re in the overworld, though players tend to use emotes in multiplayer mode. Players begin with a decent number of Gestures, a lot more compared to other FromSoftware games.
These emotes can be performed and slotted as you please. You can also add them to messages, delivering an eerie version of the character acting out the Gesture when others read it. Some emotes, such as the three Pointing Gestures, can guide other characters in a particular direction.
Others, such as Bow, Jump For Joy, or Rallying Cry, can be used to commemorate a fallen boss with other players. Sometimes, Gestures can bring on events, like boss fights, quests, or travel to different areas.
This sounds good, but it’s important to think before you perform a gesture, as this choice may bring on events you’re not prepared for. Elden Ring also has endless gestures which you can discover and unlock for yourself, as well as a special one that is attached to pre-order versions of the game.
How To Use A Gesture
If you want to use a Gesture, you must press Start to open the player menu. There will be two areas on the right of the screen, one for Gestures and another for pouch items. You can use the D-pad to travel to the Gestures section and select one out of six emotes.
Perform your chosen gesture by pressing X (or A). If you want to swap an emote, choose it and press Triangle (or Y) to use the customization menu. This will show a visual record of all the Gestures your character has unlocked. After you find your desired Gesture, press A to select it, which will bring you back to your menu.
Unlocking Elden Ring Gestures
If you want to unlock Gestures, you need to continue playing the game and finishing every primary mission. As you progress through the game, you will either unlock certain Gestures or locate them within the gameplay world.
These will look like shining white spheres which depict resources or items. Another way of obtaining gestures is by chatting with NPCs or thwarting enemies. Here are some gestures that you can unlock, as well as how to unlock them.
You will receive the Point Forward, Downwards, and Upwards gestures as you first begin the game. These let you point in various directions, which is ideal when conversing with different players.
Rallying Cry Gesture
You can acquire this gesture once you begin the game. This raises the character’s hands, rallying other players with the gesture.
The Waiting emote is also obtained as you begin the game. This spreads your character’s arms, signaling to others to wait.
Calm Down Gesture
You can obtain this emote in Murkwater Cave when Patches’ chest traps your character.
Beckon And Wave Gesture
You can receive these emotes when you begin the game. You can call on different players with the Beckon option or say hello to others with the Wave Gesture.
Informal Greeting Gesture
This involves calling the Great Horned Tragoth before you battle against Wyrm Makar in Starscourge Radhan or Ruin Strewn Precipice. This emote waves the character’s hand high to informally greet different players.
Friendly Welcome Gesture
You will receive this emote as you begin the game. This says hello to other players with open arms.
Well Done Gesture
You can obtain this by communicating with the message underneath White Mask Varre. This is near the First Step Site of Grace once you conquer Limgrave’s initial demigod. The gesture involves clapping both of the character’s hands.
You can find this emote when you begin the game on the cliffside once you vanquish the Soldier of Godrick.
Finger Snap Gesture
Merchant Kale will give this gesture to you once you ask about the howling in Mistwood Ruins. The gesture snaps your character’s fingers.
Victory Cry Gesture
The Victory Cry gesture is given to players after talking to Jerren, the Witch-Hunter in Redmane Castle. This raises your hands as you cheer for victory.
Courteous Bow Emote
You will unlock this by communicating with Thorelina, the Finger Maiden within the Redmane Castle. This is before you fight the boss, Starscourge Radahn. This gesture makes the character bow politely to others.
This Gesture can only be unlocked if you have the pre-order version of the game or when you play with another player with the Gesture. The emote involves using the hands to form a Circle.
You can gain this emote when you go to the Roundtable Hold and first meet Brother Corhyn. This gesture involves crouching down and praying.
Desperate Prayer Gesture
You can gain this emote by wearying out every one of Gowry’s dialogues, but after you purchase the Gowry’s Shack Pest Threads in Caelid. This involves praying and crouching desperately.
Balled Up Gesture
You can unlock this after using Renalla’s Rebirth within Raya Lucaria Academy. This involves lying on the floor with your arms on top of your head.
The Bottom Line
Now you know how to Gesture in Elden Ring! You can use Gestures to communicate with other players in the game, performing them whenever and wherever you want in the world. It’s simple to use Gestures as you bring up your player menu and select one of six particular emotes. Remember to be careful when performing Gestures, as your choice might trigger unexpected scenarios within gameplay.