March 5, 2024

Hilarious Video Shows Elden Ring Player Treating The Game Like Metal Gear Solid


  • Elden Ring features a stealth system that allows players to sneak up on enemies and assassinate them, similar to the mechanics seen in the Metal Gear Solid series.
  • Players can use spells and distractions to more easily approach enemies without being spotted, but some creatures can still detect players from a distance if they are not crouched.
  • The video showcases a player using stealth mechanics to sneak past an enemy and kill them from behind, drawing parallels to the tactics used by Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid games.

An Elden Ring player has discovered a neat way to sneak up on enemies and play the game as if they are Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series. Elden Ring‘s stealth system allows players to creep up behind enemies and assassinate them without issues. Distracting enemies with different spells makes it easier to crouch away from them and potentially avoid dying. However, taking a stealthy approach against some creatures can be fairly difficult, as they can spot players if they’re not crouched from a distance.

The Metal Gear Solid series created by Hideo Kojima has carved out a reputation for its robust stealth mechanics that allow players to lurk around interior rooms and inside enemy bases. Players have access to a number of non-lethal techniques to bait out enemies and stay out of sight, including the ability to knock out them and wear camouflage. Those who don’t want to take a stealthy approach can also use assault rifles, rocket launchers, and submachine guns to take out as many enemies as possible.

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In a video submitted to the game’s Reddit page, a mischievous player by the name of JackNewbie555 showed how to use the stealth mechanics to hide from Elden Ring‘s Moongrum Carian Knight and kill him with ease. The player takes advantage of the environment to sneak through their enemy and distracts him with arrow shots until he ends up next to the elevator shaft. They approach Carian Knight from behind to kick him a couple of times, and he dies instantly after falling down in the elevator cage. It looks like the player puts the focus on stealth and takes some hints from Solid Snake to assassinate enemies.

Many Elden Ring fans have taken notice of the post, with some claiming that they now want to start the Metal Gear Solid series again. Some also advised the player to use the Veil Talisman, which makes them invisible as long as they’re far away enough from enemies. This special item is obtained upon defeating the Black Knife Assassin encountered in the Sage’s Cave.

The stealth build, which focuses on dumping stats into vigor and dexterity, is a viable option to beat Elden Ring considering almost every environment in the game has bushes and shadows. It allows players to sneak past formidable enemies and perform a Backstab for massive damage. There are a number of overpowered builds players can try out while digging into The Lands Between, with one allowing them to demolish Elden Ring‘s Sir Gideon Ofnir in 10 seconds. It’s hard to imagine what additional build ideas they will invent in the future.

Elden Ring is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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