What to do when Elden Ring won’t download or install completely

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Everyone wants to enjoy Elden Ring but some are unfortunate and can't get it to work.
  • Many players report not being able to fully download or even properly install the game.
  • There are still many bugs in Elden Ring that are still in dire need of an official fix patch.
  • However, if you are also in this situation, we have a few tips to help remedy the problem.
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The brand new dark fantasy action RPG known as Elden Ring has already captivated an impressive number of fans since its release, which was a little over a week ago.

Elden Ring features Dark Souls-like characters and gameplay with stunning graphics quality, perfect for gamers that like to immerse themselves in dangerous adventures,

However, it seems that the game somehow won’t finish downloading or won’t completely install for PC for some players, which can become frustrating.

What can I do if Elden Ring won’t download?

Even though PC games receive lots of patches, updates, and bug fixes, chances of running across some nasty bugs are higher in newly released titles.

Elden Ring is no exception and it too had its share of bad moments since release. Besides all the glitches it has, such as PC players not being able to play with controllers, this one really drivers gamers insane.

Rest assured we have some tips that will help you overcome this obstacle and start conquering objectives and defeating bosses in Bandai Namco’s most recent title.

The main reason why the game won’t successfully download is because there is probably no more available space on your device.

Make sure you check that before you start downloading Elden Ring, to avoid problems. However, if you find yourself in such a situation, simply free up some disk space.

Remember that the game requires about 60GB of available space, but people that bought it say it’s closer to 100GB, so keep that in mind.

How can i properly install Elden Ring?

As you can imagine, it can be pretty difficult to pinpoint what exactly is causing the installation error for Elden Ring. But there are a few general troubleshooting steps that are worth trying, in an effort to overcome this issue.

Make sure to double-check that your PC meets the minimum system requirements, first of all, to avoid any unwanted surprises.

This can happen for a number of reasons and we’re about to go through the possible workarounds one by one. Here’s what you have to do if you want to fix this.

  1. Perform a hard reset on Xbox or PlayStation, unplug it for a couple of minutes, then power it back up again.
  2. If you have a PC, perofm a restart, then proceed to attempt performing the download one more time.
  3. Make sure to also check for and install all pending Windows updates, if there are any.
  4. Uninstall the game from any external hard drive, disconnect the external hard drive, and install the game on the built-in drive.
  5. Verifying game file integrity, wether you bought the game on Steam or Epic Game Launcher.

These are the temporary workarounds for these annoying and frustrating issues that unfortunately came with Bandai Namco and From Entertainment’s Elden Ring.

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