Elden Ring is a great game but the matchmaking and the multiplayer elements of the game are far from perfect. Players have been complaining from day one about various errors in the game while trying to invade or summon such as the connection error. Another error that comes to light is the Elden Ring Failed to Create Summon Sign. Players are unable to place down the summoning objects and it’s creating frustration. If you have run into the same or similar issues with Elden Ring, there are a few things you can do. Keep reading to find out.
Elden Ring Failed to Create Summon Sign Error Fix
A lot of issues in Elden Ring can be fixed by reinstalling the game or verifying the game files such as the invisible enemy issue. These two fixes also work if there is a version mismatch between client and server. Some players have reported that reinstalling the game allowed them to drop summon items and fix the Elden Ring Failed to Create Summon Sign issue.
Restart the Game
Before you go ahead and reinstall the game, give the reboot a try. A lot of issues in games can be fixed with a simple initialization, especially if it’s a glitch. Being unable to drop the summon sign can be a glitch and fixable by a simple reboot, so do that before you try anything else.
Verify Game Files or Reinstall
So, the first thing you should try if you have fast enough internet, and re-downloading the game is not an issue. For users with a slower connection, you can try verifying the integrity of game files. For those who don’t know how to do it, here are the steps:
- Open the Steam Client and go to Library
- Right-click on Elden Ring and select Properties
- Go to Local Files and click on Verify Integrity of Game Files…
Once the process completes, check if you still run into the issue. If you do, here are some other things you can try.
Check the Servers
Besides being a glitch or a game file problem on your end, it’s quite possible that the servers went down or are down when you are attempting to drop the summon items. If that’s the case, there is nothing you can do other than verify that the problem is with the servers and wait for Bandai Namco to fix the problem. You can check the game’s Twitter handle for updates.
If Elden Ring is New on the PC
If this is the first time you installed the game on the PC or moved the game from another computer to the current PC, there are a few things that can happen. First, the game may be outdated preventing you from accessing the online mode. To fix that you can update the game or verify integrity of game files.
It’s also possible that the issue is with the router. Ensure that UPnP is enabled or the right ports are forwarded to play the game. There are the ports you need to forward depending on your system.
Elden Ring – Steam PC
- TCP: 27015, 27036
- UDP: 27015, 27031-27036
Elden Ring – PS4 & PS5
- TCP: 3478-3480
- UDP: 3074, 3478-3479
Elden Ring – Xbox One & Xbox Series X
- TCP: 3074
- UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500
Don’t Do Anything
A very real solution for the Elden Ring Failed to Create Summon Sign Error is to not do anything and leave the game alone for a few hours or overnight. It’s possible the issue is with the game and there is nothing you can do. Especially, if the above solutions failed, simply wait for some time and the game should fix itself.
That’s all we have in this guide, we will update the post when we know more. At the time of writing, it seems the issue has been resolved by the devs. But, if the error reemerges, there are the things you need to do.