How to Sprint in Elden Ring

Learn how to sprint so that you can move around quickly.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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If you are used to other open-world games like God of War, Horizon, or GTA, you might be a bit confused with the control scheme of Elden Ring. Since FromSoft games have somewhat unique controls, we will show you how to sprint in Elden Ring.

To sprint on the PlayStation, hold down the Circle button. On Xbox, hold down B while moving. Finally, on PC, hold down Spacebar to sprint.

If you are curious to know more about the sprinting mechanic, continue reading to find out. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.

Everything You Need to Know About Sprinting

Since the dodge and sprint button is the same, you need to know how to sprint and how to dodge. Plus, we will also answer some of the FAQs that many players have about sprinting in Elden Ring.

How to Run in Elden Ring

Transitioning from running to sprinting.
Transitioning from running to sprinting.

As aforementioned, each platform has its own sprint button. However, to make things easier, the button is always your dodge key. So, on PlayStation, you will hold Circle to sprint. On Xbox, you need to hold B. If you are on a PC, hold Spacebar to run.

If you are new to the game, you need to know how to sprinting mechanics work. If you are in combat, you will deplete your stamina if you attack, dodge, or sprint. So, make sure that you keep an eye on your stamina while running around during combat.

However, if you are out of combat, you can sprint around without any issues. The game does not consume your stamina which allows you to run without having to stop for a quick breath.

Does Equip Load Affect Sprinting

If you are a Souls player, you will know how important your equip load is. If you have a lot of weapons and heavy armor equipped, your character will start fat rolling. This means that they will dodge slower and will not jump or run either.

So, make sure that you always have a light equip roll so that you can move around freely without any issues. You can either equip lighter armaments and armor or you can use certain Talisman like the Great Jar’s Arsenal to raise your maximum equip load by 19%.

What Not to Do

Accidentally dodging by pressing the sprint button.
Accidentally dodging by pressing the sprint button.

Since the dodge and sprint button is the same, you might accidentally use it to initiate a wrong command. To dodge, you need to select a direction and press Circle/B/Spacebar. If you need to backstep, you need to press the dodge button without holding any direction.

So, make sure that you keep this in mind during the game. If you wish to sprint, always hold the dodge button instead of tapping it once. Otherwise, you might find yourself in sticky situations and might even die to the enemy.

While this might be a bit confusing for a new player, you will get used to this control scheme in no time.

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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