“Whoever approved that needs to be fired”: Elden Ring Fans Have Suffered Enough While Trying to Summon Torrent in the Middle of a Fight

The struggle is real in Elden Ring! Summoning Torrent during combat has left many players frustrated.

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  • Elden Ring players are struggling with the lengthy process of summoning Torrent during combat.
  • The default configuration often causes players to mistakenly use healing items instead of summoning Torrent.
  • The wait for the new DLC Shadow of the Erdtree is nearly over; it releases on June 21st.
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Elden Ring’s much anticipated DLC Shadow of the Erdtree is releasing soon and players’ excitement is through the roof. In the Lands Between, players have experienced various challenging gameplay, an engaging story and faced various monsters and bosses. 


Shadow of the Erdtree releases on June 21st and will add more lore, new areas and new bosses to the game. However, there are a few concerns that players want developers to address before that to further improve the experience.

The Frustration of Summoning Torrent in Elden Ring 

Players are frustrated due to the summoing time and process of Torrent in Elden Ring
Torrent takes too much time to summon | FromSoftware’s Elden Ring

Summoning Torrent is a very important part of Elden Ring’s gameplay as this feature allows players to travel the huge open world quickly and engage in mounted battle. However, the process of summoning the horse is very annoying if players are already engaged in a battle.


To summon the horse, players must go through the game’s menu which can be dangerous, or have it equipped on item slots. Players have been asking for a separate button for automatically equipping torrents.  

“Use flask of Crimson Tears to summon Torrent?”
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byu/SickMinder from discussion


byu/SickMinder from discussion

Summoning Torrent for the first time in mid-battle warrants a prompt- Yes/No, but when the players are resummoning the horse to help them again in battle, the prompt doesn’t make much sense. There should be a setting that allows players to remove the prompt about torrents completely.

This becomes even more messy if players do not have the horse on slots as enemies during this time won’t stop attacking. This has caused the death of many players and led them to re-initiate the battle from the start.


Small issues like this can stack up the frustration from various hard-fought battles. Players have been very active in expressing their frustration on various platforms. There are many Reddit threads dedicated to this and players are even saying “Whoever approved that needs to be fired”

FromSoftware likes to make their game difficult for players to clear. | Elden Ring

FromSoftware has a reputation for creating games that challenge the players to learn and adapt. But these minor issues can create an extra burden in otherwise great fight sequences. In a game where every second matters, the difficulty of summoning Torrent easily can ruin the gameplay experience.

Missteps to avoid in the upcoming DLC Shadow of the Erdtree

The release of FromSoftware's biggest DLC is almost here
DLC Shadow of the Erdtree is releasing on June 21st | FromSoftware’s Elden Ring

Elden Ring is a game filled with difficult situations, which means that a single misstep can lead to the player’s death or losing a winnable battle. This can result in lost progress and the struggle of fighting the bosses again. 


Besides some technical issues, developers should try to make players’ lives a little easier by changing the time spent on summoning Torrents and a simpler menu system. For now, to avoid these missteps the community usually suggests various methods on public forums like Reddit. 

The Elden Ring community is still very passionate about the game despite these minor hiccups. They still continue to explore and conquer the Lands Between in various ways. This shows that the game’s strengths far outweigh its weaknesses. For now, players are eagerly waiting for the DLC on June 21st. 


Written by Shubham Chaurasia

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Shubham is a tryhard gamer who loves to play and write about games/news. At first, writing was just a hobby but now its his profession. If he is not online lurking in Valorant or trying his luck in gacha games, you can find him binging on some anime series.