How to crouch in Elden Ring

Sneaky moves!

In Elden Ring, players have to master a number of mechanics that will help them during combat. Crouching and stealth movement is a major part of the action RPG, and it allows players to take down opponents surreptitiously. 

To crouch or stand up from a crouching position, console players simply need to press on the left stick. PC players can preferably remap their keybinds for crouch and select a key. To hide from enemies, crouch and hide behind objects or in tall grass to reduce visibility. This sneaky mechanic can be useful while exploring new areas, and during combat in Elden Ring. 

Related: All Elden Ring classes and their differences

While crouching has its perks, there are a few restrictions for this mechanic in Elden Ring. For instance, players cannot equip their shield while crouching. Equipping the shield automatically makes the character stand up, revealing the player's location. 

Crouching near areas with tall grass will automatically make players less visible. Ideally, you want to look for areas full of tall grass, crouch-walk up to it, and blend in. Players can get away with sneaky executions if they manage to stay out of the opponent's line of sight.

Wondering if Elden Ring is related to Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Demon Souls? Check out Is Elden Ring related to Dark Souls? on Pro Game Guides.

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