Elden Ring Player Beats Margit With Morse Code
10.02.2024 - 14:40
Elden Ring is tough as is, but what if you only had one button? That's how Twitch streamer Silithur is playing, tapping in Morse code to control their character and fight their way through The Lands Between. Already, they've beaten Margit, the Fell Omen in what was an incredibly close encounter leaving them with just a slither of health by the end.
I'm going to beat this game with one button and me la pela todo.
Before Margit, they warmed up with a giant, testing their setup with a smaller button as they likewise scraped by, winning the fight with only a fraction of their health left. Margit took them a few goes, each time sending a growingly annoyed Silithur back to the loading screen while the Fell Omen cockily walked away with a tiny amount of health left.
After their first few attempts, they swapped to the much more visually appealing big red button, finally cinching that victory. But Margit is just the first of many, as Silithur fully intends to beat the game in Morse code. Good luck with Malenia.
Of course, it's not just one button to hit enemies, heal, dodge attacks, and move around. Silithur is limited to that singular prompt for everything, using nothing but Morse code even in menus. That means rapidly tapping to change equipment, talk to NPCs, upgrade gear, navigate the map, and use Sites of Grace.
It's been nearly two years since Elden Ring launched, and fans are eagerly awaiting news on Shadows of the Erdtree. But in that time, they've found all kinds of inventive ways to keep the game fresh.
We have Silithur powering through the entire thing in Morse code, but we also have modders making Kairo from Kingdom Hearts playable, a streamer rolling in real-life whenever they roll in-game, people beating it with instruments like violins, and bubble-only builds. It's tradition at this point to conquer soulslike games in the most bizarre ways.
People have beaten Dark Souls with their voice, using only a mouse, with Rock Band drums, and DDR pads. Then you have the challenge playthroughs like Twitch Plays in which the audience frantically types commands to try and steer the player. Some of these have even resurfaced in Elden Ring.
The wait for the DLC might be long, but there are still so many ways to make FromSoftware's award-winning hit feel brand-new.