How To Unlock And Use Gestures In Elden Ring

In this guide, we’ll teach you how to use Gestures or emotes in Elden Ring and how players can use them in co-op.

In Elden Ring, Gestures are emotes that allow you to express yourself as well as communicate, especially when playing multiplayer.

There are a total of 46 gestures but all of them are not available at once. These gestures can be acquired while playing through the game and only six of them can be added to the menu at once.

How to use Gestures in Elden Ring

In the general game language, Gestures are described as ‘Emotes,’ which means they are specific animations or actions that deliver a message to other players.

Gestures can also be used as notes for teammates that are not present there at a specific moment. Waving, Greeting, Sitting, and Clapping are some of the most used and common Gestures.

You can use the Gestures feature to guide the other players about locations and directions they might be confused about without waiting for them.

Apart from using them for functional reasons, you can use them to express emotions in general, like joy, sadness, and grief.

In some cases, Gestures can trigger events like quests, boss fights, or take you to new locations. It may sound cool, but you need to be thoughtful while executing a Gesture as it may trigger events that you’re not anticipating.

Performing Gestures

Now that we know what Gestures are in Elden Ring let’s look into how players can perform them.

Go to the gestures menu and by using your D-pad, you should be able to bring the cursor to the Gesture of your choice. Now, press A or X to execute the gesture you have selected.

At any given moment only 6 gestures will be shown in the menu but there is no need to worry as you can swap any gesture in the menu for another unlocked one. To swap Gestures, use the Y or Triangle key.

You have the complete liberty to choose whatever Gesture you want, and the list of unlocked gestures will be present in front of you on the right side of the screen.

How to unlock Gestures in Elden Ring

We’ve found that players must keep playing the game and doing all the main missions to unlock Gestures.

These Gestures will be unlocked as players go forward, or they’ll find them throughout the world in the form of glowing white orbs that represent items or resources. You can also acquire them by defeating enemies or talking to NPCs.

Pointing Emotes

The Point Upward, Downward, and Forward emote are obtained at the start of the game. You point in different directions, which can be useful for communication with other players.

Wait! Emote

It is also received at the start of the game. You spread your arms, saying other players to wait.

Calm Down! Emote

This emote is obtained from Patches after his chest ensnares you in Murkwater Cave.

Wave and Beckon Emote

These emotes can be obtained at the start of the game. For the Wave Emote, you say hi to other players. For the Beckon Emote, you call on other players.

Casual Greeting Emote

While performing a Casual Greeting gesture, you wave your hand up high and casually greet other players by saying ‘hey!’ and this gesture is acquired through an enemy called the Great Horned Tragoth. This enemy is encountered near the Ruin Strewn Precipice Overlook Site of Grace in Liurnia of the Lakes.

Warm Welcome Emote

This emote is obtained at the start of the game. You greet other players with open arms.

Bravo! Emote

You clap your hands with Bravo emote. This emote is acquired after following a few steps. First, Godrick the Grafted, the ruler of Stormveil Castle is defeated and then, you have to go back to the Site of Grace: The First Steps, the place where you came across an NPC known as White Mask Varre. Now you just have to interact with a message shown to obtain the Bravo emote.

Strength! Emote

The Strength! Emote can be found on the cliffside, where you start your game after defeating the Soldier of Godrick. This emote is found in a haunted graveyard in the Limgrave region, which you will visit upon dying.  

Jump for Joy Emote

It is obtained at the start of the game. You jump happily with this emote. This is also one of the more popular gestures in Elden Ring.

Triumphant Delight Emote

While visiting Northern Stormhill, you will come across an NPC, Iron Fist Alexander. Conversing with him, you will be presented with two options. You can either free him or let him stay stuck. If you choose the former, you will obtain this gesture. You cheer up with this emote by putting your arms in the air.

Fancy Spin Emote

You dance with the fancy spin emote and it is obtained by calling upon a giant Jellyfish known as the Spirit Jellyfish Ashes. This can be done by starting from the Mountaintops of the Giants and continuing either south or north till you reach bridges that take you to Stargazers Ruins.

Nod in Thought Emote

Sorceress Sellen gives it in Waypoint Ruins Cellar when you become her trainee. You nod your head in thought with this emote.

Finger Snap Emote

You snap your finger with this emote and it can be obtained in the Church of Elleh, Limgrave. You have to converse with an NPC known as Merchant Kale who has a General Goods Shop. Although he doesn’t move, but defeating him will grant you the Finger Snap gesture.  

Rallying Cry Emote

This emote is obtained at the start of the game. You raise your hand, rallying everyone with this emote.

Heartening Cry Emote

You raise your hand, cheering for victory with this emote. During Sorceress Sellen’s questline, you will come across an NPC, Witch-Hunter Jerren, at the Redmane Castle in Raya Lucaria Academy. He will grant you this gesture.

Bow Emote

The Bow Emote is obtained at the start of the game as well. You bow to other players with this emote. This is one of the many gestures you can use to show respect after an Elden Ring duel.

Polite Bow Emote

You bow politely to other players with this emote. By using the Polite Bow emote, you can bow further downward than the Bow emote. While visiting the Redmane Castle in Caria Manor, converse with Finger Maiden Therolina who will grant you this gesture.

As You Wish Emote

You bow to other players with this emote. To obtain this gesture, go to the Lake Facing Cliffs Site of Grace in Liurnia and offer Shabriri Grapes to Lightseeker Hyetta, a mysterious woman roaming the lands who will offer you this gesture as a reward.

My Thanks Emote

You thank other players with this emote. In Volcano Manor, you will have to fight off Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy who is the true form of the God-Devouring Serpent. If you succeed in defeating him, he will drop off this gesture.

Curtsy Emote

Roderika is an NPC that can upgrade your Spirit Ashes. If you level your Spirit Ashes to 4 and then converse with Roderika, she will announce that you are free from apprenticeship and grant you this gesture as a reward. You bow politely with this emote.

Reverential Bow Emote

You will encounter an Invader called Mad Tongue Alberich in Roundtable Hold who will perform this gesture upon spawning. After you watch him perform the gesture, you will acquire it too.

My Lord Emote

You get down on one knee and dab with this emote. This gesture is acquired through Boc the Seamster, an NPC in Limgrave. Boc will ask you if you can be called master. If you choose to say yes, you will acquire this gesture.

What Do You Want? Emote

You make a pose with this emote and acquire it while visiting the Roundtable Hold. Near Gideon Ofnir’s room, you will come across an NPC invader called Ensha of the Royal Remains who will grant you this gesture.

By My Sword Emote

You can visit the Fortified Manor in Leyndell Royal Capital. Go to its 2nd floor and you will acquire this emote.

Hoslow’s Oath Emote

You flex your muscles with this emote. This emote is named after Juno Hoslow, an enemy boss, who will drop off this gesture upon defeat at the Mountaintops of the Giants.

Fire Spur Me Emote

You put your hand on your chest with this emote. This emote can be obtained by visiting the camp located south of the Church of Vows in Liurnia of the Lakes.

Ring Emote

Ring Emote is obtained by preordering the game or playing the game with someone who already has the emote. You make a Circle with your hands with this emote.

Erudition Emote

You will have to give Thops the key to Raya Lucaria Academy in The Church of Irith, Liurnia. You raise both of your hands and face upwards with this emote.

Prayer Emote

You crouch and pray with this emote. At Roundtable Hold, you will come across a holy practitioner known as Brother Corhyn who will grant you this gesture.

Desperate Prayer Emote

This emote is obtained by exhausting all the dialogues of Gowry after buying the Pest Threads at Gowry’s Shack in Caelid. You crouch and pray desperately with this emote.

Rapture Emote

It is obtained when you interact with the two fingers at the Roundtable Hold. You raise your hands upwards with this emote.

Inner Order Emote

It is obtained when you talk to D’s Twin Brother close to the boss room at the Siofra Aqueduct. You lean your hand to the left with this emote.

Outer Order Emote

You will get this emote in the Minor Erdtree Church located in the Capital Outskirts by conversing with an NPC Melina. You lean your hand to the right with this emote which is the opposite of the Inner Order emote.

Golden Order Totality Emote

Goldmask, a Quest NPC, rewards you with this gesture when you offer him a solution. This solution is Radagon’s secret that can be obtained from Marika’s statue. You make a T pose with this emote.

Extreme Repentance Emote

It is obtained when you fight Patches again. Here, allow him to take you to low health, then use the Grovel for Mercy Gesture when he tells you to do so. You fully bow down with this emote.

Grovel for Mercy Emote

You get this emote from Patches when he surrenders for the first time at Murkwater Cave in Limgrave. You beg for mercy with this emote.

Crossed Legs Emote

This emote is found on a corpse south of Stormhill shack in Limgrave. You sit with your legs crossed with this emote.

Dozing Cross-Legged Emote

It is found on a corpse in Stormveil Castle located in Limgrave. The nearest Site of Grace is the Rampart Tower Site which you can travel to get to this corpse. You sit with your legs crossed and doze off with this emote.

Rest Emote

Obtained at the start of the game. You simply sit on the ground with this emote.

Sitting Sideways Emote

Roderika gives it in Stormhill Shack in Limgrave. You sit with your legs crossed sideways with this emote.

Dejection Emote

This emote can be obtained at the start of the game. You depressingly kneel with this emote.

Patches’ Crouch Emote

Patches is a Merchant NPC who returns to Murkwater Cave as a boss from The Shaded Castle. He will surrender immediately granting you this gesture but if you kill him you won’t acquire the gesture. You crouch like Patches with this emote.

Balled Up Emote

It is obtained when you use Rebirth from Renalla in Raya Lucaria Academy. You lay on the ground with arms on your head with this emote.

Spread Out Emote

You can get this emote for the Spread Out Emote by buying prawns from the Blackguard at the Boilprawn Shack in Lakes of Liurnia. With this emote, you lay on the ground with your legs and arms spread out with this emote.

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