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 to communicate with each other. So without further ado, let’s begin.
How to Use Gestures in Elden Ring
In Elden Ring, Gestures are the core feature of the message system. These are the primary source of communication if players choose to play multiplayer.
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 be made anywhere and anytime around the world, and you can even use them to leave notes behind for other players. Waving, Greeting, Sitting, and Clapping are some of the most used and common Gestures.
If you’re confused about how this works, here’s a little explanation. Basically, a ghostly version of your character is made, which performs the Gesture.
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.
Now that we know what Gestures are in Elden Ring let’s look into how players can perform them. To perform a Gesture, open your menu and select the Gestures section on the right bottom of the screen.
By using your D-pad, you should be able to bring the cursor to the Gesture of your choice. Select the Gesture you want and press A or X. 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.
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 communications with other players.
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
You need to summon the Great Horned Tragoth before the fight against Magma Wyrm Makar in Ruin-Strewn Precipice or Starscourge Radahn arena. You wave your hand up high and casually greet other players.
Warm Welcome Emote
This emote is obtained at the start of the game. You greet other players with open arms.
It is obtained by interacting with the message beneath White Mask Varre close to the First Step Site of Grace after defeating the first demigod in Limgrave. You clap your hands with this emote.
The Strength! Emote can be found on the cliffside, where you start your game after defeating the Soldier of Godrick.
Jump for Joy Emote
It is obtained at the start of the game. You jump happily with this emote.
Triumphant Delight Emote
This emote is obtained when you help Iron Fist Alexander get unstuck from the ground in Stormhill. You cheer up with this emote.
Fancy Spin Emote
It is obtained from summoning the Jellyfish Spirit beside another Jellyfish Spirit to unlock the sealed door in Stargazer’s Ruins at Mountaintops of the Giants. You dance with this emote.
Nod in Thought Emote
Sorceress Sellen gives it in Waypoint Ruins Cellar. You nod your head in thought with this emote.
Finger Snap Emote
The Finger Snap emote is given by Merchant Kale when you ask about the howling at Mistwood Ruins. You snap your finger with this emote.
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
When talking to Witch-Hunter Jerren at Redmane Castle, it is given to a player. You raise your hand, cheering for victory with this emote.
The Bow Emote is obtained at the start of the game. You bow to other players with this emote.
Polite Bow Emote
It is received by speaking to Finger Maiden Thorelina inside the Redmane Castle before the boss fight with Starscourge Radahn. You bow politely to other players with this emote.
As You Wish Emote
This is given by Hyetta when given a Shabriri Grape at the Church of Irith. You bow to other players with this emote.
My Thanks Emote
After defeating Rykard, it is dropped at the end of the hallway in Volcano Manor. You thank other players with this emote.
You can use this emote by talking to Roderika after becoming a spirit tuner, leveling a spirit to at least +4, and talking to her afterward. You bow politely with this emote.
Reverential Bow Emote
This emote is obtained by letting Alberich complete the Gesture after he spawns in the roundtable.
My Lord Emote
It is given by Boc the Seamster after giving him the Gold Sewing Needle at the East Capital Rampart Site of Grace in the Lyndall, Royal Capital. You crouch and dab with this emote.
What Do You Want? Emote
It is obtained when interacting with Ensha for the first time at Roundtable Hold. You make a pose with this emote.
By My Sword Emote
You can find this emote in the Fortified Manor in Lyndal Royal Capital. You will hold your weapon close to your chest.
Hoslow’s Oath Emote
This emote is obtained when Juno Hoslow invades you at the Mountaintops of the Giants. You flex your muscles with emote.
Fire Spur Me Emote
It is found in a Fire Monk camp south of Church of Vows in Liurnia. You put your hand on your chest with this 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.
You will have to give Thops the key to Raya Lucaria Academy in Liurnia. You raise both of your hands and face upwards with this emote.
It is obtained when you meet with Brother Corhyn for the first time at Roundtable Hold. You crouch and pray with this emote.
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.
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 when you talk to Melina in the Minor Erdtree Church close to Lyndal Royal Capital. You lean your hand to the right with this emote.
Golden Order Totality
Goldmask obtains it after you tell him the solution for the riddle. You make a T pose with this emote.
Extreme Repentance Emote
It is obtained when you fight patches again and then allows 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 near the Rampart Tower Site of Grace at Stormveil Castle in Limgrave. You sit with your legs crossed and doze off with this 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.
This emote can be obtained at the start of the game. You depressingly kneel with this emote.
Patches’ Crouch Emote
You can get this emote from patches after he returns to Murkwater Cave from The Shaded Castle. 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.