The funniest Elden Ring deaths so far

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What I remember most from the Sekiro launch is streamers getting pranked by the Woo Guy, an enemy whose howling "woo" prompted players to look toward the sky just in time to watch a flying ninja flatten them like a cannonball. It was a perfect videogame moment. 

Elden Ring is so massive that I wonder if its Woo Guy equivalent has even been found yet. The openness of its landscape also generates new kinds of unexpected You Died moments—my favorite so far is the accidental-looking kill that kicks off this roundup—so I suspect that Elden Ring will keep delivering new kinds of FromSoftware-brand misfortune for a while yet.

Below, find some of the most entertaining ways people have died in Elden Ring so far. (That means there are spoilers for enemies and bosses in the videos ahead.

If you're also dying in Elden Ring, perhaps in a frustrating way rather than an entertaining way, consider checking out our big Elden Ring guide for tips after enjoying this bit of schadenfreude.

Pure torch-ure

A death by aGhostWolf (opens in new tab)

just_one_more_hit from r/Eldenring

A classic Souls blunder

A death by Jerma985 (opens in new tab)

Seriously, watch out for dudes with torches

A death by sykatz (opens in new tab)

thank_you_dark_souls_elden_ring from r/Eldenring

"They finally solved swimming"

A death by Scarra (opens in new tab)

Nice save!

A death by Haligar06 (opens in new tab)

well_that_just_happened from r/Eldenring

It's whirly time, baby

A death by @nmoose2 (opens in new tab)

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Slapped off the internet

A death by ArielRosado (opens in new tab)

you_ever_get_bonked_on_the_head_this_hard from r/Eldenring

Turning the tables

A death by @andysolxiv

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Need a hand?

And finally, a death by PC Gamer's own Tyler Colp:

Hidetaka Miyazaki is sorry about all of this, by the way.

Drop your favorite deaths in the comments, and for non-death Elden Ring content, our video review is embedded below.

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Elden Ring dungeonsHow to defeat them
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Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.