One of the biggest pitfalls – in terms of initial performance issues – that users have encountered in Elden Ring is that, as is already the case in From Software games, there is no pause button. . As long as we can quit the game at any time and watch our progress, players have at least given the option of being able to quit the game in the middle of the action under certain circumstances. For this reason, a modder has included the option to add a small pause menu to the game in their PC version.
The mod, published by user TechieW on the NexusMods platform, can be downloaded for free in this link and is compatible with the Steam version of the game.