Players from around the world are exploring Elden Ring, the fantasy world crafted by FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin. As expected, the game’s intricate mechanics still retain that same Dark Souls flavor. However, not every part of the Souls formula has made the transition. Many players have been searching for a way to hide their helmets. Though they want to keep the extra defense and damage mitigation, they also want to see their character’s face. Is it possible? Yes…. sort of.
How to Hide Helmet in Elden Ring
Elden Ring has an option to hide your helmet in the Status menu. Open up your Status, then press Square or X button to hide it. However, this option doesn’t hide your helmet during actual gameplay. Instead, it’s just a way to see your character’s head and face.
The short answer is, you can’t hide your headgear, not in the way you might expect. If you really don’t want to see your head armor while playing, the only real option is to physically remove it. Otherwise, you can’t hide the helmet visually while still keeping the defense of the helmet on the character.
This probably isn’t the answer you want to hear, but it’s the only one Elden Ring provides. Taking off your helmet isn’t going to take off much of the absorption stat, but if you’re faced with a particularly difficult boss, it’s more than likely you’ll throw the helmet back on for the fight before removing it again.
The absorption stat isn’t the same as your defense. Defense is tied to the character rather than the armor itself, and having less absorption isn’t as penalizing as having less defense. Although, with the culture of FromSoftware games, it’s possible that not having a hide helmet option isn’t going to bother the player base. Some invaders will go out of their way to run around with no armor.