FromSoftware will let players try out Elden Ring for the first time in a series of closed network tests starting on November 12. Codes for the tests are making their way to people now, but some are already scalping their access codes on eBay for hundreds of dollars.
As always, scalpers will try and find the maximum price for an item, but according to eBay’s “Sold” and “Completed Sales” pages, there are some who ended up buying an Elden Ring Closed Network Test code for hundreds of dollars.
One code for the PS5 is listed as having sold on November 10 for $399.99 while most other sold listings range from as high as $200 to a low of $33.
The Elden Ring Closed Network test will drop players into The Lands Between and give them free rein to explore a closed portion of the map. In IGN’s hands-on Elden Ring preview for the same Closed Network Test, we mentioned there’s quite a lot to see and experience.
It’s not a stretch to imagine there might be folks who want to pay above and beyond for an early taste of one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2022. This is the same RPG whose own subreddit began creating original stories and lore while waiting for official updates.
If you didn’t get into the Closed Network Test and aren’t willing to pay upwards of $300 for the opportunity, read IGN’s full preview for details on dungeons, weapons, and more. Or check out our full boss fight against Margit the Fell Omen.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.