Fallen down too many gaps and wondering how to jump in Dark Souls 3? Well, we’ve all been there before and this short guide will explain exactly how to jump on PC, Xbox & PS4.
Jumping in Dark Souls 3 will be fairly inconsequential besides traversing the world. Unlike critical combat mechanics such as backstabbing in DS3, jumping is not really needed for anything except jumping across gaps and definitely should not be used during combat. Unless you want to get slaughtered of course.
However, given how complex Dark Souls games like Elden Ring are, it’s always handy to have the games full controls under your belt. After all, you would hate to lose thousands of souls by not knowing something as simple as how to jump across gaps or between raised ledges! Yeah, we can see your scorn already!
So without further ado, keep on scrolling to find out how to jump in Dark Souls.
How To Jump In Dark Souls 3
Regardless of which dark souls game or platform you are playing, jumping in Dark Souls 3 is only possible when sprinting. Else, your character will end up doing nothing but move forward.
It’s important to note that there are additional mechanics that can provide you with greater control over jumping in Dark Souls 3 and we’ll get to those within a short moment. However for now…
Scroll down to find out how to jump in dark souls 3 on PC, Xbox and PS4:
A little trick that not many Dark Souls players or souls like gamers know is that you can actually cut the roll action that occurs after your jump short. While you cannot stop the jump itself, you can stop mid-roll after jumping which comes very handy when traversing the world.
When jumping across tight ledges, rolling afterwards could mean that you fall off the ledge. This would result in you losing thousands of souls that could have been stored.
To stop rolling after jumping in Dark Souls 3, do not hold forward when jumping.
Whilst you need to hold forward to start the jump action, the moment that your character performs a jump, stop pressing forward immediately and your character will stop mid-jump. It takes a little bit of getting used to but thank me later once you have this down!
When To Jump In Dark Souls 3
In Dark Souls 3, you can jump at any stage during the game.
While most of the actions you will be performing does not require jumping, there are a few moments within the game where jumping is essential.
Firstly, at the very start of the game, you will come across a gap at the end of the left path. Without knowing how to jump in Dark Souls 3, there is no other way to get around this gap. If you do not jump across this gap, you will lose health. And, most of the time, when you see a gap, the drop will be far greater than what your hit damage can afford to lose.
Therefore, improving your jumping skills for these moments is critical.
Beyond gaps and essential jumping moments, you will most likely perform the jump action to find additional loot and potentially during combat. However, we would not recommend jumping during combat as dodging or rolling is far more effective in these moments.
Then, there is of course the best Dark Souls 3 Speed Runners to try and keep up with! By mastering how to jump, there are many moments within the game where you can skip across the main route which will save you souls and speed up your gameplay.
So there you have it. Our short guide for beginners on how to jump in Dark Souls 3 and when to effectively use this action. Say goodbye to falling down gaps and say hello to saving more souls for weapon upgrades and levelling.
By learning the basic controls with some top tips on how to master them to suit every situation throughout the game, you will quickly become a Dark Souls legend. It’s often we forget that game mechanics are made to be manipulated and cool tips such as how to stop your jump halfway through will definitely come in handy when playing.
If you have any questions about jumping in Dark Souls 3, please do not hesitate to hit the comments and we’ll be sure to answer as soon as possible. However, for now, enjoy the game and be sure to put these new tips straight into action!
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