Reasons to start playing Elden Ring

7 reasons that’ll have you excited to start ELDEN RING today

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After over 2 years of waiting, the new ELDEN RING expansion has been announced: Shadow of the Erdtree.

Based on what has been revealed so far, this massive new area will be completely packed with challenges and characters like you’ve never seen before!



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A brand new story

“It was to the Realm of Shadow that kindly Miquella departed. Divesting himself of his flesh, his strength, his lineage. Of all things Golden.“


Players are beckoned to follow in Miquella’s footsteps, learning about the hidden history of the veiled land and Miquella himself through the viewpoint of other characters who are also searching for the missing demigod.


Dark secrets about the world will be revealed along this path, and ulterior motives may lurk among your company.


You’ll have to stay alert and keep your eyes and ears open.





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A new realm to explore

ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree takes place in a hidden world called the Realm of Shadow. This completely new region has been hidden from all others since the moment Marika harnessed the power of golden grace.


For some hidden reason, Messmer brutally suppressed and savaged the population of this veiled land. Torn by this unsung war, the Realm of Shadow is densely packed with unknown dangers.


There are new heights to climb and new depths to delve, all interspersed with meticulously-designed dungeons.




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New RPG options for more flexibility and diversity

Shadow of the Erdtree adds new weapons, equipment, skills, and magic that have never been seen before in the Lands Between.

Players will find startling ambushes from new enemies, confrontations with new characters, and intense new boss encounters that will test their mastery of their character. Among all these formidable threats are new weapons and powers that you can acquire, and a new progression system for the Realm of Shadow will help you rise to the challenge, if you decide to pursue this new type of strength.


With so many new things to look forward to, now is the perfect time to start your ELDEN RING journey.


You can even order the game with the expansion included, so the moment it’s released on JUNE 21, 2024, if you have advanced far enough in your quest, you can instantly follow this new story and master this new area.


Preorder now!


We’re not done yet, there’s still three more reasons that now is the best time to start playing ELDEN RING.

Apart from all of the exciting new areas and challenges waiting in the expansion, the original version of ELDEN RING is a uniquely beloved game, packed with features and experiences that resulted in over 300 Game of the Year awards in 2022.


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Hours of unforgettable experiences

It’s no secret that ELDEN RING offers an immense world to explore.


Those who take the time to wander from one end of the Lands Between to the other in a single game will find countless secrets to reveal, and dozens of hours of hidden areas, optional bosses, and intriguing side quests.


For players who prefer to keep up a brisk pace, the game offers appealing re-playability with its New Game Plus system.


It’s possible to take many different paths to reach the end of the game, with different alliances changing your outcomes in unexpected ways.



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A worldwide community

One of the things that makes ELDEN RING special is its community. The Tarnished are numerous, and their presence can be felt all the way through the Lands Between.


They’ll leave messages behind that might offer a helpful tip or maybe a little prank to keep other Tarnished on their toes. But it’s also possible to see how they struggled with the same challenges, they saw the same breathtaking sights, and celebrated the same victories.


New players will have a chance to make a mark on the world too.


No matter if someone decides to offer an important warning, tries to trick an unsuspecting stranger, or simply to make an observation, they’ll be standing side by side with thousands of others on the same path. Of course, it’s possible to experience the community by joining them online as well!


They will be incandescent with excitement when Shadow of the Erdtree launches in June 2024, and that’s not a celebration to be missed!











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Multiplayer mode

ELDEN RING features numerous multiplayer systems. Players can choose to play cooperatively, to play competitively or to play as a rescuer.


Summoning cooperative players can help tackle tough challenges or simply vibe in the Lands Between with your friends online. Players who need a hand will find a community is full of helpful Tarnished to join their adventures


And nothing can beat the feeling of dueling with other players across a massive fantasy wilderness or joining the ranks in an ancient arena to win against other Tarnished on the field of battle.


Located in Limgrave, Caelid and Leyndell, each arena comes with its own sets of rules and will be theatres of fierce Player versus Player confrontations.

  • United Combat: the combatants are divided into two teams to fight in timed battles with the ability to respawn. Each death and respawn grants points to the adversaries, offering victory to the team with the higher score.
  • Combat Ordeal: it’s every Tarnished for themselves. Combatants in this mode can also respawn until the timer hits zero, and the one with the most points will prevail as victor.


The Royal Colosseum, located in Leyndell, features Duel Mode. Two Tarnished face off in a duel to the death, and without the ability to respawn.


The Caelid Colosseum features all aforementioned modes with the addition of being able to summon Spirit Ashes to fight by players’ sides.



Learn more about the multiplayer system by checking this guide.


There’s plenty to discover about these systems, and we’ve made it simple to get started.


Read the guide


elden ring multiplayer guide


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A full library of guides and resources available online

ELDEN RING is well-known for its difficulty, but we have a plethora of helpful guides available right here, so you won’t be alone!


Learn strategy from the experts, watch play-by-play PVP matches with commentators to help you improve your skills, and polish any character’s build into a powerhouse.


There’s no excuse to not start playing, so become a Tarnished and get ready for the release of Shadow of the Erdtree for PC, PlayStation 4,5, and Xone, Xbox Series X|S on JUNE 21, 2024!


Here are a few guides you can check out to help you start in ELDEN RING:


Elden Ring Wiki


elden ring wiki



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You can learn more about the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion here


Preorder now!


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Unparalleled adventure awaits in ELDEN RING, the next epic fantasy title created by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

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