5 Exciting Features to Expect in Elden Ring DLC

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The Lands Between continue to beckon Tarnished adventurers! With the confirmed release of the Elden Ring DLC, “Shadow of the Erdtree,” on June 21, 2024, excitement is running high. We conquered fearsome demigods, unraveled the mysteries of the Golden Order, and claimed the Elden Ring. But our journeys are far from over. Here are five thrilling features you can expect in the Elden Ring DLC that will have you itching to dive back into this sprawling world:

1. A New Realm Awaits: Exploring the Land of Shadow

The Elden Ring base game offered a vast and diverse open world to explore, from the verdant pastures of Limgrave to the crumbling majesty of Leyndell. The DLC promises to expand this world even further with the introduction of the Land of Shadow. This shrouded region, hinted at in the base game’s lore, is said to be heavily influenced by the Erdtree’s obscured side.

Expect a completely new environment with its own unique landscapes, enemy types, and secrets to uncover. Will the Land of Shadow be a desolate wasteland or a twisted reflection of the Lands Between bathed in perpetual twilight? Only time (and your exploration) will tell!

2. Unveiling the Mysteries of Miquella: A Deeper Look into the Lore

Elden Ring’s fragmented narrative left many unanswered questions, with one of the most intriguing characters being Miquella, the slumbering Empyrean. The DLC trailer heavily features Miquella, suggesting a central role in the story. Perhaps we’ll finally learn about his enigmatic past, his connection to the Erdtree, and the reason behind his perpetual slumber.

The developers have hinted at uncovering “dark secrets of the world” within the Land of Shadow. Could these secrets be tied to Miquella’s story, or perhaps something even more sinister lurking beneath the surface of the Lands Between? Prepare to delve deeper into the rich lore of Elden Ring and piece together the missing fragments of the story.

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3. New Bosses to Test Your Mettle: Prepare for an Even Greater Challenge

One of the defining aspects of Elden Ring is its challenging and memorable boss fights. From the imposing grandeur of Godfrey, the First Elden Lord, to the lightning-fast flurry of attacks from Malenia, Blade of Miquella, each encounter presented a unique test of skill.

The Elden Ring DLC promises to raise the bar even further with a roster of brand new bosses to conquer. We can expect these encounters to be even more difficult and strategically complex, requiring players to master new mechanics and perfect their combat skills. Whether it’s facing monstrous creatures guarding the secrets of the Land of Shadow or formidable warriors sworn to protect Miquella’s slumber, prepare for an even greater challenge in the Elden Ring DLC.

4. Expanding Your Arsenal: New Weapons, Spells, and Builds

One of the joys of Elden Ring was the sheer variety of weapons, spells, and armor to discover and experiment with. The DLC promises to further expand your arsenal with a whole new range of tools for destruction (or strategically defensive measures).

Imagine wielding a weapon imbued with the shadowy power of the Erdtree or unleashing a powerful spell hinted at in Miquella’s lore. These new additions will likely cater to different playstyles, allowing players to refine their existing builds or experiment with entirely new ones. With the Elden Ring DLC release date just around the corner, theorycrafting about the most powerful combinations is sure to become a hot topic among Tarnished veterans.

5. Unveiling the True Potential of the Mimic Tear Ashes: A Reworked Fan Favorite

The Mimic Tear Ashes were a popular Spirit Summon in the base game, offering a powerful replica of your own character. However, many players found its effectiveness limited in the later stages of the game. The Elden Ring DLC hints at a potential rework for the Mimic Tear Ashes.

Perhaps it will gain new abilities based on your progress in the Land of Shadow, or maybe there will be an option to further enhance its power. One thing is certain: the reworked Mimic Tear Ashes have the potential to become an even more valuable companion on your journey through the Elden Ring DLC.

These are just a few of the exciting features you can expect in the Elden Ring DLC, “Shadow of the Erdtree.” With a new realm to explore, deeper lore to uncover, challenging bosses to conquer, and an expanded arsenal at your disposal, the Lands Between are calling you back for another epic adventure. Mark your calendars for the Elden Ring DLC release date and prepare to face the shadows that lurk beneath the Erdtree.