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Elden Ring Wiki Guide: Walkthrough, Multiplayer, Bosses, Secrets, Riding, Skills, Walkthrough, and more for Elden Ring! The new From Software game in collaboration with George. R.R. Martin!

 

Elden Ring Release Date Trailer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elden Ring Gameplay Gamescom 2021

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

When does Elden Ring Release?

Elden Ring has been confirmed to release on January 21 of 2022. The release date was announced during the Summer Game Fest 2021.

 

When will Elden Ring Gameplay be Shown?

Elden Ring Gameplay was privately shown to the press for Gamescom 2021. You can find a full breakdown of all new mechanics on this wiki.

Elden Ring Gameplay was officially revealed for the first time at Summer Games Fest on June 10, 2021. Elden Ring Gameplay was leaked from an internal Bandai Namco trailer on March 3rd 2021. You can find a trailer analysis here. It is expected that some information from the game will surface March-May 2021. If this is revealed, you'll be able to find lots of information and analysis here on the Elden Ring Wiki.

 

What Platforms is Elden Ring On?

Elden Ring was announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC. It has been confirmed that Elden Ring will be available for Playstation 5 and Xbox One X as a FREE upgrade.

Latest Elden Ring News

28 August 2021: Interviews and Gameplay demo confirm MANY mechanics, details on Crafting, PvP and Online, Legacy Dungeons, and a lot more.

  • Character Customization
  • Attributes (Stats)
  • Skills
  • Spirit Summons (Buddies)
  • Weapons Categories (Twinblades spotted!)
  • Armor Sets
  • Magic Types (Pyro, Sorc & more)
  • Combat Changes
  • Jumping Attacks (Bows & Magic too!)
  • Stances (posture / guard system)
  • Stamina only for Combat
  • Stealth (Sleep Arrows!)
  • NPCs Met & Roles in Story
  • New Waifu (Melina)
  • Pot Boy / Pot People
  • Spirit Steed (Mount) Mechanics
  • Mounted Combat
  • Crafting: Gathering Resources
  • Stam Recovery via Dried Meat
  • Map Revealed
  • Map Functions, Setting Markers, Overview
  • Labyrinth spotted! Chalice Dungeons?
  • Dungeons & Legacy Dungeons
  • Return of Illusory Walls
  • Jump to Explore Rooftops of Dungeons
  • Multiplayer & Online
  • Asynch Features & "Group" Passwords
  • Co-op possibilities
  • PvP ONLY For COOP
  • Confirmed Gestures

12 June 2021: Interviews with Hidetaka Miyazaki confirm pvp, npc summons, crafting, over 100 Skills (weapon arts) and a lot more.

10 June 2021: Announcement Trailer, Gameplay and Release date announced during Games Fest on June 10th 2021. Horseback riding, horseback combat and Multiplayer confirmed!

May / June 2021: Several journalists and known leakers claim the game will be shown one June 10th at the Summer Games Fest on June 10th 2021

March 3rd 2021: Leaked Elden Ring Trailer shows Gameplay

Gameplay reveals via a leak of an internal Bandai Namco trailer have shown several aspects of the game, such as:

  • Confirmed Jump mechanic
  • Confirmed Stealth Mechanic
  • Confirmed Mounted Combat
  • Weapon Categories: Swords, Spears / Polearms, Flails
  • Magic: Magic Spear and Homing Soul Arrow
  • Rolling / iframes

For a gameplay analysis see this video.

January 2021: Elden Ring unused Concept Art revealed by artist.

 

 

 


 

 

Elden Ring Wiki: Classes Discussion

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Elden Ring Wiki covers Elden Ring, developed by FromSoftware and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc, is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki -creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series, and George R R Martin - author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date.


Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.


George R R Martin is the On  the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and One - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made.

 

Elden Ring Reveal

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Elden Ring has been in production since the end of the Dark Souls III DLC.
    This is in contrast to Sekiro, that begun production in 2015 after Bloodborne.
  • Elden Ring will release on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4
  • Bandai Namco is publishing and has registered the Elden Ring IP
  • Elden Ring Release Date – From our observations
    The release window for this game is unlikely to match FromSoftware’s traditional March-April, and is more likely to fall into Dark Souls’ September-October release.
  • “Elden Ring is a third-person action RPG with a fantasy setting… gameplay is not so far from Dark Souls… Elden Ring belongs to the same genre.”
  • Plethora of weapons, magic and builds, and a focus on RPG elements. FromSoftware expects equipment variety to be larger than Souls in this regard.
  • No main fixed protagonist, players create the characteristics and personality of their character. This leads us to believe Character Creation is a given.
  • The World of Elden Ring is vast and interconnected. No longer a continuity of “levels”, players see vast landscapes in between the “dungeon-esque” areas.
  • The larger world scale allows for freedom, promotes exploration, and introduces new and exciting mechanics, such as Horse Riding and Mounted Combat.
  • Elden Ring is a “natural evolution of Dark Souls.” New mechanics needed by this larger world. Expect FromSoftware’s trademark challenging boss battles.
  • Towns won’t be full of villagers, merchants and the like. They will be ruins, dungeons and exploration hubs. As Souls there is no vast population of NPCs.
  • The NPCs the player finds are expected to be the most compelling yet in the studio’s work, thanks to Martin’s involvement in the Mythos.
    George R. R. Martin has written the world’s mythos and Hidetaka Miyazaki has written the game story.
  • Story will be revealed through “fragments of environmental storytelling” as in previous Souls games.
  • Mythos and the present moment of the player are connected and exploration will lead players to understand why things are as they are.
  • There is no information at time of writing about multiplayer/online/invasions.

 

 

A NEW FANTASY WORLD

Journey through the Lands Between, a new fantasy world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the infl uential DARK SOULS video game series, and George R. R. Martin, author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Unravel the mysteries of the Elden Ring’s power. Encounter adversaries with profound backgrounds, characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering your progress, and fearsome creatures.

WORLD EXPLORATION IN THE LANDS BETWEEN

ELDEN RING features vast fantastical landscapes and shadowy, complex dungeons that are connected seamlessly. Traverse the breathtaking world on foot or on horseback, alone or online with other players, and fully immerse yourself in the grassy plains, suffocating swamps, spiraling mountains, foreboding castles and other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title.

GENRE-DEFINING GAMEPLAY

Create your character in FromSoftware’s refi ned action-RPG and define your playstyle by experimenting with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities, and skills found throughout the world. Charge into battle, pick off enemies one-by-one using stealth, or even call upon allies for aid. Many options are at your disposal as you decide how to approach exploration and combat. A free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version will be available for players who purchase ELDEN RING on PlayStation 4, and SmartDelivery will be supported for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

 

Elden Ring Wiki
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PUBLISHER BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
DEVELOPER FromSoftware Inc.
PLAYERS 1 to 4 (from official FromSoftware site)
GENRE Action RPG
PLATFORMS PLAYSTATION®4, XBOX ONE, PC
FREE UPGRADE: PLAYSTATION®5, XBOX SERIES X|S
RATING RP – Rating Pending
LOCALIZATION VOICE OVER English
SUBTITLE English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Neutral Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean

 

 

 

What We Know So Far

 

Elden Ring Story Overview

The Lands Between

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The Lands Between is the world of Elden Ring, and to those who live in The Lands Between were blessed by the Elden Ring and the "Erdtree". Those who were blessed by the Elden Ring are characterized by having a golden aura that can be seen in their eyes. However, at some point, some of those who were blessed, lost their grace, was exiled and labeled as the Tarnished.  As time passed, for unknown reasons, the Elden Ring was shattered across the lands and its pieces were picked up by many of the 6 demigods, where they inherited different powers and have physically changed and twisted due to being corrupted by the power.

The Lands Between is broken into 6 distinct areas that is overseen by a demigod and features a central hub that connects all these 6 areas. According to an interview with Miyazaki, players will have total freedom as to the order they want to tackle for each area, and it is up to the player on how they want to approach it. Apart from that the hub will not be accessible at the beginning of the game, which means you will need to progress the game until you reach the hub area.

According to Hidetaka Miyazaki: "The Lands Between is supposed to invoke this feeling of something that's very mysterious and very ethereal – and we hope that when players play the game, they're going to experience that." 

The Tarnished

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In the official reveal trailer that was presented in E3 2021, you'll see a softly spoken, hooded woman saying "The Tarnished, will soon return." The question is, who and what is The Tarnished? Simple, The Tarnished is you, the player, you are one of the Tarnished that have been exiled upon losing their blessing that was given by the Elden Ring and the "Erdtree", a tree that hosts source and life of The Lands Between. Very much like previous Souls games, you are the chosen undead or the ashen one. You are then called back to The Lands Between, as well as the other Tarnished after the destruction of the Elden Ring to recover the shards of the Elden Ring, to make them whole once again, and to become the lord of The Lands Between.

According to Hidetaka Miyazaki in an interview: " I feel like one of the main themes of the game is how the player, the Tarnished, approaches or treats this new-found grace and this return to the land that they were once banished from, how they interpret this and the meaning. It's not just the player-character, of course, it's lots of characters in the game, who are all beckoned back and will have their own adventures and motives. We want the player to discover for themselves what that means and how they want to begin their adventure."

 

Combat in Elden Ring

Stealth

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Stealth mechanics seem that will be present and may be useful in combination with backstab attacks, also the game may feature a night and day mechanic that may affect the stealth mechanic as well. Stealth as many are aware of, will allow the player to crouch, sneak, and hide behind tall grass to be less detected by the enemy. Stealth will play an integral mechanic in combat since you can use it to your advantage to sneak behind an enemy to instantly kill them or at least deal a large amount of damage from using a stealth attack.

Freedom in Character Build

In the trailer that was revealed in E3 2021, we see a lot of unique Skills, magical abilities, and even having a horse leaping up a cliffisde, as well as attacking while riding your Mount. These are Skills that you pick up through the player's progression and exploration. There are some cases that a player can acquire a skill through purchasing it from merchants or learning them from an NPC, but during an interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki that was featured, he stresses out that in general, skils are hidden throughout the game's world, and it is the player's responsibiility to discover these through exploration.

Elden Ring will have complete freedom when it comes to building up your character, you are basically free to combine your Skills with different weapons and equipment, and you'll learn magic as well. Skills are freely interchangeable between a large variety of weapons as per Hidetaka Miyazaki, and that there are around 100 Skills. With having less restrictions, players will have even more variations of Builds that is even richer than previous Souls games.

Day & Night Cycle

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Real-time changes are featured in Elden Ring in the form of the Day and Night cycle, as well as Dynamic Weather. These features also heavily affect gameplay, combat, and the world you are exploring. For example, in cases that you are romaing at night, both players and enemies will change in terms of aggression due to a decrease in visibility, and some special enemies that only appear at night will come out.

Covenants

Covenants or Factions are a confirmed feature of Elden RingElden Ring Covenants are player-chosen allegiances or pledges undertaken to specific deities or groups of NPCs. Based on previous titles, Players can expect their covenant to affect their gameplay by changing their Online interactions, or by creating new situations were users can collect special items or defeat certain enemies to rank up and obtain special rewards. Rewards are usually MagicWeapons and Armor pieces.

New Mechanics

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Elden Ring will have a large scale in terms of the world and exploration, and to go hand-in-hand with this, some new mechanics are introduced such as jumping, yes players can jump now, as well as riding on horseback (Mounts). Hidetaka Miyazaki strongly suggests that you thoroughly search and explore every section of the world to find Skills that are hidden.

There are a number of choices as well that players can approach their way of combat, some may be brave and choose to go on head-to-head, while others would rather have allies such as being able to summon the spirits of deceased enemies.

Summoning the Dead

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One of the combat aspects of Elden Ring is being able to summon Spirits that can help you in battle. These spirits are usually the fallen souls of the enmies that you defeat, and summoning them will have them assist you in combat. These are your offline summons, and it is quite different to have your friends or other playres summoned to your session which is available in Online co-op play. What's interesting with multiplayer is that you can even set a password on your calling marks, so that this way you can just have your friends join your session, if you're more comfortable with that rather than having a random drop in.

Accorting to Miyazaki, "|These spirit summons, we feel like – as well as there being a large variety to them – they're a nice collectable hidden element within the game world to discover and to equip as you go. They offer a lot of different strategic options, but also the player might find that they just like a certain enemy tagging along with them, a certain summon pleases them aesthetically. So there's a lot of strategic and a lot of personal touch to these summons. And we hope that players will also enjoy discovering their own progression elements as well."

Game Difficulty

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There will only be ONE difficulty in Elden Ring. The decision of FromSoftware leaning towards this feature can benefit both new and veteran players of this genre. Elden Ring features a large scale when it comes to its world and exploration, so it does make sense that it really is up to you on how you want to tackle the game, it is highly encouraged that players carefully assess the situation that lies ahead and to find different ways to deal with it. This also provides a good camaraderie within the community since everyone can share their experiences and hopefully help one another.

 

 

Elden Ring Official Images

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Elden Ring Images from Summer Game Fest 2021 Trailer

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    • Anonymous

      04 Sep 2021 07:53  

      Imagine denying your biggest fans the gameplay preview after two years of dedicated waiting and instead showing it to a few people with big YouTube channels … how has stuff like this become acceptable?

      • Anonymous

        28 Aug 2021 12:14  

        Come on guys did any of you actually expect anything other than more nerfs to the invasion system? FromSoftware have been steadily trivialising the mechanic for mainstream accessibility with each release after DS1. DS2 removed the infinite use orb and added soul memory, Bloodborne was the first to remove the ability to be invaded solo and made true twinking the most difficult to achieve because of the dungeons and lastly DS3 added the weapon matchmaking to outright disable overpowered twinking and turned the invasions into massive gank fights every time. I’m more surprised that they didn’t go even harder on it for Elden Ring but they might still. It’s a shame because 1 v 1 invasions where both players are equal in equipment and damage are the best you can have but it’s obvious FromSoftware wish it didn’t exist at this point and probably feel obligated to add it to every game.

        • Anonymous

          13 Aug 2021 17:17  

          Funny how the character is called the tarnished this time around seeing as Bandai Namco tarnished literally every f’ing game FromSoft tried to make while contracted with them prior.

          • Anonymous

            05 Aug 2021 10:13  

            The title reminds me of that hilarious issue FromSoftware ran into way back when they wanted to name Dark Souls as “Dark Ring” but found out it was slang for a s s in England.

            • Anonymous

              26 Jul 2021 15:30  

              I’ll be hated for saying this and that’s okay but I really really don’t like the style of music in later FS games with the very epic all out choirs and stuff. I think the biggest example I could use would be Lady Maria’s OST, that first minute and 15 seconds is absolute magic to me but it only serves as the build up and I lose all interest in everything that comes after. It’s why the original demon’s souls OST is my favourite and there’s no nostalgia involved either because I played most of the others before it. It’s the only thing I’m genuinely not looking forward to in Elden Ring because it’ll be guaranteed to follow in the same style as the later games and of course most people want that anyway and it’s a very subjective issue at the end of the day.

              • Anonymous

                04 Jul 2021 08:54  

                No horseback riding during co op or invasions.

                FromSoftware at it again with their arbitrary anti-fun rules. Just when you think pvp could have an additional layer to it you’re met with the classic disappointment. Take DS3 for example, the majority of multiplayer is disabled in an area once you beat it’s boss and let’s not forget the limit of 5 respecs with Rosaria without glitching. They always enforce these silly restrictions to make things more serious or something but it’s never worth it. This design principle is old and completely worn out.

                • Anonymous

                  03 Jul 2021 04:26  

                  I wonder if it will have loading screens? The original demon’s souls loading screens are my favourite in the series with the epic npc artwork.

                  • 10 Jun 2021 23:01  

                    Lots of new info being added to the Elden Ring Wiki! Combat confirmations of new mechanics like STEALTH and of course multiplayer making a comeback! PS5 / Xbox One upgrades, etc ~~ Check back daily for more

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Jun 2021 17:17  

                      Slayer of Demons, The Chosen Undead, Bearer of the Curse, The Hunter, Ashen One and now The Tarnished. See you all next year.

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