Elden Ring has been a triumph in nearly each conceivable approach. FromSoftware’s newest motion RPG has taken over the gaming neighborhood since its launch, and offered lots of of hours of gameplay for devoted gamers. But, even after offering a lot content material, there’s nonetheless a craving for extra of this fantastically designed world.
FromSoftware is not any stranger to including vital expansions to its video games, so it’s not out of the realm of chance. On prime of that, gamers have already uncovered varied unused property, minimize options, and clues that time towards the way forward for Elden Ring content material. Listed below are only a few of the issues we’d prefer to see from Elden Ring DLC.
A better tackle PvP multiplayer
All through Elden Ring, you possibly can come throughout massive colosseums in Limgrave, Caelid, and Leyndell. To the dismay of many, these colosseums can’t be entered by any regular technique of play. So, why are they there within the first place? Taking a look at previous FromSoftware video games offers a clue. Within the Artorias of the Abyss DLC for Darkish Souls, gamers got here throughout the legendary Knight Artorias boss combat inside a colosseum. A distinct space of the colosseum might then be used to interact in PvP duels with different gamers. In Darkish Souls 2, gamers might be a part of the Brotherhood of Blood covenant, and this is able to enable them to combat in PvP arenas for rewards.
It could make excellent sense if FromSoftware has one thing related in thoughts for the mysterious colosseums of Elden Ring. A operating theory from Elden Ring players is that we could return in time to when these arenas have been getting used. Contemplating that The Nice-Jar desires gamers to show their value by taking up NPC duels outdoors of the Caelid colosseum, it appears much more seemingly.
Perhaps the completely different colosseums could possibly be house to completely different sorts of PvP battles? One may maintain particular person duels and others might contain crew battles. They might even host participant tournaments that require successive victories at every location. Alternatively, these buildings might even be used for a boss rush-style mode, the place gamers can retry their favourite battles from the sport.
Model new areas to discover
A brand new location with FromSoftware’s signature stage design would undoubtedly be a pleasure to expertise. Previous FromSoftware DLCs launched new areas that have been usually disconnected from the primary map and required gamers to teleport to the brand new locale. That would nonetheless be the case in Elden Ring, however because the studio has already developed such a effectively thought-out world, it could be a disgrace to not naturally develop upon it.
For starters, the Erdtree itself looks like an enormous space that we don’t get to discover a lot. So far as gamers know, the one inside area is the location of the ultimate confrontation. However, what if there could possibly be extra to the Erdtree? Completely different flooring and even the roof of the tree might absolutely be sufficiently big to deal with a brand new dungeon. Going again to the open world, there are numerous underground sections to the Lands Between, however there’s additionally nonetheless loads of area left on the map. May FromSoftware open up some new tunnels that result in additional unexplored cities beneath the bottom?
Final however not least, Elden Ring streamers have identified that the divine towers all level in the direction of a central point on the map. This level within the ocean is hid by clouds when trying on the map, however streamer Elajjaz used a hilarious glitch to make his approach there and located a mysterious square-shaped platform slightly below the floor of the water. Hopefully, FromSoftware has one thing in thoughts for this unused area. That mentioned, it might additionally simply be a leftover asset from growth, or the location used for the second section of the boss battle with Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.
The return of content material that was minimize throughout growth
Numerous Elden Ring gamers have uncovered doubtlessly minimize content material that didn’t make it to the ultimate launch. May these options be reworked into future Elden Ring DLC? FromSoftware has minimize content material in previous video games, corresponding to eradicating the Land of the Giants in Demon’s Souls. Nevertheless, the crew additionally tries to reuse these concepts later, and The Mountaintops of the Giants in Elden Ring bears fascinating similarities to that misplaced space from Demon’s Souls.
One of many largest examples of content material minimize from Elden Ring is the dream mechanic. In some unspecified time in the future throughout growth, gamers might use a minimize merchandise referred to as St. Trina’s Crystal Ball to acquire Dream Mist from sleeping enemies. Dream Mist might then be crafted into the Dreambrew drink, which, when used, unlocks new dialogue choices with particular NPCs. Sadly, these things and the presence of sleeping enemies didn’t make it to the ultimate launch.
May FromSoftware rework this into a brand new Elden Ring DLC thought? Interacting with sleeping enemies to recruit them as allies is perhaps one route. Alternatively, it could be enjoyable if varied desires might present fractured components of a clue that leads gamers to a brand new location or hidden boss.
Elden Ring DLC might additionally take the type of different content material that was faraway from the sport. The colosseums talked about earlier are one instance of this, however there was additionally a doubtlessly eliminated ending referred to as the Age of Absolute. In some unspecified time in the future, it additionally looks like a bestiary was planned. Maybe this concept might return with a Monster Hunter-style quest system. Gamers might tackle quests from new NPCs to hunt for particular monsters and switch their uncooked supplies into brand-new gear. It could even be an ideal addition to cooperative multiplayer.
Prequel tales that develop on the lore
FromSoftware has by no means launched DLC for a Soulsborne sport that explored any occasions previous the top of the story. As an alternative, the studio creates tangential expansions that discover the lore of occasions that occur in the course of the sport, or within the distant previous. The Artorias of the Abyss DLC let Darkish Souls gamers time journey again to the misplaced land of Oolacile. Gamers then found out how Oolacile instantly connects to current-day Lordran by factors of curiosity. The DLC additionally introduced key revelations that constructed upon the lore of sure characters who had lengthy since perished in the primary story.
Elden Ring, very like the video games earlier than it, takes place throughout a time when the land is already in a downward spiral of turmoil and decay. Most of the largest story occasions have occurred lengthy earlier than your Tarnished rises. With that in thoughts, it could be a captivating journey to return in time and discover the occasions earlier than The Shattering. That may imply going to the Evening of the Black Knives and seeing the homicide of Godwyn. It might additionally take us on an journey to the Badlands, which is seldom touched upon in Elden Ring. Seeing characters like Queen Marika or Common Radahn of their prime might make for a distinct sort of boss battle, and it could be fascinating to see Ranni the Witch in her unique type. The chances are infinite.
The thriller of Miquella the Unalloyed must be addressed
Miquella the Unalloyed isn’t seen in full and nonetheless resides in a festering cocoon at Mohgwyn Palace. Within the lore, Miquella created the Haligtree to try to treatment the illnesses of himself and his sister Malenia. As Empyreans, beings born of a single god, the twins have been each troubled with curses. Within the case of Miquella, it’s the burden of everlasting childhood.
But, earlier than discovering a treatment he was kidnapped by Mohg, Lord of Blood. Mohg wished to assist Miquella ascend to godhood whereas changing into his consort. That’s as a result of Empyreans are the one beings thought of worthy of doing so. It’s unusual that such an essential character is barely seen in the course of the sport, and this is perhaps the obvious crimson herring for Elden Ring DLC.
Miquella is continuously talked about as an essential determine by NPCs and merchandise descriptions. Sir Gideon Ofnir remarks, “If he continues his slumber inside the cocoon, all can be effectively however maybe it is going to be safer to destroy it.” We all know that Miquella is in a deep sleep, and additional proof expands on this. Some cut Elden Ring dialogue implies that Miquella is identical being as St. Trina, a personality related to sleeping standing results. If Miquella resides in his personal dream, it could clarify why he doesn’t reply to Mohg, and it hints at the place this plot might go subsequent.
A future Elden Ring DLC that includes Miquella might take us inside his dream world for a climactic showdown with the Empyrean. On condition that gamers additionally enter the Deathbed dream of Fia, the Deathbed Companion, it’s definitely attainable that extra dream worlds might exist in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring comprises a large world ripe for DLCs or additional expansions. Contemplating FromSoftware’s historical past, we’ll definitely get extra content material quickly.