If you're reading this, then chances are you've done multiple playthroughs of Elden Ring. Back during its February 2022 release, the critically acclaimed action RPG was a time-thief with its immense world, challenging bosses, and tons of hidden areas. As 2022 comes to a close, the game has since become a top contender for "Game of the Year" status for many, including the Game Awards.
Now, nearly a year since its release, the game will soon roll out its first piece of DLC.
Elden Ring takes place within the vast and mystical world of the Lands Between. As a member of the Tarnished, players are tasked with traversing the land and encountering several enemies and bosses. Their ultimate goal is to restore the titular Elden Ring to its former glory and claim the throne as the new Elden Lord. Every player's journey will be different, and the ending you receive could also vary between playthroughs. Here's what we know about the new DLC for Elden Ring.
Will there be DLC for 'Elden Ring'?
Downloadable content typically takes the form of additional content that can be added to a game after it's already been launched. They can take the form of extra scenes that take place after the main story, side content with new levels and enemies, or even new armor and equipment for characters. It's a great way for new games to increase their longevity well after they've been released. A great example of DLC is the extra fighters added to Super Smash Bros.
What does that mean for Elden Ring? It's already known for its enormous map size. The Lands Between are comprised of six main areas, each littered with enemies and dungeons and castles for players to explore. Though it might take you time to travel from one domain to another, there are special chests hidden throughout the game that could take you halfway across the map to a completely new area. The possibilities are practically limitless in a game like Elden Ring.
Now, the Lands Between are about to drop you into a whole new adventure. In early December 2022, Elden Ring dropped a surprise announcement for a free major DLC update to the game. Here's what we know so far.
The Colosseum update for 'Elden Ring' will enable PVP.
Players will soon be able to take part in battles within the Colosseums of Limbrave, Leyndell, and Caelid. These areas have been present in the game since its launch, but have been largely inaccessible until now.
Reportedly, players will be able to "engage in battles such as duels, free-for-alls, and team fights" where you can use everything in your mystical arsenal to best your opponents in combat.
As if PVP battles in a game as popular as Elden Ring weren't exciting enough already, the DLC update will be available at no additional cost. Players will be able to download the update normal and take part in Colosseum battles as soon as the patch comes out.
The free DLC Colosseum update for Elden Ring will arrive on Dec. 7.