Elden Ring has been a triumph in nearly each conceivable manner. FromSoftware’s newest motion RPG has taken over the gaming group since its launch, and offered tons 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 important expansions to its video games, so it’s not out of the realm of chance. On high of that, gamers have already uncovered numerous unused property, minimize options, and clues that time towards the way forward for Elden Ring content material. Listed here are only a few of the issues we’d wish to see from Elden Ring DLC.
A larger tackle PvP multiplayer
All through Elden Ring, you may come throughout giant 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 supplies 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 special space of the colosseum might then be used to interact in PvP duels with different gamers. In Darkish Souls 2, gamers might be part of the Brotherhood of Blood covenant, and this is able to permit them to combat in PvP arenas for rewards.
It might make good sense if FromSoftware has one thing comparable in thoughts for the mysterious colosseums of Elden Ring. A working idea from Elden Ring gamers is that we might return in time to when these arenas have been getting used. Contemplating that The Nice-Jar needs gamers to show their price by taking over NPC duels exterior of the Caelid colosseum, it appears much more possible.
Perhaps the totally different colosseums might be dwelling to totally different sorts of PvP battles? One may maintain particular person duels and others might contain staff 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 degree design would undoubtedly be a pleasure to expertise. Previous FromSoftware DLCs launched new areas that have been typically disconnected from the primary map and required gamers to teleport to the brand new locale. That might nonetheless be the case in Elden Ring, however because the studio has already developed such a effectively thought-out world, it might be a disgrace to not naturally increase upon it.
For starters, the Erdtree itself looks as if an enormous space that we don’t get to discover a lot. So far as gamers know, the one inside house is the positioning of the ultimate confrontation. However, what if there might be extra to the Erdtree? Completely different flooring and even the roof of the tree might certainly 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 house left on the map. Might 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 direction of a central level 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 manner 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 house. That mentioned, it might additionally simply be a leftover asset from growth, or the positioning used for the second part of the boss battle with Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.
The return of content material that was minimize throughout growth
Varied Elden Ring gamers have uncovered probably minimize content material that didn’t make it to the ultimate launch. Might these options be reworked into future Elden Ring DLC? FromSoftware has minimize content material in previous video games, reminiscent of eradicating the Land of the Giants in Demon’s Souls. Nevertheless, the staff additionally tries to reuse these concepts later, and The Mountaintops of the Giants in Elden Ring bears attention-grabbing similarities to that misplaced space from Demon’s Souls.
One of many greatest examples of content material minimize from Elden Ring is the dream mechanic. Sooner or later throughout growth, gamers might use a minimize merchandise known 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.
Might FromSoftware rework this into a brand new Elden Ring DLC thought? Interacting with sleeping enemies to recruit them as allies could be one route. Alternatively, it might be enjoyable if numerous goals 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 probably eliminated ending known as the Age of Absolute. Sooner or later, it additionally looks as if 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 tools. It might even be an excellent addition to cooperative multiplayer.
Prequel tales that increase 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 straight 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 greatest story occasions have occurred lengthy earlier than your Tarnished rises. With that in thoughts, it might be an interesting 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 might be fascinating to see Ranni the Witch in her unique type. The chances are countless.
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 necessary character is barely seen in the course of the sport, this could be the obvious pink herring for Elden Ring DLC.
Miquella is steadily talked about as an necessary determine by NPCs and merchandise descriptions. Sir Gideon Ofnir remarks, “If he continues his slumber throughout the cocoon, all can be effectively however maybe it will likely be safer to destroy it.” We all know that Miquella is in a deep sleep, and additional proof expands on this. Some minimize Elden Ring dialogue implies that Miquella is similar being as St. Trina, a personality related to sleeping standing results. If Miquella resides in his personal dream, it might 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. Provided that gamers additionally enter the Deathbed dream of Fia, the Deathbed Companion, it’s definitely potential that extra dream worlds might exist in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring accommodates an enormous world ripe for DLCs or additional expansions. Contemplating FromSoftware’s historical past, we’ll definitely get extra content material quickly.