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Guide Elden Ring: All Shields List and Where to Find Them
How to get every shield in Elden Ring
What are all shields and where do you find them in Elden Ring? Shields are a crucial component of combat in Elden Ring – they're vital for maintaining a solid defense, and, thanks to the new Shield Counter attack, they're indispensable offensive tools too. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to list all
News This Dramatic Thai Ad for Elden Ring Has to Be Seen to Be Believed
We probably don't need to tell you that there's a big difference between eastern and western marketing. You think any UK advertising agencies could come up with something as bafflingly brilliant as Long Long Man? Of course not. While we're apparently quite content to be shown a product relatively directly, it's a different story...
Guide Elden Ring: Best Keepsake and All Starting Items Explained
Picking the best Keepsake
What's the best Keepsake in Elden Ring? What do all starting items do? Just like previous games, Elden Ring lets you take one item into the open world with you alongside creating starting class character. This is an important decision as it can impact your experience in the opening few hours. In this Elden Ring g
Guide Elden Ring: How to Replenish Flasks
Without resting at Sites of Grace
How do you replenish flasks in Elden Ring? The game allows you to get your Sacred Flask uses back at a Site of Grace, but there's another way to do it out in the field. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to replenish flasks. Elden Ring: How to Replenish Flasks: Elden Ring implements a new
Guide Elden Ring: How to Summon Spirits and Use Ashes Summons
Where to get the Spirit Calling Bell
How do you use Summon Spirits in Elden Ring? How do you use Ashes Summons in Elden Ring? It's likely you will gain access to some Ashes Summons before actually getting the ability to use them, like the Lone Wolf Ashes. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to summon spirits and use Ashes Summons...
Guide Elden Ring Chest Teleport: How to Get Out of Sellia Crystal Tunnel
Dragon-Burnt Ruins chest explained
How do you get out of the Sellia Crystal Tunnel after opening the Dragon-Burnt Ruins chest in Elden Ring? So you have gone and got yourself teleported to a far away land and you're looking for aid. Fine, we shall lend a helping hand. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to get out of the Sellia...
Guide Elden Ring: How to Get on Your Horse
How to ride Torrent
How do you get on your horse in Elden Ring? How do you ride Torrent? Navigating the open world at a rapid pace is crucial in the game, but the ability to call on your trusted steed isn't tied to any dedicated button. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to get on your horse. Elden Ring: How to Get on Your Horse:...
Guide Elden Ring: How to Use Great Runes
Where to activate Great Runes
How do you use Great Runes in Elden Ring? Dropped by defeated mainline bosses, Great Runes must be activated before you can actually use them. They provide huge bonuses for the single life you active them during. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to Use Great Runes. Elden Ring: How to Use Great Runes:...
Guide Elden Ring: How to Respec Character Stats
How to reassign character levels
How do you respec character stats in Elden Ring? If you're not happy with your build, regardless of your starting class, and would like to reassign your stat points, then the game does offer you a way to do this. However, you'll need to progress quite a ways through and find the right item. In this Elden Ring guide
Guide Elden Ring: How Multiplayer and Summons Work
How to play online with other players
How do multiplayer and Summons work in Elden Ring? Playing online with friends or strangers is a core component of FromSoftware titles, but as a newcomer, the systems you use to connect with others can be confusing. There is no simple matchmaking button here; instead, you must use specific items. In this Elden...
Guide Elden Ring: Best Starting Class for All Playstyles
Elden Ring starting classes compared and explained
What's the best starting class in Elden Ring? Before even making it to The Lands Between, you'll need to make a vital decision: what starting class will you choose? While you can spec your character in any direction after making this choice, picking the right one makes certain builds easier to...
Guide Elden Ring: Best Weapons to Get First
The must-have early game weapons
What are the best weapons to get first in Elden Ring? Your first few forays into the Lands Between are bound to be overwhelming, regardless of the starting class you select, but we're here to ease the burden with a few weapons that'll have you felling foes in no time. In this
Guide Elden Ring: How to Level Up and Where to Meet Melina
Get on the level
How do you level up in Elden Ring? Upgrading your character, regardless of Starting Class, with statistical boosts is one of the most important things you can do in Elden Ring, but the ability isn't available from the beginning and you may be confused what to do. In this Elden Ring guide, we are goi
News Elden Ring Enjoys Staggeringly Successful UK Launch, One of the Biggest Games in Years
Souls goes mainstream
We knew that Elden Ring was going to be big, but not this big. The action RPG raced straight to the top of the UK physical charts earlier this week, but according to both physical and digital data compiled by GSD, Elden Ring is actually enjoying the biggest launch of any non-FIFA or Call of Duty title since Red Dead
News Elden Ring Easy Mode Isn't Happening on PS5, PS4
Director feels apologetic to those who can't finish
Elden Ring, the latest game from famed FromSoftware developer Hidetaka Miyazaki, is said to be the most accessible game in the Souls series so far. And yet, if you’re playing it, you’ll already know: brutal, punishing death abounds around every corner. It’s true that the release’s sandbox...
Poll How Far Into Elden Ring Are You?
Never give up
Alright everyone, it's time to talk about Elden Ring again. Or, more specifically, how we're all doing inside of FromSoftware's latest dark fantasy RPG. Surprise, surprise, the game's pretty bloody hard. It's also pretty bloody huge, sporting a surprisingly massive open world that's absolutely stuffed with secrets. Elden Ring's been...
News George R. R. Martin Feeling Bouncy Following Elden Ring's Glowing Reception
"Music to the ears"
Update: Here's a very important development in this story. The following image is now iconic: Original Story: A big part of the early excitement surrounding Elden Ring was the involvement of famed author George R. R. Martin. His book series A Song of Ice and Fire — along with the HBO adaptation, Game of Thrones — cemented...
Soapbox It's Okay to Enjoy Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West
Why not both?
History has a way of repeating itself, and just like Horizon Zero Dawn in 2017, the discourse surrounding Horizon Forbidden West has been destroyed by the arrival of an alternative open world game. Twitter is awash with the repetition of an increasingly tedious gag: apparently gamers can’t wait for the third instalment in Guerrilla...
News Elden Ring PS5 Patch Solves Save Data Issues
Unexpected game closures plugged
Late last week we reported that FromSoftware had cautioned against leaving Elden Ring in Rest Mode, as unexpected game closures were causing lost progress. The advice, coming courtesy of publisher Bandai Namco, was to, at the very least, quit to the main menu screen to ensure that your save data got properly stored...
Review Elden Ring (PS5) - By Far FromSoftware's Best Ever Game
A song of life and death
Elden Ring is a special, once in a generation type of game. You can feel it the moment you push open the set of double doors looking out onto the opening area of Limgrave and begin exploring the vast open world at your feet. It’s an astonishing feat, as Japanese developer FromSoftware adapts its wide but ultimately linear...
Random Elden Ring PS1 Demake Looks Sharp Enough to Take Someone's Eye Out
All those angles
Sure, modern gaming is all well and good with high definition graphics, motion-captured animation, and astronomical production values, but we'd scrap all that in an instant if we could have those very same games on the original PlayStation's hardware. Alright, that's a lie, to be honest, but there is something about PS1-era visuals...
Elden Ring is finally here, folks. FromSoftware's long awaited open world Souls game has been getting incredibly positive reviews from critics — the scores are so high that it's currently one of the highest rated video games of all time — and our own Elden Ring PS5 review in progress is also packed with praise. Looks like we've...
News Elden Ring PS5 Patch Planned to Resolve Save Data Issues
No mention of console framerate woes, though
Elden Ring is out on PlayStation 5 and PS4 today, but despite being crowned as one of best games ever made, it’s not without its issues. Some have recommended playing the last-gen version of the game on Sony’s new-gen console, as that’s the only way to ensure a consistent framerate. There are als
News Elden Ring Ray Tracing Will Give Graphics a Shine in Future Updates
Time to reflect
Elden Ring is now out, and it's being billed as the best thing since sliced bread everywhere you turn. It's hard not to be a little excited, even if some of the game's spotty performance means it's not always a silky smooth adventure. Even with the latest patch (1.02), framerates are somewhat inconsistent; the current recommendation...
Guide Where to Buy Elden Ring on PS5, PS4
Update: Out now!
The time has finally come: Elden Ring is now available on PlayStation 5 and PS4. This new action RPG looks to be another big hit for the creators of Dark Souls, expanding the scope to an open world while keeping that tight, challenging gameplay we know and love. You can check out our early impressions in our review-in-progress if...
News Playing Elden Ring's PS4 Version on PS5 Might Be Your Best Bet for a Stable Framerate
As noted in our Elden Ring PS5 review in progress, the otherwise superb RPG suffers from an uneven frame-rate and some visual blemishes on Sony's current-gen console. Perhaps expected, given that the closed network test was a bit wonky as well, but still disappointing. Anyway, those eggheads over at Digital Foundry have been...
Round Up Elden Ring PS5, PS4 Reviews Crown One of the Best Games of All Time
Game of thrones
Elden Ring reviews are in, and perhaps crucially, scored Elden Ring reviews are in. Media had roughly a week to play through this 100-hour opus, so we’ve pumped the brakes on our score for the time being; it’s unlikely many review outlets have reached the credits of this release. That’s not stopping sites from declaring it one...
News Elden Ring Pre-Load Is Available Now on PS5, PS4
Prepare yourself, Tarnished
Ohhh, Elden Ring! The latest action RPG from FromSoftware is very nearly here, and hype couldn't be much higher. After an incredible debut trailer, we were all left clamouring for more information about this open world take on the Souls formula. Years later, it finally showed us what it's all about, and now the game's...
News Elden Ring's PS5, PS4 Launch Trailer Is Mesmerising
Believe the hype
Here we go, then – a stunning month for new PlayStation 5 and PS4 games continues with the arrival of Elden Ring this week, arguably one of the most anticipated titles in recent years. Following the weekend’s overview trailer, which highlighted everything you can expect from the open world RPG, we’re now into sombre, cinematic...
News Elden Ring's PS5, PS4 Overview Trailer Is the Extra Hype Your Weekend Needs
Ring of roses
Still undecided on Elden Ring? This trailer will probably do the trick. While it does go quite heavy on locations and enemies – definitely avoid it if you’re on a blackout – it basically digs into everything you can expect from the upcoming FromSoftware open world RPG, spanning traversal to combat and everything in between...
Poll What Elden Ring Starting Class Will You Choose?
With Elden Ring now less than two weeks away, it's time to start making some important decisions. Firstly: what will be your starting class? Of course, you can spec in any direction you like whilst exploring The Lands Between, but choosing a specific class can help you achieve the build you like much faster. Maybe you want to stick...
News Eye-Popping Elden Ring Gameplay Explores Castle Mourne and Liurnia of the Lakes
Remember to ring the release date on your calendar
Update: A second Elden Ring gameplay clip, this time focusing on the Liurnia of the Lakes, has been published by Game Informer. This is a previously unseen area, therefore the spoiler shy among you may want to approach with caution. Are you on a blackout yet? We revealed
News Anticipated PS5, PS4 Action RPG Elden Ring Is Game Informer's Latest Cover Star
Game Informer is coming in clutch with all the big cover stories to start the New Year. Its previous issue featured an exclusive feature on Horizon Forbidden West, and now it’s following it up with fellow February favourite: Elden Ring. The content will include a preview based on a whopping 10-hours of gamepla
News Elden Ring Looks Utterly Essential in PS5, PS4 Gameplay Showcase
Breath of the wild
Elden Ring has gone gold, which means it’ll hit its 25th February release date, and there’ll be no further delays. But if you haven’t got the patience to wait another month, then you can satiate yourself with a bunch of new footage debuted as part of FromSoftware’s Taipei Game Show presentation. In addition to fresh...
News It's Happening! Anticipated PS5, PS4 Action RPG Elden Ring Goes Gold
Be one with the ring
Shelve your cynicism: Elden Ring will release on 25th February for PlayStation 5 and PS4. The game had originally been scheduled to launch last year, but was pushed back into 2022 to allow a little more time for polish. Now the hotly anticipated action RPG is locked in, as developer FromSoftware has confirmed that the game has...
News Elden Ring's Enormous Bear Will Kick Your Ass on PS5, PS4
If you go down to the woods today
This new Elden Ring screenshot is so simple and yet so exciting at the same time. Here is a bear, FromSoftware-style – and you just know it’s going to absolutely kick your ass. The mammal looks relatively realistic in its face, but its body is just absolutely enormous, towering over the lead character in the...
News This Is Elden Ring's Character Creator, Apparently
Probably not the final version
FromSoftware has always let you go to town with its character creators. From the gorgeous to the ghastly, you've been able to create pretty much whatever your heart desires. However, with Elden Ring, it looks like the studio has stepped things up yet another gear. A YouTube video hit the internet over the weekend that...
News Elden Ring Dev Feels the Heat of Demon's Souls' Sumptuous PS5 Remake
But graphics not top priority
Internally, this author has been joking that it’s a shame FromSoftware couldn’t get Bluepoint Games to remake Elden Ring before it released in February. Obviously, the upcoming fantasy RPG has the extraordinary art direction we’ve become accustomed to from the Dark Souls developer, but in terms of pure technical...
News George R. R. Martin Thinks Elden Ring Looks 'Incredible'
Author comments on FromSoft's latest
It feels as though this element has been kinda forgotten about, but a portion of Elden Ring and its world can be attributed to George R. R. Martin. The author, famous for his book series A Song of Ice and Fire, collaborated with FromSoftware on the game, as revealed by the, er, reveal trailer. His contributions...
News Elden Ring Gets a Glorious CG Trailer
Ohhhhhhh Elden Ring
Elden Ring is just over a couple of months away, and nothing quite stirs hype like an amazing CG trailer. The open world action RPG's latest video is a sight to behold, packed with impressive imagery and foreboding atmosphere. Beautiful stuff, and we're sure that lore buffs will already be picking this footage apart to learn all...
Hands On FromSoftware Puts Its All into Elden Ring
Elden Ring feels like everything FromSoftware has been doing for the past 12 years all at once. Sure, you could probably describe its latest title as open world Dark Souls and be more than halfway there, but to do so would ignore the obvious undertones of Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that help make this new title stand...
News Elden Ring's PS5 Framerate Is Seemingly Smoother When Running PS4 Version
Better in backwards compatibility
Elden Ring’s anticipated Closed Network Test is running this week, and you can find out more about access times and how to participate through here. Obviously, this is all based on unfinished code, and so FromSoftware will certainly optimise the RPG before its release in February. However, the framerate on the...
Guide Elden Ring Closed Beta: Dates, Times, and What's Included
When is the Elden Ring beta?
When is the Elden Ring closed network test on PS5 and PS4? What are the dates and times for Elden Ring's beta, and what will be included? FromSoftware's upcoming action RPG, Elden Ring, was delayed recently, but publisher Bandai Namco is giving fans the opportunity to play the game early via a closed network test. In...
News Elden Ring Closed Beta Codes Are Available Now
Bandai Namco has started sending out codes for the Elden Ring closed beta test on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. If you signed up for the beta near the end of last month, then you might want to check your emails. If you've been selected, a code should be waiting for you, along with information on when you can actually play...
News Elden Ring Frame-Rates and Resolutions Detailed for PS5, PS4 Pro, PS4
Raytracing will be added via patch
Bandai Namco has seemingly confirmed frame-rates and resolutions for Elden Ring through the publisher's own support page. Said page details technical specifications on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 4, while also pointing out that raytracing will apparently be added via a patch on PS5. Here's...
News Elden Ring Will Have Performance and Quality Modes on PS5, According to GameStop
Prioritise resolution or framerate in From's next title
In case you somehow missed it, yesterday saw the arrival of an extended look at Elden Ring, FromSoftware's hotly anticipated action RPG. If you've been waiting for some proper gameplay footage, we now have nearly 20 minutes' worth, showing off exploration in the open world and combat against...
News The Elden Ring Network Test Won't Take Over Your PS5 SSD
It's a small download
If today's Elden Ring gameplay reveal has filled you with excitement and eagerness to play the full game, then we hope you signed up for the game's upcoming Network Test. Unfortunately, signs ups are no longer being taken so you're out of luck if this is the first you've heard of the closed beta, but emails are slowly being...
News Elden Ring Collector's Edition Outed Ahead of Gameplay Reveal
Updated with Premium Collector's Edition
Update: The Elden Ring Collector's Edition you see above has now been confirmed to be real, but there's actually an even bigger and better version of it available. The Premium Collector's Edition contains everything in the standard Collector's Edition and bundles it with an official helmet replica of what...
News Elden Ring Looks Awesome in 20 Minutes of Gameplay Action
Combat! Exploration! Bosses!
Just as promised, FromSoftware has lifted the lid on Elden Ring with 15 minutes of raw gameplay focusing on combat, exploration, and some of the characters you'll meet in The Lands Between. Footage first focuses on the general open world before heading into Dungeons and a large fortress known as Stormvale Castle. We even...
News FromSoftware to Share 15 Minutes of Elden Ring Gameplay Tomorrow
Praise the sun
All eyes will be on Elden Ring tomorrow as FromSoftware confirms it will be sharing 15 minutes of gameplay ahead of a closed Network Test next weekend. The anticipated unveiling will get underway at 2pm GMT / 7am PT /10am ET on 4th November 2021, a tweet from the developer confirms. You'll be able to watch on YouTube and Twitch, and...