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Countdown to the release of Elden Ring DLC

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By Jessy Sloan - - 5 Mins Read
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Exciting news for Elden Ring fans! The game's big new expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree, is just about to launch.

Let's get you ready for this awesome new adventure!

Before you can jump into the new content, there are a couple of tough bosses you need to beat in the main game. One is Radahn, whom most players have already faced. But the other, Mohg, has been giving people trouble.

It turns out that not many players have beaten Mohg yet. On Xbox, only about 23% of players have done it. It's a bit better on Steam and PlayStation, but still under 40%.

Don't worry if you're stuck; there are guides out there to help you take down this tricky boss.

When can you start playing?

The release time is the same everywhere for PC players:

  • In North America, that's 3 PM Pacific Time or 6 PM Eastern Time.
  • In the UK, it's 11 p.m.

For Xbox and PlayStation, it usually launches at midnight in your time zone on June 21. But if you're in North America, it launched at 9 p.m. Pacific Time on June 20.

PlayStation players can download the expansion early, two days before it comes out. But PC and Xbox folks will have to wait until launch day to start downloading.


What's New in the Shadow of the Erdtree?

The expansion seems to have made quite an impression. Those who have tried it out are enthusiastic about the stunning new locations, tough boss battles, and exciting new equipment.

There is an abundance of fresh content to keep you engaged for extended periods.

One reviewer said, “The Shadow of the Erdtree expansion had a lot to live up to, but gorgeous vistas, superb boss fights, and a range of fun new gear sweep you through a massive expansion that feels half as long as it is. At this point, it's almost getting boring praising FromSoftware every time.”

Looking Back at Elden Ring's Success

Elden Ring was a massive hit when it came out, even winning Game of the Year in 2022. People fell in love with its dark fantasy world and challenging gameplay.

Now, two years later, the game's creators are expanding this world with Shadow of the Erdtree.

The head of the studio, Hidetaka Miyazaki, said they took their time with this expansion to make sure it captured what people love about Elden Ring - the excitement of exploring and the freedom to play your way.

Shadow of the Erdtree is shaping up to be an awesome addition to the Elden Ring. Make sure you've beaten those required bosses and are ready to download when it launches.

It looks like the creators have outdone themselves again, giving us more of the challenging, rewarding gameplay we love. So grab your weapons, prepare for some tough fights, and get ready to dive back into the world of the Elden Ring!