We’re calling all the Elden Ring DLC fans who have been waiting for the insights on the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. Ever since the update on free Coliseum, Elden Ring DLC has been far from being a hint from the production team. However, we got some insights on a new upcoming expansion of the game.
Compiling all the emerging details and exciting hints, we have laid down everything for you in this article. So let’s dive into the medieval and magical world of the Elden Ring DLC as we are going to share with you what to expect from the franchise.
We will talk about the expected release date and the content that we will be seeing in the upcoming expansion.
Things We Have Learned About Elden Ring DLC
The upcoming expansion is not the very first DLC that we’ll be seeing coming to the series. The first Elden Ring DLC was released back on December 7th, 2022, called the free Colosseum Update. This DLC allowed players to engage in battles in the wide-spread grand arenas in the Lands Between.
Now the franchise did give some insights on the upcoming DLC, which is going to be far beyond a content-rich expansion of the Elden Ring. The Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree was announced a while ago.
But the franchise still hasn’t released much of the details. However, we have done some digging of our own and you can learn more about it just after a few more mouse scrolls.
Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC
The Shadow of the Erdtree is going to be the first major expansion of the series, and it was announced a few months back on February 28th, 2023. At the time of the announcement, there wasn’t much information available on this DLC expansion except for the artwork displayed below.
The image itself released a lot of information, featuring a blonde figure riding a horse while marching toward foggy meadows. At first glance, the whole thing looks pretty shady.
The dark and dull skies with the uncountable ghosting figure surrounding the blonde figure’s horse. The whole sight seems a bit underwhelming for something released by the game developers from software.
By any means, it was officially released by the game developer, and the image clearly featured the name of the expansion as well. So far, it was more than just concrete evidence that FromSoftware is cooking something to release in the form of Elden Ring DLC.
What is the Release Date of the Next Elden Ring DLC?
Elden Ring and FromSoftware have not given a confirmed or exact release date for the upcoming Elden Ring DLC. However, it is expected to release in late 2023 or mid-2024.
The speculations of a new expansion in early 2023 have been dissolved by the fans and developers of the game. The team clearly responded to the speculations as it was ‘under development’ to state the game’s expansion update.
If we look at the past history of FromSoftware’s other successful projects, they all received a DLC in the time span of 8 to 11 months after the release of the game.
For example, Dark Souls DLC came after 11 months by the name of Artorias of the Abyss DLC. Similarly, Dark Souls 3 took 7 months to Ashes of Ariandel DLC.
What is the Upcoming Elden Ring DLC About?
Here we have stated what the upcoming Elden Ring DLC will deliver us and what will be included in the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. Hence, we are giving you some spoiler alerts in advance as we are going to break down every clue about the Erdtree DLC that has surfaced online.
Dusty Cloud in the Divine Towers
This content is perhaps something that the majority of Elden Ring players have already noticed, which is also a part of its most famous and mysterious locations in the game.
The Divine Towers converge perfectly around the clouds in the game and are inaccessible in the ocean. This raises a huge suspicion that this location is in the middle of the map, and perhaps it will be a part of the upcoming Elden Ring DLC.
Two New Events Shattering and Black Knives
The Shattering and The Night of the Black Knives are too very much interrelated events. In the Night of the Black Knives, a group of assassins lurk through the Land Between to kill demigods and Marika’s son Godwyn.
In response to this event, the Shattering event took place, which engaged a grand war between the demigods. Both of these events were a prominent part of Elden Ring Trailer, and they are expected to be expanded in the upcoming DLC.
Rise of Marika
The Rise of Marika as the Greater Will may bring the story of the DLC into an alternative set of events from the past. The story may go back to when Marika first appeared from the realm of Numen to be chosen as the superior one by the Greater Will.
Besides this selection, the formation of Land Between and the implosion of giants, dragons, and all the other creatures that we’ve seen in the game could be a whole event itself. Such part of the expansion may lead to exploring a greater part of the game, where we get to interact with characters, including Marika, Godfrey, Radagon, and Godwyn. Overall, it would be an epic experience to get a sight of this gameplay in the upcoming DLC.
The upcoming Elden Ring DLC would be a huge banger for the fans, as everyone has been impatiently waiting for an expansion to the storyline. However, if we look at the history of expansions and DLCs released by the FromSoftware game developers in the past, we got still a long way to go.
Hopefully, the information we shared with you brought some valuable insights for you to break the enigma of the upcoming DLC in the game’s storyline.