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Elden Ring DLC's Map Is Way Bigger Than We Were Led To Believe

You were tricked.

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Before the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion arrived for Elden Ring, director Hidetaka Miyazaki set some interesting expectations for the DLC's map. He basically said the new map would be similar in size to the base game's starting area of Limgrave.

That's definitely underselling the Realm of Shadows, the DLC's map, quite a bit. In fact, on X (formerly known as Twitter), an account called Elden Ring Updates posted Shadow of the Erdtree's world over the top of Elden Ring's landmass. It's pretty astonishing viewed this way and shows it's clearly bigger than Miyazaki initially teased.

Last week, Shadow of the Erdtree released to critical acclaim. In fact, The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red congratulated the Elden Ring DLC for breaking the record for best-reviewed RPG expansion, overtaking the throne from Blood and Wine.

If you're curious about Shadow of the Erdtree, GameSpot has 14 things you should know before playing the Elden Ring DLC. One important thing to consider is you can't just start the expansion from the beginning of the base game.

One Twitch streamer is venturing through the Elden Ring expansion using the power of her mind. Perrikaryal apparently has a setup that uses motion sensors for her head and eyes combined with an electroencephalogram (EEG) device for certain brain activity, so the streamer doesn't even need to move her fingers to beat the game's tough DLC bosses.

For more, check out GameSpot's Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree review as well as our guides hub for the DLC.

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