Elden Ring Modders Have Added Easy And Hard Modes

Some people want everyone to play Elden Ring while others want to watch the world burn.


March has been a discourse-laden month, mainly thanks to Elden Ring and its difficulty. For some folks, the game is simply too hard, leading one person to create a mod that makes it much easier. Seeing that though, another modder took it upon themselves to create the exact opposite.

The two dueling mods can be found on NexusMods. Easy Mode For Elden Ring does exactly what it says, scaling the game's difficulty down for "angry gamers" according to its description. By downloading and enabling this mod (which shouldn't be used in the game's online mode), players take 50% less damage from enemies, deal 25% more damage themselves, and gain a massive ten times boost to rune drops. With these changes, just about anyone should be able to beat the game.

Seeing that mod and others like it prompted Silentverge02 to make their own devious mod for Elden Ring, Prepare To Die. After getting "sick of seeing all of these 'easy mode' mods being pumped out every other day" according to the mod's description, the user whipped this bit of code up instead. Installing this mod prevents players from fast traveling anywhere except churches and cathedrals, makes enemies smarter, and gives them a boost to their damage, defense, and resistances. Most people genuinely shouldn't play with this mod installed, but if you want to have a particularly painful time, welp, it's out there.

Of course, you don't need always need mods to make Elden Ring harder. Other players are already playing the game with self-imposed challenges, including beating bosses while using banana controllers or simply beating the entire game in under an hour.

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