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Elden Ring DLC Map Guide: Best Maps and How to Access Them

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Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtre DLC will come on June 21 and expand the game with new maps and areas that present unique challenges and adventures. If you want to speed up the game's progress and overcome the challenges in the map area, having enough Elden Ring runes is very necessary. Here is an overview of the best maps for the DLC, including their locations and how to reach them.

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1. Limgrave

• Location: The starting region of the game, featuring a variety of landscapes, including beaches, forests, and the Stormveil Castle.

• Access: The map fragment for West Limgrave can be found in Gatefront Ruins, while the East Limgrave map is near the Minor Erdtree south of the Third Church of Marika.


2. Leyndell, Royal Capital

• Location: Situated in the Altus Plateau region.

• Access: To access it, you must circle around to the northeast of the Altus Plateau and defeat the Draconic Tree Sentinel to cross the bridge into the Capital.

• Highlights: Leyndell is a massive, labyrinthine city with powerful enemies, multiple bosses, and many treasures. It's enclosed by double ramparts, with the inner wall remaining unbreached to this day.


3. Ainsel River

• Location: An underground area beneath the Lands Between, featuring two great rivers, the Siofra and the Ainsel.

• Access: Head to the eastern part of Liurnia and use the lift inside the Ainsel River Well, guarded by a Golem.

• Highlights: Said to be the grave of civilizations that flourished before the Erdtree, this vast region is rich in lore and challenging encounters

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4. Caelid

• Location: East of Limgrave, known for its scarlet rot and challenging environment.

• Access: The map fragment for Caelid can be found a little east of the Caelid Highway South Site of Grace.


5. Altus Plateau

• Location: Above the region of Liurnia, characterized by its golden landscape and connection to the Royal Capital.

• Access: There are three ways to get into the Altus Plateau: through the Grand Lift of Dectus, ascending the Ruin-Strewn Precipice, or via a transporter trap.


6. Dragonbarrow

• Location: A dangerous area north of Caelid, filled with dragons and treacherous terrain.

• Access: The Dragonbarrow map can be found directly south of the Divine Tower of Caelid on the road just past the groups of young dragons.

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7. Mohgwyn Palace

• Location: A hidden region beneath Caelid, accessible from the Consecrated Snowfield.

• Access: To reach Mohgwyn Palace, you can follow White-Faced Varre's questline to receive the Pureblood Knight's Medal or find the secret Waygate teleporter in the Consecrated Snowfield.


8. Weeping Peninsula

• Location: It is located south of the Castle Morne Rampart Grace site.

• Access: Players can reach it by heading southeast from Limgrave.

• Highlights: The Weeping Peninsula is named for its constant rain, which gives the impression of a land in perpetual mourning. It features a Minor Erdtree in its center and is characterized by many changes in height.

Navigating to the DLC Areas

To access these new areas, players must first complete specific in-game milestones. For instance, defeating certain bosses like Starscourge Radahn or obtaining unique Elden Ring items such as the "Bloodflame Talisman" are prerequisites for unlocking different maps.

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Each of these maps has its strategic importance and offers various rewards that cater to different types of players. Whether you are looking for intense combat, strategic exploration, or story-driven quests, the new DLC areas provide a rich and varied gameplay experience.

To make the most out of these maps, preparing adequately with the right gear and knowledge about enemy weaknesses is advised. Keep an eye out for hidden paths and clues that can lead to secret areas and additional rewards. The journey through these new territories promises to be as rewarding as it is challenging, making them a must-explore for every Elden Ring enthusiast.


In conclusion, the Elden Ring DLC for 2024 not only adds new dimensions to the gameplay but also enriches the lore of the Lands Between. Whether you're seeking the thrill of battle, the satisfaction of uncovering secrets, or the beauty of new landscapes, these maps promise to deliver an unforgettable adventure.


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