The first major Elden Ring expansion has been announced.

FromSoftware’s mega-bestselling, all-conquering Game of the Year Elden Ring is getting its first major expansion. The announcement came via the official Elden Ring Twitter account. The upcoming Elden Ring expansion is known as Shadow of the Erdtree, and the reveal came with some great art to tease what’s to come.

“Arise, Tarnished, and let’s walk a new path together,” reads the announcement from the developers behind the Soulsborne genre. “The upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree expansion is currently in development. We hope you look forward to new adventures in the Lands Between.” Below that is an image that fans of the Elden Ring will most likely look up to.


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Elden Ring has been incredibly successful for FromSoftware, turning the Japanese developer from a relatively small but highly respected studio into a mainstream concern, as it topped bestseller lists around the world last year. Its many fans and players have long sought a major expansion. And while DLC has already been introduced before in the form of a PvP mode, this new title is the major expansion that many have been waiting for.

FromSoftware hasn’t revealed much more than what you see above, but the image should spark a lot of speculation on forums and social media in the coming days, while the developer may choose to drop more details. We will have to wait and see.

On the forums and subreddits, Elden Ring fans are a very dedicated group, with many theories and digs being shared by the community, so there is bound to be some speculation as to the meanings, hints and clues that a given image contains. We’ll be sure to cover all of this, but for now, while the news is fresh, just take a look at what Shadow of the Erdtree could be.

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