The latest masterpiece developed by From Software hides within its open world still many secrets and details to discover, of which probably most players are not aware. So here it is five curiosities about Elden Ring.
Probable reference to Death Stranding
Within Elden Ring there is a particular mechanic, hidden and never really explicitly mentioned by the developers, linked to the asynchronous multiplayer component. Whenever you will provide a positive feedback to a message left on the field by another player, in fact, you will gain a small amount of energy. This particular reward system for reviews to messages closely resembles what has already been seen within Death Strandinga title in which the management of “Likes” to be assigned to the messages and creations of other players was a central mechanic in the gaming experience.
You need an emoticon to complete a side quest
As you surely know, even in Elden Ring From Software has placed a large amount of emoticon, which can be found throughout the adventure and used to interact with other players in multiplayer sessions. However, there is also a secondary mission that requires the use of one of these symbols to be completed: we are talking about the quest related to the character of Boc, which you can meet in the dungeons of the capital Leyndell. To get the best ending, when Boc says he thinks he’s ugly, you’ll have to run the emoticon called You Are Beautiful.
Using Dragon Hearts modifies your character’s appearance
The Interregnum hosts numerous dragons within it, which you can face and defeat during your adventure. Each time you defeat one, you’ll get a named item as a reward Dragon Heart: these can then be used at the Church of the Draconic Communion to get new spells and sorceries. However, this useful mechanic hides a dark and mysterious secret: as you spend your Dragon Hearts, your character’s eyes will change colorincreasingly assuming a bright yellow hue, similar to that due to Flame of Frenzy.
The shape of the Interregnum recalls that of a finger
All those who have played, even partially, Elden Ring know that the title has a particular mythology, in which there are many elements inspired by the concept of fingers – such as Two fingers not Three Fingers, expressions of two opposing wills during the adventure, but also all the objects for the multiplayer in the shape of fingers. Well, looking at the game map in its entirety you can see that too the shape of the Interregnum recalls that of a finger, twisted and crooked: the peaks of the giants correspond to the base of the finger, while the lands of Caelid represent the tip. If you want to know more about the mythology of the game, we refer you to our special dedicated to the explanation of the Elden Ring lore.
The Mystery of the Disappearing Runes at Stormrage Castle
During your explorations inside Stormrage Castle you will surely have died more than once, and as soon as you recover the lost runes you will realize that a part of them was disappeared. Well, it’s not a bug as one might imagine, but a hidden mystery related to a particular character. We are talking about the strange subject that you will meet at the castle gates, who will give you advice on which way to take to sneak into the fortress without being noticed. This character, however, will reveal his evil purposes stealing part of your runes with each of your deaths.
These are just some of the curiosities and mysteries hidden within the game, and surely the new Elden Ring DLC called Shadow of the Erdtree will bring many more with it.