How to start the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC in Elden Ring

FromSoftware’s DLC content is often a puzzle to access, and while Elden Ring is somewhat more straightforward than previous titles, there are still specific steps you need to take to access the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. Here’s a concise guide to ensure you’re ready to dive into the new content without unnecessary delays.


Steps to Access Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

  1. Defeat Radahn
    • Location: Caelid region
    • Description: Radahn is the set-piece boss of the Caelid region and is part of the storyline most players will naturally encounter. However, he’s skippable if you’re only focused on the main game. Make sure to revisit Caelid and take him down.
  2. Defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood
    • Location: Mohgwyn Palace
    • Description: This boss is more challenging and trickier to locate. You can find Mohg by either:
      • Following White Mask Varre’s questline, which guides you to the palace.
      • Using a hidden teleporter in the Consecrated Snowfield.
    • Tips: Reaching Mohg requires traversing the underground Mohgwyn Palace and fighting through formidable enemies.
  3. Interact with the Giant Egg
    • Location: Mohg’s Arena
    • Description: After defeating Mohg, proceed to the back of his arena where you will find a giant egg. Interact with this egg to be transported to the Land of Shadow, where the DLC content begins.

Once you’ve defeated Radahn and Mohg, you will be ready to access Shadow of the Erdtree. Make sure you’ve completed these steps before the DLC launches to dive right into the new zones, bosses, and weapons without any delays. Enjoy the adventure in the Land of Shadow!