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Shadow Of The Erdtree Is Already The Highest-Rated DLC Of All Time

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Elden Ring’s huge new Shadow of the Erdtree DLC expansion is finally out, with players all over the world chucking a collective sickie and taking their first, tentative steps into the Realm of Shadow.

It’s a momentous occasion on its own, with fans having not only a great excuse to dive back into a modern classic, but a swathe of new land to explore, new enemies and bosses to challenge and new lore and secrets to uncover. It’s also already become the highest-rated video game DLC of all time on Metacritic.

Sitting at a massive Metacritic score of 95 after 59 approved critic reviews (on PS5, it’s a point or two less on other platforms), Elden Ring has earned itself a “Must-Play” badge from the review aggregate site and one glance at the list of reviews shows a staggering number of full 10/10 scores.

Our very own review also scored the DLC a 10/10, with Harry writing, “Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is yet another masterpiece by FROMSOFTWARE. It doubles down on all of the best parts of Elden Ring and bolsters them through an inviting new world, an engaging story, and a ridiculously moreish gameplay loop. It won’t change your mind on Elden Ring if it never clicked for you, but will undoubtedly wow you if it did.”

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If you’re jumping into the DLC today and looking for help, we’ve got a handy guide on how to find the starting point of the expansion as well as fulfilling the requirements to entry beforehand, plus another guide to some recommended character builds to help you get started on your journey.

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Lastly, if you’re yet to pick it up, we’ve also got a handy rundown of prices at all of the usual physical retailers as well as a breakdown of what’s included in each version. You can find that here.

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