Elden Ring Players Frustrated As DLC Way Harder Than Base Game

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Frustrated Players Leaving Negative Reviews!

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  • Shadow of the Erdtree is out, but it has proven to be way harder than the base game.
  • This has led to a wave of negative reviews on Steam.
  • Such players should utilize the new consumables like Scadutree Blessing for a better experience.

Shadow of the Erdtree is finally out now, and the majority of the fandom has hopped on the game again. Nearly 62% of the players didn’t beat Mohg, so they had to clear a final obstacle before entering the DLC.

This was enough of a hint for players that the DLC wasn’t going to be a pushover. Mohg is one of the most difficult bosses in Elden Ring, so beating him is a hint of things to come. Many are now enjoying the experience, but some players are negatively reviewing the DLC because it is way harder than they expected.

Why it matters: Shadow of the Erdtree consists of FromSoftware’s hardest bosses, as Miyazaki claims. The team has also said that it won’t be making future games easier.

Negative Review of Shadow of The Erdtree By A Player On Steam | Image Credits: Steam

Over on Steam, many players have pointed to the incredibly hard-hitting attacks that enemies possess in Shadow of the Erdtree. The normal enemies can two-shot you, even if you have 60 vigor.

Others have pointed to specific bosses like Messmer, claiming that they are way too strong. However, there is an easy solution to most of these problems. The DLC has an offering known as Scadutree Blessing, which comes in handy.

This blessing will increase your damage output and reduce the damage you take. We recommend applying these consumables from the Site of Grace as they are a permanent buff.

However, you would have to collect them as they are scattered throughout the realm of shadows.

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That said, we don’t understand why people are negatively reviewing the game without understanding everything. The DLC was expected to be hard, so why are players surprised now?

This is a pattern with FromSoftware games, and the team already stated that the DLC would present more of a challenge than the base content. Overall, this should not have been surprising.

Some fans claim the bosses are harder than Malenia, and we completely agree. The never-ending combos and the damage scaling are way higher.

While we agree that FromSoftware went to great lengths with this one, we believe relying on specific strategies can be very beneficial. Players can also try out Flame Protect Me or Black Flame Protection for more defense.

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