Elden Ring DLC Reviews Fall To “Mixed” Amid Crushing Difficulty

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  • Shadow of the Erdtree has become a controversial release because it is extremely hard. 
  • Fans have left negative reviews on Steam, leading to the overall rating dropping to “Mixed.”
  • Many have also cited performance issues as a reason for the negative reviews.

Shadow of the Erdtree, the much-anticipated DLC for the game that won Game of the Year 2022, has been out in the wild for three days now. While many fans are enjoying the game, others have been frustrated due to the difficulty.

FromSoftware is known to make games challenging. However, this DLC consists of the hardest bosses it has ever made, and they have proven too much for some fans. That is why some fans started negatively reviewing the game.

Following such reviews, the game is now sitting at a “Mixed rating.”

Why it matters: The preparation for the DLC is challenging on its own, so fans should have expected it to be much harder than the base game.

Shadow of The Edtree Mixed Reviews
Less Than 70% of Shadow of The Erdtree Reviews Are Positive

On Steam, the expansion has a surprising reception after 24,790 reviews. This is rare for a DLC that received an excellent 95/100 score on Metacritic. We also think this review bombing is unjustified, as FromSoftware always makes the DLC way harder than the base game.

Elden Ring already consists of monsters like Malenia and Mohg, so it was kind of expected that even harder bosses would be in the DLC. According to the reviews, the DLC contains bosses that are just frustrating.

Players have pointed to the seemingly impossible combo strings these bosses throw their way. Others have also pointed to performance issues, saying that the game runs worse than it did before the expansion launched.

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62% of the players didn’t even beat Mohg, so it was obvious that most were not ready for Shadow of The Erdtree. It seems FromSoftware has given everyone a reality check, leading to the negative reviews.

FromSoftware is unlikely to crank down the difficulty.  It might tone down a few of the most problematic bosses, but that won’t make much difference for those having a hard time with it.

Fans are claiming bosses have unfair moves that take a chunk of your health, and if you try to heal, you have another combo coming. However, those fans should consider using Scadutree Fragments, which are designed to counter this difficulty.

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