ELDEN RING MAP – MARKERS, BEACONS AND DUNGEONS, AND MANY MORE
Elden Ring’sgameplay preview included a lot of information about FromSoftware’s upcoming action RPG. It confirmed that there will be a map we can open to see where we are and where we need to go.
Elden Ring’s map shows a beautiful rendition of the terrain and other notable features of the Lands Between. The developer claims it is “populated by acquiring fragments of the map,” which means that not all of the land will be visible at once.
Elden Ring Map
To highlight dangerous enemies and crafting materials, markers can be placed on Elden Ring’s map. There were ten types of markers shown in the footage, with a maximum of 100 being displayed at a time. A handy button was also available to remove them all.
Beacons can also be placed, which are visible in the world as blue light pillars and serve as guidance to specific places. We also saw yellow circular icons in the gameplay preview footage. Their purpose is unknown. A button can be used to open a list of Sites of Grace.
These are places of rest in Elden Ring and could be compared to bonfires in Dark Souls. Sites of Grace will occasionally send you rays of guiding light that point you in the right direction. However, you can ignore them and continue exploring the open world on horseback or foot.
The sprawling area is home to forests, swamps and mountainous areas that connect with dungeons. These will take you through caves, mines and castles that contain treasure and dangerous bosses. While exploring the world, you’ll also meet bosses or enemies.
Elden Ring’s map is unique and offers more freedom than Dark Souls. It will be interesting for us to see how FromSoftware does it when launches in February. Here’s more information about the action RPG: Xbox Game Pass, and Crossplay support.