Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree will not feature any achievements or trophies

Samuel David


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Several of you might have missed it, but I'm willing to bet a good number caught on. Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree has unlocked the passageways to the enigmatic Shadowlands as of last evening, ushering in both the standard update for the entire player base and the additional content. 

This exciting release drew in a whopping 600,000 gamers simultaneously, each eager to dive into the new experiences unfolding within the game's richly crafted universe. The surge of activity and the collective excitement of so many players exploring the Shadowlands in real-time underscore the game's immense popularity and the community's unbridled enthusiasm for fresh content.

However, it's important to note that those in pursuit of fresh accolades on Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation trophies specifically linked with this additional content will be left searching in vain. The anticipated achievements and trophies, highly coveted by dedicated gamers, have not been included in this latest update, leaving those completionists among us feeling a bit disappointed. 

Nevertheless, the sheer joy of exploring new areas and encountering novel challenges within the captivating world of Elden Ring continues to fuel countless hours of gameplay and discussion among fans.

In keeping with the development team's long-established pattern, Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree does not incorporate any new achievements within its supplemental offerings. This approach is consistent with previous expansions and downloadable content from the developers. 

However, this isn't to imply that additional achievements will never be introduced. Should a strong wave of player demand emerge, it's entirely possible that Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team might consider the addition of new milestones. 

These might be designed to reward players for their perseverance in conquering some of the most formidable adversaries the game has to offer. The possibility remains open, as the development team has shown a willingness to evolve and adapt based on community feedback in their ongoing quest to enhance the overall gaming experience.

Currently, only a modest fraction of the Elden Ring gaming community finds reason to voice their concerns. According to available statistics, a mere 9.4% of participants on Steam have managed to secure every accomplishment the game offers.

Similarly, the numbers for PlayStation players are only slightly higher, with just 10.7% of them having achieved full completion. This indicates that the vast majority of players have yet to experience the game in its entirety, which might explain why the feedback has been relatively subdued.