Elden Ring Randomizer turns it into a whole new game

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If you are still playing Ring of Elden and never want to stop, you’re in luck. A new randomization mod for PC changes everything from item placement to boss locations. You can even turn every enemy into Malenia. Consider FromSoftware’s unofficial “new game plus” was too lenient to indulge itself.

Announced in April, Matt “thefifthmatt” Gruen’s Ring of EldenItem and enemy randomizerThe mod is now “full functionality”. It blurs world, shop, and enemy items, as well as character starting loadouts. Bosses can also be swapped. You can also set key item locations to everything is calibrated using sliders, so you can customize how the chaos unleashes. The mod even has a completion mode where you can’t complete the final boss fight until you don’t. haven’t collected the seven great runes.

“Best-case scenario, I hope the randomizer gives players an experience of discovery and adaptation not always found in normal replays,” Gruen said. Kotaku in an email. “Shuffle-based randomizers also have some fun design elements, like knowing that thing X ended up in place Y lets you infer things about thing Y.”

Randomizers have become popular for gaming with great replayability where those who already master the underlying game need new ways to challenge yourself. While the current version 0.4.1 of Ring of Elden is still a work in progress, there is a roadmap for future improvements and ongoing bug fixes. This too already supports cooperation.

Gruen said he was influenced by modder HotPocketRemix dark soulsItem randomizerwhich inspired him to create similar versions for dark souls 3 and sekiro. His experience on these projects helped prepare him to take on Ring of Eldenwhose randomizer saves over 45,000 lines of code and over 90,000 configuration files.

Ring of Elden is a complex and generous game where 99% of players will not see 100% everything, so modding requires a different approach to both mod design and implementation,” Gruen said. But the thousands of hours the modding community has put into FromSoftware’s previous games have paid off. Helped by the Ring of Eldentechnical improvements over its predecessorsthey were able to modify the game at breakneck speed.

“Many limitations that prevented modding in previous titles are gone,” he said. “I hope Ring of Elden has a prosperous future in the myriad ways people want to experience it.

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