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Before the Elden Ring DLC, Miyazaki says there’s still one secret left

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is closer than ever, but director Hidetaka Miyazaki says we're still missing a secret from the base game.

Elden Ring secret: a man on his hands and knees with lots of vines growing out of his back

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is going to be massive. With a map roughly the size and density of Limgrave, there are going to be so many secrets to uncover in the Land of Shadow later this year. While we wait, though, Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki says there’s one more secret in the base game no one’s found yet. Get to work then, because you’ve only got a few months to find it before the DLC consumes all of our lives.

Now that we know the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree release date, it’s only a matter of time before we dive back into one of the best open-world games of all time. If you wanted as good a reason as any to jump back in, Miyazaki says there’s at least one more secret in Elden Ring he doesn’t think anyone has found yet. So roll up your sleeves and get on it.

“For me personally, there is a small element that I feel has not yet been discovered,” Miyazaki says in an IGN interview. “So, whether that’s up to user interpretation or up to just further investigation and playing, that’s something I’m looking forward to. I think it’s a question of when and not if, but there may be something small still missing.”

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As for what the secret is, or if Miyazaki has any clues to help start the search, I’m afraid we’re out of luck. The director does add that the team at FromSoftware is “always surprised and delighted by how much the players do discover, and how much these communities work to uncover these secrets,” so a focused effort is sure to see it turn up in no time. Next time someone gets to chat with Miyazaki they’ll have to remember to ask him if someone has found it.

We’ve also got everything you need to know about an Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree preorder discount, alongside what to expect from the collector’s edition of Shadow of the Erdtree, and every other version of the game you can get your hands on.

If you’re one of the souls brave enough to try and find this secret and want to start a new game while doing it, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about the best Elden Ring builds and Elden Ring classes for your desired playstyle.

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