Welcome to our walkthrough for Elden Ring! In this guide, we’ll show you exactly where to go and what to do in each of the game’s areas, as well as offer specific tips, tricks, and strategies to defeat all the bosses. Use the menu below to select an area. If you’re looking for a specific boss, use the menu at the top of the page to find the region you’re in. (You’ll also be able to find the boss guides linked when relevant in the area walkthroughs.)
Elden Ring is an open world game in the truest sense of the phrase. You can go almost anywhere at the start of the game — although you’ll hit some walls eventually. However, after getting done with the tutorial section and walking out into Limgrave, you can head immediately into Liurnia of the Lakes, Caelid, or Weeping Peninsula. Additionally, you can go from Liurnia to Altus Plateau, or explore one of the many underground regions, and so on.
In order to progress through the game and unlock the rest of the map, you do have to kill two “Shardbearers” — the game’s main bosses. This will allow you to enter Leyndell, Royal Capital, which is blocked by a seal until you do so. You can kill any two of the following bosses to remove the seal that protects Leyndell: