A new randomization mod for Elden Ring gives PC players the ability to completely change the way the game plays by changing the location of enemies, bosses, and even key items needed to complete the main quest.
Modder Matt Gruen announced the Item and Enemy Randomizer in April, but in a tweet posted on Monday, he confirmed that the mod is now “full functionality”. Gruen promises a host of fixes and expanded features for the future, but for now, at least, he looks like he’s ready to dunk everyone.
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Item and Enemy Randomizer allows players to completely change the overall layout of the game by randomizing the placement of various items like items and enemies.
Gruen shows this with a short clip of one of the game’s toughest endgame bosses, Malenia, waltzing through the open fields of Limgrave – the first biome of Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Enemy Randomizer is complete for its first release, although it has a lot more fixes and features to go. You can customize it to create many kinds of fun races. Or you could choose to do…this. (endgame boss spoilers)Mod page: https://t.co/OVHRntXS7y pic.twitter.com/RNAXJY9nZx— Matt Gruen (@thefifthmatt) May 30, 2022
By randomizing the locations of so much, there’s an unfathomable amount of replay value to be had and plenty of overwhelming challenges awaiting anyone brave enough to push the features to the max.
There’s even a mode that may require you to collect all of the Great Runes before allowing you to fight the final boss, though the base game only requires you to secure two runes before entering that climactic showdown.
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A 4-player co-op mod is also in development and entered beta last week. In addition to allowing players to invite an additional person into their game, it also allows them to circumvent some of the limitations imposed by the original summon mechanics.
Billy Givens is a freelance writer at IGN.