Elden Ring Leak May Narrow Down DLC Release Window


  • The Elden Ring expansion Shadow of the Erdtree may be released in February 2024, according to a leaked product page.
  • The expansion is expected to be massive.
  • There is speculation that a second expansion for Elden Ring could be released in 2025, based on information from the same leak, but fans should keep their expectations in check.

An Elden Ring leak suggests that its future expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree, might be coming in February 2024. Not much is known about Elden Ring‘s highly anticipated DLC, but a FromSoftware producer confirmed that it will include new battles and characters.

Some fans were disappointed that FromSoftware didn’t showcase the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion at The Game Awards, with some worrying that this was a sign that the DLC was still far from its release date. While the studio’s silence at the awards show seemingly dispelled previous rumors that Shadow of the Erdtree would be released in tandem with Elden Ring‘s second anniversary in February 2024, a new leak suggests that this may be happening after all.


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An observant Redditor, ChiefLeef22, noticed an interesting detail on a product page. The page shows off an Elden Ring-themed controller from Thrustmaster, and says “Sync with new ‘Shadow of the Erdtree’ expansion release – Elden Ring Anniversary” with an additional line that says “Availability February 2024.” Both lines have asterisks next to them, signifying that the two tidbits are linked together. The listing has since been taken down, leading some fans to speculate even further that the information was legitimate.


The product page also contained a roadmap for one of Thustmaster’s future controllers, which said “Release to be synchronized with 2025 Elden Ring major keybeat or new game expansion.” This seems to suggest that not only might Shadow of the Erdtree be released in February 2024, but Elden Ring might be seeing an additional major expansion in 2025, though fans should keep their expectations in check. In any case, this rumored February release date for Shadow of the Erdtree would line up with the previously mentioned rumors of Elden Ring‘s first expansion releasing on the game’s 2024 anniversary.

With this tantalizing possibility of Elden Ring‘s major expansion being released so soon, fans are probably even more curious to know what it will contain. Rumors have suggested that Shadow of the Erdtree will be massive, thanks to the apparent merging of two expansions that were originally meant to be separate.

In the meantime, some fans are hoping that the Elden Ring DLC will do away with the game’s recurring poisonous swamps, or at least tone them down significantly. Elden Ring‘s director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, stated that FromSoftware is aware of players’ complaints about this kind of environment, but did not confirm that it plans to adjust its prevalence.

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Elden Ring

Elden Ring is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set in a world co-created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the creator of the influential Dark Souls video game series, and George R.R. Martin, the author of the best-selling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. This collaboration between two renowned creators has resulted in FromSoftware’s largest game to date, filled with danger and discovery at every turn. Hidetaka Miyazaki, president and game director of FromSoftware, has a history of directing highly acclaimed games in franchises such as Armored Core and Dark Souls.

February 25, 2022