Using some creative parkour skills, an Elden Ring fan makes an interesting discovery about what’s hidden at the base of the Erdtree.
Some players love to find all the secrets hidden in games, and with a title as big as Elden Ring, fans surely have their hands full. Of all the interesting Elden Ring secrets, some require gamers to think outside the box if they are going to be discovered.
One Elden Ring fan by the name of vlad17design shared a video on the Elden Ring subreddit of their recent discovery. After observing the Elden Ring Erdtree for so long, they decided to find out what’s at the roots of one of the game’s most important landmarks. Using some parkour skills, they can safely reach the bottom of the capital using an Ash of War.
The fact that they could get there alone is very interesting and turns out not too difficult to accomplish. Vlad’s Elden Ring discovery unveiled where the avatar of one of Godfrey’s boss phases is held, and potentially an even bigger secret even further below the tree. A faint white outline that looks like an enemy’s shape, potentially hinting at an unused asset.
At the bottom of the tree, there is Hoarah Loux, Godfrey’s second form for his boss fight inside. This is not too surprising, considering his arena is not too far away from this location. Some game developers do this when stashing assets in games. What is interesting is that going through the wall to the right of Hoarah Loux lies a strange light figure at the bottom of the world. Vlad is not able to get a close enough view of the figure since they die every time they jump off but he has suggested it might be the Pest bug enemy.
To get to the Erdtree foot, Vlad started from the Erdtree Sanctuary in Leyndell and went outside right where the root sticks out of the building. By equipping Malenia’s blade, which can only be earned after beating the Malenia boss fight, they used the Ash of War to propel themselves to the appropriate distance safely. Some fans asked if Vlad could use the telescope to get a closer look at the creature at the bottom or perhaps shoot it with an arrow, but the Reddit user said they could not.
Other Reddit users hypothesized that it is a piece of the Elden Beast since the developers could’ve hidden the field for that below Leyndell. A similar thing was done with the Gael boss fight in Dark Souls 3, where the boss avatar was hidden in a different tower and teleported to the arena after the cutscene. While this does make sense, it’s fun to imagine that this could potentially be a hidden scrapped boss waiting to be discovered if players dig further.
Elden Ring is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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