Why Elden Ring Is So Easy To Platinum/100%

Although Elden Ring is in no way an easy game, when it comes to collecting all of the trophies/achievements, it’s the easiest FromSoftware title yet.

Elden Ring is far from an easy game, but some players who are familiar with FromSoftware’s previous titles will notice pretty quickly that it’s the easiest one yet to platinum/100%. FromSoftware titles have a reputation for being difficult games, making them a prime target for trophy hunters keen to show their mettle. Given the length of Elden Ringplayers will have to commit a good chunk of time to the title to reap their rewards, but luckily Elden Ring has plenty of content for players to engage with on the journey. Players will also be unable to earn the top accolade in a single playthrough, although given that players are speedrunning Elden Ring in minutes this may not be an issue for the truly determined.

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Since their introduction back in 2005 on the Xbox 360, achievements have been a popular way for players to show their skills in their favorite games. Sony followed suit in 2008, launching the trophy system for PS3, although they were not included with all titles until 2009, with some bigger earlier titles such as Metal Gear Solid 4 receiving patches that would implement a trophy system in the game. Since their implementation, players have been able to compare trophies/achievements with their friends, and both Sony and Microsoft implemented more features to work alongside the rewards, such as screenshots, video clips, or even the PS5 capturing audio when earning a trophy.


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Elden Ring‘s Platinum stands out from other FromSoftware titles and also open-world games in that the players aren’t required to complete or collect everything the game has to offer. Of Elden Ring‘s 42 trophies/achievements, 30 of those are for defeating some of the game’s various bosses. In terms of collectibles, Elden Ring requires players to collect all of the legendary weapons, talismans, ashen remains, and sorceries/incantations. There are also three separate ending achievements covering three of the game’s six endings, with the rest of the trophies/achievements up for grabs being mostly progression-related.


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Although the recent patch actually made Elden Ring‘s Malenia even harder, on the whole, the trophies/achievements are much less demanding than other FromSoft titles such as Demons Souls gold Bloodborne. By comparison, Demons Souls asks the player to kill a dragon with their fists, whilst Bloodborne requires the player to collect every weapon in the game. Dark Souls 2 also required players to play through multiple cycles of NG+ to collect all of the game’s rings at their various levels, as well as Dark Souls 3‘s covenants to join and advance in, often granting the player equipment needed for trophies/achievements.


By comparison, Elden Ring only holds a couple of trickier achievements, with the player having to search around to find some of the rarer legendary items, such as Elden Ring‘s Godfrey Icon talisman or the powerful Sword of Night & Flame. Most of the achievements will be naturally unlocked by the player through progressing the game, and with the exception of the ending trophies, everything can be done in a single playthrough. On the whole, the platinum can be obtained by any playstyle or build, and trophy hunters who have played previous FromSoftware titles will likely be pleased that Elden Ring doesn’t demand too much from its players to earn its ultimate accolade.


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