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Free DLC Now in Elden Ring; Three Arenas Await Players

Patch 1.08 for Elden Ring is now available - and with it, the free Colosseum DLC that players have been waiting for. It offers three arenas, governed by unique rules.

As announcemed yesterday, FromSoftware released patch 1.08 for Elden Ring. In addition to a handful of fixes, the update brought free Colosseum DLC. It introduces an arena for PvP clashes, which inquisitive players came across shortly after the title's release.

I wrote "Colosseum," although I should have written "Colosseums." For there are three arenas and each offers slightly different attractions.

  • In the arena in Limgrave, players will face off in two types of clashes. Two teams will face off in time-limited team battles (United combats). In the event of death, each of its members will be able to be reborn. However, this will provide points to the other team. In turn, the one with the most points after the time limit will win.
  • The arena in Leyndell will offer one-on-one duels. Two players will face each other in a fight to the death. One will win, the other will die. No rebirth, no ability to use spirit ashes.
  • The latter will be usable only in the arena in Caelid, where all three modes described above will be available.

So it promises to be a lot of fun, being at the same time a great opportunity to hone one's combat skills. Probably with the Colosseum DLC in mind FromSoftware has separated in the previous patch the scaling of damage - they are calculated slightly differently in single-player and co-op modes than in PvP gameplay.

Today's patch 1.08 introduced several additional balance changes. You can read the full list of them here. The update is available on PC, PS4, PS5, XOne and XSX/S.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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