A new randomizer 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 back in April, but in a tweet posted Monday, he confirmed that the mod is now “feature complete.” Gruen promises a host of fixes and expanded features for the future, but for now, at least, it appears to be ready for everyone to dive into.
Item and Enemy Randomizer allows players to completely alter the game’s overall layout by randomizing the placement of various elements like items and enemies.
Gruen shows this off with a short clip of one of the game’s most challenging endgame bosses, Malenia, waltzing around the open fields of Limgrave – Elden Ring’s first biome.
Elden Ring Enemy Randomizer is feature-complete for its first release, though it has many more fixes and features to go. You can customize it to create many different kinds of fun runs. Or you could choose to do… this. (late game boss spoilers)
Mod page: https://t.co/OVHRntXS7y pic.twitter.com/RNAXJY9nZx
— Matt Gruen (@thefifthmatt) May 30, 2022
By randomizing the locations of so many things, there’s an unfathomable amount of replay value to be had and no shortage of overwhelming challenges awaiting anyone brave enough to push the features to the max.
There is even a mode that can require you to collect every Great Rune before allowing you to fight the final boss, though the base game only asks you to secure two runes prior to accessing that climactic showdown.
A 4-player co-op mod is also in development and entered beta last week. In addition to allowing players to invite one extra person into their game, it also allows them to bypass some of the limitations imposed by the original summoning mechanics.
Billy Givens is a freelance writer at IGN.
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