Does Elden Ring New Game Plus in PS4 & PS5? Post-Completion Guide

Once they finish their first run through Elden Ring, players must wonder if the New Game+ mode will be waiting for them on the other end. This mode allows you to start the game from the very beginning while remaining in possession of your collected items and gained levels. 

Although this mode will allow you to re-walk across Lands Between with the knowledge you’ve gained, you’ll experience more difficulty while dealing with the enemies. 

Previously, all games from Dark Souls have possessed the New Game+ mode, enabling players to replay the game from the start while keeping their gears, items, and level intact. As mentioned above, this mode takes the enemy difficulty up a notch and offers more rewards than usual for defeating them.

Fortunately, like most Dark Souls games, Elden Ring also has a New Game+ mode in the form of “Begin Journey 2.” It’s an excellent way to unlock particular items since most of them are missable due to overlapping quests. Additionally, Elden Ring has more than a single New Game+ mode, meaning once you finish the NG+ mode, you can begin the NG++ mode with increased difficulty and reward. 

Specifically, every successful run puts you against deadlier enemies but yields more Runes. In the previous Dark Souls games, the difficulty of the various aspect of the games typically maxes out at NG+7 or NG+9 while still allowing you to begin new game runs. Gamers have confirmed that this is true for Elden Ring as well.

Here’s more about the New Game+ mode in Elden Ring.

Does Elden Ring have post-game content?

Does the game have the New Game+ mode? – Post Game Guide – Elden Ring
Final Boss “Elden Beast” from Elden Ring

Yes, there is post-game content in Elden Ring, which consists of running the New Game+ mode and completing various side quests to achieve the numerous endings of the game. Also, you can begin Elden Ring in the New Game+ mode after beating the final boss, the Elden Beast. Once you defeat him, restart the game, and continue your quest in Lands Between.

Once you spawn in Leyndell, Ashen Capital, you must go through a handful of boss fights. Before fighting the Elden Beast, you’ll have to battle Sir Gideon Ofnir, Godfrey/Hoarah Loux, and Radagon of the Golden Order. 

After coming out victorious, rest at a Site of Grace nearby. Subsequently, interact with the Fractured Marika statue and select your preferred ending. In order to experience the other endings, you’ll have to replay the game via the NG+ mode. 

Furthermore, if you followed Ranni’s route, you can use Ranni’s summon sign to reach the best ending. 

What to do in Elden Ring after beating the game?

Does the game have the New Game+ mode? – Post Game Guide – Elden Ring
Optional Boss “Dragonlord Placidusax” from Elden Ring

After completing Elden Ring and beating the main story, players can still do several things. You can start by finishing the remaining side quests to collect all missed items and aim for 100% completion of the game. However, to 100% complete Elden Ring, players must replay via the NG+ mode, as it’s impossible to finish the game in one go. 

Below are the many things you can do in Elden Ring to achieve 100% completion.

  • Finish NPC Questlines
  • Try Out PvP and PvE (Invasions)
  • Play Co-op
  • Kill All Optional Bosses
  • Complete Dungeons
  • Collect Remaining Weapons
  • Unlock and Adorn Different Builds
  • Collect More Runes
  • Unlock All Achievements

How to start the New Game+ mode in Elden Ring?

Does the game have the New Game+ mode? – Post Game Guide – Elden Ring
Menu to Begin NG+ in Elden Ring

Upon defeating the final boss and making it past the end credits scene, you’ll receive an option to continue playing on the current game. If you want to start the New Game+ mode in Elden Ring, you must go to the Roundtable Hold, rest at a nearby Grace Site, and click on the “Begin Journey 2” option.

While most things remain the same in Elden Ring’s NG+ mode, there are a few changes you need to keep in mind. According to Elden Ring’s Wiki Page, you can earn as much as 550% more Runes by defeating the same enemies. Also, enemies in the NG+ mode possess more health and inflict more damage.

What do you lose in Elden Ring New Game Plus?

Does the game have the New Game+ mode? – Post Game Guide – Elden Ring
Roundtable Hold Site of Grace in Elden Ring

The several items that you lose in the New Game+ mode in Elden Ring are the following.

  • Great Runes rewarded from bosses
  • Keys
  • Access to areas that have been opened with keys
  • Bell Bearings
  • Side quest and NPC quest progress
  • Any progress toward the main quests

Nonetheless, a significant part of the game still gets carried over to the New Game+ mode in Elden Ring. Such aspects are listed below.

  • Armor
  • Weapons
  • Incantations and Sorceries
  • Talismans
  • Most consumable items
  • Gestures
  • Boss Rememberance items
  • Cookbooks
  • Flask levels
  • Map progress (However, you’ll have to re-unlock Sites of Grace)

About Elden Ring

Elden Ring is the next major title to be released by FromSoftware, the developers of Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne and the Dark Souls franchise. Elden Ring is set to release on the February 25th, 2022.

The game is set in a world known as The Lands Between. Players will take control of a Tarnished to explore these lands and uncover the secrets it holds. The game is an open-world style title with emphasis on combat and traversal. There is also a multiplayer component, along players to summon others for co-operative play, or to be invaded for PvP encounters. 

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