New Game Plus has become a bit of a staple in AAA RPGs, with more players to experience the game over and over again, but with a few changes to help the ramp up the challenge and keep things fresh. FromSoftware’s The latest, punishing game, Elden Ring, is no different, offering up a new Game Plus mode that will keep veteran Soulsborne fans happy.
In this guide, we’ll be running you through How To Unlock And Start New Game Plus, What Changes To Make Things More Difficult, What Progress From Previous Playthroughs Carries Over, And What The Maximum ‘NG +’ Playthrough Is.
Unlocking & Starting Elden Ring New Game Plus
To unlock New Game Plus, you simply need to beat the main story of the game.
After the credits roll, you can load up your save file and continue exploring The Lands Between If You Want. However, at this point, you can also start your New Game Plus journey at any time. To do this, interact with any site of choice and restart your adventure.
This system works similarly to Dark Souls III, where players could choose to remain in their current NG cycle for as long as they wished, and only when they were ready to move.
What Changes In Elden Ring New Game Plus
The main difference here is that the enemies are much stronger, and you get more runes when you defeat them as a reward to help you balance things out.
New Game + in What Carries Over
First off, it’s worth noting that there are no major story differences playing the New Game Plus, so don’t go in expecting an entirely different experience here.
With all your stats, levels, items and weapons you can get your first (and previous NG +) playthroughs into your new Game Plus playthrough, to help you fight the tougher enemies.
What the Max NG + ‘Difficulty’ Level Is
After you beat Elden Ring’s New Game Plus, you can start another round of New Game Plus, upping the strain and carrying on over your stats and items. The game will get you tougher as you scale up, especially since the higher the stat returns, the higher the level of your character gets.
Elden Ring, so to speak.
That’s all you need to know Elden Ring New Game Plus Mode. For more tips, tricks and guides, head over to our wiki or see more of our coverage below.