Elden Ring Game Map & BOTW-Style Beacons Revealed

Software shares 19 minutes worth of Elden Ring gameplay. It shows the game’s vast open-world map and how players navigate it.

FromSoftware’s Elden Ring has unveiled its large open-world map as well as its Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild beacons. Elden Ring was quickly a highly anticipated game for the new console generation after its announcement two years ago. Initially scheduled for release in January 2022 Elden Ring was delayed five more weeks until February 25, 2022. An Elden Ring Closed network Test was announced for November 12 and more gameplay has been streamed in an official stream.

The Elden Ring was created with help from Game of Thrones writer George R.R Martin. It is an evolution of the Soulslike genre FromSoftware began with the original Demon’s Souls. The first open-world, free-roaming map that the developer has created is Lands Between. Mounts will be made available for navigation on the large map. Players can also jump with or without their mounts. This adds a level to verticality that is similar to Shadows Die Twice.

FromSoftware and Bandai Namco shared 19 minutes of new Elden Ring gameplay footage during Thursday’s Elden Ringpreview streaming. The stream featured a rare glimpse at the game’s map. You can mark the map with specific symbols to show the location of enemies, crafting supplies, and dungeons. Players can also place beacons that reflect in the world on the map. Beacons are used in The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild to provide direction and help keep track of where you’re going in the world. There is no mini-map nor compass marking waypoints.


The map is topographically detailed with locations, such as castles and large forests, but it does not indicate what specific areas will contain. This feature gives the game a sense of immersion that is missing in open-world games. It’s not like other open-world games which rely on maps with too many objectives and quests. FromSoftware states Elden Role’s open world watchtowers can also be used to locate new areas on the map. Elden Ring’s towers, like Ubisoft’s open-world games can be sued for marking dungeons or other locations on the map.

This preview showed many of the gameplay mechanics that players can test in Elden Ring’s Closed network Test. It runs from November 12 to 14. FromSoftware claims that more information will be released about the game prior to its February release, but the developer didn’t give any details. The next look at Eldenring should include a preview of additional dungeons and hints about the overall storyline of the game.