Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree pre-order guide

We followed for a large part of the time Elden Ring‘s launch begs FromSoftware to expand the universe of its latest Game of the Year award-winning soulslike. By now you will realize that our prayers have been answered. Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree launches on June 21 for PlayStation 5, Xbox and PC. It takes place in an entirely new area separate from the game’s standard map, an area full of new stories, characters and bosses to defeat. It sounds full enough to be a standalone game, but unfortunately you need the base game to enjoy the $39.99 expansion.

When it comes to purchasing options, Shadow of the Erdboom is not your average downloadable content; there are pre-order bonuses, physical bundles and special edition collectibles to complete the experience. It can be confusing to figure out what you get with each version, so we’ve detailed all the different ones below Shadow of the Erdtree pre-order options and what you get with each.

You can currently Pre-order the standard edition Shadow of the Erdtree digitally for PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam for $39.99. All pre-orders come with a bonus gesture that you can use in-game.

At the time of writing, the PlayStation Store does not currently list the base version of the PS4 Shadow of the Erdtree; However, some bundles on the PlayStation Store do show PS4 availability alongside PS5, and we’ve listed these below where available. We’ve also reached out to Bandai Namco to clear up some confusion about this Erdboom‘PS4 release.

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$40

Shadow of the Erdtree is the first Elden Ring expansion. It features a new story set in the land of Shadow and adds a new world to explore, one filled with additional monsters, items and bosses.

For $49.99 you can get the Shadow of the Erdtree Premium bundle, which includes a digital art book and soundtrack, in addition to the standard bonus gesture. The premium version is available for the PS5, Xbox and Steam on PC.

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$50

The Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Premium Bundle includes access to the base DLC, as well as a digital art book and soundtrack.

As expected, you need the base game to play Shadow of the Erdtree. If you don’t have it yet, you can buy it Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Editionwhich bundles the original game, digital soundtrack and a digital art book for a single purchase of $79.99.

Right now you can buy it digitally for PlayStation or pick up a physical copy for the PS5 from Amazon, Best Buy, or GameStop. The same goes for Xbox players, who can pick up a digital copy from the Microsoft Store or a physical copy from Amazon, Best Buy, or GameStop. None of the retailers are currently offering exclusive bonuses, so take your pick.

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$80

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Edition bundles the base game and the upcoming DLC ​​into one package.

The deluxe edition of Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is another bundle that adds the base game and DLC to your library with a single purchase of $99.99, but also gets you the digital art books and soundtracks for both. It is available digitally for PlayStation and Xbox.

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$100

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Deluxe Edition includes the base game and the DLC, as well as the digital art book and soundtrack for both.

Okay, this is the big one for Elden Ring‘s most passionate players. The $249.99 Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition Doesn’t include the base game – a shame, considering the price – but you do get a code to redeem the DLC and digital soundtrack, along with a few physical items to enjoy.

The physical goods include a 40-page hardcover art book and an 18-inch statue of Messmer the Impaler, aka a red-hooded boss from the DLC who wields a menacing staff and commands a horde of snakes. You can currently pre-order it exclusively for the PS5, Xbox, or PC via Bandai Namco’s online store.

$250

The collector’s edition of Shadow of the Erdtree does not include the basics Elden Ring game, but you do get a software code for the DLC, a 40-page hardcover art book, a digital soundtrack, and an 18-inch Messmer statue.

If the Messmer statue that comes with the collector’s edition isn’t enough, you can add a replica of his helmet, which Bandai Namco sells for $189.99. The helmet doesn’t come with anything other than the helmet and a stand to display it, so you’ll still need to buy one of the above bundles if you want Shadow of the Erdtree.

The design of the helmet has what appears to be dragon wings and is topped by a pair of serpents with ruby-eyed teeth. It will ship from June 28 and each copy will come with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Official photos of the helmet from Bandai Namco suggest that fewer than 10,000 will be available.

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$190

Bandai Namco is selling a limited edition replica of Messmer the Impaler’s helmet, which comes with a stand and is intricately detailed with snakes and dragon wings.

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