Six hours with the terrifying freedom of From Software’s Elden Ring
Being told you have exactly six hours to explore a brand new and expansive build of Elden Ring is both an exciting and a terrifying prospect. You’re immediately thinking about where to go, what to do, how to carefully spend your time to get the most information from the experience – it’s a lot of pressure, but it’s also an exhilarating undertaking that makes you feel like a true adventurer – setting off into unmapped territory with absolutely no idea what you might find around any given corner.
Unlike the Closed Network Test that allowed a number of lucky individuals to trial some early areas of the game back in November 2021 with five pre-selected and pre-buffed builds, this latest – and last – Elden Ring preview allowed us to choose from any of the ten starting builds that will likely be present in the final game. These are: Prisoner, Samurai, Prophet, Astrologer, Bandit, Hero, Warrior, Vagabond, Wretch and Confessor.