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How to fix Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC not working on PS5 – Destructoid
How to fix Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC not working on PS5 – Destructoid

Of course, when releasing new content for a game, there are also things that are flawed. In the case of Elden Ring Additional content Shadow of the Earth Treesome PS5 players report that it doesn’t work and they can’t access it.

To help you narrow down the problem, here are some solutions and a checklist to make sure everything is OK on your end.

How to repair Elden Ring DLC doesn’t work on PS5

First, you should Make sure your game is up to date. To do this, hover over your game and press the “Options” button. A menu should appear. Press “Check for updates.” If your game client is open, it will close to check for any pending updates. If everything is OK here, proceed to the next step.

Make sure you have Shadow of the Earth Tree purchased and installed with the correct version of your game. For example, if you have the PS5 version of Elden Ring, Make sure you download the DLC for the PS5 version. Once this is done, go back into your game and check it.

If you are in the Cocoon and there are no NPCs or other interactive things there other than your Site of Grace, then reset your console. Strangely enough Resetting the console while I was getting everything ready fixed the problem for me.

Elden Ring DLC ​​Not Working on PS5 Fix
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Make sure you have met the DLC requirements

This goes without saying, but make sure you have defeated both Mohg and Radahn in your current character’s save file. They are two important requirements for accessing the Shadow of the Earth Tree.

You can be at the very end of the game in your save file after you defeat the Elden Beast and get your actual ending. Just go back and defeat those bosses if you haven’t already. You have to defeat Radahn to get to the ending in any case, so it’s probably Mohg. Otherwise, the whole console restarting trick actually works.


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