Elden Ring is finally here, and players will need to know how to level up and get stronger in-game.

When it comes to FromSoftware titles, new players should expect a significant challenge when starting out. Even veteran gamers need to be wary when heading into Elden Ring, at least until they get a little stronger.

FromSoftware games are known for being extremely punishing titles, that truly test a player’s patience as well as skills. Thankfully, as you begin to progress through The Lands Between, you’ll be able to grow stronger with a bit of effort.


Dark Souls fans will be familiar with the Bonfire system, but Elden Ring’s Sites of Lost Grace work a little bit differently.

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How to Level Up in Elden Ring

To level up and get stronger in Elden Ring, players will need to travel to a Site of Lost Grace and select the Level Up option.

As ever, these rare checkpoints may be few and far between at times, meaning that you’ll need to survive the deadly Lands Between for quite some time before resting.

But once you arrive at a Site of Lost Grace, you have the option of leveling up for added benefits. To level up in Elden Ring, you’ll need to spend Runes, the game’s XP system, and currency.

You can actually get some free, easy Runes at the start of Elden Ring to help you level up fast!

Elden Ring Level Up

Using Melina’s power, Tarnished will be able to trade Runes in order to level up at any Site of Lost Grace. As you level up, players will also get to put points into their attributes.

Here’s what stats you need to level up and what they do in Elden Ring!

It’s also important to pick the class that’s best for you in Elden Ring when just beginning your adventure. After all, there are advantages and disadvantages to each decision in this game.

Finding things a little too tricky? Here’s everything you need to know about Elden Ring’s difficulty settings and making things easier.

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