Elden Ring mods have allowed players to keep experiencing the Lands Between in new ways despite already obtaining the crown of Elden Lord.

Despite its release in February, Elden Ring is still one of the most talked-about games today. With a massive open world to explore and very little to guide you, it can take quite a bit to experience everything the Lands Between offers.

But eventually, players will find themselves looking for more. This is where mods come in. Have you ever wanted to play as Ranni the Witch or seen Radahn and Malenia fight each other?

Well, there’s a mod for that. These are the top 5 Elden Ring mods you need to try!

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Best Elden Ring Mods to Try for New Game +

When choosing what mods to try in Elden Ring, these five are a cut above the rest and will substantially improve your experience in the Lands Between:

  • Seamless Co-op
  • Pause the Game
  • Item and Enemy Randomizer
  • Grand Merchant
  • Elden ReShade

Seamless Co-op

Elden Ring allows players to summon their friends to help with some of the more difficult boss battles. But the cooperative functionality stops at that.

This Seamless CO-OP mod allows all players to ride Torrent, respawn in the same world after death, and progress the story together.

It completely revamps the way cooperative play works in Elden Ring. This seamless co-op is perfect if you’re looking to experience Elden Ring in a totally new way.

Being able to ride Torrent alongside friends while you march to defeat Malenia, Blade of Miquella is a different kind of euphoria.

To try out the Seamless CO-OP mod, check out our complete installation guide here.

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Pause the Game

If you’re playing New Game +, then chances are you’ve already found a way around not being able to pause Elden Ring.

Usually, it requires you to find a cozy corner to camp in or to accept a dying fate in the middle of a boss battle that you won’t be able to finish.

But with this mod, all those troubles can be left behind you. After installing it, you’ll be able to pause the game by binding the input to a keyboard command.

It’s an excellent quality of life update that returning players will appreciate.

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Item and Enemy Randomizer

If you want to change the way you play Elden Ring completely, then the item and enemy randomizer will alter how you obtain items.

Instead of their usual spots, every item in Elden Ring will be randomly loaded into the game. This means that there is a chance that the first items you pick up will be one of the powerful end-game weapons like the Rivers of Blood.

This mod will also allow you to randomize what enemies you encounter. You could also face some of the more challenging boss battles in Elden Ring early on.

But it also helps you look at the world in a whole new way. If you’ve already beaten the game once, then you have a good idea of what to expect. It’s one of the most unique Elden Ring mods.

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Grand Merchant

The Grand Merchant allows players to access every item in Elden Ring through Merchant Kale. He truly becomes Santa Clause bearing gifts.

It also makes everything craftable for free. You just need to have all the necessary cookbooks already in your inventory!

Of course, this will take away some of the adventures, but it will allow players to focus on making the most complete Elden Ring build yet.

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Elden ReShade

This Elden Ring ReShade will allow players to add advanced HDR lighting effects to the game.

It’s a mod that will give the expansive world of Elden Ring a nice visual overhaul. Allowing players to experience the story all over again but with more detail.

It won’t do too much to affect the overall feel of the game, but it is noticeable and will satisfy those looking for some graphical improvements.

It makes the aftermath of the Radahn fight that much more beautiful.

Honorable Mention: Elden Ring Demake

The Elden Ring Demake isn’t a mod, but it is a new way to experience the Lands Between. This demake brings Elden Ring and some of its most iconic locations to an 8-bit setting.

Players can even face off against Godrick the Grafted and test their skills in a whole new way.

You can read a complete guide on how to play the Elden Ring Demake here!

And if you’re hoping to see some Elden Ring DLC soon, then you might in luck. If FromSoftware follows a similar release schedule to their last few releases, then we might even see a trailer in a few months.