Fans of FromSoftware’s games know that sometimes methods of traversal are less than ideal. Bloodborne’s long ladders that stretch a dozen floors of a building suddenly spring to mind. But when it comes to the developer’s often awkwardly long elevators, Elden Ring has taken the biscuit. That’s because buried within the game is the longest elevator ride in any FromSoftware game, lasting an excruciating one minute and six seconds.
Previously, the record was held by Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, with an elevator that lasted around about 36 seconds. This one in Elden Ring is almost double that. Some of Bloodborne’s ladders were pretty long, but we believe this is the longest elevator ride in the series.
However, the elevator is that long for a reason, as it is located at the Siofra River Well and takes you to a secret underground dungeon full of mysteries and wonder. To make the 66-second journey less excruciating, you are at least offered a gorgeous spectacle – the trip down to the caverns is truly breathtaking. It is also entirely optional which means when you stumble across it in Limgrave you will be in for a treat.
This also just one of many secret underground areas that are full of mysteries to discover so when you are playing be sure to keep an eye out for any caves and buildings. Don’t worry though, it’s just this one with the ridiculously long travel time.
If you are still on the edge about buying Elden Ring, it has become one of the best-reviewed games of all time on Metacritic.
Our own review-in-progress says that “through the pillars of discovery and adaptation which Elden Ring is held aloft by, FromSoftware has once again showcased that it is at the peak of its game.” If that doesn’t convince you, we don’t know what will.