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Elden Ring mods turn RPG into horror game ahead of Halloween

Do you think that Elden Ring is terrifying? Well, what if we told you that one Twitch streamer is modding the soulslike to make it even more of a horror game

Elden Ring mods horror game: an image of a woman in a hood looking menacing

We know this goes largely without saying, but FromSoftware’s Elden Ring is still easily one of the best PS5 games (and best Xbox Series X games) available right now – even so many months after its’ launch. However, what if we told you that it could be even better than it already is? You wouldn’t believe us, right? Well, Twitch streamer and speedrunner ‘LilAggy’ has been working with Elden Ring modder Matt Gruen to do just that. Together, they have used Elden Ring mods to turn the soulslike into even more of a horror game – and it looks stunning.

If you’re wondering what these two have done to Elden Ring to actually turn it into a horror game – or, more of a horror game than it is already – allow us to explain. Taking to Twitter to outline what these Elden Ring mods have done, LilAggy explains that they “turned Elden Ring into a horror game by adding the Consecrated Snowfield blizzard effect everywhere, turning off the HUD, and randomising the enemies”.

At a glance, you might be sitting there thinking that these are all quite manageable changes – and you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that. You might find that you’ll miss out on marvelling at Elden Ring’s wonderful open world vistas, but combining these three alterations creates a new claustrophobic atmosphere where you’re always on edge – which is arguably exactly what the soulslike needs.

If you’re wondering what all this looks like, and whether you should get excited about the idea of Elden Ring mods making the soulslike a horror game, then you’ll be pleased to know that LilAggy has actually spent around six hours streaming Elden Ring with the aforementioned mods applied.

What does that mean? Well, it means we have quite a few clips for you to check out – and some of them are fantastic.

For example, here’s LilAggy getting “dunked” by Margit the Fell Omen in a rather precarious spot:

Interestingly, though, it doesn’t look like every enemy randomises – as this clip showing LilAggy come up against Godfrey shows. However, they do seem surprised that Godfrey shows up, so this could very-well mean that every single enemy is randomised – which could lead to some hilarious results.

With or without randomised enemies, this Elden Ring mod is going to make the game a lot harder than it is already. As you can see below, navigation is going to be even more of a problem in its own right – before you even consider the fact that you could stumble across a group of Ancestral Archers at any point.

So, if you want to throw the established Elden Ring boss order out of the window and experience The Lands Between in a whole new way, this mod might be the one for you. A Twitch streamer is already battering Elden Ring bosses with one hand – and a dance mat, more recently. So, this might be what we need to raise the game to the next level. While this mod isn’t publicly available just yet, LilAggy has said that they’d tweet out the right links when it is – so, keep an eye out for that.