Elden Ring year one saw over 9 billion player deaths

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(I mean their characters, obviously)

FromSoftware’s stellar, (and stellar-selling), release Elden Ring is now a little over one year old, and publisher Bandai Namco has released a new infographic detailing the adventures, escapades and many, many deaths suffered by players at the hands of Malenia, Margit, Limgrave, and the other deadly denizens of The Lands Between.

Since launch, there have been over nine billion player deaths in the famously challenging RPG. 69% of these were at the hands of enemies, while the remaining demises are divided between long falls, status effects, or on the blade of other players, (though the latter only counts for a measly 2%. Players have started 5.9 billion boss battles, with 329 million players foolishly standing up to Malenia, Blade of Miquella.

When it comes to battle plans, the most popular spell cast is Rock Sling, followed up by Crystal Torrent, and then Glintstone Pebble. In regard to incantations, Blessing of the Erdtree is the most acquired variant, with Bestial Sting and Golden Vow close behind. One billion summons have been called into battle, with 88% of these being instances of co-op. It seems that people certainly aren’t too shy about asking for a helping hand.

As I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you, Elden Ring was also not only the best-selling game of 2022, but also walked away with an abundance of Game of the Year awards, (including our own), and is still one of today’s most played games, 13 months on from release. There is more adventure en route, with expansion DLC Shadow of the Erdtree currently in development, though there is currently no release date.

Elden Ring is available now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.

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